Wiener Staatsoper

Das verratene Meer

Musical Direction Simone Young
Production Jossi Wieler & Sergio Morabito

Premiere 13. 12. 2020

Henze found inspiration for his storyline in the work of the enfant terrible of post-war Japanese literature, Yukio Mishima, whose novel »Gogo no Eiko« (published in English under the title »The Sailor Who Fell from Grace With the Sea«). Hans Werner Henze lets the subtle horror of the original become sound – both disturbing and seductive simultaneously. The Vienna State Opera is putting forward a magnificent cast of singers, including soprano Vera-Lotte Boecker as Fusako, who is new to the ensemble, Josh Lovell as Nob-oru, who has been a staple since the 2019 / 20 season, or Bo Skovhus with his debut in the role as Ryuji. Conceived for a large orchestra, the score is conducted by Simone Young, who knows how to get the audience excited for classical modernism like no other. The directing duo Jossi Wieler and Sergio Morabito (the latter will also be chief dramaturge at the Wiener Staatsoper starting next season) will be making its directing debut at the Vienna State Opera. Together with Anna Viebrock, who is at the helm of scenery and costume design, they have already produced over 20 operas worldwide.

Current Dates

  • Sun. 13 Dec 2020, 7 p.m.
  • Tue. 15 Dec 2020, 7:30 p.m.
  • Fri. 18 Dec 2020, 7:30 p.m.
  • Mon. 21 Dec 2020, 7:30 p.m.