Oberes Belvedere


Wiener Staatsoper
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Wiener Staatsoper

Romantic opera in three acts

Musical direction: Christian Thielemann
Production: Jossi Wieler, Sergio Morabito

Premiere: April 29, 2023

In 1845, Richard Wagner began his conceptual work on Lohengrin, which was to be his sixth complete opera. He took up the medieval tale of the Swan Knight from various old versions, which he changed and simplified for his purpose, as he later did with the Nibelung legend. Stylistically, Lohengrin is a transitional work. Especially regarding instrumentation, Lohengrin marked a big step forward in Wagner's musical development - thus, for the first time in his oeuvre the orchestra carries the action on stage.

Current Dates

  • Mon. 29 Apr 2024
  • Thu. 02 May 2024
  • Sun. 05 May 2024
  • Wed. 08 May 2024
  • Sat. 11 May 2024