14.10.–20.12.2022 / Opera, Young Opera

Iwein Lö­wen­ritter

Moritz Eggert
Sat 12.11.2022
Opernhaus Düsseldorf
16:00 - 18:00
Opera, Young Opera
18:30 - 20:30
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19:00 - 21:00
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11:00 - 13:00
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11:00 - 13:00
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Opera in two acts
After the novel by Felicitas Hoppe based on the
of the epic "Iwein" by Hartmann von Aue
Libretto by Andrea Heuser
A co-operation with Theater Dortmund and Theater Bonn in the context of “Junge Opern Rhein Ruhr”
In German with surtitles
approx. 1 ¾ hours, one interval
For all from 8 upwards
Iwein is a knight - a young, strong knight and the best of the best in general. But at King Arthur's court, his days get longer and longer, until one day he goes out to seek adventure. After all, he wants to fight and win, as knights do. And Iwein puts up a good fight. Soon the heart of the beautiful Laudine beats for him and she wins his too. It could be so beautiful, for Iwein and Laudine are happy together, were it not for his friend Gawein, who lures him back out into the world of competition, because honour is everything for knights. Iwein fights and fights, for a lion and against a dragon, a giant, and almost loses his mind and his Laudine...

Georg Büchner Prize winner Felicitas Hoppe has created an imaginative story from the medieval knight epic by Hartmann von Aue that tells of what makes the heart beat faster: Friendship and love. Librettist Andrea Heuser and composer Moritz Eggert have adapted "Iwein Löwenritter" for the big opera stage as part of the "Junge Opern Rhein-Ruhr" cooperation and - accompanied by adventurous orchestral sounds - show the courageous knight on winding paths through legendary landscapes and to himself.
Musikalische Leitung
Löwe (Puppenspieler)
Magda Lena Schlott
Löwe (Sänger)
Iweins Herz
Gegner / Wilder Mann
Gawein / Jakob Kunath
Laudines Herz

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