Romantic opera in three acts
Antwerp, the first half of the 10th century. The Duke of Brabant has died, leaving his children Elsa and Gottfried as wards of his kinsman, Friedrich von Telramund, who has also been granted the right to Elsa’s hand in marriage. One day Elsa and Gottfried went to the forest, and Elsa returned alone. Suspecting Elsa of having murdered her brother in collusion with an unknown lover, Telramund has married Ortrud, the last descendant of an ancient noble family. In actual fact, Ortrud has used witchcraft to transform Gottfried into a swan, and it is she who has convinced Telramund of Elsa’s guilt.
Running time: 4 hours 35 minutes
Tickets cost: from 1600 to 3200 roubles.
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