Artist News

Samuel Youn

Alberich live and on CD
Hot off the presses and having already received much critical acclaim, the live recording from Bridgewater Hall of Wagner’s Das Rheingold with Samuel Youn as Alberich and Sir Mark Elder at the conductor’s stand of the Hallé Orchestra is now on the market.
In the same constellation, Samuel Youn made his debut in this role in a concertante performance of Siegfried as part of this year’s Edinburgh International Festival.
With premiere on November 3rd Youn will take on the same role in Siegfried in David Pountney’s new production of Wagner’s Ring at the Lyric Opera of Chicago and under the baton of Sir Andrew Davis. All performances: 03/07/11/16 November.

Before this he can be seen and heard as Kurwenal in Tristan and Isolde at Deutsche Oper Berlin, beginning September 23rd.

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Andreas Schager & Vincent Wolfsteiner

Full force in Bayreuth
Andreas Schager as Tristan and Vincent Wolfsteiner as Siegmund jumped in for the ailing Stephen Gould on August 28th and 29th at the Bayreuther Festspiele with great success. Before, as in the years 2016 and 2017, Schager sang Parsifal in all performances.
Vincent Wolfsteiner had already, on short notice, covered for Gould and sung the third act of Tristan from the side of the stage in the performance on August 24th as well as taken on the roles of Siegfried and Siegmund in the “Children’s Ring” by Katharina Wagner.
With these two performances this year’s festival season in Bayreuth came to an end. In the Walküre, Marina Prudenskaya gave a powerful Fricka!

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Ursula Hesse von den Steinen

2 in 1 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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Heather Engebretson

Kick-starting the new season!
Heather Engebretson starts off the new season with versatile roles and full of vigour!
When on September 2nd, for the first time of the season, Don Giovanni sounds at Staatstheater Wiesbaden, Heather Engebretson will be on stage as Donna Elvira. Further performances: September 09/14 ; October 06/20/25.
Subsequently, she will be commuting between two musical capitals; starting September 29th she will be singing the Woodbird in Keith Warner’s Siegfried at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden with Antonio Pappano at the conductor’s stand (further performances on October 07/21 and 31) and on October 17/19/23 she can be heard under the baton of Andrea Marcon when she returns to the Bolshoi Theatre as Alcina.

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Dagmar Manzel

Into the next decade at full steam
On occasion of her decadal birthday, Dagmar Manzel sat down to talk with Deutschlandfunk, among other things looking back at 40 years of stage presence. The full interview (in German) can be found under the following link:

And also in this season Dagmar Manzel is as active as ever! As part of the Jüdische Kulturtage (Jewish Culture Days) in Berlin she will be giving a concert in the synagogue in Rykestraße on November 08th. Subsequently, she will guest in Saarbrücken in the already familiar combo with her programme MENSCHENsKIND on November 11th.
The unofficial festival for all Manzel fans at Komische Oper Berlin will continue in season 2018/19 as well, where during the season she will be on stage in the following productions: Anatevka (from 15.09.), Die Perlen der Cleopatra (from 06.12.), Eine Frau, die weiß, was sie will! (from 13.01.) and Ball im Savoy (from 21.03.)  

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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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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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Tuomas Pursio

Role variety in Finland, Italy and Germany
Following his great success as Méphistophélès in Gounod‘s Faust at this year’s Opera Festival in Savonlinna, Tuomas Pursio is now on stage as a villain at the Finnish National Opera in Helsinki – this time as a diabolic Scarpia in Puccini’s Tosca. Performance dates: 07./13./19./21./25./27.09. and 06./13./16./18.10.
From the far north southwards: In February, Pursio will take on the role of Jochanaan/Salome at Teatro Comunale di Bologna. Premiere: 15.02.
In this role he can also be seen and heard at his parent house, the Opera Leipzig, where he will also be performing the roles of Orest/Elektra, Kaspar/Der Freischütz, Sprecher/Zauberflöte, Alberich/Siegfried, Gunther/Götterdämmerung, Wotan/Rheingold, and Water Goblin/Rusalka.

