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12+
Der Schauspieldirektor (The Impresario)
About the performance

On the 7th of February 1786 in Vienna a celebration took place, organised by Kaiser Joseph II in honour of the Governor General of the Netherlands. In the programme of the celebration, besides dinner parties and dances, there was a music competition: the audience had to choose what was superior: Italian or German opera. On that occasion, two composers, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Antonio Salieri, were asked to create one-act works to a comic plot from life in the theatre’s backstage.

Salieri represented the Italian school at that competition and wrote the opera Prima la musica e poi le parole. Mozart wrote the Singspiel in the German style Der Schauspieldirektor. The composer and the librettist of the latter made fun of fretful and quarrelsome characters, who can often be seen in the theatre world, of self-satisfied prima donnas and a desire of every artist to be the favourite of the audience.

Premiered on December 2, 1975. Revival of the first production – August 29, 2013.

Run with one-act opera Pimpinone by Georg Philipp Telemann.

Libretto by Johann Gottlieb Stephanie, adaptation by Boris Pokrovsky

Conductor of the premiere
Anatoly Levin
Set Designer
Alla Kozhenkova
Revival version:
Designer
Olga Oshkalo
Lighting Designer
Vladimir Ivakin
Scene:
Chamber Stage
Language:
Russian
Bolshoi opera official sponsor is Payment System MIR
A scene from the performance.

Photo by Pavel Rychkov.

Pavel Paremuzov as The Impresario, Azamat Tsaliti as Buff.

Photo by Pavel Rychkov.

Azamat Tsaliti as Buff, Irina Khruleva as Madame Herz, Alexei Sulimov as The Impresario.

Photo by Vladimir Mayorov.

Irina Khruleva as Madame Herz, Pavel Paremuzov as The Impresario.

Photo by Pavel Rychkov.

Azamat Tsaliti as Buff, Irina Khruleva as Madame Herz, Pavel Paremuzov as The Impresario.

Photo by Pavel Rychkov.

Pavel Paremuzov as The Impresario, Azamat Tsaliti as Buff.

Photo by Pavel Rychkov.

A scene from the performance.

Photo by Pavel Rychkov.

Anna Bauman as Mademoiselle Silberklang.

Photo by Pavel Rychkov.

Irina Khruleva as Madame Herz.

Photo by Pavel Rychkov.

Anna Bauman as Mademoiselle Silberklang, Irina Khruleva as Madame Herz, Azamat Tsaliti as Buff, Alexei Sulimov as The Impresario.

Photo by Vladimir Mayorov.

A scene from the performance.

Photo by Pavel Rychkov.

Anna Bauman as Mademoiselle Silberklang, Pavel Paremuzov as The Impresario, Irina Khruleva as Madame Herz, Azamat Tsaliti as Buff.

Photo by Pavel Rychkov.

Pavel Paremuzov as The Impresario, Azamat Tsaliti as Buff, Anna Bauman as Mademoiselle Silberklang.

Photo by Pavel Rychkov.

Cast
30 March
2023

Thursday, 19:00

29 March
2023

Wednesday, 19:00

26 January
2023

Thursday, 19:00

25 January
2023

Wednesday, 19:00

15 June
2022

Wednesday, 19:00

13 January
2022

Thursday, 19:00

12 October
2021

Tuesday, 19:00

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Synopsis

A comedian-buff («Buff») runs into the office of the opera director (the Impresario) with good news: he has received permission to set up a new theater, where he will become the main comedian. However, the director is skeptical: he knows exactly that theatrical squabbles can turn any comedian into a tragedian. One after another, aptly named candidates — Madame Herz («Heart»), Mademoiselle Silberklang («Silvern Sound») — arrive at the «audition».

Schedule and tickets
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29 March
Wednesday
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19:00
30 March
Thursday
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19:00
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