Information

Mavra / Iolanta

Opéra comique in one act / Lyric opera in one act

Composer Igor Strawinsky /Peter I. Tschaikowsky | New Production

  • Mit freundlicher Unterstützung der

To List of Performances

Dates & Tickets

To List of Performances

Cast for all dates

Musikalische Leitung
Alevtina Ioffe
Inszenierung
Axel Ranisch
Bühne
Falko Herold
Kostüme
Falko Herold


Mavra

Parascha
Mirjam Mesak
Deren Mutter
Noa Beinart
Nachbarin
Natalia Kutateladze
Wassili, ein Husar
Freddie De Tommaso

Iolanta

König René
Markus Suihkonen
Robert
Boris Prýgl
Vaudémont
Long Long
Ibn-Hakia
Oğulcan Yilmaz
Almerik
Caspar Singh
Bertrand
Oleg Davydov
Iolanta
Anaïs Mejías
Martha
Noa Beinart
Brigitta
Anna El-Khashem
Laura
Natalia Kutateladze
  • Bayerisches Staatsorchester

Opernstudio der Bayerischen Staatsoper

Zur Stücknavigation

Learn more

Igor Stravinsky: Mavra

The young Parasha's mother is pleased, as she seems to be the perfect replacement for the cook that has just died. Mavra is happy with little wages and asks for little else. But why does she behave so strangely? Is she stealing from the distrustful mother, as she suspects, or do she and Parasha share a completely different secret at the end? 

Stravinsky's Opera is based on the verse poem The Little House in Kolomna by Alexander Pushkin and is a comedic love story built on travesty. The piece from Stravinsky's neo-classical period (the première was in Paris in 1922) nevertheless refers to Russian Romanticism, and even appears at times to let a little ragtime ring out.

 

Peter I. Tchaikovsky: Iolanta

Princess Iolanta's sadness is based on her intuition: By order of her father King René she is kept from knowing she has been blind from birth. Sequestered for the most part in a remote castle in Provence, she also knows nothing of her noble lineage – but senses that something is being kept from her. With the appearance of the Moorish doctor Ibn-Hakia and two knights with differing intentions, events that will change Iolanta's life on every level begin to happen.

Tchaikovsky's last opera premiered in Moscow in 1892 together with his ballet, The Nutcracker; the piece was first performed at the Bayerische Staatsoper in 1847, and has not been performed there since. Time for a comeback!

To List of Performances

Biographies

Axel Ranisch, geboren in Berlin, absolvierte zunächst eine Ausbildung zum Medien- und Theaterpädagogen und leitete als solcher zahlreiche soziale Projekte. Von 2004 bis 2011 studierte er Regie an der Hochschule für Film und Fernsehen „Konrad Wolf“ in Potsdam Babelsberg. 2011 gründete er die Produktionsfirma „Sehr gute Filme“ und drehte zahlreiche Filme, u. a. Dicke Mädchen (2011), Ich fühl mich Disco (2013), Reuber (2013) und Alki Alki (2014). 2017 wurde die Tatort-Folge Babbeldasch ausgestrahlt, bei der er Regie führte. Bei den Münchner Opernfestspielen 2013 inszenierte er The bear/La voix humaine, 2015 die Familienoper Pinocchio. 2014 kam in Hannover unter seiner Regie die Oper George von Elena Kats-Chernin, für die er auch das Libretto schrieb, zur Uraufführung. 2017 erschien sein erster Roman Nackt über Berlin. (Stand: 2018)

To List of Performances