Free online performances at Vienna State Opera

17. 11. 2020

In order to bring some comfort, artistic solidarity and warmth to your homes during these times, below we publish a list of performances of the Vienna State Opera, which you can watch for free in the coming days (including today).

This time their repertoire focuses on the works of Richard Strauss. A historical highlight from their archives is a recording of the »Rosenkavalier« under the musical direction of Carlos Kleiber from 1994. For all those who missed the revival of Harry Kupfer’s legendary »Elektra« production under the direction of Franz Welser-Möst last September, there is now the possibility to make up for this online. 
In addition to the Richard Strauss focus, they are showing the visually stunning production of »Les Troyens«, production by Peter Konwitschny’s »Don Carlos« with Jonas Kaufmann in the title role, as well as a classical »Swan Lake« choreographed by Rudolf Nureyev.

All performances are available at Vienna State Opera website.

Tuesday, 17th of November 2020, 7 p.m.

R. Strauss: ARABELLA, lyrical comedy in three acts
Musical Conduction: Peter Schneider
Production: Sven-Eric Bechtolf
With: Camilla Nylund, Bo Skovhus, Chen Reiss, Herbert Lippert, Daniela Fally

Wednesday, 18th of November 2020, 7 p.m.

R. Strauss: SALOME, music drama in one act
Musical Conduction: Michael Boder
Production: Boleslaw Barlog
With: Lise Lindstrom, Michael Volle, Waltraud Meier, Herwig Pecoraro

Thursday, 19th of November 2020, 7 p.m.

H. Berlioz: LES TROYENS, Grand opéra in five acts
Musical Conduction: Alain Altinoglu
Production: David McVicar
With: Joyce DiDonato, Brandon Jovanovich, Anna Caterina Antonacci, Adam Plachetka, Jongmin Park, Szilvia Vörös

Friday, 20th of November 2020, 7 p.m.

R. Strauss: DER ROSENKAVALIER, Comedy for music in three acts
Musical Conduction: Carlos Kleiber
Production: Otto Schenk
With: Felicity Lott, Anne Sofie von Otter, Kurt Moll, Barbara Bonney, Gottfried Hornik, Heinz Zednik

Saturday, 21th November 2020, 7 p.m.

R. Strauss: ARIADNE AUF NAXOS, Opera in one act with a prelude 
Musical Conduction: Peter Schneider
Production: Sven-Eric Bechtolf
With: Lise Davidsen, Stephen Gould, Markus Eiche, Rachel Frenkel, Erin Morley, Peter Matić

Sunday, 22th of November 2020, 7 p.m.

G. Verdi: DON CARLOS, Grand opéra in five acts 
Musical Conduction: Bertrand de Billy
Production: Peter Konwitschny
With: Malin Byström, Jonas Kaufmann, Eve-Maud Hubeaux, Igor Golovantenko, Michele Pertusi, Virginie Verre

Monday, 23th November 2020, 7 p.m.

R. Strauss: ELEKTRA, Tragedy in one act
Musical Conduction: Franz Welser-Möst
Production: Harry Kupfer
With: Ricarda Merbeth, Camilla Nylund, Doris Soffel, Derek Welton, Jörg Schneider

Tuesday, 24. November 2020, 7 p.m.

P. I. Tschaikowski: SWAN LAKE, ballet
Choreography: Rudolf Nurejew
Musical Conduction: Alexander Ingram
With: Olga Esina, Vladimir Shishov, Eno Peci