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Fotogallerie für Capriccio - Insgesamt 5 Fotos.

The composer Flamand, the poet Olivier and the theatre director La Roche are invited by the brother of Countess Madeleine to attend her salon. There they are to assist at a theatrical performance organised as a birthday present for the countess, in which the merits of the various arts will be judged. The count favours drama (especially the female performers of this). An actress, a tenor, an Italian singer and a dancer are each to represent their genres, while the theatre director emphasises the vital role of the impresario. The battle centres on the relative claims of poetry and music. At the same time the poet and composer are engaged in a battle of another kind: for the hand of the young countess. She, however, cannot bear to give up the one or the other. Finally it is decided that, in the wake of the day’s events, an opera should be written. But an opera needs a suitable ending, ...


A conversation piece for music in one act by Richard Strauss
Performed in German

Running time 2 hours 20 minutes

Premiere 28 Nov 1993

Next Performances / Casting

16 Nov 2014
06:00 pm - 08:20 pm
19 Nov 2014
07:00 pm - 09:20 pm

Musical Director: Christian Thielemann
Staging and Set Design: Marco Arturo Marelli
Costume Design: Dagmar Niefind-Marelli
Lighting Design: Friedewalt Degen
Choreography: Manfred Schnelle
Choir: Wolfram Tetzner
Dramaturgy: Hella Bartnig

Casting 16 Nov 2014

Die Gräfin: Renée Fleming
Der Graf: Christoph Pohl
Flamand: Steve Davislim
Olivier: Adrian Eröd
La Roche: Georg Zeppenfeld
Clairon: Daniela Sindram
Monsieur Taupe: Tom Martinsen
Eine italienische Sängerin: Christina Poulitsi
Ein italienischer Tenor: Mert Süngü
1. Diener: Ingolf Stollberg
2. Diener: Norbert Klesse
3. Diener: Torsten Schäpan
4. Diener: Dirk Wolter
5. Diener: Martin Schubert
6. Diener: Michael Auenmüller
7. Diener: Uwe Otto
8. Diener: Matthias Beutlich

Men of the Saxon State Opera Choir
Staatskapelle Dresden

With generous support of the Foundation for Support of the Semper Opera House

Photo gallery

Markus Butter (Olivier), Amanda Majeski (Die Graefin)|Capriccio|© Matthias Creutziger