Johannes Maria Staud: „Die Weiden“ (The Willows)

Eagerly awaited is the first night (world premiere) of the opera „Die Weiden“ (The Willows) at the Wiener Staatsoper on 8 December 2018. 

Together with librettist Durs Gruenbein he has now written a political opera for the Wiener Staatsoper, making reference to the general shift to the right in Europe. At the centre of the action is the newly enamoured couple Peter and Lea, who set off on a journey down a river, – to the very heart of Europe, a continent recently torn apart again.

Text: Staatsoper Vienna

Text by the composer

Time Schedule: December 8, 2018 (First Night), December 11, 14, 16, 20

First Night: Live radio broadcast in the program Ö1 (ORF)

Read more: Durs Grünbein & Johannes Maria Staud with Yeri Han: „Reise in das Herz Europas“ (Journey into the Heart of Europe), in: „Das Opernglas“, November 2018, pp. 38-42