Hungarian film and theatre director Kornél Mundruczó, whose productions are shown at acclaimed festivals and theatres around the world, has also worked in opera for some years now. His production of The Makropulos Affair (2016) at the Vlaamse Opera was nominated for the International Opera Awards, and last year he staged the world premiere of Péter Eötvös’ opera Sleepless at Berlin’s Staatsoper Unter den Linden. He is also the founder and director of the independent theatre company, Proton Theater. With his team (including set designer Monika Pormale and costume designer Ania Axer), he now makes his debut at the Bayerische Staatsoper.
Conductor François-Xavier Roth, renowned for both historically informed performance practice and for unusual programme combinations, and regularly invited by top orchestras, raises his baton for the first time in an opera production at the BSO. Klaus Florian Vogt sings the title role, and Johanni van Oostrum embodies Elsa.
Performances on 3, 7, 11, 14, 17 and 21 of December 2022