Johann Strauss’ brilliant comedy of errors, Eine Nacht in Venedig, takes place on an eventful evening in eighteenth-century Venice. Behind their carnival masks, the characters are caught in comical situations as the Duke of Urbino tries to conquer the beautiful Barbara, a senator’s wife. The senator attempts to foil the plan, but without offending the Duke, from whom he has much to gain. The Duke’s barber, his fiancée, a chambermaid and a famous spaghetti cook are involved in the intrigue. With artistic direction by Peter Langdal, one of Denmark’s leading theatrical directors, and the Orchestra and Chorus of Opéra de Lyon led by its brilliant young principal conductor, Daniele Rustioni.
November 29,30 2018
Royal Opera House