Das Lied von der Erde

Gustav Mahler / Arnold Schönberg: Das Lied von der Erde

Elfriede Jelinek: Die Bienenkönige
A symphony for Tenor and Alto (or Baritone) and orchestra
Based on Hans Bethge's Die chinesische FlöteChamber orchestral version by Arnold Schönberg, completed by Rainer Riehn
in german with English and German surtitels
An energy being from out of space is paying a visit to the Earth to further research the mortality of planets. The Earth’s population suffocated themselves and their environment by a thick layer of plastic. Whilst searching for either, signs of civilization and of the events leading up to the collapse, the being comes across a colony of researchers beneath the Earth’s surface.

The proximity to death which can be found in Mahler’s work, also finds an equivalent in Elfriede Jelinek’s essay Die Bienenkönige (The Kings of Bees). Jelinek’s story, written in 1976 and placed at the beginning of the evening like a prologue to Mahler’s composition, likewise narrates of standstill and a perishing civilization.

Location
Opernhaus
Duration
1h 45 min, keine Pause
World premiere
1911 in Vienna

This production's premiere
27 October 2020

Jun 2023
https://www.staatsoperstuttgart.de Staatsoper Stuttgart Oberer Schlossgarten 6, 70173 Stuttgart

Sun
18
Opernhaus
Revival
8-115 €/G
Cast
Musical Direction Killian Farrell
Direction David Hermann
Stage, Light Jo Schramm
Costumes Claudia Irro, Bettina Werner
Dramaturgy Ingo Gerlach
Soprano 1 Simone Schneider
Soprano 2 Diana Haller
Tenor Gerhard Siegel
Bariton Martin Gantner
Staatsorchester Stuttgart
https://www.staatsoperstuttgart.de Staatsoper Stuttgart Oberer Schlossgarten 6, 70173 Stuttgart

Tue
20
Opernhaus
8-108 €/F
https://www.staatsoperstuttgart.de Staatsoper Stuttgart Oberer Schlossgarten 6, 70173 Stuttgart

Sat
24
Opernhaus
8-115 €/G