[The Miracle of HelianeBy Erich Wolfgang Korngold] "The Bride of the Wind," 1914, Oskar Kokoschka, Kunstmuseum, Basel, Switzerland/Artothek/Bridgeman Images, ©2019 Foundation Oskar Kokoschka/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ProLitteris, Zürich
"The Bride of the Wind," 1914, Oskar Kokoschka, Kunstmuseum, Basel, Switzerland/Artothek/Bridgeman Images, ©2019 Foundation Oskar Kokoschka/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ProLitteris, Zürich

SummerScape Opera
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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