Casanova

by Johann Strauss and Ralph Benatzky
Revue operetta in seven pictures by Rudolph Schanzer and Ernst Welisch
In a version by Staatsoper Stuttgart with texts by Jayrôme C. Robinet, Mithu Sanyal, Feridun Zaimoglu and others
in German
A material that is as popular as it is ambivalent and evokes countless associations with one word: Casanova! Just one day after Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill had launched probably the theater sensation of the Weimar Republic with the Threepenny Opera in what would later become the Berliner Ensemble, director and choreographer Erik Charell followed suit right next door in the predecessor of the Friedrichstadtpalast. The capital’s press was enthusiastic: “Casanova is a great success. It means the resurrection of the operetta!” (Der Montag). The “electrifying music of Johann Strauss” (Berliner Tageblatt) was not only rearranged by Ralph Benatzky, but also electrified – by “the new instrument vibraphone”, as announced in the program booklet for the premiere. Viennese waltzes are combined with Tango Argentino, string cantilenas with saxophone sounds, the 19th century with the 20th century, operetta with revue. “In the intoxication of pleasures”, the anthem of the evening, we accompany Casanova through seven images. Venice, Spain, Vienna, Potsdam, Bohemia and back to the Venetian carnival: masquerade and nostalgia, cliché and projection. The title hero becomes an idea, an image of fear and desire, while the most dazzling figure, the most casanova-like, is the dancer Barberina, who turns the head of even the great lover. Or was that Laura? Or Trude? Or Helene? With Casanova, Marco Štorman and his team create a lusty discourse revue about desire, seduction and nostalgia. A play with identities and surfaces, with images of masculinity, femininity and the in-between.
Location
Opernhaus
World premiere
1928 in Berlin

Premiere of this production
December 22, 2024
Recommended age
from class 9
There will be a german introduction 45 minutes before the performance at foyer I. floor.
Dec 2024
https://www.staatsoperstuttgart.de Staatsoper Stuttgart Oberer Schloßgarten 6, 70173 Stuttgart

Sun
22
18:00
Opernhaus
Premiere
8 / 20,50 / 33 / 49 / 66 / 82 / 99 / 119 / 139 €
https://www.staatsoperstuttgart.de Staatsoper Stuttgart Oberer Schloßgarten 6, 70173 Stuttgart

Sat
28
19:00
Opernhaus
8 / 20,50 / 33 / 49 / 66 / 82 / 99 / 119 / - €
https://www.staatsoperstuttgart.de Staatsoper Stuttgart Oberer Schloßgarten 6, 70173 Stuttgart

Mon
30
19:00
Opernhaus
8 / 18,50 / 29 / 43 / 58 / 72 / 90 / 108 / - €
Jan 2025
https://www.staatsoperstuttgart.de Staatsoper Stuttgart Oberer Schloßgarten 6, 70173 Stuttgart

Fri
3
19:00
Opernhaus
8 / 20,50 / 33 / 49 / 66 / 82 / 99 / 119 / 139 €
https://www.staatsoperstuttgart.de Staatsoper Stuttgart Oberer Schloßgarten 6, 70173 Stuttgart

Tue
7
19:00
Opernhaus
8 / 18,50 / 29 / 43 / 58 / 72 / 90 / 108 / 126 €
https://www.staatsoperstuttgart.de Staatsoper Stuttgart Oberer Schloßgarten 6, 70173 Stuttgart

Fri
17
19:00
Opernhaus
8 / 20,50 / 33 / 49 / 66 / 82 / 99 / 119 / 139 €
https://www.staatsoperstuttgart.de Staatsoper Stuttgart Oberer Schloßgarten 6, 70173 Stuttgart

Sat
25
19:00
Opernhaus
8 / 20,50 / 33 / 49 / 66 / 82 / 99 / 119 / 139 €
Feb 2025
https://www.staatsoperstuttgart.de Staatsoper Stuttgart Oberer Schloßgarten 6, 70173 Stuttgart

Sat
8
19:00
Opernhaus
8 / 20,50 / 33 / 49 / 66 / 82 / 99 / 119 / 139 €
Cast
Musikalische Leitung Cornelius Meister
Regie Marco Štorman
Bühne Demian Wohler
Kostüme Yassu Yabara
Choreografie Cassie Augusta Jørgensen
(Live-)Bühnenmusik & Komposition Maartje Theussink
Licht Friedrich Schmidt
Dramaturgie Ingo Gerlach
Chor Bernhard Moncado
Casanova Michael Mayes
Laura Esther Dierkes
Barberina Maria Theresa Ullrich
Waldstein N.N.
von Hohenfels Moritz Kallenberg
Graf Dohna Johannes Kammler
Menuzzi Kai Kluge
Costa Elmar Gilbertsson
Helene N.N.
Trude Stine Marie Fischer
Tänzerin Cassie Augusta Jørgensen
Staatsopernchor Stuttgart, Staatsorchester Stuttgart