Opera Productions

MOZART SINGSPIEL 2015
Conducted by: Michi Gaigg

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756–1791)
Die verstellte Gärtnerin
(The Feigned Gardener)
Singspiel in three acts

German version of the Dramma giocoso La finta giardiniera, K. 196
(authorised, arranged and enhanced by the composer)
Text by Franz Joseph Stierle (1741–after 1800)
first performed in Augsburg, 1st May 1780,
by the drama group of Johann Heinrich Böhm (1740–1792)

20, 21, 22, 27, 28 February & 1 March 2015
Theater an der Rott (Director: Karl M. Sibelius), Eggenfelden, Bavaria

8, 9, 14, 15, 16 August 2015
donauFESTWOCHEN im Strudengau (Director: Michi Gaigg), Schloss Greinburg, Grein/Donau

Countess Violante under the name of Sandrina – Gabriele Hierdeis (soprano)
Count Belfiore – Bonko Karadjov (tenor)
Arminda – Hanna Herfurtner (soprano)
Sir Ramiro – Maria Weiss (mezzo)
Bailiff of Schwarzensee – Virgil Hartinger (tenor)
Roberto, servant of Violante under the name of Nardo – Stefan Zenkl (bass)
Serpetta – Angelika Mayer (soprano)

Direction: Seollyeon Konwitschny
Stage and Costume design (Theater an der Rott): Silke Fischer
Stage (donauFESTWOCHEN): Dimana Lateva

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IN PLANNING
Conducted by: Michi Gaigg

Franz Schubert (1797–1828)
Claudine von Villa Bella D 239 (1815)
Fragment eines Singspiels in 3 Akten, mit musikalisch-theatralischen Ergänzungen,
Text by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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REVIEW
Conducted by: Michi Gaigg

Celebrating Jean-Philippe Rameau’s (1683–1764)
250th anniversary of his death

Pigmalion
Acte de Ballet (Premiere: Paris, August 1748)
Text by Ballot de Savot

Anacréon
Ballet heroïque in one act (Premiere: Fontainebleau, 23 October 1754)
Text by Louis de Cahusac

donauFESTWOCHEN im Strudengau:
2, 3, 8, 9, 10 August 2014, Schloss Greinburg, Grein/Donau

Soetkin Elbers (soprano)
Annastina Malm (mezzo)
David Munderloh (haute-contre)
Markus Volpert (bass)

Dance: C.O.V. / CIE. Off Verticality
Choreography: Rose Breuss
Direction: Manuela Kloibmüller
Stage & Costume design: Isabella Reder

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The art of Monsieur de Jélyotte
Concertdance

Jean-Philippe Rameau
Suites and Arias for Pierre Jélyotte (1713–1797)
from: Zaïs, Zoroastre, Les fêtes d’Hébé, ou Les talents lyriques, Hippolyte et Aricie,
Castor et Pollux and Dardanus

Anders J. Dahlin (haute-contre)
Dance: Yasha Wang & Wallace Jones
Direction: Benjamin Schad
Choreography: Yasha Wang
Stage: Tobias Flemming

8, 9, 10, 22, 23, 24 November 2013, Theater an der Rott (Director: Karl M. Sibelius), Eggenfelden (Music & Dance)
25 November 2013, Welser Abonnementkonzerte (Concert version)

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Christoph Willibald Gluck (1714–1787)
Orpheus and Eurydike
(Vienna Version 1762, sung in German)

22, 23, 24 February &
1, 2, 3 March 2013, Theater an der Rott (Director: Karl M. Sibelius), Eggenfelden, Bavaria

Armin Gramer, Orpheus (alto)
Ulrike Hofbauer, Eurydike (soprano)
Fritz Spengler, Amor (alto)

Heinrich Schütz Ensemble
(Rehearsed by: Martin Steidler)
Direction: Benjamin Schad
Choreography: Yasha Wang
Costume design: Annett Lausberg
Stage: Tobias Flemming

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Georg Philipp Telemann (1681–1767)
Miriways
Baroque Singspiel in three acts (1728)
Libretto by Johann Samuel Müller

10, 11, 16 & 17 March 2012, Theater Magdeburg
together with the Magdeburger Telemann-Festtage (staged performance)

14 April 2012: radio broadcast on Deutschlandradio Kultur

23 September 2012, Brucknerfest Linz (concert performance)

Miriways, Prince of Candahar, Protector of Persia – Markus Volpert (baritone)
Sophi, son of the deposed Shah, in love with Bemira – Ulrike Hofbauer (soprano)
Bemira, thought to be the sister of Nisibis, lately found out to be the daughter of Miriways,
in love with Sophi – Julie Martin du Theil / Marie-Sophie Pollak (soprano)
Nisibis, a Persian lady, fled to Isfahan – Gabriele Hierdeis (soprano)
Murzah, a Tartaric prince, Samisha’s brother, in love with Nisibis – Stefan Zenkl (baritone)
Zemir, a Persian prince, in love with Nisibis – Susanne Drexl (mezzo)
Samischa, secretly married to Miriways – Ida Aldrian (mezzo)
Scandor / Gesandter – Ilja Werger / Matthias Helm (bass)

