Direction: Andreas Homoki
Stage and costumes: Wolfgang Gussmann

As was usually the case with Richard Wagner, the conception and realization of Lohengrin – a work which the composer himself described as a romantic opera – was preceded by the reading of numerous documents and books. And as was customary for Wagner, the final work about the Knight of the Holy Grail was not written all at once, but emerged as the result of an intense struggle. He finished his first complete draft in 1846, a second in 1847, only completing the final score in 1848, a score in which, according to Adorno, Wagner used the sound of the orchestra for the first time to underpin events on the stage. Wagner was unable to attend the premiere directed by Franz Liszt in Weimar in 1850 due to his participation in the May Uprising in Dresden.


Vienna State Opera (Wiener Staatsoper)

Opernring 2
1010 Wien

Tickets & Info

Current Dates

  • Tue. 23 Oct 2018, 6 p.m.
  • Sun. 28 Oct 2018, 5:30 p.m.
  • Fri. 02 Nov 2018, 6 p.m.
  • Wed. 07 Nov 2018, 6 p.m.