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The Bassarids

by Hans Werner Henze (1926-2012)


Opera seria with intermezzo in one act (1966)
Libretto by Wystan Hugh Auden and Chester Simon Kallman after Euripides’ Bacchae (406 BC)


New production


Sung in English

with German and English surtitles




Kent Nagano, Conductor

Krzysztof Warlikowski, Director

Malgorzata Szczesniak, Sets and Costumes

Felice Ross, Lighting

Denis Guéguin, Video

Claud Bardouil, Choreography

Christian Longchamp, Dramaturgy

Sean Panikkar, Dionysus

Russel Braun, Pentheus

Willard White, Cadmus

Nikolai Schukoff, Tiresias / Calliope

Károly Szemerédy, Captain / Adonis

Tanja Ariane Baumgartner, Agave / Venus

Claudia Boyle, Autonoe / Proserpine

Anna Maria Dur, Beroe

Concert Association of the Vienna State Opera Chorus

Huw Rhys James, Chorus Master

Vienna Philharmonic



Thursday, 16th August 2018, 7.30 pm

Sunday, 19th August 2018, 3.00 pm

Thursday, 23rd August 2018, 7.30 pm

Sunday, 26th August 2018, 7.30 pm




from EUR 140,00 to EUR 406,00


Service fee EUR 18,00

Rates include VAT and advanced booking fee


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




Felsenreitschule / Summer Riding School

Hofstallgasse 1, 5020 Salzburg



(as of: November 2017 - subject to alterations)

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