Information on Seat Selection

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General Seating
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Information on Online Sales

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Ticket Pre-sales
Ticket pre-sales for performances at all venues generally begin on the same date two months before the day of the performance. If the first pre-sale date falls on a Saturday or Sunday, then pre-sales will begin on that Friday. If it falls on a holiday, then sales will begin the day before. Binding orders with a SEPA Direct Debit mandate will start to be processed two weeks before ticket pre-sales begin. Some events cannot be purchased through online sales. For such cases, please contact our telephone ticket service ((+49) (0) 711. 20 20 90, Mon – Fri 10 am – 8 pm, Sat 10 am – 6 pm). Performances outside of the previously mentioned pre-sale periods can be ordered using the online ordering form. Please examine our general information on ticket pre-sales.
Seat Selection
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Tickets or gift vouchers can be sent out for a shipping fee of 1.50 €, if the time of the order allows for it. The Staatstheater Stuttgart cannot accept any responsibility for the shipment.
Confirmation of purchase will automatically be sent by email to the address you provided, as soon as purchase of your order has been initiated.
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Late Seating
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Back on stage
12 July 2017
Act I: approx. 1 h 30 min
Interval: ca. 25-30 min
Act II + III: approx. 1 h 35 min
Conductor: Manlio Benzi, Directing and Dramaturgy: Jossi Wieler, Sergio Morabito, Stage and Costume Design: Anna Viebrock, Lighting: Reinhard Traub, Chorus: Christoph Heil

Lord Gualtiero: Roland Bracht, Sir Giorgio: Adam Palka, Lord Arturo: René Barbera, Sir Riccardo: Gezim Myshketa, Sir Bruno: Heinz Göhrig, Enrichetta von Frankreich: Diana Haller, Elvira: Ana Durlovski, With: Staatsopernchor Stuttgart, Staatsorchester Stuttgart

I Puritani

by Vincenzo Bellini
in Italian with German supertitles

England during the Civil War between the Royalist cavaliers and the Puritanical Roundheads under the reign of Oliver Cromwell: Elvira, who is supposed to marry the Puritan Riccardo against her will, is imagining herself as free and far away from the besieged Puritan fortress that is under her father’s command. On the run from that forced marriage, Elvira clings to uncle Giorgio, her “second father” as he enables her to enjoy all the things that the Puritans have forbidden: the joy in dressing up, the pleasure for the theatre and the love for music.

Since its world premiere in 1835, Vincenzo Bellini’s last opera has acted as a messenger of an ecstatic Belcanto’s dissolution of boundaries.


An introduction is held 45 minutes prior to the start of every performance at the Grand Tier Foyer (Foyer I. Rang).
Photo gallery


© Short film: Tobias Dusche | Photo: A.T. Schaefer, 2015/16


The year is 1650; England is in the throes of civil war between the royalist Cavaliers and the Puritan Roundheads led by Oliver Cromwell. King Charles I has been beheaded, and the members of the House of Stuart have fled to France.

Elvira yearns to be outside the ramparts of the royalist-besieged Puritan fortress commanded by her father, Lord Walton. But she cannot escape her fate: she is to be married, against her will, to the Puritan Riccardo. The wedding preparations are under way.
However, the bridegroom has learned that Lord Walton has called off his daughter’s betrothal to Riccardo and given his blessing instead to her love match with the Cavalier Arturo. Riccardo is devastated.
Fleeing her forced marriage, Elvira encounters her “second father,” her uncle Giorgio. He consoles her and tells her of his success in changing her father’s mind. The sounds of her incredulous rejoicing mingle with the festive salutations that herald Arturo’s arrival in the castle.
With Giorgio’s help, Elvira prepares for the wedding of her dreams. The dumbfounded Puritans find themselves drawn in by the power of Elvira and Arturo’s love.
Lord Walton, however, will not be taking part in his daughter’s wedding: he must travel to Parliament in London to present a female prisoner suspected of spying for the Stuarts. He issues Arturo a pass that will allow him to leave the fortress with his bride.
When no one is looking, Arturo offers the prisoner his aid. She reveals herself to him as Enrichetta, the widow of Charles I. Arturo, whose father was killed fighting for the Stuarts, resolves at once to save her from her imminent execution. Their opportunity to escape presents itself when Enrichetta, at Elvira’s request, tries on the wedding veil. Thus disguised, she will be taken for Arturo’s bride and allowed to pass through the gates.
At first, however, Riccardo blocks their path, but when he sees that the veil conceals not the coveted Elvira, but rather the prisoner, he allows them to escape.
When Elvira sees Arturo making off from the castle with another bride at his side, her dreamworld collapses. All that is left for her is to flee into madness.

The Puritans are cut off from the outside world by their besiegers. After the deception by the hated Arturo, they purify the castle and themselves. Giorgio describes the delirium of the mad Elvira.
Riccardo appoints himself the representative of Oliver Cromwell and declares his rival Arturo an outlaw.
Elvira enters. Through her identification with Enrichetta, she tries to cling to her hopes of liberation.
Giorgio confronts Riccardo with his complicity in Arturo’s escape with the prisoner. He urges Riccardo to forgo personal revenge, since Arturo’s death would mean death for Elvira as well. After considerable resistance, Riccardo acquiesces: only if Arturo opposes the Puritans in open battle will Riccardo try, in accordance with the laws of war, to kill him.

Enrichetta has fled to France, accompanied by Arturo. At the risk of his life, he returns to his homeland three months later, having lost his eyesight in the fighting. He finds Elvira when he hears her singing their love song. He begs her to forgive him for rescuing the queen and asserts his love for her.
Arturo’s pursuers appear. Elvira prevents him from escaping and hands him over to the Puritans. He is sentenced to death. Only now does he perceive the full extent of his guilt.
With the news that Cromwell has won and all enemies have been pardoned, however, the tide is turned once more.