Find the complete 2018-2019 Wiener Staatsoper Season and book your tickets online.
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Not to be missed in September 2018:
In September at the Wiener Staatsoper (Vienna Opera), the season begins fabulously with Carmen in the staging of Franco Zeffirelli and a magnificent cast (Clémentine Margaine, Marcelo Álvarez, Erwin Schrott) like that of La Traviata of Verdi (Albina Shagimuratova, Pavol Breslik, Simon Keenlyside) while the hilarious Ambrogio Maestri plays Donizetti's Don Pasquale against Andrea Carroll (soprano to keep an eye on) and the perfect tenor René Barbera. The mezzo Sophie Koch is on the bill for Werther and Ariadne auf Naxos, but it is also for the Vienna Opera Ballet that you have to reserve your tickets early to attend a performance of the classic Giselle.
The new season of the Vienna Opera, the famous Wiener Staatsoper is always a favorite topic. And this season 2018-2019 is no exception to the rule because on May 25, 2019, we will celebrate the 150th anniversary of the opening of the prestigious Opera House.
It is important to reserve seats as soon as possible to attend one of the performances of fifty operas and eighteen ballets on display. As always in Vienna, the big names of classical music appear on stage. To name a few stars, Anna Netrebko plays a poignant Maddalena in Andrea Chénier of Giordano, Plácido Domingo is Verdi's Simon Boccanegra while Elina Garanca deploys her superb voice in Cavalleria Rusticana of Mascagni. Matthias Goerne appears on stage to sing Amfortas in Wagner's Parsifal directed by Valery Gergiev.
Christian Thielemann at the head of the production of Richard Strauss' Die Frau ohne Schatten (premiered at the Wiener Staatsoper 100 years ago) is one of the highlights this year and Juan Diego Flórez is undeniably the artist of the 2018-2019 season. On display three times, he can be applauded in various repertoires demonstrating, if still needed, the extent of his immense talent as in Il Barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville) of Rossini where he is simply the best. In Manon de Massenet, his partner is Nino Machaidze but it is the new production of Lucia di Lammermoor of Donizetti that music lovers especially look forward to. In a staging by Laurent Pelly, Olga Peretyatko-Mariotti plays Lucia.
Another show promises perfection. Sondra Radvanovsky, Piotr Beczala and Thomas Hampson gather for a compilation of Tosca or another one with Nina Stemme, Carlos Alvarez and again, Beczala. Two great baritones like Ludovic Tézier or Peter Mattei are regulars of the Vienna Opera. The latter plays Don Giovanni opposing Veronique Gens and Olga Peretyatko-Mariotti, another great announcement!
Among the new productions of the 2018-2019 season, it is undoubtedly Berlioz´s Trojans that receives the most attention on the occasion of the celebrations of the great French composer. The poster is sumptuous, once again with two artists of reference: Anna Caterina Antonacci and Joyce DiDonato with the direction of the excellent Alain Altinoglu. We should not forget the recitals of Natalie Dessay, Leo Nucci or Joseph Calleja and especially the dance performances on display.
The troupe of the Wiener Staatsballett directed by Manuel Legris offers the great titles of the white ballet as Sylvia, Giselle and the grandiose Tchaikovsky´s (Swan Lake and Nutcracker) but also offers shows closer to current times with William Forsythe, Jirí Kylián or John Neumeier. The Nureyev Gala is a night not to be missed and it is advisable to book tickets as soon as possible.