Introduction to the season with director Roland Geyer and guests

Opera is music and theatre. What does that mean? It embraces music and drama as components of equal weight. It means listening and watching in a new way, asking and answering questions in a new way – and presenting it all to an audience that is invited to form its own opinion.
At the start of the 2013/14 season, Director Roland Geyer will present the Theater an der Wien’s ten new productions. He will invite two respected musicologists, Haide Tenner and Peter Blaha, to join him on the podium to give a talk interspersed with musical extracts on the creation of these works and outstanding productions from the past. The aim of this type of presentation is to give the audience an insight into the reflections of experts and reveal some interesting aspects.

Anyone wishing to gain a detailed summary of the 2013/14 year of opera at the Theater an der Wien should not miss these special talks. The audience will, of course, have the opportunity to ask questions at the end. The experts will try to “infect” the visitors with the fascination of the coming season in this roughly ninety-minute event.
Admission is free for Theater an der Wien subscription holders, Friends of the Theater an der Wien and school groups participating in Jugend an der Wien projects.
Bookings for this event can be made, and tickets for it go on sale, from
1 August, 2013.
Contact: Mag. Philipp Wagner, Tel.: +43 (0) 1 58830-2015.
E-Mail: philipp.wagner@theater-wien.at