THE FAIRIES

Richard Wagner

THE FAIRIES

Opera

The first fully composed oeuvre by Wagner, which, however, was only staged posthumously. The fairy-tale opera with mythological motive.

The historical SND building

Wagner’s oeuvre The Fairies is staged by the Košice opera in Slovak première. The first completed opera that was yet composed in the style of German Romanticism and strongly influenced by Carl Maria von Weber and Heinrich Marschner, was first staged in Munich in June 1888, five years after Wagner’s passing. Curiously, music was then directed by the young Richard Strauss with the première performance conducted by Franz Fischer. Even though the opera was received to high acclaim, in time it virtually fell into abyss and is still only rarely staged. The romantic story of the King Arindal’s longing for love and ideal world, set in Bavarian context of the late 19th century is brought by the Košice opera with an outstanding production team and guest performers.

Musical direction: Robert Jindra
Conductors: Robert Jindra, Jan Novobilský
Directed by: Lubor Cukr
Set design: Jaromír Vlček
Costumes design: Josef Jelínek
Chorus Master: Lukáš Kozubík
Dramaturgy: Daniel Jäger

Cast:
The King of Fairies: Mihály Podkopájev
Ada: Frédérique Friess
Zemina: Tatiana Paľovčíková
Farzana: Myroslava Havryliuk
Arindal: Titusz Tóbisz
Lora: Babora Řeřichová
Morald: Marián Lukáč
Gernot: Jiří Přibyl
Drolla: Janette Zsigová
Gunther: Maksym Kutsenko
Harald: Marek Gurbaľ
Envoy: Anton Baculík
Voice of Gromas: Mihály Podkopájev
Ada´s double: Barbora Ivanová