He is the example par excellence of the decadence of ancient Rome: Elagabalus, or Heliogabalus in English, ascended to the throne of the Roman Empire in the year 218, at the age of just 14. Four years later, he was brutally murdered for his excesses and bizarre sexual predilections. Director Calixto Bieito, who recently thrilled Opernhaus Zürich audiences and critics alike with his production of Monteverdi’s Poppea, will take on this unquestionably topical story.
Premiere 04 Dec 2022
07, 11, 13, 16, 21, 26, 30 Dec 2022; 02, 07 Jan 2023