Alberich live and on CDHot 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.
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Doris Soffel & Andreas Schager
Waves of Wagner in HamburgThe audience of the Staatsoper Hamburg can expect great voices, when Doris Soffel and Andreas Schager will dock at the port on the 18th of November on the occasion of Wagner’s Ring. In Claus Guth‘s production of Siegfried they will take on two of their best roles under the baton of Kent Nagano. She will perform the role of Erda, which she already sang in Das Rheingold, and he will embody the role of Siegfried not only in the third part of the cycle, but in Götterdämmerung as well. Experience exceptional opera evenings on the following dates:
Siegfried: 18th and 23rd of November
Götterdämmerung: 25th of November and 2nd of December
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Fascination Wagner: Premiere in PragueFollowing the successful performances as Siegfried at the National Taichung Theater (Opera House of Taiwan), Vincent Wolfsteiner will return to the Oper Frankfurt, where he will debut as Bacchus in Brigitte Fassbaender’s production of Ariadne auf Naxos under the baton of Christoph Gedschold. Performance dates: November 02/10/15/17/22/30
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2018/19: Three in a rowAn 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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A Lady for Bernstein, Wagner and StraussFilled with passion for each project, Doris Soffel begins the new season.
Just like in 2016 in Hamburg’s Laeiszhalle under Jeffrey Tate, she can be heard in concertante performances of Bernstein’s Candide at the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona on October 18th and 20th.
In Hamburgische Staatsoper’s Ring, Doris Soffel will be taking on the role of Erda under Kent Nagano not just in Rheingold (30.10.; 04.11.), but also, and for the first time, in Siegfried with performances on the two following evenings: 18./23.11.
By the beginning of the new year she will finally return to Munich’s Bayerische Staatsoper in the role of Adelaide/Arabella, whom she has been embodying since the premiere of the production. Alongside Anja Harteros, Hanna-Elisabeth Müller, Michael Volle and Kurt Rydl as well as with Constantin Trinks at the conductor’s stand, she will be providing special opera nights on: January 11/14/18/22 and 25.
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Paris Calling: Simon Boccanegra at Opéra BastilleThe premiere of Calixto Bieito’s new production Simon Boccanegra at Opéra national de Paris, in which Mika Kares will sing Jacopo Fiesco, takes place on the 15th of November. Under the baton of Fabio Luisi, Ludovic Tézier in the title role and Maria Agresta as Maria Boccanegra will be at his side.
Performances: November 15./18./21./24./28.; December 01./04./07./10./13.
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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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Alejandro Marco-Buhrmester & Scott MacAllister
Premiere of Dalibor in AugsburgOn October 14, Roland Schwab's production of Smetana’s Dalibor will be premiered at the Staatstheater Augsburg. Alejandro Marco-Buhrmester as Vladislav and Scott MacAllister as Dalibor will face each other in this hybrid between a epic of knight and Czech Fidelio under the baton of GMD Domonkos Héja, an expert in Slavonic repertoire.
Performance dates: 14./21./23.10.; 01./18.11.; 16./29.12.; 05.01.; 15.02.
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From Brabant to the river Rhine: Lohengrin in BonnListen up! Tómas Tómasson will perform the role of Telramund in Marco Arturo Marelli‘s new production of Lohengrin at Theater Bonn. Under the baton of Dirk Kaftan, the premiere takes place on the 4th of November. All performance dates: November 11/24 and December 21/26.
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Role debuts, 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 01
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Role variety in Finland, Italy and GermanyFollowing 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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Tuomas Katajala & Mika Kares
Opera- and concert highlights in autumnWith outstanding success Tuomas Katajala and Mika Kares recently sang Mahler’s Symphony no 8 under the baton of Hannu Lintu in Helsinki. The full concert with Mahler’s exceptional piece can be heard by following the link below.
In autumn the action continues, when Tuomas Katajala takes on the Steersman in Kasper Holten’s production Der fliegende Holländer at the Finnish National Opera Helsinki on the following nights: September 14/20/22/26; October 03/11.
Mika Kares will be singing in concertante performances of Berlioz’ Roméo et Juliette/Père Laurence (14.09.) on the one hand and Aida/Ramphis at the Cologne Philharmonie with Teodor Currentzis (07.10.) on the other. On September 29th Mika will also be giving a solo concert night in Tampere, performing a best-of of his opera repertoire, and on December 19th and 20th he can be heard with the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra and Beethoven’s Symphony no 9 at the Helsinki Festival.
