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Opera seria (1737)

Music by Georg Friedrich Händel

Libretto based on a text by Nicolò Beregan and Pietro Pariati

In Italian with German surtitles

Production of Theater an der Wien in der Kammeroper

Premiere: 4 December 2019, 7 pm

Performances: 7 / 9 / 11 / 14 / 18 / 21 / 28 December 2019 & 2 / 4 January 2020, 7 pm

Synopsis

The goddess Fortuna promises the farmhand Giustino honour, glory and wealth if he has the courage to go out into the world. On his way he protects a woman from a bear, ends up in Byzantium where Emperor Anastasio reigns. The woman Giustino saved is Leocasta, the Emperor’s sister. The Emperor’s wife Arianna has just been  kidnapped by the tyrant Vitaliano and he is being threatened by his general Amanzio who wants to be emperor himself. Giustino rescues the Empress, but the thankful behaviour of Arianna causes the jealousy of the Emperor. An intrigue of Amanzio makes him sentence Giustino to death. But Leocasta succeeds in freeing Giustino. Meanwhile Vitaliano plans to take revenge and is about to kill Giustino when he  slumbers, but in this moment the two men realise that they are brothers, and together they hurry to Byzantium where they are only just in time to prevent the execution of the Emperor who has been overthrown by Amanzio. All’s well that ends well: Giustino  arries Leocasta and is app inted co-regent.

Cast

Conductor

Markellos Chryssicos

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Director & Choreography

James Darrah

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Set & costume design

Adam Rigg

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Light design

Franz Tscheck

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Giustino

Víctor Jiménez Diaz

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Arianna

Jenna Siladie

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Anastasio

Rafał Tomkiewicz

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Leocasta

Tatiana Kuryatnikova

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Vitaliano

Johannes Bamberger

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Amanzio

Kristján Jóhannesson

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Polidarte

Dumitru Mădăraşăn

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Fortuna

Ilona Revolskaya

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Orchestra

Bach Consort Wien

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Giustino

Wiener Kammeroper,Wien

Date/Time Venue/Location Price Ticketlink
Sat, 04.01.20207:00 pm Giustino
Wiener Kammeroper, Fleischmarkt 24Wien1010
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