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Richard Wagner

The Fairies

"The Fairies" is the first complete opera composed by Richard Wagner. It can now be seen in the A1 children's opera tent in an adaptation by Marc-Aurel Floros (music) and Daniela Baumann (libretto). The opera tells the story of Prince Arindal and the beautiful fairy Ada.

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Richard Strauss | Hugo v. Hofmannsthal

Arabella

Arabella was the last collaboration between Richard Strauss and Hugo von Hofmannsthal. The central theme of this lyrical comedy is the true love of two fundamentally different couples. This is the true love that unites us forever "in suffering and joy, in grief and forgiveness."

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Jules Massenet

Manon

Massenet's musical rendering of the story of the frivolous and charming Manon, to whom the young nobleman Des Grieux loses his heart, has been one of the most popular French operas ever since it was premièred in 1884.

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Richard Wagner

Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg

Wagner's "Meistersinger" is a Canticle of the Arts and a rejection of the purely proper artistic design.

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Johann Strauß

Die Fledermaus

In "Die Fledermaus" the Waltz King created a masterpiece in the genre of operetta that has never been transcended since. It features brilliant music combined with a bitingly comic plot, but without being cheaply sentimental!

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