TEATRO REAL OF MADRID PRESENTS LOHENGRIN

TEATRO REAL OF MADRID PRESENTS:

lohengrinRichard Wagner’s

LOHENGRIN

Written during a time of revolutionary turmoil, Lohengrin is the perfect union of poetry and music according to the aesthetic ideals of Romanticism as created, in part, by Wagner: the opera itself is eclipsed by the drama of the music. Two visions of reality come into conflict with each other: that of Ortrud and the world of black magic, and light as represented by Lohengrin, a knight of the holy grail. These two characters face each other against the backdrop of a brutal medieval society in a state of constant war. The young Elsa is the only one who seeks the beauty and light of Lohengrin, but her love falters because she strives to understand it. This raises the question of whether a masculine world can demand complete surrender without question, which is another reason behind Lohengrin’s failure. Only the innocence of childhood has any hope of defeating evil.

Romantic opera in three acts
Libretto by Richard Wagner

New production of Teatro Real

Teatro Real Chorus and Orchestra
(Coro Intemezzo / Orquesta Sinfónica de Madrid)

Production Team 

  • Musical director: Hartmut Haenchen (Apr. 3, 6, 7, 10, 13, 15, 17, 20, 22, 24, 27)  Walter Althammer (Apr. 11, 19) 
  • Stage Director: Lukas Hemleb  
  • Set Designer: Alexander Polzin 
  • Costume designer: Wojciech Dziedzic
  • Lighting designer: Urs Schönebaum
  • Chorus Master: Andrés Máspero; 

CAST:

  • King Henry: Franz Hawlata (Apr. 3, 7, 10, 13, 17, 20, 24, 27); Goran Jurić (Apr. 6, 11, 15, 19, 22)
  • Lohengrin: Christopher Ventris (Apr. 3, 7, 10, 13, 17, 20, 24, 27)
    Michael König (Apr. 6, 11, 15, 19, 22)

  • Elsa: Catherine Naglestad (Apr. 3, 7, 10, 13, 15, 17, 20, 22, 24, 27)
    Anne Schwanewilms (Apr. 6, 11, 19)

  • Friedrich von Telramund: Thomas Johannes Mayer (Apr. 3, 7, 10, 13, 17, 20, 24, 27)
    Thomas Jesatko (Apr. 6, 11, 15, 19, 22)

  • Ortrud: Deborah Polaski (Apr. 3, 7, 10, 13, 17, 20, 24, 27)
    Dolora Zajick (Apr. 6, 11, 15, 19, 22)

  • The Herald: Anders Larsson

  • Four Noblemen: Antonio Lozano; Gerardo López;  Isaac Galán; Rodrigo Álvarez 

lohengrin2Performance Dates

  • 3 APR (T) 19:00h
  • 6 APR (S) 18:00h
  • 7 APR (M) 19:00h
  • 10 APR (T) 19:00h
  • 11 APR (F) 19:00h
  • 13 APR (S) 18:00h
  • 15 APR (T) 19:00h
  • 17 APR (T) 19:00h
  • 19 APR (S) 19:00h
  • 20 APR (S) 18:00h
  • 22 APR (T) 19:00h
  • 24 APR (T) 19:00h
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Teatro Real of Madrid

  • 27 APR (S) 18:00h
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