Artist News

Andreas Schager 

Taking off to Dresden and Vienna
For Andreas Schager, the first Wagner epic of 2023, the "Ring des Nibelungen" under the musical direction of Christian Thielemann at Semperoper Dresden, is already just around the corner. It begins on 28 January with Siegmund in "Walküre" together with, among others, Allison Oakes as Sieglinde (second cycle 06 February), continuing on 30 January with the title role in Siegfried (second cycle on 08 February) and ending with that same role in "Götterdämmerung" on 01 February (second cycle on 10 February).
Schager will then appear with his wife, violinist Lidia Baich, and Finnish soprano Camilla Nylund at the Opera Ball in Vienna on 16 February.
He continues with Wagner on 20, 23 and 26 February as Tristan under the baton of Philippe Jordan at the Vienna State Opera.
This will be followed on 28 February by a song recital at the Vienna State Opera with "Die schöne Müllerin" by F. Schubert, "Dichterliebe" by R. Schumann and selected songs by R. Strauss.
In March 2023, Schager will return to Germany to the Bavarian State Opera, where he can be heard on the 23rd, 26th and 30th as Bacchus in R. Strauss' "Ariadne auf Naxos" under the direction of Lothar Koenigs. 

more about Andreas Schager

Christoph Gedschold

Much in demand for his Strauss interpretations
The music director of the Leipzig Opera conducts revivals of Salome, with Annemarie Kremer as the title character, and Ariadne auf Naxos, with Catherine Hunold as Ariadne, at the Leipzig Opera on 4, 10 and 12 February, and the Dresden Semperoper on 23 February, 15 March and 26 March.

more about Christoph Gedschold

Tómas Tómasson

Munich: First King, then Emperor
When Tómas Tómasson returns to the Bavarian State Opera at the beginning of the year, it will first be as King, then as a French emperor.
On three evenings he will embody King Lear in the opera of the same name by Aribert Reimann: 30.1., 2.2. and 5.2.2023. The staging by Christoph Marthaler is conducted by Jukka-Pekka Saraste.
 
Subsequently, Tómasson will then slip into the role of Napoleon Bonaparte in Prokofiev’s “War and Peace”. The premiere of the new staging by Dmitri Tcherniakov takes place on March 5th with further performances on 9./12./15./18.3.2023, all under the baton of Vladimir Jurowski.

more about Tómas Tómasson 
 

Hartmut Haenchen

Travelling with Wagner, Strauss, Shostakovich and Bruckner
The year began for Hartmut Haenchen with two concerts in France. He conducted works by R. Wagner and the 3rd Symphony by Bruckner on 19 January in Lille and on 20 January in Calais with the Orchestre National de Lille.
Back in Germany, Haenchen conducted Wagner's Prelude to the first act of Parsifal, Strauss' Vier letzte Lieder and D. Shostakovich's 15th Symphony in Halle on 29 and 30 January with the Staatskapelle and Simone Schneider as soloist.
In February Haenchen travels to the Netherlands for three concerts. In Drachten (09 February 23), Rotterdam (10 February 23) and Groningen (11 February 23) he conducts the Wesendonck Lieder by R. Wagner and the 15th Symphony by Shostakovich with the Noord Nederlands Orkest.
The tour continues to Bari, where Haenchen will conduct R. Strauss' opera Salome at the Teatro Petruzzelli. Jochanaan is, among others, Samuel Youn.
Further afield in Italy, he will perform A. Bruckner's 7th Symphony at the Teatro Comunale in Bologna on 9 March 23.
A very special concert series then follows at the end of March with the Nederlands Philharmonisch Orkest with performances in Amsterdam's Concertgebouw and in Utrecht. After the second concert in the Concertgebouw on 20 March, Hartmut Haenchen will celebrate his 80th birthday there with friends and the musicians, which he will celebrate on 21 March 2023.

more about Hartmut Haenchen
 

Andreas Conrad & Vincent Wolfsteiner

Premiere Lady Macbeth of Mzensk: Two powerful tenors for the Hamburg State Opera
On 22 January 2023, Lady Macbeth of Mzensk (D. Shostakovich) will celebrate its premiere at the Hamburg State Opera with, among others, Vincent Wolfsteiner as Zinoviy Borisovich Ismailov and Andreas Conrad as The Shabby, under the musical direction of Kent Nagano, staged by Angelina Nikonova.

