Anna Netrebko, Lise Davidsen, Sonya Yoncheva, Elīna Garanča, Juan Diego Flórez, Jonas Kaufmann, Asmik Grigorian & Ludovic Tézier Lead Wiener Staatsoper’s 2024-25 Season

By Francisco Salazar

The Wiener Staatsoper has announced its 2024-25 season.


Philippe Jordan conducts Verdi’s “Don Carlo” in a new production by Kirill Serebrennikov. The production stars Asmik Grigorian, Roberto Tagliavini, Joshua Guerrero, Étienne Dupuis, Eve-Maud Hubeaux, and Dmitry Ulyanov. The second cast will include Nicole Car, Elīna Garanča, and Vitalij Kowaljow.

Performance Dates: Sept. 26, 2024-March 23, 2025

György Kurtág’s “Fin de Partie” will be conducted by Simone Young and directed by Herbert Fritsch. The production will star Charles Workman, Hilary Summers, Philippe Sly, and Georg Nigl.

Performance Dates: Oct. 16-29, 2024

Two casts make up the new production of Mozart’s “Die Zauberflöte.” The first will star Georg Zeppenfeld, Julian Prégardien, Jochen Schmeckenbecher, Serena Sáenz, Slávka Zámečníková, and Ludwig Mittelhammer. The second cast is led by Franz-Josef Selig, Cyrille Dubois, Clemens Unterreiner, Maria Nazarova, Sáenz, and Mittelhammer. Barbora Horáková directs the new production and Franz Welser-Möst and Adam Fischer alternate at the pit.

Performance Dates: Jan. 27-May 5, 2025

Bellini’s “Norma” is set to star Federica Lombardi, Juan Diego Flórez, Ildebrando d’Arcangelo, and Vasilisa Berzhanskaya. Michele Mariotti conducts the new production by Cyril Teste. A second cast will include Lidia Fridman and Freddie de Tommaso conducted by Antonino Figliani.

Performance Dates: Feb. 22-May 26, 2025

Tugan Sokhiev leads Tchaikovsky’s “Iolanta” with Sonya Yoncheva in the title role. Evgeny Titov directs the new production which will also star Ivo Stanchev, Boris Pinkhasovich, and Dmytro Popov.

Performance Dates: March 24-April 6, 2025

Wagner’s “Tannhäuser” will be conducted by Philippe Jordan and directed by Lydia Steier. Clay Hilley, Ekaterina Gubanova, Malin Byström, Ludovic Tézier, and Günther Groissböck.

Performance Dates: May 22-June 4, 2025


The season opens with Bizet’s “Carmen,” which will feature two casts. The first cast will be led by Aigul Akhmetshina, Vittorio Grigolo, Erwin Schrott, and Elsa Dreisig. Pier Giorgio Morandi conducts. The second cast will star J’Nai Bridges, Freddie de Tommaso, Christopher Maltman, and Florina Ilie. Marco Armiliato conducts.

Performance Dates: Sept. 5-10, 2024 & May 31-June 6, 2025

Lisette Oropesa leads Verdi’s “La Traviata” with Juan Diego Flórez and Ludovic Tézier. Domingo Hindoyan conducts.

Performance Dates: Sept. 6-15, 2024

Gounod’s “Roméo et Juliette” will showcase two casts. Bertrand de Billy leads the first cast starring Nadine Sierra, Saimir Pirgu, Patricia Nolz, Daniel Jenz, and Peter Kellner. The second will star Aida Garifullina, Benjamin Bernheim, Nolz, Stefan Astakhov, and Kellner.

Performance Dates: Sept. 8-17, 2024 & May 6-13, 2025

Strauss‘ “Salome” will be showcased with two casts. Philippe Jordan leads the first one which will star Simone Schneider, Monika Bohinec, Tomasz Konieczny, Matthäus Schmidlechner, and Daniel Jenz. Yoel Gamzou conducts the second cast which includes Jennifer Holloway, Konieczny, Stephanie Houtzeel, Jörg Schneider, and Hiroshi Amako.

