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Oberon - Carl Maria von Weber


Oberon - Carl Maria von Weber
Romantic Fairy Opera

Oberon, King of the Elves, and his wife Titania, Queen of the Fairies, are fighting over who is more faithful, men or women. Oberon makes a vow that will cause him some trouble – he will keep away from Titania until the matter is resolved. His faithful servant Puck has already found a couple that seems perfectly suited to prove the concept of unconditional faith and thereby release Oberon from his vow: Huon of Bordeaux, a Franconian knight, and Reiza, a Persian princess.
The fable-like plot sends the two lovers Huon and Reiza, together with their confidants Scherasmin and Fatima, on an adventurous journey during which they are shipwrecked, abducted by pirates and sold into slavery. Through his romantic musical language, Carl Maria von Weber combines the miraculous realm of the elves and spirits, the dazzling Orient and the medieval world of knights in a sophisticated fabric.
The Salzburg State Theatre stages a cooperation of three divisions at its largest venue: music theatre, drama and ballet merge and complement each other in this fairy-tale production, which continues the English traditions of semi-opera and ballad opera.

September 21, - December 20, 2019
Salzburger Landestheater

On request reductions for children and students (< 26) possible!