(Additional performance dates: 25.01.23, 28.01.23, 31.01.23, 04.02.23, 08.02.23)

more about Andreas Conrad 
more about Vincent Wolfsteiner
 

Flurina Stucki

"Her husband´s savior" in Fidelio at the
Deutsche Oper Berlin
In January 23' Flurina Stucki makes her Leonore debut at the Deutsche Oper Berlin alongside Klaus Florian Vogt as Florestan in Beethoven's "Fidelio", in the new production by David Hermann and under the musical direction of Dominic Limburg: 7./14. January 2023.

Times remain exciting for the young Swiss, as important role debuts will follow: Amelia in Simone Boccanegra and Elsa in Lohengrin, she can also be heard again as Chrysothemis alongside Catherine Foster as Elektra and is Donna Anna in Giovanni and will also appear in Rued Langgaards' Antichrist in Ersan Mondtag's outstanding production. At the Staatstheater Karlsruhe she is again a guest as Chrysothemis in a revival of "Elektra".

more about Flurina Stucki 
 

Andreas Schager 

Stories of Fledermaus and Nibelungen
Andreas Schager celebrates the turn of the year at the Vienna State Opera, where he can be heard on December 31st as Eisenstein in Johann Strauss' Fledermaus. In the new year it then continues in quick succession with Siegmund and both Siegfrieds in a revival of the Ring in Dresden under the baton of Christian Thielemann.

Walküre : 28.1. ; 6.2.2023
Siegfried: 30.1. ; 8.2.2023
Götterdämmerung: 1./10.2.2023

more about Andreas Schager
 

Tuomas Katajala

Wagner and Beethoven with Heras-Casado and Mäkelä
Before the end of the year, Tuomas Katajala can still be heard twice on the concert stage: first he will sing Parsifal in two concert performances of the 2nd Act with the Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano under Pablo Heras-Casado in Milan on December 15th and 16th, 2022. With him on stage are fellow BOM artists Marina Prudenskaya as Kundry and Samuel Youn as Klingsor.

As culmination of the year he can be heard in Beethoven's 9th at the New Year's concerts of the Wiener Symphoniker on December 30th, 31st and January 1st. The concerts at Wiener Konzarthaus are conducted by Klaus Mäkelä.

more about Tuomas Katajala
 

Mika Kares

A welcome guest in Munich
After his successful debut as King Marke in the new production "Tristan" in 2021, Mika Kares now returns to the Bavarian State Opera for the next new staging. This time he will be on stage as King Heinrich in Lohengrin as part of a high-quality cast including Klaus Florian Vogt, Anja Kampe, Johanni van Oostrum and Johan Reuter.
The staging by Kornél Mundruczó is conducted by François-Xavier Roth and celebrates its premiere on December 3rd, 2022.

Further performances: December 07/11/14/17/21, 2022

more about Mika Kares
 

Vincent Wolfsteiner and Martina Welschenbach 

Lohengrin at Teatro Comunale  
Martina Welschenbach and Vincent Wolfsteiner are about to premiere "Lohengrin" at the Teatro Communale di Bologna. Wolfsteiner sings the title role and Welschenbach makes her role debut as Elsa. Asher Fish will conduct in a production by Luigi de Angelis.

Performances with our two soloists: 13/16/20 November 2022

more about Vincent Wolfsteiner 
more about Martina Welschenbach 
 

Christoph Geschold, Joseph Dennis & Dan Karlström

Trio for magic opera in Leipzig
New start at the Leipzig Opera: Music Director Christoph Gedschold conducts the eagerly awaited premiere of the rarely performed opera UNDINE by Albert Lortzing. He is very well supported by the tenors Joseph Dennis in the role of the knight Hugo von Ringstetten and Dan Karlström as Veit. The staging is by Tilmann Köhler. Premiere: Saturday 29.10.2022
Further performance dates: November 4th/11th/23rd/27th. and 06/10/2023 and 07/07/2023
Unfortunately, due to illness, Joseph Dennis will not be able to return until November 4th. to sing his first performance.

more about Christoph Gedschold 
more about Joseph Dennis 
more about Dan Karlström 
 

Tuomas Pursio

Success wedding goes to Helsinki!
The Finnish opera audience may start to look forward to October and November, because the celebrated production of Kaija Saariaho's opera "Innocence", which had its world premiere at Festival d'Aix-en-Provence in the summer of 2021, will now come to the Finnish National Opera in Helsinki. Tuomas Pursio, who was also a part of the world premiere, will reprise his role of Father-in-law Henrik in Simon Stone's much acclaimed staging of the Finnish wedding story.