All Opera Leipzig performance dates can be found under the following link: 

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Tómas Tómasson

Welcome aboard!
In the spirit of Wagner’s Dutchman, one of his signature roles, we would like say a warm “Welcome aboard” to Tómas Tómasson at Boris Orlob Management. We are looking forward to a productive collaboration!
A look at the upcoming season reveals exciting things; on occasion of the re-opening of Grand Théâtre de Geneve, Tómasson will be performing the role of Wotan, another signature role of his, in Wagner’s Ring under the baton of Georg Fritzsch. Alongside him on stage is Dan Karlström as Mime.
Das Rheingold: 12.02.; 05./12.03.
Die Walküre: 13.02.; 06./13.03.
Siegfried: 15.02.; 08./15.03.
In addition, Tómasson will be performing the Walküre-Wotan in Bari as well as at Naples' Teatro di San Carlo under the baton of Juraj Valcuha in May.

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Robert Watson

Season highlights in Berlin and Washington
With the beginning of the new season Robert Watson will, for the first time, be on stage as Prince in Rusalka, when the new production celebrates its premiere on September 13th in Klagenfurt. Staged by Eva-Marie Höckmayr and conducted by Nicholas Carter, also Ursula Hesse von den Steinen is part of the production, performing the roles of Foreign Princess/Jezibaba. Futher performance dates: September 15/18/20/22/26/28 and October 05/10/13/20.
In spring, Watson’s path leads him to his native USA where he will be making his Kennedy Center debut with Washington National Opera as Cavaradossi in Tosca as well as sing Don Jose in Carmen with Opera San Diego.
Also in this season Watson will stay true to Deutsche Oper Berlin, where he will be performing in Verdi’s Messa di Requiem, Die Fledermaus, Les contes d'Hoffmann, Boris Godunov, Carmen and Salome.

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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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Mika Kares

Opera and concert highlights in Paris, Munich, Utrecht, Cologne and Helsinki
Following a successful performance series of Lucia di Lammermoor at Bayerische Staatsoper, in which Mika Kares shone as Raimondo, the Finn made his house debut at Opéra Bastille on June 20th. In the role of Ferrando he will fill up the room with his “radiant, sonorous bass” on the remaining nights: July 10/11/13 and 14.
The French adventure continues in autumn when Mika Kares, also at Paris’ Opéra Bastille, makes his debut as Fiesco in Calixto Bieito’s staging of Simon Boccanegra, conducted by Fabio Luisi. The production celebrates its premiere on November 15th and can be seen and heard on nine additional nights: November 18/21/24/28 and December 01/04/07/10/13.
In addition, on September 14th Kares will sing the role of Père Laurence in Berlioz’ Roméo et Juliette in Utrecht under Fabien Gabel, as well as take on the role of Ramphis in a concertante performance of Aida in Cologne’s Philharmonie on October 07th, conducted by Teodor Currentzis.
Also in the concert field, Mika Kares will sing Mahler’s Symphony no 8 with the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra and Hannu Lintu at the Helsinki Festival on August 24th and Beethoven’s Symphony no 9 with the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra on December 19th and 20th, also in the Finnish capital.

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David Oštrek

Dobro došli and a warm welcome!
We would like to warmly welcome David Oštrek to our agency – we are looking forward to the cooperation with a highly talented artist!
As of this season he will become a steady member of the ensemble at Staatsoper Unter den Linden, where he will be proving his musical and dramatic versatility in numerous productions. From the title role in the world premiere of the chamber opera ‘Usher’, Masetto/Don Giovanni and Tribune/ L’incoronazione di Poppea during the “Barocktage”, over the productions Macbeth, Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg and Widmann’s Babylon, all under the baton of Daniel Barenboim, to Pelléas et Mélisande, La traviata and Rigoletto, David Oštrek can be seen and heard on the Berlin stage.
In addition, he will guest as Escamillo from 18.08. until 05.09. in an open-air production of Carmen by Staatstheater Braunschweig, which will be performed on the local castle square.

