Lohengrin: Anja Harteros, Klaus Florian Vogt Lohengrin: Michaela Schuster, Evgeny Nikitin Lohengrin: Klaus Florian Vogt, Anja Harteros
Richard Wagner

The Duchy of Brabant in the throes of a dynastic conflict: the succession seems put into question following the disappearance of the crown prince. And: his sister is accused of the crime. The whole realm faces the threat of a civil war. There is great longing for the appearance of a shining knight to rescue the damsel in distress. And then, in this time of uncertainty, a hero really does appear – as if from another world: but who is this grand knight of the swan who presents himself as the rescuer of Else and all of Brabant? What is the nature of the ties that bind him to Eva, so unjustly accused of fratricide? In a time of great revolutionary upheaval in the middle of the 19th century, Wagner wrote his “Lohengrin”, in which for the first time the orchestra emerges as a mysterious factor as well as the engine driving the action of the entire drama.

In German with German surtitles

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Munich Opera Festival 2009
Festival première on Sunday, 5 July 2009
5.00 p.m. - app. 9.50 p.m.
Playing time: 4 hours 50 minutes (2 intermissions)
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Musikalische Leitung Kent Nagano
Inszenierung Richard Jones
Bühne und Kostüme Ultz
Licht Mimi Jordan Sherin
Chöre Andrés Máspero

Heinrich der Vogler Christof Fischesser
Lohengrin Jonas Kaufmann
Elsa von Brabant Anja Harteros
Friedrich von Telramund Wolfgang Koch
Ortrud Michaela Schuster
Heerrufer des Königs Evgeny Nikitin
Edler 1 / Brabantischer Edle Francesco Petrozzi
Edler 2 / Brabantischer Edle Kenneth Roberson
Edler 3 / Brabantischer Edle Christopher Magiera
Edler 4 / Brabantischer Edle Igor Bakan
4 Edelknaben Tölzer Knabenchor

The Bavarian State Orchestra
The Chorus of the Bavarian State Opera