Two plays about the abysses of desire
Director Christof Loy tackles the dark fairy tale world of Béla Bartók and combines two key symbolist works by the composer. The pantomime is about a mysterious Mandarin, who seems immortal and can only be defeated by true love. In the second part of the evening, Judith gradually comes closer to revealing the secret of her future husband, Duke Bluebeard, and discovers the cruel truth about his past. In Bartók's famous and only opera, Christof Fischesser and Evelyn Herlitzius play the dark and gloomy couple. Ivor Bolton, the principal conductor of the Sinfonieorchester Basel, will be conducting his first opera performance at Theater Basel.
Coproduction with Teatro Real Madrid
Bei ausgewählten Opernvorstellungen gibt es neu zwei exklusive Plätze im Orchestergraben. Beobachten Sie das Zusammenspiel von Dirigent:in und Musiker:innen und erleben Sie den Orchesterklang aus unmittelbarer Nähe.
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.
- Look behind the scenes
- Shortly before the premiere
- 1 hour 30 minutes
- CHF 10
- Usually in German
Concert weekend on 13 – 15 January 2023
With the kind support of Gönnerkreis Theater Basel