Death in Venice

by Benjamin Britten
Opera in two acts
Libretto by Myfanwy Piper
after the novella by Thomas Mann
sung in English with German subtitles
A man in the midst of a personal crisis in his life: Gustav von Aschenbach is very successful professionally, but a vague sense of yearning drives him to search for something new and mysterious – he therefore decides to travel to Venice. In 1973 and based on a libretto by Myfanwy Piper, Benjamin Britten set to music author Thomas Mann‘s famous novella. Piper’s work has masterfully translated the storyline into theatrical images, and with his opera, the British composer surprised with a many-colored and exotic sounding work.
Co-production with the Stuttgart Ballet
Location
Opernhaus
Back on stage
May 9, 2020
Recommended age
from grade 9
May 2020
https://www.staatsoperstuttgart.de Staatsoper Stuttgart Oberer Schlossgarten 6, 70173 Stuttgart

Cast
Musical Direction Bas Wiegers
Direction and Choreography Demis Volpi
Stage and Costume Design Katharina Schlipf
Lighting Reinhard Traub
Chorus Manuel Pujol
Dramaturgy Ann-Christine Mecke, Sergio Morabito
Gustav von Aschenbach Matthias Klink
Old gondolier/Hotel manager/Barber/Leader of the street singer/Voice of Dionysus Markus Eiche
Waiter at hotel / restaurant Elliott Carlton Hines
Glassblower / Street singer Christopher Sokolowski
English employee at tourist agency Andrew Bogard
Erdbeerverkäuferin/ Straßensängerin Claudia Muschio
Voice of Apollo N. N.
Schüler*innen der John Cranko Schule, Staatsopernchor Stuttgart, Staatsorchester Stuttgart
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https://www.staatsoperstuttgart.de Staatsoper Stuttgart Oberer Schlossgarten 6, 70173 Stuttgart

https://www.staatsoperstuttgart.de Staatsoper Stuttgart Oberer Schlossgarten 6, 70173 Stuttgart

https://www.staatsoperstuttgart.de Staatsoper Stuttgart Oberer Schlossgarten 6, 70173 Stuttgart

https://www.staatsoperstuttgart.de Staatsoper Stuttgart Oberer Schlossgarten 6, 70173 Stuttgart