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The singer Cäcilie and the composer Amadeus try to save their crumbling marriage by giving each other permission to be unfaithful, with the simultaneous demand to tell each other the absolute truth. While Cäcilie draws an increased self-confidence from this agreement, Amadeus faces the limits of his patriarchal self-understanding - he burns in jealousy and newly awakened love for his wife.

Program and cast

Director: Peter Wittenberg

Stage design: Florian Parbs

Costumes: Alexandra Pitz

Music: Bernhard Moshammer

Dramaturgy: Matthias Asboth

Light: Pepe Starman

Amadeus Adams, conductor: Bernhard Schir

Cäcilie Adams-Ortenburg, opera singer, his wife: Maria Köstlinger

Albertus Rhon: Joseph Lorenz

Marie, his wife: Martina Stilp

Sigismund, Prince of Maradas-Lohsenstein: Roman Schmelzer


Theater in der Josefstadt

The Theater in der Josefstadt is a theater in Vienna in the eighth district of Josefstadt. It was founded in 1788 and is the oldest still performing theater in Vienna. It is often referred to colloquially as simply Die Josefstadt.

Following remodeling and rebuilding in 1822 — celebrated by the performance of the overture Die Weihe des Hauses ('Consecration of the House') by Beethoven — opera was staged there including Meyerbeer and Wagner. From 1858 onwards the theatre gave up opera and instead concentrated on straight theatre and comedy.

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