Theresa Kronthaler © Tom Wagner
Theresa Kronthaler © Tom Wagner



After her internationally acclaimed interpretation of the role of Eglantine in Weber’s Euryanthe at the Theater an der Wien, the German mezzo-soprano Theresa Kronthaler now appears as The Lady in Paul Hindemith’s opera Cardillac in Antwerp and Ghent. In the three-act opera, which was first performed in Dresden in 1926, Hindemith hearkened back to operatic types of the 18th and 19th centuries, which provide the formal and architectural structure for the dramatic events surrounding the goldsmith Cardillac from Paris. The staging of this first evening-length opera by Hindemith was entrusted to Guy Joosten, who already directed Alban Berg’s Wozzeck in Antwerp in 2009.


Dmitri Jurowski, Conductor
Guy Joosten, Director
Katrin Nottrodt, Sets and Costumes
Jurgen Kolb, Lighting
Luc Joosten, Dramaturgy
Jef Smits, Chorus Master
Darren Ross, Movement Coach

Simon Neal, Cardillac
Betsy Horne, His Daughter
Ferdinand von Bothmer, The Officer
Theresa Kronthaler, The Lady
Sam Furness, The Cavalier
Donald Thomson, The Gold Merchant
Donald Thomson,  The Leader of the Prévôté

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