Death In Venice

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The aging poet Gustav von Aschenbach travels to Venice where he falls in love with the beauty of the young Polish boy Tadzio. But an invisible danger looms and there are rumours that cholera has afflicted the town’s lagoon.


Benjamin Britten created one of his most dense and unfathomable works with his final opera in 1973, which will be performed at the Vienna Volksoper, in a staging by David McVicar.

Program and cast

Conductor: Gerrit Prießnitz
Director: David McVicar
Stage design and costumes: Vicki Mortimer
Choreography: Lynne Page
Light: Paule Constable
Choir rehearsal: Holger Kristen


Gustav von Aschenbach, Author: Rainer Trost
The traveller, also: The elderly dude, the old gondolier, the hotel manager, the hairdresser of the house, the leader of the street singers, the voice of Dionysus: Martin Winkler
The voice of Apollo: Thomas Lichtenecker

Volksoper Vienna

Public transport:

Underground line U6
Trams 40, 41, 42
Bus 40A
Stop "Währinger Straße / Volksoper"

A taxi stand is located at Währinger Gürtel.
Parking garages in WIFI and AKH

 

The Volksoper is Vienna’s main stage for operetta, opera, musicals and ballet, offering sophisticated musical entertainment. Colourful, eclectic and full of vitality, it is the only theatre dedicated to the genre of operetta.

Operetta belongs to Vienna and Vienna installed it at the home of operetta, Volksopera Vienna, which thereupon became the leading operetta house in the world. First class singers, actors and dancers together with a versatile orchestra cunjure up a musical firework display every evening.

Johann Strauss, Franz Lehár, Emmerich Kálmán wrote their world famous beloved melodies for operettas such as “The Fledermaus”, “The Merry Widow” and “The Csárdás Princess”. A visit to at least one of these operettas at the Volksopera Vienna is a must for every visitor to Vienna!

Also performed are operas from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries, as well as classic musicals and ballet. In addition, the Volksoper has a fifth longstanding and proven speciality: it stages soirées, cabaret and burlesque performances under the name of “Volksoper Spezial”.

In the repertory theatre, which seats 1,337 persons, some 300 performances of around 35 different productions are staged every year between September and June.

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