Opera

Moses and Aron

Arnold Schönberg

Grand opéra in three acts Poetry by the composer Performed in German with German and English supertitles

Arnold Schönberg’s opera »Moses und Aron« is one of the key works of the 20th century and a challenge for every opera house. Following the performance of the piece in the Semperoper in 1975 (which was in fact the GDR premiere), this fresh staging by the Catalan Calixto Bieito is already the work’s second interpretation in Dresden. Conducted by Alan Gilbert, music director of the New York Philharmonic until 2017 and designated conductor of the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra from 2019, the cast features two internationally celebrated singers in the roles of the unequal brothers Moses and Aron: Sir John Tomlinson and Lance Ryan.

Summary

Arnold Schönberg’s opera »Moses und Aron« is one of the key works of the 20th century and a challenge for every opera house. Following the performance of the piece in the Semperoper in 1975 (which was in fact the GDR premiere), this fresh staging by the Catalan Calixto Bieito is already the work’s second interpretation in Dresden. Conducted by Alan Gilbert, music director of the New York Philharmonic until 2017 and designated conductor of the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra from 2019, the cast features two internationally celebrated singers in the roles of the unequal brothers Moses and Aron: Sir John Tomlinson and Lance Ryan.

Complete Cast

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

Generously supported by the Semperoper Foundation

Recommendations

Selected Performance Premiere

  • Saturday 29 Sep 2018
  • 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
Sinfoniechor Dresden
Children's Choir of the Sächsische Staatsoper Dresden
Vocalconsort Berlin
Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden

Generously supported by the Semperoper Foundation

Selected Performance

  • Wednesday 3 Oct 2018
  • 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
Sinfoniechor Dresden
Children's Choir of the Sächsische Staatsoper Dresden
Vocalconsort Berlin
Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden

Generously supported by the Semperoper Foundation

Selected Performance

  • Saturday 6 Oct 2018
  • 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
Sinfoniechor Dresden
Children's Choir of the Sächsische Staatsoper Dresden
Vocalconsort Berlin
Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden

Generously supported by the Semperoper Foundation

Selected Performance

  • Wednesday 10 Oct 2018
  • Starting Time 7 pm

  • Venue Semperoper Dresden

Free introductory talk

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

Nachgespräch mit Chefdramaturg Johann Casimir Eule und weiteren Gästen im Opernkeller

Cast

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

Generously supported by the Semperoper Foundation

Selected Performance

  • Monday 15 Oct 2018
  • Starting Time 1 pm

  • Venue Semperoper Dresden

Free introductory talk

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

Cast

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

Generously supported by the Semperoper Foundation