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The Miracle of Heliane with Bard Summerscape

  • The Richard B Fisher Center for the Performing Arts 60 Manor Ave, Fisher Center PAC Annandale-on-Hudson USA (map)

SummerScape Opera 
July 26 – August 4


New Production / U.S. Premiere

The American Symphony Orchestra
Conducted by Leon Botstein
Directed by Christian Räth

Set in an unnamed totalitarian state, The Miracle of Heliane (Das Wunder der Heliane) features a complicated, erotic triangle between a ruthless despot, The Ruler; his beautiful and neglected wife, Heliane; and a young, messianic Stranger. The allegorical tale about the destruction of a dictatorship by a woman premiered to great acclaim in Hamburg in 1927, and remains extraordinarily relevant. This new production is directed by Christian Räth with sets and costumes by Esther Bialas, both making their SummerScape debuts. The cast includes the stunning Lithuanian soprano Ausrine Stundyte in a rare U.S. appearance, and rising star tenor Daniel Brenna.

Opening Night Reception for Members
Friday, July 26

Opera Talk with Leon Botstein
Sunday, July 28 at noon
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July 26 at 7:30 pm
July 28 at 2 pm
July 31 at 2 pm
August 2 at 4 pm
August 4 at 2 pm


Fisher Center, Sosnoff Theater

Tickets start at $25

SummerScape Coach from New York City is offered on July 26 & 28 and August 2 & 4.

Tickets go on sale to the general public on February 18. For early access, become a member today.

Earlier Event: March 16
Faust with Washington National Opera