Theater Erfurt Unveils 2023-24 Season, ‘Uferlos’

By David Salazar

The Theater Erfurt has unveiled its 2023-24 season. In sum, the season will feature five opera productions with the season focusing on themes of the sea and ocean.

First up will be a new production of “Peter Grimes” which will be conducted by Clemens Fieguth and directed by Marin Blalazevic. The opera will star Brett Sprague in the title role.

Performance Dates: Sept. 30 – Nov. 17, 2023

There will also be a revival of “Der Fliegende Holländer” conducted by Alexander Prior.

Performance Dates: Oct. 14 – Nov. 5, 2023

Ilia Papandreou will headline “Rusalka.” That opera will be conducted by Alexander Prior and directed by Guy Montavon.

Performance Dates: Jan. 27 – March 15, 2024

In “Das Rheingold,” audiences will see Albert Pesendorfer as Wotan, Brett Sprague as Loge, Laura Nielsen as Freia, and Matte Nagy-Solyom as Alberich. The new production by Jürgen Weber, will be conducted by Alexander Prior.

Performance Dates: March 23 – 29, 2024

The final opera of the season will be “The Voice of the Mermaid” by Ralph Neubert. This opera is for children and will be conducted by Stefano Cascioli and directed by Juana Inés Cano Restrepo.

Performance Dates: April 27 – May 28, 2024 


The Symphony Orchestra will present a program featuring music by Sibelius and Kaija Saariaho for soprano and orchestra. The showcase also features Stravinsky’s “Firebird” Suite. Anu Komsi is the soprano soloists and Alexander Prior conducts.

Performance Dates: Dec. 7 & 8, 2023

Alexander Prior will conduct Verdi’s “Requiem.”

Performance Dates: April 4 & 5, 2024 

Dennis Russell Davies will conduct Michael Obst’s “Songbook 1 & 2” for vocal ensemble and orchestra. The showcase, which also features Dvorak’s Fourth Symphony, will be headlined by MDR Radio Choir.

Performance Dates: May 24, 2024