Direction: Jakob Peters-Messer

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Betulia liberata
Azione sacra in two parts K 118 (74c)
Libretto: Pietro Metastasio

4, 5, 10, 11 & 12 August 2012
donauFESTWOCHEN im Strudengau

Christian Zenker – Ozia, principe di Betulia (tenor)
Margot Oitzinger – Giuditta, vedova di Manasse (alto)
Marelize Gerber – Amital, nobile donna israelita (soprano)
Markus Volpert – Achior, principe degli Ammoniti (bass)
Elisabeth Breuer – Cabri & Carmi (soprano)

Direction: Manuela Kloibmüller
Stage & Costume design: Isabella Reder

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Gioachino Rossini (1792–1868)
La cambiale di matrimonio
(The Bill of Marriage)
Farsa comica in one act (1810)
Libretto by Gaetano Rossi

18–20 March 2011
Musikverein für Steiermark, Graz

Tobia Mill, an English merchant – Moritz Gogg (bass)
Fanny, his daughter – Elizabeth Hott (soprano)
Edoardo Milfort, Fanny’s lover – Gong Lianghua (tenor)
Slook, a Canadian merchant – Tigran Martirosian (bass)
Clarina, Fanny’s chambermaid – Darina Kandulkova (mezzo)
Norton, Mill’s clerk – N.N. (bass)

Direction: Matthias von Stegmann

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Georg Philipp Telemann (1681–1767)
Orpheus
oder “Die wunderbare Beständigkeit der Liebe”
Musical Drama (1726)
after the tragédie lyrique by Michel du Boullay

7, 8, 13, 14 & 15 August 2010
donau
FESTWOCHEN im Strudengau

Orasia, widowed Queen of Thrace – Dorothee Mields / Karina Lochner (soprano)
Orpheus – Markus Volpert (baritone)
Eurydice, his newly wedded wife – Ulrike Hofbauer (soprano)
Eurimedes, a friend of Orpheus – Christian Zenker (tenor)
Ismene, Orasia’s lady-in-waiting – Barbara Kraus (soprano)
Pluto, God of the Underworld – Reinhard Mayr (bass)
Cephisa, a nymph / priestess – Marelize Gerber (soprano)
Ascalax, Pluto’s servant / 2nd nymph – Julie Comparini (alto)

Direction: Manuela Kloibmüller

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Gioachino Rossini (1792–1868)
La scala di seta
(The Silken Ladder)
Farsa giocosa per musiche in one act (1812)
Libretto by Giuseppe Foppa

17–19 April 2010
Musikverein für Steiermark, Graz

Dormont, Giulia’s guardian – David Park (tenor)
Giulia – Trine Wilsberg Lund (soprano)
Lucilla, Giulia’s cousin – Michaela Adamcova (soprano)
Dorvil – Kirlianit Cortes (tenor)
Blansac – Moritz Gogg (tenor)
Germano, Dormont’s servant – David McShane (Bass)

Direction: Thomas Mittmann

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Joseph Haydn (1732–1809)
Die wüste Insel
(The desert island)
Opera in two Acts, Hob. XXVIII:9
Libretto by Pietro Metastasio (based on the novel Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe)
with an added German text
by Johann Otto Heinrich Schaum

– concert version –

20 June 2009
OÖ Stiftskonzerte, St. Florian near Linz

Soloists: Ulrike Hofbauer (Constanze), Barbara Kraus (Silvia),
Christian Zenker (Fernando), Reinhard Mayr (Enrico)

12 July 2009
Theater an der Wien

Soloists: Nuria Rial (Constanze), Barbara Kraus (Silvia),
Bernhard Berchtold (Fernando), Reinhard Mayr (Enrico)

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Gioachino Rossini (1792–1868)
Il signor Bruschino

Farsa giocosa per musiche in one act (1813)
Libretto by Giuseppe Foppa

21-23 March 2009
Musikverein für Steiermark, Graz

Soloists: Vladimir Chernov, Olga Peretyatko and others
Direction: Thomas Mittmann

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donauFESTWOCHEN im Strudengau
Direction: Andrea Haupt

2007
Georg Anton Benda (1722–1795)

Romeo und Julie

Singspiel in 3 Acts, Mannheim version from 1784
(first setting to music of William Shakespeare’s tragedy Romeo and Juliet from 1597)

2005
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756–1791)

Zaide
(Fragment, 1779/80)
German Singspiel in 2 Acts KV 344 with a final chorus
by Johann Anton André

2003
Georg Philipp Telemann (1681–1767)

Don Quichotte auf der Hochzeit des Comacho

Serenata musicale in one Act TWV 21:32 (1761)

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Schwetzinger Fespiele 2003

Ignaz Holzbauer (1711–1783)
Il Figlio delle Selve

Favola pastorale in 3 Acts, based on a drama
by Carlo Sigismondo Capece of the same name
(written for the opening of the Schwetzingen Rococo Theatre in 1753)

Direction: Georges Delnon
Conducted by: Christoph Spering