Saint François d’Assise

by Olivier Messiaen
Opera in three acts and eight pictures
Libretto from the composer
in French with English and German surtitles
Olivier Messiaen's scenes on Saint Francis of Assisi are not so much opera as oratorio, more precise: a ritual, for which Messiaen wrote one of 20th century’s most impressive and dazzling scores. The team around conductor Titus Engel and director Anna-Sophie Mahler will approach this monumental composition in a special way: The first and last act will be performed in the opera house, whilst for the part in between, the audience will join the orchestra, the choir and the soloists on a pilgrimage through the city of Stuttgart. Staged as an open-air performance both, in front of the opera house and on the open-air stage Killesberg, this work can be experienced in a completely new way: A pilgrimage with Messiaen to bring nature into the opera house. Will you join us?

The event starts in the early afternoon and lasts until late evening. It will partly take place outdoors. We therefore recommend comfortable shoes and rainproof clothing if necessary.
World premiere
1983 in Paris
There will be an introduction 45 minutes before the performance at foyer I. floor.

The event starts in the early afternoon and lasts until late evening. It will partly take place outdoors. We therefore recommend comfortable shoes and rainproof clothing if necessary.


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

Sun
11
opera house and urban space
Premiere
8-139 €/I
https://www.staatsoperstuttgart.de Staatsoper Stuttgart Oberer Schlossgarten 6, 70173 Stuttgart

Thu
22
opera house and urban space
8-115 €/G
https://www.staatsoperstuttgart.de Staatsoper Stuttgart Oberer Schlossgarten 6, 70173 Stuttgart

Sun
25
opera house and urban space
8-126 €/H
Cast
Musical Direction Titus Engel
Direction Anna-Sophie Mahler
Stage Design & Costume Katrin Connan
Chorus Manuel Pujol
Dramaturgy Ingo Gerlach
Angel Beate Ritter
Saint François Michael Mayes
The leper Moritz Kallenberg
Brother Léon Danylo Matviienko
Brother Massée Elmar Gilbertsson
Brother Élie Gerhard Siegel
Staatsopernchor Stuttgart, Staatsorchester Stuttgart
Jul 2023
https://www.staatsoperstuttgart.de Staatsoper Stuttgart Oberer Schlossgarten 6, 70173 Stuttgart

Sun
2
opera house and urban space
8-126 €/H
https://www.staatsoperstuttgart.de Staatsoper Stuttgart Oberer Schlossgarten 6, 70173 Stuttgart

Sun
9
opera house and urban space
8-126 €/H

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