Performance dates: 21/26/28 October 2022
& 2/4/8/10/12/19/22/24 November 2022


More information about the opera:
www.oopperabaletti.fi/...

more about Tuomas Pursio 
 

Tuomas Katajala

From station to station
The next concert in Tuomas Katajala's calendar is a bit out of the ordinary! On October 8th, 2022 he will perform with the award-winning chamber orchestra Kremerata Baltica in Dresden's main train station as part of the project "Station to Station". On the concert programme is Mahler's 'Das Lied von der Erde' in a new version by Fabian Dobler, conducted by Fuad Ibrahimov and with baritone Markus Brück.

Tuomas‘ next station is Paris where, on October 14th, 2022, he will visit Radio France with Britten's song cycle "Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings". The Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France will be conducted by Mikko Franck.

more about Tuomas Katajala 
 

Matija Meic

Into the winter with confidence!
Also in this season, the Croatian baritone shows off a wide palette of roles, starting on the stage of his parent house at Munich's Gärtnerplatz where until the end of this year Matija Meic can be seen and heard in no less than three productions. First he will make his role debut as the diabolical Nick Shadow in the new production of The Rake's Progress, which celebrates its premiere on October 7th, 2022 under the musical direction of Rubén Dubrovsky.
During November and December he will then again be on stage as jester Rigoletto in the revival of the staging by Herbert Föttinger, and in December he will as well again be embodying Father Peter in Hansel and Gretel in the well-known staging after Peter Kertz.

In January 2023 the show goes on in Italy, where on two nights he will be on stage at Teatro Fraschini in Pavia as Giorgio Germont/La traviata. 

Performance dates The Rake’s Progress:
October 7/9/13/15/21/23, 2022

Performance dates Rigoletto:
November 18/20/29 & December 5/17, 2022

Performance dates Hansel and Gretel:
December 15/19/27, 2022 as well as January 5/8, 2023

Performance dates La Traviata: January 12/14, 2023

more about Matija Meic 
 

Doris Soffel 

Always something new - Doris Soffel in her 101st opera role at De Nationale Opera 
Engelbert Humperdinck's Königskinder will premiere at the Nationale Opera in Amsterdam on October 6th. Doris Soffel is the good witch in her 101st opera role. Marc Albrecht will be in charge of the music, directed by Christof Loy. Do not miss!!
Show Dates:
6/9/11/13/16/18/22 October 2022

more about Doris Soffel 
 

Mika Kares & Andreas Schager

Mika Kares and Andreas Schager: A strong duo for Wagner's tetralogy at the State Opera  
With ensemble member Andreas Schager for Siegfriede and Mika Kares for Fasolt, Hunding and Hagen, two of our artists are involved in this project, who have never been on stage together before!! We look forward to the performances on 2/3/6/9 October 2022 at the Staatsoper Unter den Linden.
Conductor: Christian Thielemann, Director: Dimitrij Tscherniakow

more about Andreas Schager 
more about Mika Kares 
 

Wolfsteiner, Prudenskaya, Brattaberg

Wolfsteiner, Prudenskaya, Brattaberg: All in the Dresden Ring!
This fall at the Dresden Philharmonic, three of our artists can be heard at the Ring of the Dresden Philharmonic under Marek Janowski. Vincent Wolfsteiner (tenor), Marina Prudenskaya (mezzo) and Rúni Brattaberg (bass) will all take on roles in Wagner's opus magnum, Der Ring der Nibelungen. Wolfsteiner can be seen in the title role of Siegfried, Götterdämmerung and Siegmund, Prudenskaya as Fricka and Waltraute, and Brattaberg as Fafner and Hagen.

Performance dates: 
30.09.2022 - Das Rheingold 
02.10.2022 - Die Walküre 
08.10.2022 - Siegfried 
15.10.2022 - Götterdämmerung

more about Vincent Wolfsteiner
more about Marina Prudenskaya 
more about Rúni Brattaberg 
 

Bettina Ranch

Bettine Ranch: Verdi twice
At the start of the 22/23 season, Bettina Ranch will be performing the Verdi Requiem twice. First as part of the Anima Mundi Festival 2022 in the Cathedral of Pisa with the Staatskapelle Halle under the direction of Hartmut Haenchen, then in the final concert at the IMAD Festival in the Cathedral of Paderborn. Her concert season is richly equipped with concert debuts such as Wagner's Wesendonck songs (Essen Philharmonic Orchestra under Erik Nielsen) and Schumann's "Das Paradies und die Peri" (Robert Schumann Philharmonie Chemnitz / MDR-Rundfunkchor under Guillermo García Calvo) and the German premiere of two works by Pergolesi. She will make her house debut with the Weihnachtsoratoruim at Hamburg's Elbphilharmonie under Hans-Jörg Albrecht, and she will return to the Milan Auditorium, where she will once again perform the Mozart Requiem with the Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano, conducted by Claus Peter Flor - with the Essen Philharmonic under Tomáš Netopil, Mendelssohn-Bartholdy's song of praise and Mahler's 3rd symphony will follow, and the Easter program will feature the Johannes Passion under the baton of Attilio Cremonesi with the Beethoven Orchestra Bonn.

