Oberes Belvedere

La Cenerentola

Volksoper Wien
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Volksoper Wien


In German language

Premiere: October 9, 2022

Director: Lotte de Beer
Conductor: Omer Meir Wellber

The Volksoper Wien presents an evening with two Tchaikovsky masterpieces: the opera Iolanta and the ballet The Nutcracker. Iolanta is a blind princess. A famous doctor can cure her, but only after she is being told about her blindness. Her father
doesn’t want to break that horrible news to her.

Lotte de Beer: "In her blindness Iolanta lives with a magical imagination of everything that surrounds her. The Nutcracker music and the dancers of the Wiener Staatsballett show us Iolanta’s world perception by her inner eye. But there comes a time in life, when you have to decide whether to remain a blind princess or to see the world in all its imperfection.”

This production plays on the cutting edge of fantasy and reality, of being a child and being a grown-up, of opera and dance. In short: it’s a family-show pur sang.

Recommended from 8 years


Vienna Volksoper

Währinger Straße 78
1090 Wien

Current Dates

  • Sat. 03 Dec 2022, 6 p.m.
  • Wed. 07 Dec 2022, 7 p.m.
  • Mon. 12 Dec 2022, 6 p.m.
  • Sun. 18 Dec 2022, 6 p.m.