Oberon, König der Elfen (Oberon, or the elf king’s oath)

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)
Passage Kinos

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    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 entrance

    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.

    Archive 2018

    28th Festival Year