At the beginning of the 2016/17 season, the Young Ensemble of the Theater an der Wien presents Verdi's classic La Traviata. Lotte de Beer stages the story of the party girl Violetta Valéry, surrounded by a media-obsessed hedonistic society.
A different flight from reality is presented by Ullmann's opera Der Kaiser von Atlantis (The Emperor of Atlantis), an anti-war parable, which was created at the Theresienstadt concentration camp in 1943 (premiere: 11 January 2017).
In 1737, Georg Friedrich Händel wrote Oreste, a pastiche compiled from earlier operas, which tells of the tragedy of the Atrides family. Director Kay Link stages this rarity (from 6 March 2017).
To round off the season in May 2017, an opera buffa comes to the stage of the Kammeroper: Antonio Salieri's masterpiece La scuola de' gelosi (The School of Jealousy), hailed for the first time in Vienna in 1783.
Guest performance and portrait concerts
The sirene Operntheater has been consistently producing opera performances for years. In November 2016, sirene is a guest at the Vienna Chamber Opera with Hospital, which includes the free full-length chamber operas Hybris, Nemesis and Soma.
Six portrait concerts offer the young singers of the ensemble the opportunity to demonstrate their abilities away from the performance schedule. They arrange the program for their evening themselves and perform both songs and operatic arias.
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