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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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Marina Prudenskaya

From Love Goddess to Servant
For Marina Prudenskaya, summer is once again characterized by the Bayreuth Festival. This year on the Green Hill she will embody Fricka and Schwertleite in the first part of Frank Castorf’s Ring from 2013. Under the baton of Plácido Domingo, also John Lundgren (Wotan) and Anja Kampe (Sieglinde) will be on stage. Performances on: July 31 and August 18/29.
Marina Prudenskaya begins the coming season at Staatsoper Unter den Linden, where the new production of Cherubini’s opera-comique Médée celebrates its premiere on October 07th. Under the musical direction of Daniel Barenboim, she will be performing the role of Néris for the first time. Further performances on: October 12/17/20/25 and 28.

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Rinaldo Alessandrini

New recording contract, new album and a well-established festival
We congratulate Rinaldo Alessandrini on the new contract with Naïve-Believe! The plan until 2021 includes eight new recordings with works by old masters such as Monteverdi, Couperin and J.S. Bach.
Furthermore, the new album “Un viaggio a Roma” with Sandrine Piau and Sara Mingardo will be released this autumn, featuring music by Handel, Stradella, Muffat, Scarlatti, and Corelli.
Last but not least, we are looking forward to this year’s Purtimiro Festival, where Rinaldo Alessandrini is the artistic director. From the 27.09. until the 14.10., Alessandrini and his Concerto Italiano as well as numerous other ensembles and young, talented Italian artists will be providing music of the highest quality within the spaces of the impressive, historical Teatro Rossini in Lugo di Romagna.

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Miljenko Turk

Strong commitment to Modernism
For many years Miljenko Turk has been an ensemble member at Opera Cologne, where he covers a broad spectrum of the classic baritone ‘fach’ (Monteverdi to Verdi). Yet in addition, he has distinguished himself as a worldwide sought-after expert of operas of the Modern period!
Following performances at Opera Cologne, the Dresden Semperoper, Concertgebouw Amsterdam and at the Tongyeong Music Festival with Wolfgang Rihm’s Jakob Lenz and Die Eroberung von Mexiko, Peter Ruzicka’s Celan, Johannes Maria Staud’s Die Antilope, Bernd Alois Zimmermann’s Die Soldaten, as well as I-Sang Yun’s Der Traum des Liu-Tung, during season 2018/19 he will take on the title roles in Mare Nostrum (26./28./30.09. and 03.10.) by Maurizio Kagel at his parent house in Cologne and in Peter Ruzicka’s Benjamin (09./17.02.) at Theater Heidelberg.

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Julia Borchert

Brünnhilde debut in Die Walküre
"Energetic, powerful debut." Julia Borchert started the new season with a sublime echo! On September 8th the new production Die Walküre celebrated its premiere at Theater Magdeburg, in which for the first time she was on stage as Brünnhilde, delivering "the most impressive performance of the evening". The staging by Jakob Peters-Messer under the baton of GMD Kimbo Ishii, in which also Raffaela Lintl performs the role of Gerhilde, can still be seen and heard on the following dates: 16./30.9.; 14.10.; 03./23.11.​

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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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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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Lothar Odinius

Important Wagner role debut
Most recently he could be heard in Gent and Antwerp in the title role of the new production La Clemenza di Tito -  now, for the first time, Lothar Odinius will be on stage as Loge in Das Rheingold in Kassel’s new RING at the beginning of next season. In the new staging by Markus Dietz and under the baton of GMD Francesco Angelico, also Rúni Brattaberg will be on stage (performing the role of Fafner). Performance dates: September 01/07/15, October 07/17, December 25, January 12 and February 10.

