Opera

Les Huguenots

Giacomo Meyerbeer

Grand opéra in five acts Text by Eugène Scribe and Émile Deschamps Performed in French with German and English supertitles

On the night of St. Bartholomew’s Day in 1572, French Catholics murdered thousands of their fellow citizens, the Huguenots, adherents of the new Protestant faith. In »Les Huguenots«, Giacomo Meyerbeer employs all the means of grand opera to show how religious conflict can lead to massacre. In this key work in the history of opera – and one which has only regained popularity in recent years – Meyerbeer’s music develops a hypnotic power, which is impossible to escape.

Summary

On the night of St. Bartholomew’s Day in 1572, French Catholics murdered thousands of their fellow citizens, the Huguenots, adherents of the new Protestant faith. In »Les Huguenots«, Giacomo Meyerbeer employs all the means of grand opera to show how religious conflict can lead to massacre. In this key work in the history of opera – and one which has only regained popularity in recent years – Meyerbeer’s music develops a hypnotic power, which is impossible to escape.

Complete Cast

Sächsischer Staatsopernchor Dresden
Children's Choir of the Sächsische Staatsoper Dresden
Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden

Generously supported by the Semperoper Foundation

Recommendations

Selected Performance Premiere

  • Saturday 29 Jun 2019
  • Starting Time 6 pm

  • Venue Semperoper Dresden

Free introductory talk

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

Cast

Sächsischer Staatsopernchor Dresden
Children's Choir of the Sächsische Staatsoper Dresden
Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden

Generously supported by the Semperoper Foundation

Selected Performance

  • Tuesday 2 Jul 2019
  • Starting Time 7 pm

  • Venue Semperoper Dresden

Free introductory talk

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

Im Anschluss an die Vorstellung sind Interessierte zu einem etwa einstündigen Nachgespräch mit Dramaturg Kai Weßler und weiteren Gästen in den Opernkeller eingeladen.

Cast

Sächsischer Staatsopernchor Dresden
Children's Choir of the Sächsische Staatsoper Dresden
Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden

Generously supported by the Semperoper Foundation

Selected Performance

  • Thursday 4 Jul 2019
  • Starting Time 7 pm

  • Venue Semperoper Dresden

Free introductory talk

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

Cast

Sächsischer Staatsopernchor Dresden
Children's Choir of the Sächsische Staatsoper Dresden
Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden

Generously supported by the Semperoper Foundation

Selected Performance

  • Wednesday 10 Jul 2019
  • Starting Time 3 pm

  • Venue Semperoper Dresden

Free introductory talk

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

Cast

Sächsischer Staatsopernchor Dresden
Children's Choir of the Sächsische Staatsoper Dresden
Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden

Generously supported by the Semperoper Foundation

Selected Performance

  • Saturday 13 Jul 2019
  • Starting Time 6 pm

  • Venue Semperoper Dresden

Free introductory talk

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

Cast

Sächsischer Staatsopernchor Dresden
Children's Choir of the Sächsische Staatsoper Dresden
Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden

Generously supported by the Semperoper Foundation