Performance Dates: Sept. 21-25, 2024 & April 5-10, 2025

Mozart’s “Le Nozze di Figaro” will be revived twice during the season. Ivor Bolton conducts the first cast starring Andrè Schuen, Slávka Zámečníková, Peter Kellner, Isabel Signoret, and Hanna-Elisabeth Müller. Philippe Jordan conducts the cast that includes Leonard Neiva, Müller, Zámečníková, Philippe Sly, and Patricia Nolz.

Performance Dates: Sept. 22-28, 2024 & March 29-April 2, 2025

Mozart’s “Don Giovanni” will also get two casts. Pablo Heras-Casado will conduct a cast that includes Davide Luciano, Ante Jerkunica, Louise Alder, Bogdan Volkov, Nicole Car, Peter Kellner, Patricia Nolz, and Ilja Kazakov. The second cast will be led by Philippe Jordan and will star Étienne Dupuis, Jerkunica, Alder Edgardo Rocha, Emily D’Angelo, Kellner, Isabel Signoret, and Kazakov.

Performance Dates: Oct. 4-13, 2024 & March 28-April 1, 2025

Axel Kober conducts Verdi’s “Macbeth” with Gerald Finley, Ekaterina Semenchuk, Roberto Tagliavini, and Saimir Pirgu.

Performance Dates: Oct. 12-21, 2024 

Mozart’s “Così fan tutte” closes the Da Ponte trilogy with two casts. Adam Fischer conducts the first which will star Nicole Car, Cecilia Molinari, Markus Werba, Bogdan Volkov, Maria Nazarova, and Luca Pisaroni. Philippe Jordan conducts the second cast which stars Louise Alder, Emily D’Angelo, Peter Kellner, Edgard Rocha, Isabel Signoret, and Pisaroni.

Performance Dates: Oct. 18-27, 2024 & March 30-April 3, 2025

Benjamin Britten’s “Billy Budd” returns to Vienna with a star cast that includes Gregory Kunde, Huw Montague Rendall, Brindley Sherratt, Wolfgang Bankl, Attila Mokus, and Adrian Eröd. Mark Wigglesworth conducts.

Performance Dates: Oct. 26-Nov. 10, 2024

Giedrė Šlekytė conducts Puccini’s “La bohème” with Saimir Pirgu, Elbenita Kajtazi, Leonard Neiva, Martin Häßler, Ilja Kazakov, and Anna Bondarenko. Lorenzo Passerini conducts the second cast which stars Liparit Avetisyan, Ailyn Pérez, Clemens Unterreiner, Häßler, Peter Kellner, and Maria Nazarova.

Performance Dates: Oct. 28-Nov. 2, 2024 & Jan. 24-Feb. 3, 2025

Marina Rebeka stars in Puccini’s “Madama Butterfly” with Joshua Guerrero, Daria Sushkova, and Stefan Astakhov. Giampaolo Bisanti conducts.

Performance Dates: Nov. 1-15, 2024

Donizetti’s “Don Pasquale” will star Erwin Schrott, Edgardo Rocha, Davide Luciano, and Pretty Yende. Giacomo Sagripanti conducts.

Performance Dates: Nov. 9-18, 2024

Vittorio Grigolo and Kristina Mkhitaryan lead Massenet’s “Manon” with Mattia Olivieri and Dan Paul Dumitrescu. Emmanuel Villaume conducts.

Performance Dates: Nov. 14-27, 2024

Stefan Gottfried conducts Monetverdi’s “Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria” with Georg Nigl, Cyrille Dubois, Isabel Signoret, Antonio di Matteo, Stephanie Houtzeel, Jörg Schneider, Stephanie Maitland, Daria Sushkova, and Matthäus Schmidlechner.