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2018/19: A musical trip along the RhineJussi 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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Into the next decade at full steamOn 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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Roberto Rizzi Brignoli
Italian opera indulgence in Berlin, Hamburg and DijonAs 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:
Since September 8th Rizzi Brignoli conducts Verdi’s first great successful opera Nabucco at Deutsche Oper Berlin. Further performances: September 14th as well as December 23rd and 28th.
In addition, he will be at the conductor’s stand of the Hamburgische Staatsoper, conducting Christof Loy’s production of Il Turco in Italia on the following nights: October 12/18/21 and 23.
Finally he will be returning to Verdi’s Nabucco, which he will let sound at the Opéra de Dijon on November 15/18/21 and 24.
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A grandseigneur of musicA 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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Strung commitment to ModernismFor 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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Versatility: Medea in Berlin and Dresden summer nights in autumnFollowing her great success as Fricka under the baton of Plácido Domingo at the Bayreuther Festspiele, Marina Prudenskaya started the season 2018/19 at the Staatsoper Unter den Linden Berlin by taking over the role of Néris for the first time in the new production of Cherubini’s Medea under the baton of Daniel Barenboim. The premiere of the production took place on the 7th of October.
On October 13 and 14, Marina Prudenskaya guested at the Dresdner Philharmonie singing Berlioz’ Les nuits d’été togther with Marek Janowski.
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Important Wagner role debutMost 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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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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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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Andreas Schager, Lidia Baich & Matthias Fletzberger
Fascination Wagner: Premiere in PragueFinally there it is: On October 25 and 26, “Fascination Wagner” will be given its premiere in the Forum Karlín in Prague!
“Fascination Wagner” presents highlights of the operas of Richard Wagner in combination with specially produced music videos in a new dimension. The focal point of the evening is Andreas Schager congenially staged by Selcuk Cara, one of the most acclaimed author-filmmaker and opera stage director of our time. At his side are the star-violinist Lidia Baich and Matthias Fletzberger conducting the orchestra of the State Opera Prague. The combination of Wagner’s music and a powerful visual language will make this evening an unforgettable experience.
For further information about this exciting project and an audiovisual teaser video please visit:
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Fascination Wagner: Innovative concert format with Andreas Schageris 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or on tel. 0049 30 20 45 08 39.
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Harteljik 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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Concert highlights and role debutsFor Anna Bonitatibus a truly exciting summer is now coming to an end. Not only did she celebrate huge successes at the Grange Festival as Agrippina („Bonitatibus is glorious in the title role“ – The Guardian), she also enthused the audience at the Rossini Festival in Pesaro as well as with Berlioz‘ Nuits d’été in Potsdam.under the baton of Antonello Manacorda.
In autumn, Bonitatibus will continue her busy concert activities. First she can be heard at the International Bruckner Festival 2018 in Linz alongside Yeree Suh, Sophie Karthäuser, Martin Mitterrutzner, and Luca Pisaroni in Mozart’s Requiem at the memorial concert for the day of Anton Bruckner’s death on October 11th. Subsequently, she will be on stage at Munich’s Prinzregentheater performing a selection of songs from her recently released and highly praised album en travesti on October 17th.
In addition, this season holds 2 further role debuts ready for Anna Bonitatibus. On October 20th she will be singing Carmen in a concertante performance with the Orchestra Valladolid under Michel Ortiga in Madrid and will afterwards, and for the first time ever, be on stage in the title role of Enrico di Borgogna at the Donizetti Festival in Bergamo. Performances: 23./25.11. and 01.12.
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Magical opera nights in MannheimFrom September up to and including December, Attilio Cremonesi will take over the musical direction of Rossini’s fairy tale opera La Cenerentola at Nationaltheater Mannheim. Colorfully staged and with rousing music, this production will be a great fun for the whole family.
Upcoming performances: September 30 and October 19/26
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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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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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Andreas Schager & Vincent Wolfsteiner
Full force in BayreuthAndreas 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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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.
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Ursula Hesse von den Steinen
Season highlights in Berlin and WashingtonRight 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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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.
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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