Artist News

Mika Kares

Following the debut in Chicago, now Tannhäuser in Zurich
At the end of February, Mika Kares made his debut with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and under the baton of Maestro Riccardo Muti. On three evenings, they performed Mozart's Requiem at the Symphony Center.
Currently, Mika Kares is looking forward to the revival of Harry Kupfer's staging of Tannhäuser at the Opera Zurich. He will perform the Hermann under the baton of Axel Kober on the following dates: March 23/27/31; April 05

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Doris Soffel

Parsifal in Bochum and world premiere of Oceane at the Deutsche Oper Berlin
On April 12, Doris Soffel will sing the role of Kundry in a concert performance of the first Act of Wagner’s last opera together with the Bochumer Symphoniker and under the baton of Steven Sloane. The concert takes place in the great hall of the Music Forum at 8 PM.
In addition, she will take on the role of Madame Louise in the world premiere of Detlev Glanert’s Oceane at the Deutsche Oper Berlin. Robert Carsen’s staging, including a high class cast (i.a. Maria Bengtsson, Albert Pesendorfer, Nikolai Schukoff, Christoph Pohl) and Donald Runnicles at the conductor’s stand, will be performed on the following dates: April 28; May 03/15/17/24​

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Marina Prudenskaya

Das Lied von der Erde and Babylon (in) Berlin
In early February, Marina Prudenskaya performed Mahler's Lied von der Erde conducted by Vladimir Jurowski in the Bolshoi Theater in Moscow. Via the following link you can enjoy the concert on demand: 
(Marina Prudenskaya from 00'48'00)

Back in Berlin, she is expecting another premiere at the Staatsoper Unter den Linden. On March 9, the revised version of Widmann's Babylon, conducted by Christopher Ward, will be performed for the first time.
Further performances on these evenings: March 11/20/22/24​​

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Hartmut Haenchen

Welcome to the General Management!
We are delighted to welcome Hartmut Haenchen to the General Management and look forward to the upcoming cooperation!

Hartmut Haenchen is one of the most versatile conductors of our time and highly successful both in opera and concert. The stages of his career speak for themselves: he has been at the conductor’s stand of the most renowned orchestras worldwide, including the Berlin and Munich Philharmonics, Staatskapelle Dresden, the Leipzig Gewandhausorchester, Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam and Orchestre de Paris; he has appeared at major houses, such as the Staatsoper in Munich and Berlin, the Opéra National de Paris, the Royal Opera House Covent Garden and the Teatro alla Scala, as well as at the Bayreuth Festival. Numerous recordings, books and awards, including the Federal Cross of Merit, complete the image of an extraordinary artist personality.

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Samuel Youn

From the depths of the sea on to the great stage: Debut as Water Goblin/Rusalka in Cologne
Following the completion of his personal Ring as highly acclaimed Alberich in Das Rheingold ("the highlight of the evening", at the Teatro Real de Madrid, Samuel Youn will embody the Water Goblin in Nadja Loschky‘s new production of Rusalka at the Opera Cologne for the first time. The premiere takes place on the 10th of March under the baton of Christoph Gedschold.
Further performance dates: March 13/16/22/24/28/30; April 03/05/07​

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Heather Engebretson

Barrie Kosky's new Bohème in Berlin and back to the Bolshoi Theatre
Surrounded by poets and philosophers, painters and musicians, Heather Engebretson embodying the role of Mimì will be the centre of Puccini’s masterwork. In Barrie Kosky’s new production of La Bohème and under the baton of Jordan de Souza, she will bring thrilling moments to the Komische Oper Berlin. Performance dates: February 14; March 22; April 04/19/28; May 15
Also this year, Heather Engebretson will return to the Bolshoi Theatre taking on the title role of Handel’s Alcina under the baton of Andrea Marcon and the direction of Katie Mitchell: March 13/15/17 and 19​

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Vincent Wolfsteiner

Vocal power required! Wozzeck in Frankfurt and the debut in Vienna
Currently, Vincent Wolfsteiner is performing the Tambourmajor under the baton of Gabriel Feltz in the revival of Christoph Loy’s staging of Wozzeck at the Oper Frankfurt. Upcoming performances: March 17/28; April 07/12
At this point, we would like to make you aware of last year’s released recording of this opera, on which he sings the same role under the baton of Sebastian Weigle.
Furthermore, Vincent Wolfsteiner is looking forward to his debut in the city of music. From the 13th of May, he will embody Hüon in Weber’s fairy tale opera at the Theater an der Wien.
Performance dates: May 15/17/19 (7 PM)   

