Opera

Il viaggio a Reims / The Journey to Reims

Gioachino Rossini

Dramma giocoso in one act Libretto by Giuseppe Luigi Balochi Performed in Italian with German and English supertitles

In 1825 a group of nobles travelling from all over Europe to the coronation of Charles X of France are stranded in a luxury hotel near Reims for lack of horses. Soon the guests are embroiled in love affairs, intrigues, secret intentions and jealous passions. But in the end, all parties make their peace at a joint banquet. Rossini’s musically colourful and highly virtuosic satire brings together Europe’s political forces of the first half of the 19th century, ostensibly in the harmless story of events at one hotel.

Summary

In 1825 a group of nobles travelling from all over Europe to the coronation of Charles X of France are stranded in a luxury hotel near Reims for lack of horses. Soon the guests are embroiled in love affairs, intrigues, secret intentions and jealous passions. But in the end, all parties make their peace at a joint banquet. Rossini’s musically colourful and highly virtuosic satire brings together Europe’s political forces of the first half of the 19th century, ostensibly in the harmless story of events at one hotel.

Complete Cast

Dresden premiere

Premierenkostprobe and Specials

There are currently no further performances scheduled this season.

Making-of trailer »Il viaggio a Reims/The Journey to Reims«

Part 1 – With director Laura Scozzi
Part 2 – Costumes by Fanny Brouste
Part 3 – With Raphael Gwosch, Head of Construction
Part 4 – With soloist Elena Gorshunova (Corinna)

Recommendations

Nov 2019

Selected Performance

  • Sunday 20 Oct 2019
  • Starting Time 7 pm
  • Intervals after the 1st act
  • End 9.40 pm
  • Running Time 2 hours 40 minutes

  • Venue Semperoper Dresden

Free introductory talk

  • held in the Semper Opera House cellar 45 minutes before curtain-up

Cast

Dresden premiere

Selected Performance

  • Friday 25 Oct 2019
  • Starting Time 7 pm
  • Intervals after the 1st act
  • End 9.40 pm
  • Running Time 2 hours 40 minutes

  • Venue Semperoper Dresden

Free introductory talk

  • held in the Semper Opera House cellar 45 minutes before curtain-up

Cast

Dresden premiere

Selected Performance

  • Monday 4 Nov 2019
  • Starting Time 7 pm
  • Intervals after the 1st act
  • End 9.40 pm
  • Running Time 2 hours 40 minutes

  • Venue Semperoper Dresden

Free introductory talk

  • held in the Semper Opera House cellar 45 minutes before curtain-up

Cast

Dresden premiere