Tempo, punch lines, anarchic fun – Herbert Fritsch’s first stage performance in Basel
A bitter-sweet opera with dialogue in a conversational manner. No sooner has the conductor and court composer Robert Storch set off on a journey than his wife, Christine, is incensed by a letter from a certain Mitzi Meier. With scene and location changes that work like a film cut, the conversation jumps back and forth between living room and inn, between sleigh ride and a group of skat players.
The internationally acclaimed director Herbert Fritsch stages Strauss’ rarely performed tale of an unhappy marriage and jealousy. Soprano Rachel Harnisch and baritone Günter Papendell play and sing their way through the roles of the unhappy couple.
About the work
NEW! Digital bookstall
Together with our dramaturgy team, Basel’s arts centre Bider and Tanner has been curating the bookstall for our performances for many years. The wide range of books, CDs, DVDs, catalogues and even sheet music is now available 24/7 in the online shop. It’s worth taking a regular look.
NEW! Instead of a matinée – before the premiere
Shortly before the premiere, during the final rehearsals, we invite you to take an exclusive look behind the scenes. During an initial introduction you will get to know the artistic team and learn more about the production, inspiration and staging. Afterwards you will witness a stage rehearsal.
- Meeting point is the foyer
- 1 hour 30 minutes
- Usually in German
- CHF 10
- Date: 6 April 2021, 7 pm
Fully trained teachers take care of your children while you enjoy the performance. Book when purchasing your tickets, or at the latest two days before the performance at email@example.com.
- Date: 9 May 2021, 4 pm
Dates & Tickets
Extra Wochen – Festival 20.08. to 03.10.21
We were unable to show the nine performances as much as we would have liked in recent months; ‹Intermezzo› was one of them. We will be staging all of them during our ‹Extra Wochen› festival in the space of just a few weeks.
The festival runs from 20 August to 3 October. With a cocktail bar, BBQ, ice cream and lots more. Tickets go on sale on 10 June 2021.