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Schwanda, der Dudelsackpfeifer celebrates its premiere

Yesterday, a rarely performed work celebrated its premiere at the MuseumsQuartier: Jaromír Weinberger's Schwanda, der Dudelsackpfeifer - a folk opera in which Bohemian folklore and late Romanticism collide. In his production, director Tobias Kratzer explores both the colourful surface and the deep psychological abysses of this fairytale world for adults, which lead all the way to the Viennese underground.

The audience thanked the entire ensemble with long-lasting applause: Andrè Schuen in the title role, Vera-Lotte Boecker as his wife Dorota and Pavol Breslik as the opaque Babinsky as well as Ester Pavlu as the seductive Queen, Krešimir Stražanac, Sorin Coliban, Miloš Bulajić, Henry Neill and Iurie Ciobanu as well as the Vienna Symphony Orchestra and its designated chief conductor Petr Popelka.


Schwanda, der Dudelsackpfeifer can still be seen until 28 November.


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