PRESS RELEASE: "L'INFEDELTÀ DELUSA" - PREMIERE ON 19 MARCH 2022 AND MEDIA KIT // BAYERISCHES STAATSBALLETT FESTIVAL WEEK
Due to a new regulation, which comes into effect on Saturday, 19 March 2022, performances of the Bayerische Staatsoper, the Bayerische Staatsballett and the Bayerische Staatsorchester will again take place with a full capacity at all venues and in compliance with the 2G rule from that date onwards.
The upcoming premiere of Joseph Haydn's L'infedeltà delusa this Saturday, 19 March 2022, 7 pm, therefore is the performance that allows a full seat occupancy.
Haydn's work L'infedeltà delusa is directed by Marie-Eve Signeyrole. Giedrė Šlekytė conducts the Bayerische Staatsorchester. The members of this year's Opernstudio bring the Burletta per Musica in two acts to the stage of the Cuvilliés Theater.
To support coverage on the premiere, the Bayerische Staatsoper offers a media kit in the press section of the website.
Beginning 26 March 2022, the Ballet Festival Week will take place for the first time after two years. The festival begins with the three-part Passages, including the two
contemporary new creations Affairs of the Heart by David Dawson to Marjan Mozetich's violin concerto of the same name, and Marco Goecke's Sweet Bones' Melody to music by Unsuk Chin. The classics Swan Lake and Giselle and Christopher Wheeldon's Cinderella will be shown as part of the Ballet Festival Weeks. In addition, Andrey Kaydanovskiy's two-act The Blizzard, the Triple Bill Paradigma with works by Russell Maliphant, Sharon Eyal and Liam Scarlett, and George Balanchine's neoclassical masterpiece Jewels will be brought to the stage of the Nationaltheater.
The Kind und Co program of the Bayerische Staatsoper publishes the third edition of the Kind & Co brochure with lots of educational content for children and young people.
The charity concert by the Bayerische Staatsorchester and others with Anne-Sophie Mutter at the Isarphilharmonie on 8 March 2022 raised more than 333,000 euros to date for the Save the Children organization to benefit Ukrainian children and their families.
For four evenings, 18, 21, 23 and 25 March 2022, 7 pm, Erwin Schrott performs alongside Maria Kataeva in La Cenerentola.
PREMIERE „L’INFEDELTÀ DELUSA" ON 19. MARCH 2022
"Can you like a person when you want another?"
(Sandrina in L'infedeltà delusa)
In spring of 1773, Prince Esterházy commissions an opera from his Kapellmeister Joseph Haydn, which is completed already on July 26 of the same year. L'Infedeltà delusa, Haydn's chamber opera, celebrates its premiere at the Cuvilliés Theater on 19 March 2022.
The second performance of the work in particular caused a great reverberation following the premiere. On the occasion of the visit of Empress Maria Theresa, the commissioned work was performed once again on 1 September 1773. The empress herself wrote about it: "When I want to hear good opera, I go to Estherház". However, the regent's presence in Estherhàzy did not proceed in the end. Nevertheless, L'Infedeltà delusa remained an integral part of the repertoire at Esterházy Palace until 1774. Like Haydn's entire operatic output, this work was not performed for a long time before it was performed again in 1963 in the course of the Holland Festival. Since then it has been one of Haydn's most successful pieces, which can be attributed not least to the lively and multi-layered characterization of the figures in Haydn's music.
The libretto is limited to a narrow circle of characters in which a conflict is negotiated and the infidelity already hinted at in the title is mocked with comedic means.
Sandrina, a girl without much money, is meant to be married. Her father Filippo has already reached an agreement over her head with rich heir Nencio. Nencio is willing to give up his mistress Vespina for this union. However, the two gentlemen did not think about the women gettting involved. Sandrina's heart actually beats for someone else: Nanni. And Vespina is not at all willing to give up Nencio. She stages a trap for the men, in which they promptly allow themselves to be caught in their own greed for power and money. Vespina pushes it to the limitis until it finally comes to a wedding. Only after the vows are signed does the disguised groom reveal himself to be Nanni. The father is tricked and Nencio is prevented from his path to infidelity.
After great successes with contemporary and politically influenced operas in France and Germany, French director Marie-Eve Signeyrole works on a production at the Bayerische Staatsoper for the first time. She first made a name for herself as a film director, including 2009's feature film Alice au pays s'émerveille, shot in Serbia and starring Emir Kusturica. At the same time, she pursued a career in theater. In 2012, she brought Janáček's Das schlaue Füchslein, her first opera production, to the stage of the Montpellier Opera House. Since 2012, she has been working with set designer Fabien Teigné. The collaboration with conductor Giedrė Šlekytė is a premiere for both of them.
Conductor Giedrė Šlekytė has previously conducted repertory performances of La traviata. The Lithuanian-born artist is a much sought-after guest for opera and concert and in 2018 was nominated as "Newcomer of the Year" at the 2018 International Opera Awards.
