Capriccio: The Final Opera
Capriccio’s libretto was written by Strauss in 1941, in collaboration with Clemens Heinrich Krauss, who wrote most of the final part of it. However, the idea of the opera originated from the Austrian writer Stefan Zweig in the 1930’s.
Capriccio is a one-act “conversation piece of music” as Strauss describes it. It was first performed on the stage of the Nationaltheater München on October 28, 1942, with the conduction of Krauss.
Today's production lasts approximately two hours and a half without an interval. It unites the German conductor Ingo Metzmacher and the Canadian opera director Robert Carsen.
A young widow
Brother of Countess Madeleine
A theater director
Juan José De León
Chae Wook Lim
Christian Rodrigue Moungoungou
3 musicians (violin, cello, and harpsichord)
A young dancer (silent role)
If you are staying at Sister Hotels Champs-Elysees Paris, this is a great opportunity for you to visit Palais Garnier and to attend Capriccio.
The opera is supertitled in both French and English languages.