Performance Dates: Nov. 22-Dec. 4, 2024

Hans Pfitzner’s “Palestrina” will be conducted by Christian Thielemann with Michael Spyres, Michael Gniffke, Michael Nagy, Michael Laurenz, Wolfgang Bankl, Wolfgang Koch, Günther Groissböck, Hiroshi Amako, Florina Ilie, Patricia Nolz, Norbert Ernst, and Adrian Eröd.

Performance Dates: Dec. 5-15, 2024

Puccini’s “Tosca” will star three casts. The first includes Lise Davidsen, Freddie de Tommaso, and Alexey Markov while the second will star Sonya Yoncheva, Ambrogio Maestri, and Piotr Beczała. The third cast will see Aleksandra Kurzak, Roberto Alagna, and Gabriele Viviani. Pier Giorgio Morandi and Marco Armiliato conduct.

Performance Dates: Dec. 7 & 10, 2024, Feb. 9-17, 2025 & May 9-17, 2025

Offenbach’s “Les Contes d’Hoffmann” will star John Osborn, Alma Neuhaus, Alex Esposito, Nicole Car, Thomas Ebenstein, and Serena Sáenz. Bertrand De Billy conducts.

Performance Dates: Dec. 13-22, 2024

Carlo Rizzi conducts Verdi’s “Rigoletto” with Dmitry Korchak, Amartuvshin Enkhbat, Nina Minasyan, Ivo Stanchev, and Monika Bohinec.

Performance Dates: Dec. 18-29, 2024

Humperdinck’s “Hansel and Gretel” will star Florina Ilie, Norbert Ernst, Szilvia Vörös, Regine Hangler, and Jochen Schmeckenbecher. Axel Kober conducts.

Performance Dates: Dec. 26-30, 2024

Bertrand de Billy rings in the New Year with J. Strauss’ “Die Fledermaus” starring Daria Sushkova, Hanna-Elisabeth Müller, Wolfgang Bankl, Jörg Schneider, Ilia Staple, Michael Niavarani, and Clemens Unterreiner.

Performance Dates: Dec. 31, 2024-Jan. 4, 2025

Carlo Rizzi conducts Puccini’s “Turandot” with Elena Pankaratova, Dan Paul Dumitrescu, Michael Fabiano, and Selene Zanetti.

Performance Dates: Jan. 6-20, 2025

Leoncavallo’s “Pagliacci” and Mascagni’s “Cavalleria Rusticana” will be performed in a double bill. Jonas Kaufmann, Maria Agresta, Adam Plachetka, and Stefan Astakhov star in Leoncavallo’s work while Jonathan Tetelmann, Elīna Garanča, Elena Zaremba, and Adam Plachetka star in Mascagni’s work. Nicola Luisotti conducts.

Performance Dates: Jan. 12-22, 2025

Anna Netrebko stars in Strauss’ “Ariadne auf Naxos” with Michael Spyres, Kate Lindsey, Sara Blanch, Jusung Gabriel Park, and Adrian Eröd. Cornelius Meister conducts.

Performance Dates: Jan. 21-31, 2025

Verdi’s “Il Trovatore” will be performed with two casts. The first cast will star Maria Agresta, Vittorio Grigolo, Ilja Kazakov, Clémentine Margaine, and Artur Ruciński. Pier Giorgio Morandi conducts.

The second cast will see Luca Salsi, Krassimira Stoyanova, Ekaterina Semenchuk, Dmitry Ulyanov, and Piotr Beczała. Marco Armiliato conducts.

Performance Dates: Feb. 2-11, 2025 & May 18-30, 2025

Beethoven’s “Fidelio” will be conducted by Axel Kober with Bryn Terfel, Michael Spyres, Simone Schneider, Georg Zeppenfeld, Florina Ilie, Daniel Jenz, and Peter Kellner.

Performance Dates: Feb. 13-23, 2025

Rossini’s “Il Barbiere di Siviglia” will star two casts. The first led by Diego Matheuz will star Edgardo Rocha, Paolo Bordogna, Maria Kataeva, Erwin Schrott, and Andrzej Filończyk. Marco Armiliato conducts the second cast starring Edgardo Rocha, Marco Filippo Romano, Patricia Nolz, Bryn Terfel, and Stefan Astakhov.

