Oberon, König der Elfen (Oberon, or the elf king’s oath)
In cooperation with
Opera by Carl Maria von Weber
Friday, 09. November // 4.00 – ca. 6.45 p.m. (one break)
Carl Maria von Weber (1786-1826) is best known for his opera “Der Freischütz” (1821). “Oberon” was premiered in London in 1826. Austrian director Nikolaus Habjan used puppetry as a poetic-romantic element in his Munich directorial debut. He created a melange of virtuoso fairy-tale magic and modern exploratory spirit.
The opera “Oberon, King of the Fairies” presents a story that is as entertaining as it is highly dramatic: the fairy king Oberon and his queen Titania argue about whether the man or the woman is more unstable. Puck finds a human couple for this trial in Hüon and Rezia.
From 14 years
Free seat tickets
Premiere: 21.07.2017, Munich Opera Festival, Prinzregententheater
Television direction: Andy Sommer // In German language
ARTE / ZDF / Bel Air Media / Bavarian State Opera 2017 // Duration: 178 minutes.
Film introduction and talk: Nikolaus Habjan, Vienna, and Ann-Elisabeth Wolff, euro-scene Leipzig.
Libretto: James Robinson Planché
German translation: Theodor Hell
Musical direction: Ivor Bolton / Bavarian State Orchestra
Production and puppets: Nikolaus Habjan
Cast: Julian Prégardien (Oberon), Alyona Abramowa (Titania / Puck), Annette Dasch (Rezia), Brenden Gunnell (Hueon of Bordeaux), Rachel Wilson (Fatime), Johannes Kammler (Sherasmin) and others.
28th Festival Year