Richard Wagner
1813 - 1883
Romantic opera in three acts
Libretto by the composer
First performed on August 28th 1850, Hoftheater, Weimar

Sung in German with surtitles
Duration: c. 4 1/2 hrs. incl. two intervals

The question of who will now rule in Brabant is uncertain after the mysterious disappearance of Crown Prince Gottfried. Telramund accuses his ward Elsa of getting rid of her brother for politic reasons. A hero, Lohengrin, appears. He promises to be a »protector of Brabant« in the battle against Hungary. Before their marriage Elsa has promised him never to ask what his name is nor from whence he came. Otrud and Telramund unsettle her and persuade her to break this oath. He must now leave her, forever. Then, a miracle takes place... In Jens-Daniel Herzog’s production the hero is a figure in a dream, one who is to save Elsa as well as Brabant. He sets the story in a place where, today, longings and existential fears still collide. Wagner’s score, written in the mid 19th century, a time of great revolutionary change, marked a turning point in his career, making real for the first time his concept of through-composed opera.

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Wednesday 01.05.2013 17:00 h

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Bertrand de Billy
Jens-Daniel Herzog
Assistant for the Revival
Hans Walter Richter
Set and Costume Designer
Mathis Neidhardt
Lighting Designer
Olaf Winter
Norbert Abels
Chorus and Extra Chorus Master
Matthias Köhler

Heinrich der Vogler
Falk Struckmann
Michael König
Elsa von Brabant
Camilla Nylund
Friedrich von Telramund
Robert Hayward
Ortrud, seine Gemahlin
Michaela Schuster
Der Heerrufer
Daniel Schmutzhard
Vier brabantische Edle
Constantin Neiconi, Victor Tsevelev, Gerhard Singer, Lars Rößler
Kallopi Patrona, Christine Brenk, Julia Mattheis, Gunda Boote

Chorus, Extra Chorus Master and Orchestra of Oper Frankfurt

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