Press Release: PETER GRIMES // 4. AKADEMIEKONZERT // L'INFEDELTÀ DELUSA // March at the Bayerische Staatsoper

"PETER GRIMES" ON 6 MARCH 2022
The Bayerische Staatsoper presents with Benjamin Britten's Peter Grimes its fourth premiere on 6 March 2022, 6 pm, in this year's 2021-22 season. The introductionary matinee already takes place on Sunday, 27 February 2022 at the Nationaltheater. The premiere will also be broadcast live on BR-Klassik Concert, BR-Klassik as well as on STAATSOPER. TV and radio.
 
4TH ACADEMY CONCERT WITH VLADIMIR JUROWSKI
Together with the musicians of the Bayerisches Staatsorchester, General Music Director Vladimir Jurowski thematically aligns with the upcoming premiere of Benjamin Britten's Peter Grimes in the 4th Academy Concert on 7 and 8 March 2022. The program includes Britten's Sinfonie da Requiem, the Suite from Pelléas et Mélisande by Claude Debussy, and La valse by Maurice Ravel. Soprano Sabine Devieilhe will complete the two evenings with her performance.
 
"L'INFEDELTÀ DELUSA"
Joseph Haydn wrote his opera buffa L'infedeltà delusa in 1773 for the rural idyll of his patron Prince Esterházy. Situational comedy and the art of musical characterization define Haydn's music-theatrical language. The work will have its premiere at the Bayerische Staatsoper in the Cuvilliés-Theater on Saturday, 19 March 2022, 7 pm.
 
REPERTOIRE IN MARCH 2022
Ivor Bolton's production of Mozart's Le nozze di Figaro returns to the Nationaltheater stage on four evenings on 9, 11, 15 and 20 March 2022. The Bayerische Staatsorchester also presents Gaetano Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor with house debuts by, inter alia, Nadine Sierra, who takes on the role of Lucia Ashton.

"PETER GRIMES” PREMIERE ON 6 MARCH 2022

The premiere of Benjamin Britten's Peter Grimes will take place on Sunday, 6 March 2022, 6 pm, at the Nationaltheater.
The opera in three acts is directed by Stefan Herheim. Edward Gardner musically directs the production.
Stuart Skelton (Peter Grimes), Rachel Willis-Sørensen (Ellen Orford) in a role debut, and Iain Paterson (Balstrode) take on the lead roles.
 
The premiere matinee takes place on Sunday, 27 February 2022, 11 am.
The performance on 6 March 2022, is broadcasted live and free of charge on STAATSOPER. TV and BR-Klassik Concert and will be available as video-on-demand for 30 days afterwards.
BR-KLASSIK broadcasts the performance on 6 March 2022 live on radio.

Benjamin Britten
PETER GRIMES
Opera in three acts with a prologue by Britten (1945)
 
 
INTRODUCTIONARY MATINEE
Sun, 27.2.22, 11 am
Nationaltheater
 
PREMIERE
Sun, 6.3.22, 6 pm
Nationaltheater
 
FOLLOWING PERFORMANCES
Thu, 10.3.22, 7 pm
Sun, 13.3.22, 7 pm
Sat, 9.7.22, 7 pm
Tue, 12.7.22, 7 pm
Nationaltheater
 
BR-KLASSIK CONCERT STREAM
Sun, 6.3.22, 6 pm
 
BR-KLASSIK RADIO STREAM
Sun, 6.3.22, 6 pm

THE CAST

4TH ACADEMY CONCERT WITH VLADIMIR JUROWSKI ON 7 & 8 MARCH 2022

On Monday, 7 March 2022, 8 pm, the Bayerisches Staatsorchester presents the 4th Academy Concert under the Musical Direction of General Music Director Vladimir Jurowski.
 
Benjamin Britten's first opera Peter Grimes is the starting point for the cross-border journey this concert takes; it follows the composer's interests and biographical situation. He wrote the Sinfonia da Requiem in 1940 in America, where he had sought temporary refuge as a self-confessed conscientious objector before the Second World War; "I'm making it just as anti-war as possible," he said when he composed the piece. Shortly before, his Opus 18, Les Illuminations for voice and orchestra on poems by Arthur Rimbaud, represented the departure into new realms that Britten would seek during his stay in the United States - here in expressive, almost surrealist response to the dream images conjured up by the poet. The vocal part is interpreted by the brilliant soprano Sabine Devieilhe, who celebrated her debut at the Nationaltheater in 2020 as Queen of the Night. From French lyricism, whose tone and intonation Britten picked up so sensitively, the step to genuinely French symphonic music is not far: the suite from Claude Debussy's only opera Pelléas et Mélisande, compiled by the composer Marius Constant. Maurice Ravel, in turn, wrote a paraphrase of the Viennese waltz with La valse shortly after the end of the First World War - a homage to a vanished world in which the admiration for its achievements as well as the horror at its destruction become arousingly sonorous.