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Markus Suihkonen

New in our General Management and the Opera Studio of the Bayerische Staatsoper!
We are very pleased to welcome Markus Suihkonen in our General Management roster and congratulate him on a great season at the Vlaamse Opera, which is now slowly coming to an end. In this sense, we take a look at the coming season, which is particularly characterized by the Bayerische Staatsoper Munich, where he will be on stage in great productions as a member of the Opera Studio: A herald in the new production Otello (premiere October 23rd) under Kirill Petrenko and with Jonas Kaufmann and Anja Harteros; 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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Andreas Schager / Fascination Wagner

Fascination Wagner
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 will be 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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Doris Soffel

Straussian mother roles and Wagner's earth goddess
Just like Wagner’s earth goddess we look into the future and see Doris Soffel in three most diverse roles of her repertoire.
In Robert Carsen’s production of Salome and under the baton of Gianandrea Noseda she will be on stage as Herodias at Teatro Regio di Torino on the following dates: February 15th/18th/20th/22nd/25th.
Next she will be travelling north to embody Erda at Staatsoper Hamburg for the first time. The production of Das Rheingold is staged by Claus Guth and conducted by Christoph Prick. Performances: May 18th/21st/26th/29th.
At the end of the season, Doris Soffel will be taking on the role of Adelaide in the revival of Andreas Dresen’s Arabella at Bayerische Staatsoper Munich. The audience can look forward to great opera nights with a high-quality cast and Constantin Trinks on the conductor’s stand. (June 16th/19th/22nd and July 04th/07th)

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Bettina Ranch

Important role debut in Essen
Following concert engagements in Cologne and Dresden, Bettina Ranch now returns to her parent house in Essen, the Aalto-Musiktheater, for an important role debut. On two evenings, she will perform the roles of Fricka and Schwertleite in Dietrich W. Hilsdorf’s production of Die Walküre under the baton of Tomáš Netopil: June 30 and July 08​.

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Andreas Schager

Paris triumph, Vienna premiere, Bayreuth summer
Andreas Schager continues his Wagner triumphal procession! At his debut at the Opéra national de Paris he gave a "unique and truly impressive performance"( as Parsifal under the baton of Philippe Jordan.
From not too far away the horns already sound: On June 11th Der Freischütz celebrates its premiere at the Vienna State Opera, in which our Austrian tenor will perform the role of Max. Alongside him on stage are, among others, Camilla Nylund (Agathe), Alan Held (Caspar) and Albert Dohmen (Eremit) as well as Tomáš Netopil at the conductor’s stand. Performances: June 11/14/17/20/25 and 28.
The summer is characterized by the Bayreuth Festival, where Schager will once again be embodying Parsifal under the baton of Semyon Bychkov. Performance dates: July 26; August 01/08/14/19/25.

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Roberto Rizzi Brignoli

A musical Tour de France with three new productions
Over the coming months no less than three new productions await Roberto Rizzi Brignoli in France!
Starting February 06th he will be conducting Laurent Pelly’s staging of Il barbiere di Siviglia with a great cast, including Stéphanie d’Oustrac as Rosina, Philippe Talbot as Count Almaviva, and Florian Sempey as Figaro. (All performance dates: February 06th/09th/11th/13th/15th)
The next stage is Philipp Himmelmann’s production Simon Boccanegra at Opéra de Dijon, which celebrates its premiere on March 14th. Rizzi Brignoli, a Verdi specialist, will be conducting this masterpiece on the following dates: March 14th/16th/18th/20th and 22nd.
The conclusion of the “tour” will be celebrated at Opéra de Lille with Marie-Eve Signeyrole’s staging of Nabucco. Fellow BOM artist, Robert Watson, will be on stage as Ismaele. Roberto Rizzi Brignoli will be on the conductor’s stand on the following dates: 16th/19th/22nd/26th/28th/31st of May and 3rd/06th of June.

