Wiener Staatsoper


Direction, Stage and Light Design: Marco Arturo Marelli
Costumes: Falk Bauer

Premiere: 31. 3. 2019

“…of burning intensity,” is what Die Zeit wrote after the première of Manfred Trojahn’s
Orest, whilst the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung spoke of “extraordinary density and
colourfulness”. Premièred in Amsterdam in 2011, Trojahn’s Orest – with a libretto written
by the composer – relates the myth of this murderer of his own mother. It is about
coping with guilt and memories, about dealing with the deed, about persecution and
liberation. Trojahn packs the outward events and the inner images of Orest with an
extraordinarily expressive sound world that impressively describes the divided nature
of his existence. Thus Orest is both a refugee and a seeker who – according to Trojahn
– makes only one mistake: “He thinks that he can leave his guilt behind him – and
only later does he realize that he has to live with this guilt in order to overcome it.”


Vienna State Opera (Wiener Staatsoper)

Opernring 2
1010 Wien

Tickets & Info

Current Dates

  • Sun. 31 Mar 2019, 7 p.m.
  • Fri. 05 Apr 2019, 7:30 p.m.
  • Sun. 07 Apr 2019, 7:30 p.m.
  • Wed. 10 Apr 2019, 7:30 p.m.
  • Sat. 13 Apr 2019, 7:30 p.m.