At her parent company in Essen, she takes on the title role in Carmen, Ramiro/La finta Giardiniera, Adelaide/Arabella and Adalgisa/Norma, among others, and she appears as Marcellina in the new production of Le nozze di Figaro, directed by Floris Visser and conducted by Tomáš Netopil.

more about Bettina Ranch  
 

Marina Prudenskaya

Kickoff: Verdi in Texas!
Marina Prudenskaya starts her new season with one of her favorite pieces, Verdi's Requiem, with concerts on 16.17. and September 19, 2022 for the first time with the Houston Symphony under their new music director Juraj Valcuha. Later in the season she returns to the US for concert performances of Wagner's Tannhäuser as Venus with the Boston Symphony under Andris Nelsons.

more about Marina Prudenskaya  
 

Arttu Kataja

European Festival Hopping!
After an intense festival summer with performances at the Savonlinna Opera Festival and the Helsinki Festival, Arttu Kataja is now a guest at the late summer Anima Mundi Festival 2022  in Italy. Together with the NDR Radiophilharmonie, the NDR/WDR vocal ensembles and under the musical direction of Andrew Manze, he will appear in Beethoven's Missa Solemnis in the Pisa Cathedral.
At the start of the season he can be heard in various concerts halls, at the Musik Podium Stuttgart in Brahm's Requiem conducted by Frieder Bernius, followed by semi-staged performances in Helsinki and Budapest with the Helsinki Baroque Orchestra in F. Schubert's opera Alfonso und Estrella, Händel's Messiah under the direction of Florian Helgath in Zürich and touring through other Swiss cities with the Zürcher-Singakademie and the Orchestra La Scintilla.
In the second half of the season he will appear in Bach’s Matthew Passion under Nicholas Collon and the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra in Helsinki as well as in Alfred Schnittke's Faust Cantata with the Symphoniker Hamburg conducted by Andris Poga at the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg.
 
At his parent house, the Staatsoper Berlin, he will be performing for the first time in October in the title role of Barbiere di Siviglia, in the legendary production by Ruth Berghaus. His other appearances this season on the Staastoper stage include Sharpless in Madama Butterfly, Biterolf in Tannhäuser under Sebastian Weigle and in the premiere of Daphne by R. Strauss, conducted by Thomas Guggeis and staged by Romeo Castellucci.

more about Arttu Kataja  
 

Niina Keitel 

The Ring continues: Fricka in Walküre
Following her debut as Brangäne in Tristan und Isolde last year, Niina Keitel can now celebrate her next Wagner role debut!
From August 26th she will, for the first time, be on stage as Fricka, the Goddess of marriage, in the Finnish National Opera's new Ring, conducted by Hannu Lintu. 

Further performances: 29.08. & 1./6./10./14.09.2022

more about Niina Keitel 
 

Andreas Schager

Siegfried, finally also in Bayreuth!
The time has come, after guest performances as Siegfried on many prominent stages such as Staatsoper Unter den Linden, the Hamburg State Opera, the Semperoper Dresden, the Teatro Real in Madrid, the Opéra de Paris, the Metropolitan Opera New York, just to mention a few, Andreas is now singing his signature role for the first time at the Bayreuth Festival in the new Ring.
We look forward to the performances in Bayreuth on 03/13. and 28.8.2022. Before that, he will perform Siegfried's 3rd Act in concert at the Bregenz Festival on July 31st, 2022

more about Andreas Schager 
 

Scott Hendricks

Siberia at the Bregenz Festival
Scott Hendricks is a regular guest at the Bregenz Festival. His recent visits include Gérard/André Chenier and the title role in the spectacular Rigoletto production on the floating stage.
This year he is Gleby in Umberto Giordano's "Siberia", which is staged by Vasily Barkhatov and conducted by Valentin Uryupin on July 21/24. and August 1st, 2022 in the Bregenz Festival Hall.