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Betsy Horne

2018/19: Three in a row 
An exciting season awaits Betsy Horne. First off, she will be celebrating her debut as Eva in the new production of Meistersinger von Nürnberg under the baton of GMD Patrick Lange on September 29th at Staatstheater Wiesbaden. With her on stage is Young Doo Park making his debut as Veit Pogner. Performance dates: 29.09.; 03/14.10.; 04.11.; 22.04.; 30.05.; 30.06.
From one daughter to another; on February 3rd Betsy Horne will be making her debut as the daughter of Cardillac in Hindemith’s opera of the same name at Opera Vlaanderen. In the staging by Guy Joosten and under the musical direction of Dmitri Jurowski she will be on stage on the following nights: Opera Antwerp: 03/05/08/10/12.02.; Opera Ghent: 21/23/27.02. and 03.03.
The next role debut is not long in coming – following her Belgian excursion Betsy Horne will return to her parent house in Wiesbaden where, starting 09.03., she will be performing the role of Elisabeth in the revival of Wagner’s Tannhäuser in the staging by Uwe Eric Laufenberg and under the baton of Patrick Lange. Dates: 09/17.03.; 21.04. and 26.05.

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Markus Huber

Out of the night, up to the peak and back again: A symphonic trip through the Alps in Munich, Stuttgart and Pforzheim
Richard Strauss’ monumental Alpensinfonie will be performed by the Stuttgart Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Markus Huber. Besides this exceptional work, they will play Beethoven’s Symphony No. 1 at the Philharmonie im Gasteig Munich (April 02), Liederhalle Stuttgart (April 06), as well as at the Congresszentrum Pforzheim (April 07).

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Julia Borchert

Drama at the Blue Danube: Penthesilea in Linz 
Julia Borchert embodies the Protoe, the princess of the Amazons, in Peter Konwitschny's production of Othmar Schoeck's Penthesilea, which will be performed for the first time at the Landestheater Linz on March 2nd under the baton of Leslie Suganandarajah.
All performance dates: 12./14./23. March; 08./21. April; May 18; June 13th; 02./05. July​​

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Tuomas Katajala

Start into the news repertoire
Tuomas Katajala’s start into the new repertoire was a complete success! His debut as Max in Der Freischütz (staged by “Cie 14:20”) together with the Insula Orchestra and Accensus under the baton of Laurence Equilbey, was praised praised by the audience and the press, as well.
Upcoming  performances, not to be missed:
Theater an der Wien: March 22 (concert version)
Ludwigsburger Schlossfestspiele: July 12/14
Grand Théâtre de la Ville de Luxembourg: October 06/08

As well coming up:
Tamino/Die Zauberflöte at the Opéra de Lille: April 30; May 02/05/07/09/11/14/16/18
Debut as Loge/Das Rheingold at the Finnish National Opera in Helsinki under the baton of Esa-Pekka Salonen: August 30; September 03/07/10/14/18

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Dagmar Manzel

Awakening of spring in Heidelberg and the MENSCHENsKIND in Zurich
On the occasion of the "Heidelberger Frühling", Dagmar Manzel will perform together with the ensemble "Franui" in the local town hall on March 22nd. They will take on texts and songs from i.a. Franz Schubert and Gustav Mahler in their own way.
Subsequently, Dagmar Manzel will travel to the Zurich Opera House. On April 27, Barrie Kosky's iconic staging of “Eine Frau, die weiß was sie will” will be performed under the baton of Adam Benzwi. 20 different roles - 2 actors: fun guaranteed!
In addition, she returns to the house on May 28 and will perform her program "MENSCHENsKIND" with songs by Friedrich Hollaender together with her band.

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Robert Watson

Many kinds of characters at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, return to Washington and welcome to the General Management!
We are very pleased to assume the General Management for Robert Watson and are looking forward to a good cooperation! 
Following his ecstatic as well as vocally and dramatically convincing role debut as Hoffmann at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, Robert Watson is expecting versatile roles at this traditional house: From Cavaradossi in Tosca (January 19/24) via Grigorij together with Sir Bryn Terfel embodying the title role of Boris Godunov (January 31; February 03; March 06/09) and Don José in Carmen (February 09/17/21), up to Narraboth in Claus Guth’s staging of Salome (February 24; March 02).
Afterwards, he will go west to take on the role of Cavaradossi at the Washington National Opera under the baton of Speranza Scapucci. Performance dates: May 05/12/19​

