Our premieres in 2016/17

Our premieres in 2016/17

In the 2017/18 season, we're searching for an answer to the question of: German? What does that actually mean? We have taken the phrase "In good German" as our motto for the season, but added a question mark, thus picking up a theme that is being discussed widely and controversially in the media and by academics today: What is German? What defines the German culture or German identity? Does it exist at all, or are there different identities that characterise a (language) culture through their interplay?

Even if the programme of Theater Erfurt lists performances that are almost exclusively in German, the choice of works shows how far German musical theatre is indebted to the Europe-wide exchange of artists and ideas. In this season, we show how multilingual the authors were who wrote works in German and how diverse their themes are. Theatre, music and, most importantly, opera will always depend on the mobility of artists and on international exchange.

Events in this series

The Magic Flute

The Magic Flute

30.09.2017 - 31.03.2018

Medea

Medea

11.11.2017 - 21.01.2018

The Merry Widow

The Merry Widow

16.12.2017 - 22.03.2018

Grimm!

Grimm!

01.02.2018 - 28.04.2018

La Calisto

La Calisto

01.03.2018 - 22.04.2018

The Flying Dutchman

The Flying Dutchman

17.03.2018 - 20.05.2018

Es liegt in der Luft

Es liegt in der Luft

12.04.2018 - 17.05.2018

Agnes von Hohenstaufen

Agnes von Hohenstaufen

01.06.2018 - 10.06.2018

Zwerg Nase

Zwerg Nase

16.11.2017 - 11.01.2018

Peter and the Wolf

Peter and the Wolf

18.01.2018 - 09.06.2018