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Opera in three acts (1866)

Composer Ambroise Thomas · Libretto by Jules Barbier and Michel Carré after Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's „Wilhelm Meisters Lehrjahre“
In French with German Surtitles | New Production

Wednesday, 01. April 2020
07:00 pm
Cuvilliés-Theater

U30 ·

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Premiere at 01. April 2020

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Cast

Musikalische Leitung
Pierre Dumoussaud
Inszenierung
Christiane Lutz
Bühne
Christian Andre Tabakoff
Kostüme
Natascha Maraval
Licht
Benedikt Zehm
Dramaturgie
Lukas Leipfinger

Mignon
Mirjam Mesak
Wilhelm Meister
Caspar Singh
Philine
Juliana Zara
Lothario
Oğulcan Yilmaz
Frédéric
Daria Proszek
Jarno
Christian Valle
Laërte
George Vîrban

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While both Giacomo Meyerbeer and Charles Gounod declined the offer of setting music to the Mignon libretto, it was Thomas who ultimately tackled the adaptation of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s novel, Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship. The heroine of the story is kidnapped as a child and ransomed from her captivity as Wilhelm’s young wife. She falls in love with her rescuer, who, however, only recognises his own love for Mignon when it becomes a matter of life and death.

For twelve years now the Bayerische Staatsoper has supported highly talented young singers with its Opera Studio, which also prepares them on a practical level for a career as opera singers. The Studio develops an opera production of its own each season. Previously these have included: Benjamin Britten’s Albert Herring (2016), Gian Carlo Menotti’s The Consul (2017), Ernst Krenek’s The Dictator and Viktor Ullmann’s Der zerbrochene Krug (2018), among others, as well as this year’s two one-act pieces, Mavra by Igor Stravinsky and Iolanta by Peter I. Tchaikovsky.

 

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Biographies

Christiane Lutz, geboren in Wiesbaden, studierte in Wien Musiktheaterregie sowie Theaterwissenschaft, Kunstgeschichte, Musikwissenschaft und BWL. Nach Festengagements in Lübeck und Graz koordinierte sie von 2012 bis 2014 das Kinderopernzelt der Wiener Staatsoper. Sie war Stipendiatin der Bayreuther und der Salzburger Festspiele und Finalistin des Ring Awards 2014. Zu ihren bisherigen Inszenierungen gehören Alcina an der Oper Graz, Ulisse bei den Wiesbadener Bachwochen, Rinaldo und Hänsel und Gretel am Theater an der Wien/Kammeroper und Der Kaiser von Atlantis an der Semperoper Dresden. Derzeit ist sie Dozentin für Szenisches Gestalten an der Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz. (Stand: 2016)
 

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