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Raffaela Lintl

A varied turn of the year
Raffaela Lintl will take on the role of Mimi in the revival of La bohème under the baton of Kimbo Ishii at the Theater Magdeburg on these days: December 22/30; January 31; February 23 and March 01.
The new year just started and yet Raffaela Lintl is looking forward to her first concert highlight. On the occasion of the composers‘ 200th birthday, she will sing arias by Jacques Offenbach accompanied by the Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz and with Markus Huber at the conductor’s stand. The concert takes place in the Electoral Castle of Mainz on the 4th of January.
Back in Magdeburg, she will embody Desdemona in the new production of Verdis Otello, that will be premiered on February 16. (Further performance dates: February 24; March 08/23; April 07/26; May 19 and June 01)

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Jussi Myllys

2018/19: A musical trip along the Rhine
Jussi Myllys starts another season as an ensemble member at Deutsche Oper am Rhein, but not only at his parent house do interesting engagements await the Finnish tenor.
As an ensemble member he takes on Matteo/Arabella (21./27.09.;03.10.) and Tamino/Die Zauberflöte (from 29.11.), both under the baton of Axel Kober, as well as Belmonte/Die Entführung aus dem Serail (13./20./25./28.10.) and Giovanni in the world premiere of Anno Schreier‘s Schade, dass sie eine Hure war with premiere February 16th.
Further down the River Rhine, Jussi Myllys will be making his debut as Max in the new production of Der Freischütz at Opéra National du Rhin in Strasbourg with Patrick Lange at the conductor’s stand. Performances: April 17/20/23/25/27 and 29 in Strasbourg as well as May 17/19 in Mulhouse.

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Silvia Hauer

Lied recital on SWR2 (radio broadcast) and premiere of Rigoletto in Wiesbaden
On the 13th of January, Silvia Hauer, together with So-Jin Kim, gave a special Lied recital. According to the motto „L’heure exquise – Debussy and his time“, the programme included works by French and Austrian masters such as Debussy, Fauré, Korngold and Zemlinsky.
On February 02 (8 PM), you will have the chance to enjoy the full concert in a radio broadcast on SWR2:  
In addition, Silvia Hauer will take on the role of Maddalena in Uwe Eric Laufenberg‘s new staging of Rigoletto at the Staatstheater Wiesbaden. Under the musical direction of Will Humburg and with Young Doo Park as Sparafucile, this production premieres on the 19th of January. Further performance dates: January 23/26; February 01/06/09/17; May 31; June 02/21/28​

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Andreas Schager

From Mahler via Johann to Richard Strauss
In the Bavarian state capital, Andreas Schager, together with Valery Gergiev, Tanja Ariane Baumgartner and the Munich Philharmonics, will dedicate himself to Mahler’s Lied von der Erde at Philharmonie am Gasteig. Performance dates: December 14/15/16
The traditional New Year’s Eve Concert of the Staatskapelle Dresden and with Johann Strauss‘ Die Fledermaus is a guarantee for a swinging and swaying conclusion of the year and will be broadcasted by ZDF on December 30 (10 PM / 22:00). On two evenings (December 29/30), Andreas Schager will embody the role of Alfred together with an array of stars and under the baton of Franz Welser-Möst at Semperoper Dresden.
In the new year he will cross the big pond and move on from Johann to Richard Strauss by singing the Bacchus in Ariadne auf Naxos together with the Cleveland Orchestra and Franz Welser-Möst on the following dates: January 13/17/19

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Matija Meic

Continuing very lively following Dantons Tod. Versatile roles at Gärtnerplatztheater Munich
In his role debut as Danton in Gottfried von Einem’s Dantons Tod at Gärtnerplatztheater Munich, Matija Meic was able to impress the audience as well as the press.
But there is no time for resting, because Matija Meic will take over a number of exciting roles at Gärtnerplatztheater Munich including i.a. the title role of Don Giovanni (November 30 and December 27/29), Peter/Hansel and Gretel (November 28/29; December 06/07/11/12/23/25; January 02), Marcello in the new production of La bohème (Premiere at March 28) as well as Ramiro/L’Heure espagnole (Premiere at April 28).

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Guillermo García Calvo

Bienvenido Maestro!
With Guillermo García Calvo we welcome a high profile, versatile and several times awarded artist to our Agency! His broad opera and concert repertoire led him to renowned institutions within and outside of Europe. He is a regular guest at the State Opera of Vienna, where he conducted more than 200 performances and well known at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, Palau de les Arts in Valencia and the Romanian National Opera in Bukarest.
Since the Season 2017/18 Guillermo García Calvo has been appointed as Generalmusikdirektor of the Theater Chemnitz, where he recently led with great success Wagners Ring.
Upcoming engagements for this season include Der Rosenkavalier and Fidelio in Chemnitz, La Gioconda at the Gran Teatre del Liceu Barcelona as well as Don Giovanni at the Opéra National de Paris.

