Ronja Räubertochter

a family opera by Jörn Arnecke with libretto by Holger Potocki
based on the fairy tale by Astrid Lindgren

"Mit dieser Ronja Räubertochter wird deutlich, was eine Familienoper sein kann!"

- Deutschlandfunk

World Premiere: 26th February 2015

Deutsche Oper am Rhein Düsseldorf/Duisburg

The second orderd composition for a family opera in cooporation „Junge Opern Rhein-Ruhr“

Artistic Team:
Conductor: Lukas Beikircher, Christoph Stöcker
Director: Johannes Schmid
Stage and Costume Design: Tatjana Ivschina
Choreography: Anna Holter
Light and Video Design: Volker Weinhart
Dramaturge: Bernhard F. Loges

with: Maria Kataeva/Iryna Vakula, Anke Krabbe/Heidi Elisabeth Meier, Torben Jürgens/David Jerusalem, Marta Marquez/Sara Ferede, Lisa Griffith/Elisabeth Selle, Cornel Frey/Florian Simson
and dancers: Elisa Marshall, Phaedra Pisimisi, Darwin Diaz, Bernardo Fallas

and: Choir of Deutsche Oper am Rhein
and: Duisburger Philharmoniker/altstadtherbstochester

In cooperation with and premiere: 22nd May 2016

Oper Dortmund

Conductor: Ingo Stadtmüller
with: Ileana Mateescu, Tamara Weimerich, Karl-Heinz Lehner/Luke Stoker, Maria Hiefinger, Andreas Beck, Ashley Touret, Marvin Zobel among others

In cooperation with and premiere: June 2017

Oper Bonn

Conductor: Stefan Zilijas
with: Kathrin Leidig, Marie Heeschen, Martin Tzonev, Ceri Williams, Michael Seeboth, Justyna Samborska, Johannes Mertens among others


"Don’t let yourself be intimidated, be cheeky and wild and wonderful!” – these words of Astrid Lindgren also apply to the heroine of her last novel: Ronja, the daughter of robber baron Matti, grows up in the middle of the forest. One day in her adventures she comes across Birk, the son of the enemy robber tribe of Borka. When their parents each forbid them to be friends, Ronja and Birk escape into the woods… In 2013 the collaboration Junge Opern Rhein Ruhr was the first institution to be granted the much sought-after rights to set Astrid Lindgren’s popular adventure novel as an opera. With music by Jörn Arnecke a brilliant and imaginative family opera was created which has repeatedly delighted young audiences in Düsseldorf, Duisburg, Dortmund and Bonn.


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