July 26 – August 4
The Miracle of Heliane
By Erich Wolfgang Korngold
New Production / U.S. Premiere
The American Symphony Orchestra
Conducted by Leon Botstein
Directed by Christian Räth
Set in an unnamed totalitarian state, The Miracle of Heliane (Das Wunder der Heliane) features a complicated, erotic triangle between a ruthless despot, The Ruler; his beautiful and neglected wife, Heliane; and a young, messianic Stranger. The allegorical tale about the destruction of a dictatorship by a woman premiered to great acclaim in Hamburg in 1927, and remains extraordinarily relevant. This new production is directed by Christian Räth with sets and costumes by Esther Bialas, both making their SummerScape debuts. The cast includes the stunning Lithuanian soprano Ausrine Stundyte in a rare U.S. appearance, and rising star tenor Daniel Brenna.
Opening Night Reception for Members
Friday, July 26
Opera Talk with Leon Botstein
Sunday, July 28 at noon
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