 Further information about the piece

more about Scott Hendricks 
 

Various

Summertime - Festival time: On the road again
Our artists are appearing at a variety of festivals this summer, some even multiple times. It's always a pleasure to see how many concerts and opera performances take place all over in the summer and with what quality. We would like to mention just a few festivals with contribution of our artists here:

Buxton Festival, Leipzig Bach Festival, Cheltenham Music Festival, Bregenz Festival, Anima Mundi Festival Pisa, Munich Opera Festival, Berlin Festival, Savonlinna Festival, Gstaad Menuhin Festival, Bayreuth Festival, Vienna Festival, Lausitz Festival, Salzburg Festival and Aix-en-Provence.
 

Arttu Kataja, Marjukka Tepponen, Tuomas Katajala

White nights in Savonlinna
Also this year the Savonlinna Opera Festival offers an exciting festival programme, and once again several of our artists are partaking!
Starting July 5th, Marjukka Tepponen will sing the role of Micaëla in Carmen (further performances on 14./21.07.) alongside e.g. Tuija Knihtilä in the title role, Lukasz Golinski (Escamillo) and Amadi Lagha (Don José).

Also Arttu Kataja will return to Savonlinna this year and can be seen and heard in Keith Warner's staging of Tosca alongside Ludovic Tézier (Scarpia) and Matthew Polenzani (Cavaradossi) on the following nights: 07./09./11./13./15. July

On the 24th of July Tuomas Katajala and the Savonlinna Opera Festival Choir under their longstanding chorus master Matti Hyökki will be on the concert stage, when Hyökki conducts his "farewell concert" before retiring after 50 years of conducting Finland's premier choirs. The concert is a fascinating medley of masses, choral classics and opera pieces.

Further information about the festival:
www.operafestival.fi/en/ ...

more about Arttu Kataja
more about Marjukka Tepponen
more about Tuomas Katajala 
 

Alexandra Ionis

Always on the road... Wozzeck in Valencia
After enthusing the audience as Annina /Der Rosenkavalier at Staatsoper Unter den Linden Berlin (Simone Young/André Heller) and in the scenic Bernd Alois Zimmermann/Calixto Bieito project in Cologne and Hamburg, the journey continues for Alexandra Ionis.

It will be her Spanish debut when, for the first time, Alexandra is on stage as Margret in Alban Berg's WOZZECK at Valencia's Palau de les Arts.
The staging by Andreas Kriegenburg is conducted by James Gaffigan and will celebrate its Valencia premiere on May 26th, 2022.

Further performances on: May 29/31 and June 03/05

www.lesarts.com/... 

more about Alexandra Ionis 
 
 

Attilio Cremonesi

Back in "La Ville Rose" with Rossini
After successful years with Mozart at Théâtre du Capitole Toulouse, Attilio Cremonesi now returns to the pink city with Rossini's Il barbiere di Siviglia.
The new staging by Josef Ernst Köpplinger celebrates its premiere on May 20th.

Further performances on: May 21/22/24/25/27/28/29

more about Attilio Cremonesi 
 

Anna Bonitatibus

Back at Bayerische Staatsoper München!
Anna Bonitatibus returns to the Bayerische Staatsoper München with one of her absolute signature roles: in the revival of Barrie Kosky's AGRIPPINA staging, in which she recently shone at the Hamburg State Opera as well, Anna will once more take on the title role. The musical direction is held by Stefano Montanari.

Performances on: May 07/10/13, 2022

more about Anna Bonitatibus 
 
 

Scott Hendricks

A new Falstaff for the Komische Oper
Scott Hendricks makes his debut on April 30th as the title role in the new production of Falstaff at the Komische Oper Berlin, directed by Barrie Kosky and conducted by GMD Ainārs Rubiķis.

further information and performances 

more about Scott Hendricks 
   

Mika Kares

Ice-cold Finn in Madrid's Fiery Angel
Mika Kares sings the Inquisitor in Calixto Bieito's well-travelled production of Fiery Angel at the Teatro Real in Madrid. His performances under the direction of Gustavo Gimeno:
22, 25, 28, 31 March ; 3, 5 April 2022

Further information about the piece:
www.teatroreal.es/... 

more about Mika Kares 
 

Hartmut Haenchen

Khovanshchina at Opéra Bastille
After having successfully begun the season with „Magic Flute“ at London’s Royal Opera House, Hartmut Haenchen now returns to Paris‘ Opéra Bastille with Mussorgsky’s masterpiece      „Khovanshchina“ on January 26th, 2022.

