La Fest

Opera as a baroque celebration of life
by and with Eric Gauthier

Music by Händel, Rameau, Vivaldi & Co.
Music theatre creation with arias, ensembles, choruses and dances by Carl Heinrich Graun, Riccardo Broschi, Antonio Caldara, Francesco Cavalli, John Dowland, Georg Friedrich Händel, Reinhard Keiser, Marin Marais, Tarquino Merula, Nicola Porpora, Henry Purcell, Jean-Philippe Rameau, Agostino Steffani, Georg Philipp Telemann, Leonardo Vinci and Antonio Vivaldi
in italian, french, english and german with german and english surtitles
Celebrations are states of exception where everyday life gets transformed. Even at its very beginning the musical form of opera had a close liaison with festivities. But because the once exclusive festive music should now belong to everyone, we invite you to join us for a celebration in the opera house. In his first staging of a music theatre, Eric Gauthier explores the reasons why and how people celebrate. Together with singers, dancers, choir and orchestra, the audience journeys through the various kinds of a lifetime’s festivities. On the playlist: two centuries of vocal and dance music, including unheard rarities.
Location
Opernhaus
Recommended age
from grade 7
Before the performance
Get in touch with each other! Starting one hour before the preformance in the foyer I. floor, you can join other guests and staff of the Staatsoper Stuttgart to get in the mood for the preformance.

Aftershow lounge
After each performance of La Fest, the Opera House hosts an aftershow lounge with DJ in a relaxed atmosphere. The bars are open.

Be baroque!
Of course, there is no dress code at the opera. But if you feel like it: Get your powdered wig out of the closet, put on your ball gown - show extravagance and opulence! You may also find costume inspiration at our monthly costume sale.
Dec 2023
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Sun
3
18:00 – 21:15
Opernhaus
Premiere
Cast
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Wed
6
19:00 – 22:15
Opernhaus
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Sat
16
19:30 – 22:45
Opernhaus
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Sat
23
19:00 – 22:15
Opernhaus
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Mon
25
17:00 – 20:15
Opernhaus
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Thu
28
19:00 – 22:15
Opernhaus
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Cast
Musikalische Leitung Benjamin Bayl
Regie und Choreografie Eric Gauthier
Bühne Susanne Gschwender
Kostüme Gudrun Schretzmeier
Dramaturgie Carmen Kovacs, Miron Hakenbeck
Licht Mario Daszenies
Chor Manuel Pujol
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Sun
31
20:00 – 23:15
Opernhaus
Afterwards until 1:00 a.m.: A joint toast to the New Year – including a glass of sparkling wine!
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Jan 2024
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Fri
19
19:00 – 22:15
Opernhaus
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Thu
25
19:00 – 22:15
Opernhaus
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