Paul Hindemith: The Harmony of the World

Hindemith’s opera in five acts Die Harmonie der Welt was premiered at the Prinzregententheater on 11 August 1957 – the composer himself conducted. The astronomer and physicist Johannes Kepler is at the centre of the plot, which spans several decades and takes place in Prague, Linz, Sagan in Silesia and Regensburg. Other historical figures such as Wallenstein, Emperor Rudolf II and Emperor Ferdinand II also appear.

Photo credit: Bavarian State Opera Archive