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Markus Suihkonen

Exciting projects at the Opera Studio of the Bavarian State Opera
The 2018/19 season is particularly characterized by the Bayerische Staatsoper Munich, where Markus Suihkonen, as a member of the Opera Studio, already stood on stage in great productions such as the new production of Otello, in which he embodied the role of Herold under the baton of Kirill Petrenko and next to Jonas Kaufmann and Anja Harteros.
Upcoming engagements include King René in Iolanta (starting 15.04.19), and Lesbo in Barrie Kosky’s staging of Agrippina (premiere 23.07.19) conducted by Ivor Bolton.

In addition to his engagements in Munich, Markus Suihkonen will perforn the role of Publio in the new production of La clemenza di Tito on five evenings as a guest at Théâtre Royal de Liège. With premiere on May 15th also Anna Bonitatibus will be on stage, performing one of her signature roles; Sesto.

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Karin Strobos

Hartelijk welkom!
We would like to warmly welcome Karin Strobos to our agency – we are looking very much forward to the cooperation! In the same breath, we would like to thank Pieter Alferink, who represented Karin up to this point and now entrusted us with the management of the artist, for the many years of great work and hope that he will provide us with advice also in the future.
Karin, who is a steady member of the ensemble at the Aalto-Theater in Essen, can look forward to an exciting season. To begin the season she will be singing Karolka in the new production of Janáček‘s Jenufa at De Nationale Opera in Amsterdam in the staging by Katie Mitchell and under the musical direction of Tomáš Netopil. In addition, she will be on stage at her parent house in Essen in the new production Così fan tutte/Dorabella (Con.: Tomáš Netopil ) as well as in the revivals of Hansel and Gretel/Hansel and Don Giovanni/Donna Elvira.

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Roberto Rizzi Brignoli

Italian opera indulgence in Berlin and Lausanne
As is well known, quality is no coincidence – which is why it is no big surprise that Roberto Rizzi Brignoli, proven expert of the Italian opera repertoire, undertakes the musical direction of the following productions:
Roberto Rizzi Brignoli conducts Verdi’s first great successful opera Nabucco at Deutsche Oper Berlin. Further performances: December 23rd and 28th.
In addition, he will be at the conductor’s stand of the Opéra de Lausanne, conducting the new production of Anna Bolena on the following evenings: February 03/06/08/10 and 13

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Fascination Wagner

Fascination Wagner: Innovative concert format with Andreas Schager
is a completely innovative concert format with Andreas Schager! 

„Fascination Wagner“ presents highlights of the operas of Richard Wagner in combination with specially produced music videos in a new dimension. The story of each opera is thus comprehensively and directly accessible to the audience.

On the 25th and 26th of October 2018, Fascination Wagner has been staged for the first time in the Forum Karlín in Prague as an event of the National Theater of Prague.
As part of the Internationale Maifestspiele, this unique concert event will take place at Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden on 29th of May 2019

For further information about this exciting project please visit: 

For inquiries about the project please contact Boris Orlob under or on tel. 0049 30 20 45 08 39.

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Franz Mazura

A grandseigneur of music
A late summer of festivals awaits Franz Mazura.
On September 6th he can be heard as Sprecher in Zimmermann’s Ekklesiastische Aktion at Musikfestival Bern with the Bern Symphony Orchestra and the Swiss Youth Choir.
Subsequently, as part of this year’s Beethovenfest Bonn, a special concert night will take place on September 21st. Under the motto „Alte und neue Schicksalslieder“ (“Old and new songs of destiny”) Franz Mazura will take on the speaker role in the world premiere of Dieter Schnebel’s BSH Schicksalslied. Beethoven – Hölderlin under the baton of Jan Latham Koenig in the „New York – Saal“ of the World Conference Center.
Further, this season he will be returning to Staatsoper Unter den Linden where he will be on stage as Pfleger des Orest/Elektra (27.01.; 03./16./24.02.) and, during the Staatsoper’s “Festtage”, as Hans Schwarz/Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (14/18/21 April), both under the musical direction of Daniel Barenboim.

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Anna Bonitatibus

Role debutsy, one after the other!
Following her athentic role debut as Carmen with the Orchestra Valladolid and under the baton of Michel Ortiga in Madrid, Anna Bonitatibus is looking forward to another new and exciting role. As part of this year’s Donizetti-Festival in Bergamo, she will sing the title role of Enrico di Borgogna with Alessandro De Marchi at the conductor’s stand on these evenings: November 23/25 and December 1

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Tómas Tómasson

Travelling with Wagner: From Brabant to the river Rhine and on to Geneva for the news Ring
Listen up! Tómas Tómasson performed the role of Telramund in Marco Arturo Marelli‘s new production of Lohengrin at Theater Bonn under the baton of Dirk Kaftan.
In the new year, he will take on the role of Wotan/Wanderer in the Wagner’s Ring under the baton of Georg Fritzsch on the occasion of the reopening of the Grand Théâtre de Geneva. Dan Karlström will perform the role of Mime.

