Reading libretti

The literature club of the Staatsoper Stuttgart

You love reading and are equally passionate about sharing your reading with others? You like going to the opera - or you're planning to finally attend a performance? At the Staatsoper Stuttgart's new literature club, we want to read libretti in advance and talk about what we've read over a drink in a relaxed atmosphere. In the coming months, there are several operas on the program that are not only musically rich, but also offer plenty of inspiration for discussion on a literary level. Texts by book prize winner Frank Witzel, Hugo von Hofmannsthal, Friedrich Schiller and Bertolt Brecht form the basis of the performances in the opera house - and there is also a lot of literature to discover about these works beyond these texts. The hosts are employees of the opera house who are passionate about literature. However, discussions are held on an equal footing and collectively - because the participants decide together what will be read. Attention, limited number of participants!
Access to the side room of the canteen via the canteen entrance in the connecting building between the opera house and the theatre

Registration required via oper@staatstheater-stuttgart.de!

Hosts
Johannes Lachermeier (Direction Communiactions) and Kyra Palberg (Development)
19.3. „Dora“ – zu Gast: Josefin Feiler
In the first episode of the literature club, we discussed the libretto for the world premiere of Dora. In the second episode, we now want to discuss the production by director Elisabeth Stöppler and conductor Elena Schwarz and make intertextual connections! Our „Dora“ Josefin Feiler will join us.
11.4. „Elektra“
Hugo von Hofmannsthal's Elektra is on the program in the third episode. The libretto, set to music by Strauss for the opera and premiered in Dresden in 1909, is based on Hoffmannsthal's first major stage success Elektra. Tragedy in One Act. In contrast to Sophocles' original, Hoffmannsthal concentrates entirely on Elektra's inner drama, after which we will attend the performance together (musical direction: Cornelius Meister, staging: Peter Konwitschny).
16.4. „Elektra“
Following the joint performance of Richard Strauss' Elektra on April 11, we would like to discuss the production at the fourth meeting of our literature club. Participants who are not attending on April 11 are also very welcome.
13.5. „Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny“
Shortly after the premiere of Kurt Weill's Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny (musical director: Cornelius Meister, stage director Ulrike Schwab), we talk about Bertolt Brecht's libretto, about uninhibited capitalism and unrestrained gambling, about the downfall of morality and the way to the nearest whiskey bar.
19.06.,19 h: What does the troubadour sing about?
The libretto to Verdi's Il trovatore by Salvatore Cammarano and Leone Emanuele Bardare, based on the drama El trovador by Antonio García Gutiérrez, is considered one of the most confused in opera history. Together with chief dramaturge Ingo Gerlach, who is overseeing the new production of Verdi's opera and is also one of the play's most ardent fans, we take a look at the musical-dramatic potential of the text.
Feb 2024
https://www.staatsoperstuttgart.de Staatsoper Stuttgart Oberer Schloßgarten 6, 70173 Stuttgart

Wed
28
19:00
Side room of the canteen
Mar 2024
https://www.staatsoperstuttgart.de Staatsoper Stuttgart Oberer Schloßgarten 6, 70173 Stuttgart

Tue
19
19:00
Side room of the canteen
Apr 2024
https://www.staatsoperstuttgart.de Staatsoper Stuttgart Oberer Schloßgarten 6, 70173 Stuttgart

Thu
11
18:00
Side room of the canteen
https://www.staatsoperstuttgart.de Staatsoper Stuttgart Oberer Schloßgarten 6, 70173 Stuttgart

Tue
16
19:00
Side room of the canteen
May 2024
https://www.staatsoperstuttgart.de Staatsoper Stuttgart Oberer Schloßgarten 6, 70173 Stuttgart

Mon
13
19:00
Side room of the canteen
Jun 2024
https://www.staatsoperstuttgart.de Staatsoper Stuttgart Oberer Schloßgarten 6, 70173 Stuttgart

Wed
19
19:00
Side room of the canteen