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Stage work with music in two parts (1938)

Composer Ernst Krenek · Libretto by the composer
In German with German and English surtitles | New Production

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Musikalische Leitung
Erik Nielsen
Inszenierung, Bühne
Carlus Padrissa - La Fura dels Baus
Bühne, Kostüme, Video
Lita Cabellut
Licht
Michael Bauer
Spezialeffekte
Thomas Bautenbacher
Regie Mitarbeit
Esteban Munoz
Chöre
Stellario Fagone
Dramaturgie
Benedikt Stampfli

Karl V.
Bo Skovhus
Juana, seine Mutter
Okka von der Damerau
Eleonore, seine Schwester
Gun-Brit Barkmin
Ferdinand, sein Bruder
Dean Power
Isabella, seine Gattin
Anne Schwanewilms
Francisco Borgia, Jesuit
Scott MacAllister
Pizarro
Kevin Conners
Franz I.
Wolfgang Ablinger-Sperrhacke
Frangipani
Kevin Conners
Luther
Markus Eiche
Ein Anhänger Luthers
Dean Power
Sultan Soliman
Peter Lobert
Sein Hofastrolog
Kevin Conners
Erster Geist & 1. Uhr
Mirjam Mesak
Zweiter Geist & 2. Uhr
Anna El-Khashem
Dritter Geist & 3. Uhr
Natalia Kutateladze
Vierter Geist & 4. Uhr
Noa Beinart
  • Bayerisches Staatsorchester
  • Chorus of the Bayerische Staatsoper
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Ernst Krenek's theatrical piece Karl V. consisting completely of twelve-tone series should have premiered at the Vienna State Opera. The political situation in the Vienna of 1933 and the fact that Krenek was despised by the Nazis because of this Jazz opera Jonny spielt auf, prevented the première. It only took place five years later in Prague, however Krenek had already emigrated to the USA. Karl V was the last emperor to hold to the idea of a Christian empire in which the sun never set, although its downfall was always inevitable, for numerous reasons. For the second production of Karl V. in the Nationaltheater, Carlus Padrissa in particular seeks out political power systems that are highly topical, and so very precisely analyses the treatment in the theatrical piece. At the core of the intellectually and linguistically highly qualified libretto, written by the composer himself, Karl V. reflects on his life and makes his confession to a young monk below Titian's The Last Supper.

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Michael Bauer ist seit 1998 Leiter der Beleuchtungsabteilung an der Bayerischen Staatsoper. Dort gestaltete er u. a. das Licht für Tosca, Don Carlo, Nabucco, Die Fledermaus, Der fliegende Holländer, Tristan und Isolde, Jenůfa, Die Zauberflöte, Medea, Lʼelisir dʼamore, Boris Godunow, LOrfeo, Guillaume Tell, Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, Mefistofele, La Juive, Les Indes galantes, La Favorite, Semiramide, Arabella, Hänsel und Gretel und Andrea Chénier. Als Lichtdesigner arbeitete er an zahlreichen bedeutenden Opernhäusern weltweit, etwa in Hamburg, Paris, Madrid, San Francisco, New York, Mailand, Antwerpen, Basel, Genf, Athen und St. Petersburg. In der Spielzeit 2017/18 zeichnet er verantwortlich für die Lichtgestaltung der Neuproduktionen von Les Vêpres siciliennes und Orlando Paladino. (Stand: 2018)

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