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Arttu Kataja

Music, the universal language: Following debut in Paris now around the world as Almaviva
Following his successful debut at the Théatre des Champs-Élysées in Bach’s Mass in B minor with the Internationale Bachakademie Stuttgart under the baton of Hans-Christoph Rademann, Arttu Kataja can now look forward to another great project. This summer he’ll travel almost once around the globe as Count Almaviva in a semi-staged production of Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro together with the Freiburger Barockorchester and René Jacobs. The tour stops in Seoul (July 6 and 7), Shanghai (July 9), Eisenstadt (July 13 and 14), and Beaune (July 21).

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Young Doo Park

As Landgraf in Wiesbaden
An exciting role debut awaits Young Doo Park at his parent house in Wiesbaden. On November 19th, the young bass will be on stage as Landgraf Hermann in the new production of Wagner’s Tannhäuser by Uwe Eric Laufenberg. At the conductor’s stand is Patrick Lange and with Park on stage is, among others, Lance Ryan in the title role. Further performance dates: November 24th, December 3rd/17th, January 10th/28th, March 30th, May 27th and June 30th.

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Michael Smallwood

Great productions in two musical strongholds
For Michael Smallwood the next months are shaped by three engagements in Berlin and Paris.
At Staatsoper Unter den Linden he takes on the role of 2nd Jude under the baton of Thomas Guggeis in Hans Neuenfels’new production of Salome. With premiere on March 4th, he will be on stage alongside Marina Prudenskaya, making her role debut as Herodias. Performance dates: March 04th/08th/10th/14th and 17th.
Subsequently his path leads him to the Opéra National de Paris where he will sing the 3rd Esquire/Parsifal with Philippe Jordan at the conductor’s stand. Also part of this staging by Richard Jones are Anja Kampe, Andreas Schager, Peter Mattei, and Jan-Hendrik Rootering. (April 27th/30th and May 05th/10th/13th/16th/20th/

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Anna Bonitatibus

en travesti also on the opera stage. Mozart's final opera in Warsaw
On her latest CD “en travesti” Anna Bonitatibus devotes herself to the so-called trouser roles, one of which she will be performing from March 11th at Warsaw’s Teatr Wielki. In Ivo van Hove’s celebrated staging of Mozart‘s La clemenza di Tito and under the baton of Benjamin Bayl she will take on the role of Sesto on three further nights: March 13th/15th and 18th.   

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Attilio Cremonesi

"First Guest Conductor" at Teatro Municipal de Santiago
As of this season, Attilio Cremonesi is “First Guest Conductor” at the renowned Teatro Municipal de Santiago, where, in the coming seasons, he will be leading concerts and one historically informed Mozart production every year.
Following the great success of Le nozze di Figaro past June, the audience can now look forward to Don Giovanni in a staging by Pierre Constant. The production celebrates its premiere on April 16th and can be seen and heard on four additional nights: April 18th/20th/23rd and 26th.
On the programme in the following seasons are Così fan tutte (2019) and Die Zauberflöte (2020).

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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.

Pinchas Steinberg

Back at Bayerische Staatsoper with Macbeth
In April, Pinchas Steinberg will return to Munich’s Bayerische Staatsoper. Over the course of three nights he will be conducting Verdi’s Macbeth (April 07th/10th/13th). The much discussed staging by Martin Kušej has Simon Keenlyside on stage in the title role as well as Anna Smirnova as Lady Macbeth.

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Raffaela Lintl

Rusalka premiere and a concert tour through Austria
The young soprano, Raffaela Lintl, caused critical acclaim from the stage in the Händel/Telemann opera Richard Löwenherz during this year’s Telemann-Festtage in Magdeburg. In the role of Formosa, the princess of Cyprus, the Theater Magdeburg ensemble member shone with "soft vocal fullness, elegant coloratura and a bright tone." Raffela Lintl remains connected with the Theater Magdeburg in the coming season, further expanding her repertoire.

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