The ensemble of young singers is composed of members of the Opernstudio of the Bayerische Staatsoper. In addition to Jasmin Delfs (Vespina), Emily Sierra (Nanni) and Jessica Niles (Sandrina), the cast also includes Armando Elizondo (Filippo), Joel Williams (Nencio) and Andrew Gilstrap (Il padre di Nencio).
Click "Play" to see the trailer of L'infedeltà delusa.
Sat, 19.3.22, 7 pm
INTRODUCTIONS TO INFEDELTÀ
Mon, 21.3.22, 6 pm
Wed, 23.3.22, 6 pm
Thu, 24.3.22, 6 pm
Sun, 27.3.22, 6 pm
Mon, 29.3.22, 6 pm
Foyer on the 1st floor of the Cuvilliés Theater
Mon, 21.3.22, 7 pm
Wed, 23.3.22, 7 pm
Thu, 24.3.22, 7 pm
Sun, 27.3.22, 7 pm
Tue, 29.3.22, 7 pm
Tue, 22.3.22, 11 am
For young people, from 9th grade
Duration approx. 1 hour 50 minutes, no intermission
Tickets: 10 € per student via schulbestellung@ staatsoper.de
BALLET FESTIVAL WEEK OF THE BAYERISCHE STAATSBALLETT STARTING 26 MARCH 2022
The Ballet Festival Week traditionally presents highlights from the current season's repertoire in the spring. After a two-year break due to the pandemic, the festival will open on 26 March 2022, at the Nationaltheater with the three-part Passages. In addition to Alexei Ratmansky's neoclassical ensemble piece Pictures at an Exhibition, the program includes two contemporary new creations: Affairs of the Heart by David Dawson to Marjan Mozetich's violin concerto of the same name, and Marco Goecke's Sweet Bones' Melody to the music of Unsuk Chin. Both David Dawson and Marco Goecke are thus making their in-house debuts with the Bayerische Staatsballett.
Also on the program are the two classics Swan Lake in Ray Barra's version and Giselle after Peter Wright. As Giselle, demi-soloist Jeanette Kakareka makes her long-awaited role debut. Other debuts are promised by Christopher Wheeldon's Cinderella, which will debut Maria Baranova in the title role and Dmitrii Vyskubenko as Prince Guillaume on 3 April 2022.
Returning to the stage after a baby break of several months is Ksenia Ryzhkova as Marja in Andrey Kaydanovskiy's two-act The Blizzard . The festival program is completed by the modern triple bill Paradigma with works by Russell Maliphant, Sharon Eyal and Liam Scarlett, as well as Georges Balanchine's neoclassical masterpiece Jewels. Of course, the Heinz Bosl Foundation's up-and-coming dancers may once again participate with a matinee performance. Over-the-counter/ telephone and online advance ticket sales for Ballet Festival Week begin 5 March 2022.
KIND & CO NR. 3 BROCHURE
The Kind & Co department publishes the third edition of the Kind & Co brochure. It presents selected productions and characters from ballet and opera that can be visited, learned about and discovered at the Nationaltheater from April to July 2022.
First, we go on an icy journey to the far north, where the Inuit people live and where the musical theater Das Kind der Seehundfrau is also set.
Starting on page 20, the reader is immersed in the magical world of A Midsummer Night's Dream and discovers exciting details about our forests.
Toward the end, young composer Jesse Brookmann tells how music gets into his head and how he manages to turn sounds of nature into music.
The brochure is available in the media library in the press section of the website, among other places.
SAVE THE CHILDREN FOR UKRAINIAN CHILDREN AT BENEFIT CONCERT OF THE BAYERISCHE STAATSORCHESTER WITH ANNE-SOPHIE MUTTER
On 8 March 2022, the Bayerische Staatsorchester, under the musical direction of Lahav Shani, together with Anne-Sophie Mutter, the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra and the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, performed a charity concert at the Isarphilharmonie. The performance raised more than 333,000 euros to date for Save the Children, which uses the evening to help Ukrainian children and their families.
The organization has been active in Ukraine since 2014 and is expanding its aid there and in neighboring countries to give affected children and their families all the support they need. Working with a local partner, basic food and hygiene items are distributed in Ukraine and families receive evacuation assistance. In neighboring countries, Save the Children provides food, clothing, health care, shelter, cash assistance, education and social welfare services, among other services.
For a sign of solidarity, peace and hope, the evening included works by Beethoven. The evening ended with the Ukrainian national anthem.
A video-on-demand of the evening is available in the BR-Klassik media library.
Donations to Save the Children are still welcome.
On four evenings, 18, 21, 23 and 25 March 2022, the Bayerische Staatsoper brings Gioachino Rossini's La Cenerentola back to the Nationaltheater.
The story of Cinderella, her wicked sisters, her goofy father and her eternal longing for happiness. At first, there is no end of entanglements and coloratura, but then: Prince Charming arrives! Jean-Pierre Ponnelle's legendary production, sparkling with wit, is today a piece of opera history. A legacy. Rossini's work premiered at the Nationaltheater on 20 December 1980.
Under the Musical Direction of Michele Spotti, Maria Kataeva can be experienced in the title role.
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