Wiener Konzerthaus


Wiener Staatsoper
© WienTourismus / Christian Stemper
Wiener Staatsoper

Conductor: Bertrand de Billy
Production: Frank Castorf

Master of scenic complexity, Frank Castorf, is devoting himself to an opera which, while beautiful, is also considered a bit unsophisticated, thereby igniting a firework of associations that is as sensual as it is intel-lectual. Teaming up with set designer Aleksandar Denić and costume designer Adriana Braga Peretzki, the director shows how much politics and contemporary history is hidden underneath the surface of Gounod’s breathless waltzes and pleasant melodies: France’s early colonialism and its impact felt to date paired with democratic illusions and capitalist hedonism come together in Paris, which is scrutinized as a hub for pan-European developments.

Current Dates

  • Wed. 22 May 2024
  • Sat. 25 May 2024
  • Wed. 29 May 2024
  • Sun. 02 Jun 2024