Darmstadt: Rusalka

23 March 2019, Staatstheater Darmstadt, Darmstadt, Germany Antonín Dvořák: Rusalka (premiere) Directed by: Luise Kautz, music director: Daniel Cohen Cast: Katharina Persicke (Rusalka), Theorsten Büttner (Prince), Katrin Gerstenberger (Foreign Princess), Johannes Seokhoon Moon (Water Goblin), Elisabeth Hornung (Witch) and others Language: German Following performances: 30 Mar, 4, 12 and 18 Apr, 10 and 26 May, 8 and 16 … Read more

Darmstadt: The Makropulos Affair

Conductor Will Humburg concluded his three-year-long Janáček cycle at Staatstheater Darmstadt with a new production of The Makropulos Affair. The theatre’s general music director is already an expert when it comes to the Moravian composer; apart from Jenůfa and The Cunning Little Vixen in Darmstadt, he had also conducted Katya Kabanova a couple of years ago in Bonn. The directress Eva-Maria Höckmayer tried to depict especially the … Read more

Miroslav Srnka’s South Pole in Darmstadt

Less than a year and a half since its premiere at the Bavarian State Opera, South Pole, opera by Miroslav Srnka, made its appearance again, this time in a new version on the stage of Staatstheater Darmstadt. The story of two polar expeditions competing in their quest to be the first ones ever to reach the South Pole … Read more

Darmstadt: Jenůfa

On Saturday 4 March, Staatstheater Darmstadt premiered a new production of Janáček’s Jenůfa. Its author Dirk Schmeding belongs to experienced Janáček-directors; he directed Jenufa already three years ago at Landestheater Detmold and his first work in Darmstadt was The Cunning Little Vixen. His co-workers from the latter production included other members of the present creative team – stage … Read more