Venue details

Opernhaus Dortmund , Theaterkarree 1-3, 44137 Dortmund, Germany

Full Production Cast & Crew

Cast & Crew

Stage director
Set designer
Costume designer
Chorus master
Lighting designer
Head of Studies
Production Manager
Assistant Director
stage manager
Soufflage & choreographic assistant
Dortmunder Philharmoniker
Opernchor Theater Dortmund
L'Evêque Prétextat
Un Serviteur


assistant set

About the work

It is a family feud - which is expanding into a civil war. Brunhilda competes against Hilpéric, her brother-in-law. The target of their attack, however, is the woman at his side, Frédégonde. After Hilpéric overwhelms his sister-in-law with a surprise attack, his son Mérowig is supposed to banish her to a secluded monastery. But Mérowig is so enchanted by her that he contravenes his father's orders ... When Ernest Guiraud died in 1892, only the first three acts of Frédégonde were available, the rest was composed by Guiraud's companion and friend Camille Saint-Saëns. Whose personal style based on romantic harmonies and classical forms makesFrédégonde a unique testimony to the musical diversity of the late 19th century. In the implementation for the Dortmund Opera, the audience accompanies the two queens as they look back on their eventful life. A fascinating mixture of live experience on stage and silent film brings the Merovingian era back to life. The young tenor Sergey Romanovsky is one of the most interesting singers today. The Theater- und Konzertfreunde Dortmund e. V. make a significant contribution to his commitment.