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Musical Theatre

Franko Klisović, James Homann, Amira Elmadfa; Photo: Susanne Reichardt
Photo: Susanne Reichardt
Photo: Susanne Reichardt

Collision

UA
Next event: 4.6.24
19:30 → 21:45 h
Marguerre-Saal
Musical comedy based on a grotesque opera libretto by Kurt Schwitters / Music by Ludger Vollmer

Il barbiere di Siviglia

Next event: 12.6.24
19:30 → 22:40 h
Marguerre-Saal
Opera buffa in two acts by Gioachino Rossini

Death in Venice

Theatre•Lovers
Next event: 14.6.24
19:30 → 22:30 h
Marguerre-Saal
Death in Venice / Opera in two acts by Benjamin Britten

Man of La Mancha

First night this season
Next event: 20.6.24
20:30 → 23:10 h
Schlosshof
Musical by Mitch Leigh, Dale Wasserman and Joe Darion
New in season 2023/24

Eugen Onegin

Photo: Susanne Reichardt

Nebuchadnezzar

Photo: Susanne Reichardt

Death in Venice

Photo: Susanne Reichardt

Festive Opera Gala

Indre Pelakauskaite, Theresa Immerz, João Terleira, Ipča Ramanović; Photo: Susanne Reichardt

Collision

Franko Klisović, James Homann, Amira Elmadfa; Photo: Susanne Reichardt

La Cenerentola

Back in season 2023/24

The Sacred Duck

Photo: Susanne Reichardt

Sunset Boulevard

Photo: Susanne Reichardt

Il barbiere di Siviglia

Photo: Susanne Reichardt

Man of La Mancha

Extras 2023/24

»But I like to sing!«

Indre Pelakauskaite, Zlata Khershberg-Reith, Ariana Lucas; Photo: Susanne Reichardt

End of the world – and then?

Golo/Nackt

Reading and Music: »Death in Venice«

New in season 2024/25

Macbeth

A Song Goes Round the World

Adonis

Singin’ in the Rain

Jenůfa

Carmen

Back in season 2024/25

La Cenerentola

Musical Theatre and Opera

The musical theatre and opera category of the Theater und Orchester Heidelberg comprises a singer ensemble and the opera choir (in addition to the extra choir and children’s choir) as well as the Philharmonisches Orchester, making up a separate category in its function as concert orchestra.

The musical theatre and opera repertoire comprises works from all musical eras, reaching from Baroque to contemporary musical theatre and genre operas, operettas as well as musicals. The annual Baroque festival Winter in Schwetzingen rediscovers forgotten treasures of the opera and stages them in Schwetzingen’s Palace Rokokotheater.

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The opera choir

The opera choir of the Theater und Orchester Heidelberg puts on five to six new productions as well as two to three repertoire productions every season. It also stages concerts and forms part of bigger chorus and orchestra concerts, offering a broad ranged repertoire reaching from baroque operas during the festival Winter in Schwetzingen to world premieres as well as modern and contemporary works at Theater Heidelberg.
Members of the opera choir regularly take over smaller and bigger solo roles in opera productions.

23 singers belong to the opera choir of the Theater und Orchester Heidelberg. An extra chorus of semi-professional singers supports them in bigger productions.

There is also a children’s and youth choir as well as a pre-choir to promote new singing talents.
The children’s and youth choir is part of the theatre’s opera productions on a regular basis. Solo parts (for children) are taken over by its members, for instance the three boys in Mozart’s »The Magic Flute«.

Virginie Déjos has been directing the chorus since September 2023.

Philharmonisches Orchester Heidelberg

Heidelberg’s philharmonic orchestra, Philharmonisches Orchester Heidelberg, has been part of the city’s theatre since 2005. It forms its own division, staging numerous concerts and accompanying opera productions. The orchestra shapes the city’s musical life with its stylistic flexibility stretching from Baroque to Modernity as well as a broad variety of concert formats. It has twice been honoured with the award for »best concert programme« by the association of German music producers, Deutscher Musikverleger-Verband, and places a strong emphasis on pedagogical music promotion. Since 2006, Heidelberg’s philharmonic orchestra has been engaging with historic staging methods as part of the festival Winter in Schwetzingen. As part of Heidelberg’s women artists’ award, the Heidelberger Künstlerinnenpreis, and its concert programmes, the orchestra regularly reflects on the works of women composers.

The Philharmonisches Orchester Heidelberg was founded on 8th April 1889 as »Städtisches Orchester«.

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