Theater an der wien

Theater an der Wien

Built in 1801 in keeping with the spirit of Mozart by the composer's librettist Emanuel Schikaneder, it has seen numerous performances of historical significance, including Beethoven's sole opera, Fidelio. 

Linke Wienzeile 6 1060 Wien View Address
2284 people
Prof. Dr. Franz Patay View Director
1801
Prof. DI Roland Geyer View Art director
Opera
Theater an der Wien
Carl Maria von Weber
Constantin Trinks, Christof Loy

Weber’s ‘great heroic-romantic’ opera Euryanthe premiered in Vienna in 1823. It concerns the wronged Euryanthe, victim of a plot to establish her unfaithfulness, but her love imbues her with colossal strength which Weber characterises with acute psychological insight.

 

Through-composed and dispensing with spoken dialogue, its chivalric plot provides opportunities for a series of arias, ariosos, duets, cavatinas and choruses that contain some of his greatest operatic music. This production employs the opera’s original version with a few, very minor cuts.

 

With the collaboration of Naxos