Oberon

Intro

Oberon

Carl Maria Von Weber

13/10/1998 in Ghent - 24/10/1998 in Antwerp

  • Michael Kraus
  • Musical direction: Marc Minkowski
  • Oberon: Steven Cole
  • Puck: Marie-José Trullu
  • Sir Huon of Bordeaux: Glenn Winslade
  • Sherasmin: Michael Kraus
  • Reiza: Patricia Schuman

The magical world of Oberon is situated halfway between "Die Entführung" by Mozart and "Ein Sommernachtstraum" by Mendelssohn. In this opera, which was originally produced for Covent Garden, Oberon, king of the fairies, who is taken from the well-known Shakespeare play "A Midsummer Night's Dream", helps the knight Huon to make advances to Reiza, daughter of the Caliph of Bagdad. Like the lovers in Mozart, they are forced to endure all sorts of ordeals as a test of their enduring loyalty to each other.
Bearing in mind the English origins of the work, Marc Minkowski reverts to the original London version.

Practical

Surtitles: Dutch.

Team

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