Further performance dates: 30.1., 3./6./9./12./15./18.2.

more about Hartmut Haenchen 

Anna Bonitatibus

On tour with Händel
For Anna Bonitatibus, February stands completely under the sign of the concerts!
First she can be heard, for the first time, as Ruggiero in Händel's Alcina on a tour with Les Musiciens du Louvre and Marc Minkowksi with concerts in 6 different European cities: Paris (Philharmonie; 7.2.), Bordeaux (Opéra National; 9.2.), Hamburg (Elbphilharmonie; 13.2.), Madrid (Auditorio Nacional de Música; 15.2.), Barcelona (Gran Teatre del Liceu; 17.2.), and Valencia (Palau de les Arts; 19.2.)
 
Following this, Anna returns to the London Wigmore Hall on 23.2.2023 for a recital with music by Berlioz, Liszt, Rossini and Viardot. She will be accompanied by Angela Hewitt on piano.

more about Anna Bonitatibus
 

Mika Kares

Back in Covent Garden!
Five years after his house debut as Sarastro in The Magic Flute, Mika Kares is now back at London’s Royal Opera House, this time as Landgraf Hermann in a new staging of Tannhäuser.
The new production, which is directed by Tim Albery and conducted by Sebastian Weigle, celebrates its premiere on January 29th, 2023.
In addition to Mika Kares, the cast includes Stefan Vinke (title role), Lise Davidsen, Gerald Finley and Ekaterina Gubanova, among others.
 
Further performances: 1./4./7./12./16.2. 2023

more about Mika Kares
 

Scott Hendricks

Debuting as Kurwenal at the Opéra National de Lorraine
A new production of Tristan and Isolde will be premiered on Sunday 29th of January at 3 pm at Opéra National de Lorraine in Nancy.
Scott Hendricks, will give his debut as Kurwenal in this production by Tiago Rodrigues under the baton of Leo Hussain.
Further performances
Wednesday 1 February at 7pm
Saturday 4 February at 7pm
Tuesday 7 February at 7pm
Friday 10 February at 7pm

in Nancy and March 31 and April 2 at the Théâtre de Caen. Don´t miss it!

more about Scott Hendricks
 

Ursula Hesse von den Steinen

Herodias at last at Deutsche Oper Berlin
On January 22, 2023, Ursula Hesse von den Steinen will sing the role of Herodias in Richard Strauss' "Salome" for the first time at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, with, among others, Thomas Blondelle as Herodes and Jennifer Holloway as Salome under the musical direction of Axel Kober. (Additional performance date on January 27, 2023)

more about Ursula Hesse von den Steinen 
 

Doris Soffel

Oceane revival at Deutsche Oper Berlin
Doris Soffel returns to Deutsche Oper Berlin in one of her signature roles, as Madame Louise in Glanert's "Oceane", on 06/11/13 January 2023. Alongside her, Andrew Harris will for the first time sing the role of Georg.
The production by Robert Carsen which was awarded "best world premiere of the year 2019" (International Opera Award) is conducted by Stephan Zilias.

Subsequently, Doris Soffel can be heard as Adelaide on the same stage in a new production of Arabella (Runnicles/Kratzer).
Premiere: 18th March, 2023 and further performances on 23/26/30 March as well as 02/06 April.

more about Doris Soffel
 

Prudenskaya, Engebretson, Kallenberg

New Years in Milano, Berlin and Luzern
No New Year's Eve without Beethoven 9 !! Heather Engebretson and Moritz Kallenberg spend the turn of the year in Milan - together with the Orchestra Sinfonica e Coro Sinfonico di Milano under Thomas Guggeis they sing the 9th in concerts in Milan and Lucerne. At the same time, Marina Prudenskaya takes on the mezzo part in a top-class cast of the Ninth at the Staatsoper Unter den Linden under Daniel Barenboim.
With the same work, Moritz Kallenberg then goes on to the Theater Magdeburg, where he greets the new year again in two concerts under conductor Anna Skryleva.

more about Marina Prudenskaya
more about Heather Engebretson 
more about Moritz Kallenberg 

 

Markus Suihkonen

With Beethoven in Lapland!
Following the successful Verdi Requiem in October, now at the end of the year Beethoven's 9th is on the concert programme of Markus Suihkonen. Together with the Oulu Symphony Orchestra, the Lapland Chamber Orchestra and its longstanding artistic director, John Storgårds, the monumental work will be performed in Oulu and Rovaniemi on December 15th and 16th, 2022 respectively.

