Wagner & Strauss: The Fellowship. Ring cycle in Berlin and role debut at Vienna State OperaOn the occasion of the revival of Guy Cassier’s Ring production, Andreas Schager will take on the role of Siegfried in the third and fourth part of Wagner’s tetralogy under the baton of Daniel Barenboim at the Staatsoper Unter den Linden Berlin.
Siegfried: September 11 and 26
Götterdämmerung: September 15 and 29
On October 10, he will perform the role of Kaiser in Strauss’ Die Frau ohne Schatten for the first time at the Vienna State Opera with Christian Thielemann at the conductor’s stand. Further performances will take place on the 14th and 18th of October.
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Back at Bavarian State Opera in a triumphantly productionAs from the 5th of October, Doris Soffel will interpret Herodias/Salome at the Bavarian State Opera in Munich, a role she has performed at major houses all over the world with great success: "sang a Herodias of such astonishing power, richness, precision and dramatic presence".
Krysztof Warlikowski’s production is completed by Kirill Petrenko, Marlis Petersen (Salome), Wolfgang Koch (Jochanaan), and Wolfgang Ablinger-Sperrhacke (Herodes).
Further performance dates: October 9 and 13
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Operas and concerts in London, Munich and BrusselsIn the new season, Hartmut Haenchen will lead a varied repertoire at top-class houses and at the conductor’s stand of fine orchestras.
First, he will conduct Don Giovanni at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden including a cast full of stars on these days: September 13/16/19/22/25 and 28, as well as October 03/08 and 10.
The next stop will be the Bavarian State Opera Munich, where he will conduct Wozzeck featuring Christian Gerhaher singing the title role. Performance dates: November 17/20/23/25
Finally, Hartmut Haenchen will lead the Belgian National Orchestra on the occasion of two concerts at Brussel’s BOZAR (December 6) and Hasselt’s Cultuurcentrum (December 7). They will play Brahms’ Piano Concerto No 1 (Soloist: Lukas Vondracek), and Bruckner’s Symphony No 5.
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Royal engagements: Aida in Geneva, Salome in BerlinMarina Prudenskaya will interpret the role of king’s daughter Amneris in the new production of Aida staged by Philipp McDermott at the Grand Théâtre of Geneva. The production will be led by Antonio Fogliani, a true specialist for the Italian repertoire. Performance dates: October 11/13/16/19/22
From December 1, she will take on the role of Herodias in the revival of Salome at Staatsoper Unter den Linden Berlin under the baton of Thomas Guggeis. In addition, Vincent Wolfsteiner will embody the Herodes. Further performances: December 4/10/13/15
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5 roles, 2 houses, 1 voice: Back to London and BerlinOn September 17, Heather Engebretson will start into the new season at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, where she will take on the role of Sophie in Massenet’s Werther besides Juan Diego Flórez performing the title role and Edward Gardner at the conductor’s stand. Further performances: September 24/27; 1st and 5th of October
Following last year’s great success, Heather Engebretson will return to the Deutsche Oper Berlin, performing the four women in The Tales of Hoffmann on these evenings: October 24 and 30; November 8
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Following a "Superstar Alberich" in Edinburgh back at Opera CologneAfter a successful Alberich/Götterdämmerung conducted by Andrew Davis at the Edinburgh International Festival ("Youn's superstar Alberich acted and sang with vigorous malice"), Samuel Youn returns to his ancestral home at the Rhine where two exciting new productions await him. First he sings the Kurwenal in Tristan and Isolde under Francois-Xavier Roth and with Peter Seiffert performing the title role, and then he will interpret Escamillo/Carmen under the baton of Claude Schnitzler.
Tristan und Isolde: September 21; October 3 and 11
Carmen: November 20 and 23; January 2 and 7
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Roberto Rizzi Brignoli
Great Italian opera in Marseille and MannheimA brief look back. Roberto Rizzi Brignoli led the new production Turandot at the Opéra de Marseille with great success:
"Excellemment dirigé qu'il est par le maestro italien. Une interprétation qui ne manque ni de couleours, ni de puissance, où les nuances sont respectées; que demander de mieux?" (destimed.fr)
From Puccini to Verdi. At the same house he will conduct Rigoletto staring Nicola Alaimo in the title role on the following evenings: 01./04./06./09. and 11th of June.
From Marseille to Mannheim. Roberto Rizzi Brignoli will be at the conductor’s stand of the Nationaltheater Mannheim and will take over the musical direction of Roger Vontobel's new production Il Trovatore starting on July 13.
