The Oper Leipzig schedule of events for the 2020/21 season will once again allow for performances on the main stage,as part of an ambitious hygiene plan. The Oper Leipzig’s season-opening concert is entitled “Vorhang auf!”and will take place on September 12, 2020. Intendant and general music director Ulf Schirmer will musically direct the program, which will include works by Mozart, Rossini, Carl Maria von Weber, Bizet, and Humperdinck.The very next dayonSeptember 13, soprano GabrieleSchererwill take the stage with her husband, superstar baritone Michael Volle,as together they perform selections from the works of Richard Wagner and Richard Straussan 60 Musicians of the Gewandhaus orchestra on stage.
Premiere 18.9.2020, 7.30pm, Musikalische Komödie at the WestbadBretter, die die Welt bedeuten–All the world’s a stage
Premiere 2.10.2020,7.30pm, Oper LeipzigCrinolissimo!An Operatic Revue
Premiere 16.10.2020, 7.30pm, Leipzig Ballet Solitude
New formats and guests in corona timesThere are also plans for a further gala concert. The evening will feature classics from the Italian operatic repertoire, featuring top-notch guests such as tenorTenor Gaston Rivero orsopranoKarah Son. Entitled“Nessun dorma,” the curtain will rise on this gala for the first time on September 25, 2020 –as well as on three subsequent dates –under the musical direction of Matthias Foremny. The gala will feature belovedarias, duets, and scenes from famous operas by Donizetti, Verdi, and Puccini. There are also further performance formats taking the stage at the Oper Leipzig that have the pandemic to thank for their existence, butwhose dynamic and charm make themconvincing: DieZauberflötewill be performed at theOper Leipzigin a brand-new, shortened version,featuring all of the best-loved characters and musical numbers. In addition to familiar musical salons in the KonzertFoyer, September and October will feature a number of “Blind Dates” on the main stage –musical programs announced onshort notice that will be full ofsurprises.Last round of Musikalische Komödie performances at theWestbadIn August, theMusikalische Komödie will celebrate the endof its year-long residency at the Westbad. The move back into the renovated and converted Haus Dreilinden is planned for November. On September 13, the nationwide annual open house day at monuments, the Musikalische Komödie invites you to their very special Open Construction Site, starting at 10am. In addition to the musical premiere mentioned above, the operetta gala “Wenn Liebe erwacht”(“When Love Awakens”) has been created for this autumn, presenting excerpts from three unknown works by Robert Stolz, Franz Lehár,and Eduard Künneke. Allthree operettas are from the year 1920, meaning all three will celebrate their centenary this year.As a farewell and in thanksto the Westbad, the Musikalische Komödie will create a surprise evening under the title “Alles, was geht”(“Anything goes”): on October 9, 10, and 11, 2020 the ensemble will perform for the last time in the Westbad.
Advance ticket salesonline and at the Opera House box officestarting immediately, and during the summer breakThe Oper Leipzig’s Visitor Services will be happy to explain details regarding reservation procedures, as well as pricing details for time-and capacity-limited performances. Advanced ticket sales for September and October will continue during the summer break.This summer, however, the Oper Leipzig’s box office hours will change to a core opening timeof10am to3pm, Monday to Friday, from July 20to August30,2020. During this time, you can contact Visitor Servicesin person at the Augustusplatz or by telephone at0341 1261 261.
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