26, 29, 31 May, 3 June, 7.30 p.m., Theater an der Wien
by Giuseppe Verdi
Il Trovatore completes the Wiener Festwochen Verdi trilogy, celebrating his 200th birthday. This passionately romantic opera offers a kaleidoscopic story full of overwhelming emotions, high stakes and rich melodies. In a production by film and opera director Philipp Stölzl, the young Israeli Omer Meir Wellber conducts.
23, 24, 25, 26 May, 6 p.m., Volkstheater
In Agony (The Glembays / Galicia / In Agony)
by Miroslav Krlea
Martin Kuej, artistic director of the Residenztheater Munich, brings a stunning
trilogy by Miroslav Krlea to Vienna. Krlea was one of the most important authors in 20th century Croatian literature. In these three plays, he grippingly describes the demise of the old Europe through World War I.