World Premiere in Dresden

Manfred Trojahn’s prologue to Verdi’s “Don Carlo”

Manfred Trojahn has been commissioned to write an instrumental prologue to Verdi’s “Don Carlo” by the Salzburg Easter Festival and the Semperoper Dresden. The orchestral composition “Blick – Traum – Übergang” introduces the four-act Italian version of the opera. Trojahn’s prologue does not recount “the external plot of the Fontainebleau act”, according to director Vera Nemirova, but “it creates a musical space for this encounter and for the short-lived utopia of these two people’s happiness.” Nemirova’s production receives its first performance in Dresden on 22 October 2021 conducted by Ivan Repušić, when Trojahn’s Prologue will finally be premiered. – Further performances: 24.10. and 7.11.2021. (photo: Semperoper Dresden / Matthias Creutziger)