The Love of the Three Oranges - Schedule, Program & Tickets

The Love of the Three Oranges

Opera in four acts (ten pictures) and a prelude Libretto by the composer after Wsevolod Meyerhold's adaptation of the play of the same name by Carlo Gozzi in the translation by Werner Hintze

Premiere December 7, 2024

In German with German and English surtitles

How terrible must life be if you can't laugh? Sergei Prokofiev's opera “The Love of Three Oranges” is about a king who wants to help his sick son. For the potential heir to the throne there is only one remedy to gain new vitality: laughter. While the doctors are trying their luck, a fight begins between Truffaldino and Fata Morgana, with the latter having an unfortunate fall. Her misfortune brings the prince his long-awaited laugh, but she soon places a curse on him: he will fall in love with three oranges. The prince and Truffaldino immediately set off on an adventurous journey that will take them to a desert - a ride that can be understood as a balancing act between fantasy and reality, parodic-grotesque and tragic at the same time.

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The Love of the Three Oranges