Das Rheingold: 12.02.; 05./12.03.
Die Walküre: 13.02.; 06./13.03.
Siegfried: 15.02.; 08./15.03.

In May 2019, Tómasson will embody Wotan in Die Walküre together with Juraj Valčuha at the conductor’s stand of the Teatro di San Carlo.

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BOM artists come together as ensemble Lied23
The special concept of the programme, which consists only of works by Johannes Brahms and Robert Schumann, is constituted in a novel performance form located between classical-concertante recital and scenic performance: After the Brahmsian opening quartet, the concert approach dissolves and a continuous shift of the pairs and situations begins, leading the thoughts to the garden scene in Goethe’s Faust and consistently offering new surprises and not letting go of the listener until the end of the evening. The evident concatenation of duets and quartets in closely related keys allows for the seamless, intertwining and ever-increasing playing by the protagonists.
To direct the singers, renowned opera stage director Hinrich Horstkotte was acquired.   

With Carine Tinney, Bettina Ranch, Lothar Odinius, Sebastian Noack, and Manuel Lange as the ensemble Lied23, five musicians have come together, who for years passionately devoted themselves to the Lied genre, but who also possess the substantial experience within the field of opera needed for such high intensity Lied interpretation.

Barbara Haveman

Tosca meets Ariadne meets Sieglinde
We are very pleased to be able to inform you about our new arrival, Dutch soprano Barbara Haveman. For years, Barbara has celebrated triumphs in the great roles of the German and Italian repertoire, most recently performing the roles of Tosca in Stuttgart, Elsa in Marseille and Minnie at the Scala with great success. We want to further expand this repertoire with her and are pleased that she will walk this path with us as general management.
In this season, already one role debut is waiting: Sieglinde in Teatro di San Carlo’s Walküre.  

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David Oštrek

Important role debut at Staatsoper Berlin
In his first season as a permanent member of the ensemble, David Oštrek already took on numerous exciting roles at the Staatsoper Berlin. Now another highlight is on the horizon. In Claus Guth’s staging of Don Giovanni and under the baton of Lahav Shani, he will be on stage as Leporello for the first time.
Performance dates: January 20/25/30; February 08/10/12​

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Dan Karlström

Busy busy
Dan Karlström has a busy season ahead of him. Higlights include his return to Semperoper Dresden as Basilio in Le nozze di Figaro, The 4 Valets in The Tales of Hoffmann at the Finnish National Opera in Helsinki, his debut at Grand Théatre de Genève as Mime in the Ring revival, as well as Mime in the new Ring-cycle in Helsinki under the baton of Esa-Pekka Salonen, starting in September 2019.
At his parent house, Oper Leipzig, he will perform in a number of roles; including Steuermann and Wenzel in the new productions of Der fliegende Holländer and The Bartered Bride, Knusperhexe in Hansel and Gretel, Mime in the Ring-Cycle, Pong in Turandot and the Tenor-arias in the ballet-version of Bach´s St. John Passion.

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Ursula Hesse von den Steinen

2in1 in Klagenfurt
Right at the beginning of the new season lies a true season highlight, when Ursula Hesse von den Steinen will be on stage in Stadttheater Klagenfurt’s new production Rusalka, performing not just one, but two roles. With premiere on September 13th and alongside Pumeza Matshikiza in the title role as well as Robert Watson as Prince, she can be seen and heard in the roles of Foreign Princess and the witch Jezibaba. The production is staged by Eva-Marie Höckmayr and conducted by Nicholas Carter.
Further performance dates: 15/18/20/22/26/28.09. and

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Christoph Seidl

Wolfgang Wagner-Award in the finale of "Wagnerstimmen" in Karlsruhe
We are very pleased and congratulate Christoph Seidl for winning the “Wolfgang-Wagner-Award” at this year’s prestigious competition “Wagnerstimmen”!
Furthermore, we would like to mention some of the roles, that Christoph Seidl will take over at the Gärtnerplatztheater in Munich: Sarastro/Die Zauberflöte, Commendatore/Don Giovanni, Baculus/Der Wildschütz, Colline/La bohème as well as Giorgio Talbot/Maria Stuarda.   

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