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by Aribert Reimann (*1936)

Opera in two parts (1976-78)
Libretto by Claus H. Henneberg after William Shakespeare’s tragedy King Lear in the German translation (1777) by Johann Joachim Eschenburg


New priduction as part of the Salzburg Festival 2017


Sung in German with German and English surtitles




Franz Welser-Möst, Conductor
Simon Stone, Director
Bob Cousins, Sets
Nick Schlieper, Lighting
Christian Arseni, Dramaturgy

Gerald Finley, King Lear
Tilmann Rönnebeck, King of France
Derek Welton, Duke of Albany
Michael Colvin, Duke of Cornwall
Matthias Klink, Earl of Kent
Lauri Vasar, Earl of Gloucester
Kai Wessel, Edgar
Charles Workman, Edmund
Evelyn Herlitzius, Goneril
Gun-Brit Barkmin, Regan
Anna Prohaska, Cordelia
Michael Maertens, Fool

Concert Association of the Vienna State Opera Chorus
Ernst Raffelsberger, Chorus Master
Vienna Philharmonic


(as of: 10th November 2017 - subject to alterations)




from EUR 61,00 to EUR 392,00

Service fee EUR 18,00

Ticketprice includes advanced booking fee of 35%


For booking your festival tickets please contact Christine Dirnberger via e-mail or telephone +43 662 / 88 32 11-25.




20th August 2017, 07.30 pm
23rd August 2017, 07.30 pm
26th August 2017, 07.00 pm
29th August 2017, 07.00 pm




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