Elegy for Young Lovers | Wolf Trap
Elegy For Young Lovers

HenzeElegy for Young Lovers


Tix start at
Doors Open
90 min before show
Free Pre-Show Talk
60 min before show
The Barns
1635 Trap Road
Vienna, VA 22182
In Henze’s intense opera, a famous poet manipulates the people around him to invigorate his creativity. When his muse no longer inspires, he engineers a tragedy to provoke his latest literary triumph. The enthralling score, set to a compelling libretto by W.H. Auden and Chester Kallman, features exquisite duets and ensembles.

Music by Hans Werner Henze
Libretto by W.H. Auden and Chester Kallman
A New Production

Sung in English with projected text
Running time: approximately: 3 hours with two intermissions
First performance on May 20, 1961 at the Schlosstheatre, Schwetzingen, Germany
Wolf Trap Opera Premiere

Hilda Mack in the middle of one of her ‘visions.’

CAST Hilde Mack - Alexandra Nowakowski
Elizabeth Zimmer - Shannon Jennings
Countess Carolina - Megan Esther Grey
Toni Reischmann - Christopher Bozeka
Gregor Mittenhofer - Conor McDonald
Dr. Wilhelm Mittenhoffer - Calvin Griffin
Josef Mauer - Tayte Mitchell*

*Studio Artist


CREATIVE TEAM Conductor - Roberto Kalb
Director - David Paul
Scenic Designer - Arnulfo Maldonado
Costume Designer - Sara Jean Tosetti
Lighting Designer - TBD
Wig & Makeup Designer - Anne Nesmith

MUSIC AND PRODUCTION STAFF Cover Conductor - David Hanlon
Musical Preparation - David Hanlon, Jocelyn Dueck, William Woodard
Diction Coach - Jocelyn Dueck
Assistant Director - Sarah Jane Pelzer
Production Stage Manager - Sara Prince
Assistant Stage Manager - Savannah Valigura
Supertitle Coordinator - Yuri Aoki
YOUNG AT ARTS TICKETS - AVAILABLE FOR JUL 22 SHOW Wolf Trap's Young at Arts initiative invites families and caregivers to introduce children (17 and under) to the arts by offering one free accompanying youth ticket for each adult ticket purchased for select performances.


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