There are only few opera composers whose work had attracted as much attention as Richard Wagner’s. He became an iconic composer during his life and the Wagner cult is still alive. His operas are still presented with great respect, and not just in Bayreuth, where he had commissioned a festival theatre designed solely to stage his pieces, but literally all over the world.
Most of the themes of Wagner’s operas are purely German and the romantic Lohengrin opera is no exception. A knight of the Holy Grail descends to Earth to protect an innocent girl Elsa from intriguing accusation. He has only one condition: Elsa must not ask his name. Elsa breaks the rule and Lohengrin returns back to the knights of the Holy Grail. Of all Wagner’s works, Lohengrin is one of the most popular and most accessible.
It was last staged in Plzeň in 1957.
The opera will be staged in the German original.
Premiere on 13 June 2020 at the Grand Theatre