Between 1836 and 1884: Five rediscovered operas

Verdi? Wrong. Wagner? Just a peccadillo. It’s all about Schumann, Cornelius, Rimsky-Korsakov and Tchaikovsky.

With five successful premieres in Spring 2017, we presented five distinctive examples of the mid-19th century “Breitkopf opera history.” With reference to the rediscovery of Marschner’s Vampyr (1828) we are quasi writing the sequel and deliberately put Wagner’s great music theaterby publishing the first editions of Lohengrin, and Tristan Breitkopf & Härtel considerably had contributed to its reception – aside until later. So, rediscoveries are in line with the trend, the map of composers and works is getting more and more colorful, and creative impacts on the coming theater programs are going to be inevitable.

1836
Richard Wagner: The Ban on Love
Premiere: Buenos Aires, Teatro Colón, 25.04.2017

1850
Robert Schumann: Genoveva
Premiere: Mannheim, Nationaltheater, 29.04.2017

1858
Peter Cornelius: The Barber of Baghdad
Premiere: Gießen, Stadttheater, 28.01.2017

1882
Nikolaj Rimskij-Korsakow: The Snow Maiden (La Fille de neige)
Premiere: Paris, Opéra, 15.04.2017

1884
Pjotr Iljitsch Tschaikowsky: Mazeppa
Premiere: Gera, Bühnen der Stadt, 28.04.2017
Revival: 11.03.2018