Free broadcasts of performances will take the audience right into the heart of Vienna. During these days, Zaryadye Park will become a platform for public shows of four performances from the Vienna State Opera repertoire, two of which will be broadcast live.
“Andre Chénier” © Wiener Staatsoper-Michael Poehn
Specially for this event, there will be installed decorations of 13 m height and 24 m width, which will recreate the building of the famous opera house. Two huge LED screens of 60 square metres will be installed on the facade of the building. Thanks to a special sound system, the famous Viennese sound will be transferred from the city on the Danube to Moscow.
The 150th anniversary of the Vienna State Opera will be the occasion for such a musical gift to Moscow music lovers from the Vienna Council for Tourism. The Opera House, located on the Viennese Boulevard Ringstrasse (Ringstraße), was grandly opened on May 25, 1869, by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's opera Don Juan.
On May 23, a series of shows starts with the recording of the ballet "Swan Lake". Rudolf Nureyev created the choreography and staging of this version of the ballet (after Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov) in 1964 at the age of 26 specifically for the ballet troupe of the Vienna State Opera. The author of the resumption of this production premiered in 2014 was the director of the ballet troupe Manuel Legri.
On May 24, 2019, Umberto Giordano's opera “Andre Chénier” and its star cast will be an absolute hit of the program. During the live broadcast from the Vienna State Opera, you will be able to hear and see Anna Netrebko as Maddalena di Coigny and her spouse Yusif Eyvazov in the role of Andrea Chénier. The story takes place during the French Revolution and narrates the love triangle between the poet Andrea Chénier, the aristocratic Maddalena di Coigny and the revolutionary leader Carlo Gérard performed by Marco Vratogna.
On the afternoon of May 25, 2019, "The Nutcracker" ballet as written by Rudolf Nureyev in 1967, staged by Manuel Legrey in 2012, will be shown. In the evening the guests will enjoy live broadcast of the premiere of "Woman Without a Shadow" from the Vienna State Opera. Music by Richard Strauss, the libretto by Hugo von Hofmannsthal. The opera was first shown on October 10, 1919, in the Vienna State Opera, which Strauss called the “last romantic opera”. The premiere of the new staging by Vincent Huguet featuring Nina Stemme and Stephen Gould under the conduction of Christian Thielemann is scheduled exactly on the day of the 150th anniversary of the theater.
Before each show, Lyalya Kandaurova, a music journalist and author of lectures about music, will acquaint guests with the work being displayed and talk about the musical life of Vienna at the time and nowadays.
Broadcasts can be viewed on two screens from both the Large Amphitheater and the lawn in front of the Large Amphitheater. Admission will be free, shows will take place in any weather.
At the three virtual reality stations, you can take part in a virtual walk in 360 ° video format at the Vienna State Opera and attend the Vienna Philharmonic's Summer Night Concert in 2016.
Thursday, May 23, 7:00 pm – 9:15 pm
"Swan Lake" with music composed by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (recording of 2014)
Friday, May 24, 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm (with two intermissions)
Umberto Giordano's opera “Andre Chénier” (live broadcast from the Vienna State Opera)
Saturday, May 25, 3:00 pm – 4:45 pm
"The Nutcracker" ballet with music composed by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (recording of 2012)
Saturday, May 25, 6:30 pm – 10:15 pm (with two intermissions)
Premiere of Richard Strauss's opera "Woman Without a Shadow" (live broadcast from the Vienna State Opera)