Wiener Staatsoper

Die Weiden

Direction: Andrea Moses
Stage Design: Jan Pappelbaum
Costumes: Kathrin Plath

Premiere: 8. 12. 2018

Johannes Maria Staud has received composition commissions from the Vienna Philharmonic
and the Berlin Philharmonic, as well as from the Cleveland Orchestra and Salzburg
Festival. He has also had his operas premièred at the Munich Biennale and the Lucerne
Festival. Together with librettist Durs Grünbein he has now written a political opera for
the Wiener Staatsoper, making reference to the general shift to the right in Europe. At
the centre of the action is the newly enamoured couple Peter and Lea, who set off on a
journey down a river, – to the very heart of Europe, a continent recently torn apart again...


Vienna State Opera (Wiener Staatsoper)

Opernring 2
1010 Wien

Tickets & Info

Current Dates

  • Sat. 08 Dec 2018, 7 p.m.
  • Tue. 11 Dec 2018, 7 p.m.
  • Fri. 14 Dec 2018, 7 p.m.
  • Sun. 16 Dec 2018, 7 p.m.
  • Thu. 20 Dec 2018, 7 p.m.