4TH ACADEMY CONCERT: VLADIMIR JUROWSKI
Mon, 7.3.22, 8 pm
Tue, 8.3.22, 8 pm
Nationaltheater
 
 
CAST
Musical Direction - Vladimir Jurowski
Soloist - Sabine Devieilhe
Bayerisches Staatsorchester
 
 
PROGRAM
 
Benjamin Britten
Sinfonie da Requiem op. 20
Les Illuminations op. 18
 
Claude Debussy
Pelléas et Mélisande – Suite
 
Maurice Ravel
La valse

PREMIERE "L'INFEDELTÀ DELUSA” ON 19 MARCH 2022

1773, Joseph Haydn composed his work L’Infedeltà delusa for the rural idyll of his patron Prince Esterházy. Situational comedy and the art of musical characterization distinguish Haydn's music-theatrical language. This subtle chamber opera about the depths and shallows of human love celebrates its premiere on Saturday, 19 March 2022, 7 pm, at the Cuvilliés-Theater.
 
Haydn's work is about Sandrina, who loves Nanni. Nencio loves Vespina. But Nencio wants to be with Sandrina, which his father Felippo supports - after all, fathers know what is best for their daughters. But Nanni and Sandrina want to decide for themselves who they love. In Haydn's work, the father-daughter conflict comically addresses the social role models of men and women. French director Marie-Eve Signeyrole turns it into a serious play about the longings of young lovers - and about equal rights for young women in a male-dominated social environment.
 
French opera and film director Marie-Eve Signeyrole makes her debut at the Bayerische Staatsoper with this production of Haydn's L'Infedeltà delusa. She first became known as film director, including the feature film Alice au pays s'émerveille (2009), 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, who is making her house debut at the Bayerische Staatsoper, is a premiere for both of them. The internationally sought-after conductor was First Kapellmeister at the Stadttheater Klagenfurt from 2016 to 2018 and has since stood at the consoles of numerous opera houses and concert halls.
 
Joseph Haydn's work will be brought to the stage of the Cuvilliés-Theater by current members of the Bayerische Staatoper's Opernstudio. Amongst Jasmin Delfs (Vespina), Emily Sierra (Nanni) und Jessica Niles (Sandrina) the cast also includes Armando Elizondo (Filippo), Joel Williams (Nencio) and Andrew Gilstrap (Il padre di Nencio).

SCHEDULE "L'INFEDELTÀ DELUSA”

Joseph Haydn
L’INFEDELTÀ DELUSA
 
 
PREMIERE
Sat, 19.3.22, 7 pm
Cuvilliés-Theater
 
FOLLOWING PERFORMANCES
Mon, 21.3.22, 7 pm
Tue, 22.3.22, 11 am
Wed, 23.3.22, 7 pm
Thu, 24.3.22, 7 pm
Sun, 27.3.22, 7 pm
Tue, 29.3.22, 7 pm
Cuvilliés-Theater

THE CAST

PROGRAM MARCH 2022

In addition to the two premieres of Benjamin Britten's Peter Grimes on 6 March 2022 and L'infedeltà delusa by Joseph Haydn on 19 March 2022, Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor returns to the Nationaltheater with house debuts by Nadine Sierra (Lucia Ashton), Xabier Anduaga (Sir Edgardo di Ravenswood), Riccardo Zanellato (Raimondo Bidebent) as well as Mozart's Le nozze di Figaro with the Bayerische Kammersänger Alex Espoito (Figaro) and Samantha Hankey (Cherubino) Ivor Bolton's production will feature Golda Schutz, who took on the role of Agathe in the premiere of Carl Maria von Weber's der Freischütz (2021) in the 2020-21 season, as Countess Almaviva.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
LE NOZZE DI FIGARO
 
Wed, 9.3.22, 7 pm
Fri, 11.3.22, 7 pm
Tue, 15.3.22, 7 pm
Sun, 20.3.22, 4 pm
Nationaltheater

 

Gaetano Donizetti
LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR
 
Sat, 12.3.22, 7 pm
Wed, 16.3.22, 7 pm
Sat, 19.3.22, 7 pm
Thu, 24.3.22, 7 pm
Nationaltheater

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