Further performance dates: 18./21./25. July and in the upcoming season: 15./22. September and October 11th
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Rosenkavalier-Debut at Staatstheater WiesbadenCelebrating the composer’s 250th birthday, Silvia Hauer will sing a Liederabend on the occasion of the Jacques-Offenbach-Tage in Bad Ems on the 8th of September. Accompanied by Pauliina Tukiainen (Piano), she will perform works by Offenbach himself and his contemporaries.
The highlight on the opera stage will be her debut as Octavian in the new production of Der Rosenkavalier staged by Nicolas Brieger and conducted by Patrick Lange at the Staatstheater Wiesbaden. (Premiere: November 10). Furthermore, Silvia Hauer will take on the role of Hansel in Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel.
Tepponen, Katajala, Pursio & Karlström
Joint success in Helsinki: Das RheingoldThis year’s season at the Finnish National Opera in Helsinki began with the premiere of the first part of the new Ring Cycle production. Marjukka Tepponen will debut as Woglinde and Tuomas Katajala as Loge, Tuomas Pursio interprets Donner and Dan Karlström the role of Mime under the batton of Esa-Pekka Salonen,
Enjoy it live on these days: September 10/14/18
Or on demand via: www.areena.yle.fi/...
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Of desires, melancholia, and the "Golden 20s": Performances in Berlin and LondonHere we go again! From September 12, the audience of the Komische Oper Berlin can enjoy Dagmar Manzel as the Berlin style Pharaoh in Barrie Kosky’s production of Die Perlen der Cleopatra. All performance dates: September 12 and 21; October 5 and 21; November 16; December 05 and 14
Furthermore, Dagmar Manzel will be on stage of the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London on September 21. According to the motto: “Weimar Berlin: To the Cabaret!” she will interpret works of the “Golden 20s” together with Esa-Pekka Salonen and the Philharmonia Orchestra.
Back at the Komische Oper Berlin, she will sing tracks of her new album “Sehnsucht” accompanied by her band on October 31 (8:30 PM). The album combines songs and texts by (i.a.) Hollaender, Offenbach, and Eisler, as well as Tucholsky and Agota Kristof.
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Visually nuanced, oriented to the music and with a fine sense for the human psycheThese traits and skills have made Nadja Loschky one of the most sought after and most innovative opera directors of her generation, whose productions have already been performed at great houses. She celebrated successes at the Opera Zurich (Die Schatzinsel), Komische Oper Berlin (Mikropolis), Opera Graz (Ariane et Barbe-Bleue) and most recently at the Opera Cologne (Rusalka).
For her first staging of a Puccini opera, Madama Butterfly at the Theater Bielefeld, she was awarded the Götz Friedrich Prize in 2015. There she will take over the artistic direction of the theater from the season 2019/20.
In order to gain an impression of Nadja Loschky’s work, feel free to watch the trailer for the staging of Rusalka at the Opera Cologne via the following link:
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Young Doo Park
"Basso Continuo": A challenging and versatile season in WiesbadenIn the season 2019/20, Young Doo Park will take on a number of challenging roles at the Staatstheater Wiesbaden. “Within these hallowed halls”, he will start the season as Sarastro, followed by Cesare Angelotti in Tosca. Furthermore, he will sing Ferrando in the new production of Il trovatore under the baton of Alexander Joel (the premiere takes place on March 28), and Orest in Strauss’ Elektra.
The season’s highlight will be his role debut as König Marke in the new production of Tristan und Isolde, staged by Uwe Eric Laufenberg. Performance dates: 11th of June and 5th of July.
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Kickoff: Christoph GedscholdDie Zauberflöte at Semperoper Dresden, Manon Lescaut at Staatsoper Hamburg, Der fliegende Holländer in Leipzig, Ariadne auf Naxos in Frankfurt and Rusalka in Cologne are just a few of the recent opera highlights conducted by Christoph Gedschold with a secure hand and a fine musical sense.
We are delighted to welcome a conductor, who is a welcome guest at renowned houses in Germany. At this point, we would like to mention two upcoming engagements: On June 15, the new production of Smetana’s The Bartered Bride will be performed for the first time at Opera Leipzig (further performances: June 23; August 25). On the occasion of the MDR-Musiksommer, Christoph Gedschold will be on the conductor’s stand of the MDR-Sinfonieorchester on July 06. The programme includes Orff’s Carmina burana, as well as the ouvertures to Tannhäuser and Meistersinger.
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Fresh on the list!A welcome guest at the most renowned houses and festivals worldwide, a highly dramatic voice, an expressive and versatile performer: Welcome, Edith Haller! With great success and passion, Edith Haller dedicates herself to the German repertoire. Most recently, she made her debut at the Metropolitan Opera New York as Gutrune/Götterdämmerung under the baton of Philippe Jordan ("the gleaming soprano Edith Haller", NY Times).