Subsequently, Markus will make his debut as Colline in La Bohème at his parent house, Staatstheater Hannover, on December 21st - further performances on 30.12. and 05./07.01.2023

more about Markus Suihkonen
 

Konstantin Ingenpass

Konstantin Ingenpass: Brahms Lieder CD release
Konstantin Ingenpass' latest CD with Brahms songs, with pianist Ulrich Eisenlohr and many prominent singer colleagues, has just been released by Naxos: www.naxos.de 

We can look forward to more CD releases from the gifted lieder singer this season. Anyone who would like to experience the young baritone and winner of the Hugo Wolf Competition for Lied Art 2020 on the concert stage can join him in December with J.S. Experience Bach's Mass in B minor several times in the Philharmonie Berlin and at the Hamburg State Opera with the Hamburg Ballet in a new production by John Neumeier entitled "Dona Nobis Pacem".

more about Konstantin Ingenpass
 

Anna Bonitatibus

Händel-Preis Halle 2023!
Anna Bonitatibus receives the 2023 Händel Prize of the city of Halle. The Stiftung Händel-Haus says the decision honours "her infinite enthusiasm, with which she for years has been interpreting Händel's music, as well as her passionate dedication leading to performances also of lesser known works".

The prize will be awarded to Anna during the Händel Festival in 2023, where she is involved in two productions. On one hand she will sing the title role in the festival production Xerxes, on the other the role of Matilda in a concert performance of the opera Lotario. Bravissima Anna!

more about Anna Bonitatibus
 

Attilio Cremonesi

A secret marriage in Potsdam!
A well-known face returns when, on the occasion of the premiere of the Potsdamer Winteroper 2022 on November 11th, Attilio Cremonesi is back on the conductor’s stand of Kammerakademie Potsdam. On the programme is the opera buffa “Il matrimonio segreto” by the Neapolitan composer Domenico Cimarosa.
The cast in the new staging by Adriana Altaras consists, besides Cremonesi as musical string-puller, of choicest specialists of Italian baroque and is therefore in the best of hands!

The performances take place in the recently re-opened Schlosstheater im Neuen Palais.

All performance dates: 11/12/17/19/20/24/26/27 November

More information about the production:
www.hansottotheater.de/...

more about Attilio Cremonesi
 

Hartmut Haenchen 

Inaugural concert with NNO 
Hartmut Haenchen is the new Principal Guest Conductor of the Noord Nederlands Orkest from this season on. The official collaboration starts with performances of Verdi's Requiem. Marina Prudenskaya is one of the soloists.

The concerts are on November 10th. in Groningen and November 11th. in Drachten. 

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Dagmar Manzel

Directors Debut for Dagmar Manzel!
We look forward to Dagmar Manzel's directorial debut at the Komische Oper Berlin: Pippi Longstocking, a family opera by Franz Wittenbrink, celebrates its premiere on November 6th!

Other performances in November: 7/10/14/28/29

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Yorck Felix Speer  

Traveler between epochs 
Yorck Felix Speer sings the bass part in the Verdi Requiem on 16/17/18. and 20.11.2022 in a concert series with the Deutsche Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz and the Bachchor Mainz under Ralf Otto. Following his successful debut at the Zurich Opera House in Le Nozze di Figaro, he is again a guest at the Theater St. Gallen as Sarastro in The Magic Flute in December. In the second half of the season he will make an important role debut as Rocco in Fidelio at the Nederlandse Reisopera directed by John Fulljames, a co-production with the Royal Danish Opera and Teatr Wielki Poznań. He will also tour Europe with the Helsinki Baroque Orchestra and the Arnold Schönberg Choir with Robert Schumann's rarely performed opera Genoveva.

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Tómas Tómasson

"Backward role" with Kát'a Kabanová to Geneva
Tómas Tómasson returns to the Grand Théâtre de Genève, and this time with a completely fresh role. From October 21st, 2022 he will, for the first time, be on stage as Dikój in Tatjana Gürbaca's new staging of Janáček's Káťa Kabanová.
The new production, which is conducted by Tomáš Netopil, can also be experienced in Brno, Czech Republic, where a single performance will take place on November 13th as part of the Janáček Brno Festival 2022.

Performance dates Geneva:
21/23/25/28/30 October & 1 November, 2022

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Marjukka Tepponen

"Un bel dì ..." Madama Butterfly in Graz
The postponed new production of Madama Butterfly from the year 2020 now finally comes on stage! The new staging by Floris Visser with Marjukka Tepponen als Cio-Cio-San (she performed the role most recently at Opera Frankfurt to wide acclaim) celebrates its premiere on 15th October 2022 at Oper Graz.

