Director: Bernhard Fleischer
Distributor: OperaVision - supported by the European Union's Creative Europe programme
Length: 203 min. | 16:9 | stereo
© 2022, a BFMI production for Staatstheater Hannover
Gathered in the Scottish Highlands, the spirits grant the vampire, Lord Ruthwen, another year of life on the condition he sacrifices three young women within 24 hours. Although a young man Aubry knows Ruthwen is a vampire, he is sworn to secrecy. When the young man’s own lover Malwina is about to become the vampire’s next victim, Aubry has to choose between saving his bride or remaining true to his oath.

Der Vampyr is by a formative figure in Hanover's musical life; the composer Heinrich Marschner led the theatre that preceded the Staatsoper, as Royal Hanoverian Kapellmeister and Intendant, for almost three decades from 1831. Marschner adapted John Polidori's novella ‘The Vampyre’, which was modelled on British dandy and writer Lord Byron. Our fascination with the bloodsucking outsider is still as strong two centuries later. Brilliant German director Ersan Mondtag and his team explore social outsiderness and the curse of immortality.

Heinrich Marschner
Libretto by Wilhelm August Wohlbrück

Shavleg Armasi, Sir Humphrey, Laird van Davenaut
Mercedes Arcuri, Malwina
Norman Reinhardt, Edgar Aubry
Michael Kupfer-Radecky, Lord Ruthven
Daniel Eggert, Sir Berkley
Petra Radulovic, Janthe
Philipp Kapeller, George Dibdin
Nikki Treurniet, Emmy
Pawel Brozek, Jamse Gadshill
Peter O’Reilly, Richard Scrop
Darwin Prakash, Robert Green
Markus Suihkonen, Toms Blunt
Weronika Rabek, Suse
Oana Solomon, Astarte / Vampyrmeisterin
Benny Claessens, Vampyr / Lord Byron
Jonas Grundner-Culemann, Ahasver

Chor der Staatsoper Hannover
Lorenzo Da Rio, chorus master
Niedersächsisches Staatsorchester Hannover
Stephan Zilias, conductor

Eresan Mondtag, stage director & set designer
Josa Marx, costume design
Sascha Zauner, lighting design
Till Briegleb / Julia Huebner, dramaturges
Simon Lesemann, artistic collaboration