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. (Source: Wiener Staatsoper)
Tickets can be ordered immediatly on the Internet: www.wiener-staatsoper.at
Remaining non-assogned tickets can normally be purchased two month before the performance date (e.g. on 1st September for 1st November, on 30th September for 30th November. Tickets for performances between 1st and 30th September will be sold from 1st to 30th May and for 1st to 31st October from 1st to 30th June)
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Standing room tickets are sold starting 80 minutes before curtain time at the standing room box office (entrance Operngasse) only.