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from Friday 29 November to Monday 2 December 2024, 3 nights
Arrangement 7, Christmas market
La Sylphide, J. Schneitzhoeffer, the 30.
Myron Romanul - Pierre Lacotte
Staatsoper
Aida
G. Verdi
Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901) wrote his “Aida” at a politically highly explosive time: Germany and France were on the brink of war (Franco-Prussian War 1870/71), which is why the premiere could not take place until a year later after the scheduled date: Because both the stage sets and the costumes were stuck in the Prussian occupied Paris. The opera had been commissioned by the Egyptian Viceroy Ismail Pasha. However, not, as often wrongly assumed, for the inauguration of the Suez Canal, but for the opening of the new opera house in Cairo in 1871.
Aida shows the versatility of this exceptional Italian composer in its entirety: large-scale mass scenes and choruses are juxtaposed with equally intimate, chamber-play-like scenes that reveal a soul drama that is ingenious in every detail. In this respect, the work can certainly be interpreted as a turning point in Verdi’s oeuvre, as it not only focuses on the vocal parts, but also assigns a new and leading role to the orchestra.
Verdi received the 150,000 gold francs demanded for his composition, probably the highest honorarium granted to a composer to date. In addition, he demanded his own trumpets for the famous Triumphal March, the so-called Aida trumpets, which had to be commissioned as a special production. Today "Aida" is one of the most successful of the great operas of the 19th century.
Aida, G. Verdi, the 1.
Francesco Ivan Ciampa - Damiano Michieletto
Elena Stikhina
Soprano Elena Stikhina (*1986) is one of the outstanding young artists of our time and has already caused an international sensation in her field: after winning the prestigious Operalia Singing Competition in 2016 – an award that in the past has already been the career springboard for many glorious artists of our times – performances at the Opéra de Paris, the Deutsche Oper Berlin as well as the Staatsoper Unter den Linden and the Dresden Semperoper soon followed. In the 2018/2019 season, Stikhina made her successful debuts in the U.S., both at New York’s Metropolitan Opera, where she gave the title role in Giacomo Puccini’s ´Suor Angelica`, and as ´Tosca` at Boston Lyric Opera. In the summer of 2019, the Russian-born singer gave her much acclaimed premiere at the Salzburg Festival with the role of Medee – standing in for Sonya Yoncheva. With this, at the latest, Stikhina is about to establish herself from an outstanding young artist to one of the future big stars in the musical sky.
Elena Stikhina,
Elīna Garanča
Mezzo-soprano Elīna Garanča was born in 1976 in Riga into a family of musicians. She began her musical studies at the age of 5 at the piano. In 1996, she studied singing at the Latvian Academy of Music, then moved to Vienna and the United States. While still a student, she made her stage debut in 1998 as a quick replacement to play Giovanna Seymour in Donizetti’s Anna Bolena at the Opera in Riga, Bucharest and Athens. Elīna Garanča then joined the Meiningen Theater troupe, then the Frankfurt one and finally the Vienna State Opera. In 2003 Elīna Garanča became known internationally by singing the role of Annio in Mozart’s La Clémence de Titus at the Salzburg Festival under the baton of Nikolaus Harnoncourt. On the strength of her success, she begins to do a series of roles.
Elīna Garanča, Amartuvshin Enkhbat, Arsen Soghomonyan,
Erwin Schrott
Born in Montevideo, Uruguay, in 1972, bass-baritone Erwin Schrott is one of the leading Mozart interpreters of our time. In 1998 he won the singing competition "Operalia" and began his international stage career. His leading roles include Don Giovanni, Figaro and Leporello (Don Giovanni) - with which he made his celebrated debut at the Salzburg Summer Festival in 2008. His other repertoire includes the role of Escamillo (Carmen), Dulcamara (L’Elisir d’amore), Procida (Les Vêpres siciliennes), Banquo (Macbeth), Méphistophélès (Faust) and the title role of Attila. In addition to opera productions, Schrott also performs in concert.
His performance at Berlin’s Waldbühne in summer 2012 together with (his then partner) Anna Netrebko and Jonas Kaufmann caused quite a stir and was broadcast live in 20 countries. Further engagements have taken Schrott to many of the great houses of our time, including the Teatro alla Scala in Milan, the Metropolitan Opera in New York, the Vienna State Opera or the London Royal Opera House at Covent Garden or the Bavarian State Opera.
Erwin Schrott, Alexander Köpeczi
Staatsoper



Hotel informations for Munich 7
Munich, Bayerischer Hof Munich, Bayerischer Hof
Bayerischer Hof *****
The traditional Hotel Bayerischer Hof ***** has been welcoming guests from all over the world to Promenadeplatz since 1841. The rooms are furnished in different styles: classic or contemporary, colonial or floral-romantic - we are happy to fulfil your wishes. The Blue Spa on the 7th floor provides relaxation above the rooftops of Munich and offers a wonderful view of the Frauenkirche with its bar & lounge and conservatory. Thanks to its very central location, the State Opera House is just a few minutes’ walk from the hotel.


Munich, Vier Jahreszeiten Kempinski Munich, Vier Jahreszeiten Kempinski
Vier Jahreszeiten Kempinski *****
The Vier Jahreszeiten hotel ***** is, since 1858, an establishment of long tradition. It is located in the city centre on the Maximilianstrasse and only two minutes away on foot from the Opera. Offering 303 rooms and 62 luxurious suites, there are also numerous facilities to take advantage of. Its restaurant, Schwarzreiter, enjoys an excellent reputation and it is particularly appreciated after an evening at the Opera.
Munich, Platzl Hotel Munich, Platzl Hotel
Platzl Hotel ****
The Platzl hotel **** welcomes you in a charming atmosphere in the heart of Munich, only a few minutes away from the Opera. Its 167 rooms are comfortably equipped and tastefully decorated. The hotel also offers a restaurant of typical Munich ambience in a vaulted room as well as a health spa with sauna and Turkish bath.



All-inclusive price per person for Munich 7
Single room/ night
Bayerischer Hof
2.150,- Euro
140-250,- Euro
Vier Jahreszeiten Kempinski
1.820,- Euro
130-240,- Euro
Platzl Hotel
1.490,- Euro
90-200,- Euro



The price includes
Overnights including breakfast, good opera tickets, travel cancellation expenses insurance.