On 5 November 2005, the Wiener Staatsoper will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the rebuilding of the opera house, which had been destroyed near the end of World War II. The program will include:
Leonore Overture No. 3, Seiji Ozawa conducting.
Excerpts from "Don Giovanni" with Ferruccio Furlanetto (Leporello), Thomas Hampson (Giovanni), Edita Gruberova (Anna), Angelika Kirchschlager (Zerlina) et al., Zubin Mehta conducting.
The final trio from the "Der Rosenkavalier" with Soile Isokoski (Marschallin), Kirchschlager (Oktavian) and Genia Kühmeier (Sophie), Christian Thielemann conducting.
The Nile-Act from Verdi's "Aida" with Violeta Urmana (Aida), Johan Botha (Radames) and Franz Grundheber (Amonasro), Daniele Gatti conducting. Then, Agnes Baltsa and Plácido Domingo sing the Amneris-Radames duet from the 4th Act.
The Flieder-Monolog from Wagner's "Die Meistersinger," with Bryn Terfel, Thielemann conducting.
Excerpts from "Die Frau ohne Schatten" by Richard Strauss, Franz Welser-Möst conducting. Singers include Deborah Polaski, Johan Botha, and Falk Struckmann.
The program concludes with Polaski, Botha and Struckmann performing the finale from "Fidelio" under Ozawa.
The program will be broadcast by ORF.
Additional information at Wiener Staatsoper.