In addition, Edith Haller is very sought after as a concert singer and collaborated with orchestras, such as, the Munich Philharmonics, Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, as well as the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra.
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Anna Bonitatibus & Markus Suihkonen
La Clemenza di Tito New production in LiègeCécile Roussat's new production of La Clemenza di Tito will feature Anna Bonitatibus as Sesto, one of her favorite roles, and Markus Suihkonen as Publio at the Opéra Royal de Wallonie-Liège. At the conductor’s stand will be Thomas Rösner.
Performance dates: May 15/17/19/21 and 24
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Vocal power is required! Wozzeck in Frankfurt and the debut in ViennaCurrently, 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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Return to Santiago de Chile with Così fan tutteAll good things come in threes. Following highly acclaimed performances of Le nozze di Figaro (2017) and Don Giovanni (2018), Attilio Cremonesi will conduct Così fan tutte at the Teatro Municipal de Santiago de Chile this year. To be experienced on these days: 19./22./25. and 27th of July
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Haveman, Hesse, Tómasson, Brattaberg
Hotspot Naples: Quartet of protagonists in Die WalküreNaples has called – and many came. A group of our artists will join the production of Die Walküre at the Teatro di San Carlo. On May 12 and 17, Barbara Haveman as Sieglinde, Tómas Tómasson as Wotan and Rúni Brattaberg as Hunding will be on stage and on May 17, Ursula Hesse von den Steinen will embody Fricka. Furthermore, Raffaela Lintl (Gerhilde), Alexandra Ionis (Roßweiße), Niina Keitel (Grimgerde), as well as Robyn Allegra Parton (Helmwige) and Ivonne Fuchs (Siegrune) will sing the Valkyries under the baton of Juraj Valčuha on these evenings: May 11/12/16/17 and 18
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As Senta through the BrittanyWagner roles, one after the other. Following her role debut as Senta and the Irene in Rienzi at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, Martina Welschenbach embodied Senta in Der fliegende Holländer in Rennes, Angers and Nantes, each under the baton of Rudolf Piehlmayer.
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From Texas to the great opera houses of the worldReal Texan Scott Hendricks is new in our General Management: From the Met to Komische Oper Berlin, followed by Royal Opera House Covent Garden, from the Washington National Opera to Opera Zurich and on to the Bregenz Festival - Not only, does Scott Hendricks celebrate great success on both sides of the Atlantic, he also has a broad repertoire and is in demand as a baritone of Italian style, as well as a renowned interpreter of contemporary works and partner of the most important conductors and directors of our time. In the season 18/19 he sang i.a. Scarpia/Tosca at the San Francisco Opera, Barnaba/La Gioconda at La Monnaie in Brussels, the title role in the world premiere of M-Eine Stadt sucht sucht einen Mörder at the Komische Oper Berlin (staged by Barrie Kosky).
At this year's Bregenz Festival, he will take on the title role in Philipp Stölzl's production of Rigoletto under Enrique Mazzola.
Upcoming engagements include, among others, Janácek‘s The Makropulos Affaire/Jaroslav Prus under Jakub Hrůša at Opera Zurich, Il trovatore (staged by Dmitri Tcherniakov) at Opera Cologne, as well as Il trovatore at Opéra National du Rhin and Ruprecht/The Fiery Angel in Warsaw.
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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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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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Fascination Wagner // Wiesbaden 05/29/19is 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or on tel. 0049 30 20 45 08 39.
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Out of the night, up to the peak and back again: A symphonic trip through the Alps in Munich, Stuttgart and PforzheimRichard 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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Tosca meets Ariadne meets SieglindeWe 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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Yorck Felix Speer
Role debut in Kassel's new WildschützWithin the scope of the premiere of Albert Lortzing’s Der Wildschütz on May 25, Yorck Felix Speer will perform the role of Baculus for the first time. The premiere with Alexander Hannemann at the conductor’s stand will be broadcast live on Deutschlandfunk Kultur (19h30) and be available on demand on hr2-Kultur from June 01.
Further performance dates: May 31; June 01/07
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BOM artists come together as ensemble Lied23The 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.
Continuing very lively following Dantons Tod. Versatile roles at Gärtnerplatztheater MunichIn 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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Important role debut at Staatsoper BerlinIn 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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Busy busyDan 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 KlagenfurtRight 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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Wolfgang Wagner-Award in the finale of "Wagnerstimmen" in KarlsruheWe 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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