Wiener Staatsoper


Conductor Matthias Pintscher
Director Polly Graham
Set design Roy Spahn
Lighting Ulrich Schneider
Video Will Duke
Dramaturg Alexander Meier-Dörzenbach, Helga Utz

Premiere: 8. 12. 2019

Olga Neuwirth’s music theatre opens a door into the realm of what has been simultaneously experienced, read and heard, of what is known and felt – in other words, into the realm of fiction shaped by memories. “Ever since I was a child I have been interested in everything from the arts to politics, from the sciences to human psychology (…) I have let myself be inspired by the small and big things that the world has to offer, by the wonderful diversity of life, and I see this reflected in Orlando. For it is a love of oddities, of the paradoxical, the grotesque, virtuosity, exaltation and exaggeration that are the essence of this fictional biography, which aims to create a new morphology of narration. At all times it is also about (…) a sophisticated and highly subtle form of sexual attraction that rejects being pigeonholed in any one gender. As well as about refusing to be patronised and treated in a condescending manner – something that continually happens to women, with no end in sight.”


Current Dates

  • Sun. 08 Dec 2019, 7 p.m.
  • Wed. 11 Dec 2019, 7 p.m.
  • Sat. 14 Dec 2019, 7 p.m.
  • Wed. 18 Dec 2019, 7 p.m.
  • Fri. 20 Dec 2019, 7 p.m.