Performance Dates: Feb. 14-21, 2025 & June 11-19, 2025

Bertrand de Billy conducts Massenet’s “Werther” with Matthew Polenzani, Clemens Unterreiner, Kate Lindsey, and Florina Ilie.

Performance Dates: March  5-14, 2025

Nadine Sierra, Xabier Anduaga, Davide Luciano, and Bryn Terfel lead Donizetti’s “L’Elisir d’Amore” with Francesco Ivan Ciampa conducting.

Performance Dates: March  17-21, 2025

Michael Fabiano, Sonya Yoncheva, and Luca Salsi star in Giordano’s “Andrea Chénier.” Pier Giorgio Morandi conducts.

Performance Dates: April 8-15, 2025

Strauss’ “Arabella” will star Michael Volle, Camilla Nylund, Wolfgang Bankl, Margaret Plummer, Sabine Devieilhe, and Ilia Staple. Christian Thielemann conducts.

Performance Dates: April 13-22, 2025

Klaus Florian Vogt leads Wagner’s “Parsifal” with Axel Kober conducting. The cast also includes Anja Kampe, Günther Groissböck, Jochen Schmeckenbecher, and Ludovic Tézier.

Performance Dates: April 17-23, 2025

David Butt Philip stars in Wagner’s “Lohengrin” alongside Camilla Nylund, Anja Kampe, Jordan Shanahan, Attila Mokus, and Günther Groissböck. Christian Thielemann conducts.

Performance Dates: April 27-May 7, 2025

The Ring Cycle 

Philippe Jordan conducts “Das Rheingold” with Iain Paterson, Daniel Behle, Clemens Unterreiner, Jörg Schneider, Monika Bohinec, Regine Hangler, Noa Beinart, Jochen Schmeckenbecher, Michael Laurenz, Ilja Kazakov, and Kwangchul Youn.

Performance Dates: May 28 & June 20, 2025

Wagner’s “Die Walküre” will star Andreas Schager, Kwangchul Youn, Iain Paterson, Lise Davidsen, Anja Kampe, and Monika Bohinec. Philippe Jordan conducts.

Performance Dates: June 2 & 22, 2025

Andreas Schager leads Wagner’s “Siegfried” with Anja Kampe, Iain Paterson, Jochen Schmeckenbecher, Noa Beinart, Kwangchul Youn, and Michael Laurenz. Philippe Jordan conducts.

Performance Dates: June 8 & 25, 2025

Philippe Jordan conducts Wagner’s “Götterdämmerung” with Anja Kampe, Andreas Schager, Jochen Schmeckenbecher, Clemens Unterreiner, Falk Struckmann, Regine Hangler, and Szilvia Vörös.

Performance Dates: June 15 & 28, 2025

Lise Davidsen stars in Strauss’ “Der Rosenkavalier” with Emily d’Angelo, Sabine Devieilhe, Günther Groissböck, and Adrian Eröd. Adam Fischer conducts.

Performance Dates: June 9-17, 2025

The season closes with Tchaikovsky’s “Pique Dame” with Anna Netrebko, Yusif Eyvazov, Alexey Markov, Boris Pinkhasovich, Elena Zaremba, and Elena Maximova. Timur Zangiev conducts.

Performance Dates: June 21-30, 2025


Sonya Yoncheva performs in concert.

Performance Date: Oct. 1, 2024

Pretty Yende performs a recital.

Performance Date: Nov. 6, 2024

Erwin Schrott gets a solo concert.

Performance Date: Dec 3, 2024

Georg Nigl and Nicholas Ofczarek team up for an evening of song.

Performance Date: Jan. 8, 2025

Tomasz Konieczny performs in recital.

Performance Date: March 26, 2025

Michael Volle concludes the concert series.

Performance Date: April 30, 2025