Later in Graz's 22/23 season Marjukka can be seen and heard for the first time in the title role of Katia Kabanova. Premiere on 18th March 2023.

Further Madama Butterfly performances:
October 20/28/30r; November 2/5/17/23/27; December 2/10/18 and January 15/18

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Andreas Bauer Kanabas

Meistersinger in Frankfurt   
Andreas Bauer Kanaba's last season was full of premieres and numerous roles - and house debuts, and the new season will be no less intense.
He has just sung the role of Sarastro in the premiere of Ted Huffmans' extraordinary readership of The Magic Flute and under the musical direction of Steven Sloane in Frankfurt, now the premier as Pogner in Die Meistersinger under Sebastian Weigle and Johannes Erath is in order (premier on November 6th at the Frankfurt Opera ) - a Verdi must not be missing and one can already look forward to Don Ruy Gomez de Silva in Ernani at the Opera Vlaanderen. His Baron Ochs debut in Rosenkavalier at the Irish National Opera follows immediately before he returns to Frankfurt as Pogner/Meistersinger at the Spring Festival in Tokyo and in the premiere of R. Stephan's Die Erste Menschen under Sebastian Weigle and Tobias Kratzer returns.

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Alexandra Ionis

A regular guest in Berlin!  
Alexandra Ionis sings regularly at both major opera houses in Berlin and could most recently be heard in "Der Rosenkavalier", Rossini's "Il Viaggio a Reims" as well as in the world premiere of Peter Eötvös' new opera "Sleepless".

In this season she can again be found on Berlin's stages, first as Schwertleite/Die Walküre in the new Ring at Staatsoper Unter den Linden, staged by Dmitri Tcherniakov and conducted by Christian Thielemann and Thomas Guggeis (Premiere on October 3rd, 2022)

Subsequently, and season appropriate, she will return to Deutsche Oper Berlin for the revival of the highly successful production "Die Schneekönigin" (S. Penderbayne) on December 4th, 2022, in which she sings no less than four roles.

Performance dates "Die Walküre": October 03/16/30, 2022

Performance dates "Die Schneekönigin":
December 04/05/09/10/11/12/16/18/19, 2022
& January 21/23/24/25/26, 2023


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Roberto Rizzi Brignoli

The new GMD at Nationaltheater Mannheim  
With great joy we announce that as of season 2023/24, the internationally renowned Maestro Roberto Rizzi Brignoli will be the new General Music Director at Nationaltheater Mannheim!
His successful new productions "Il Trovatore" and "Der Freischütz" in the past seasons in Mannheim as well as concerts with the Musikalische Akademie des Nationaltheaterorchesters whet the appetite for future projects in Mannheim.
Rizzi Brignoli signs a three-year contract with the NTM. In addition, he will keep his position as GMD at Teatro Municipal de Santiago de Chile.

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Flurina Stucki

4 Letzte Lieder in Graz
We warmly welcome the Swiss soprano Flurina Stucki again to Boris Orlob Management - and what a great start with a reference to one of her upcoming concerts with the unforgettable and at the same time highly demanding Four Last Songs by Richard Strauss!
Flurina Stucki will sing at the opening concert of the 2022/23 season of the Graz Opera on September 10th 2022 together with the Graz Philharmonic and their chief conductor Roland Kluttig - the concert will be broadcast live on:
www.steiermark.orf.at 

Two weeks later, on September 24th, Flurina will be heard at the Graz Opera in the premiere of the staged performance of Benjamin Britten's War Requiem,  directed by Lorenzo Fioroni and under the baton of Roland Kluttig.

After her extremely successful Chrysothemis alongside Catherine Foster as Elektra in the past season, further important role debuts at her parent opera house the Deutsche Oper Berlin this season include Leonore in Fidelio, Amelia in Simone Boccanegra and Elsa in Lohengrin.

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Giulia Montanari and Christoph Seidl

New arrivals at BOM and Oper Köln  
We are delighted that Giulia Montanari, soprano and Christoph Seidl, bass, are our newcomers this season and also in the soloist ensemble of the Cologne Opera. They can be seen together on stage in Cologne in the season premiers of Les Troyens (Berlioz) under Fracois-Xavier Roth directed by Johannes Erath and La Cenerentola under Matteo Beltrami directed by Cecilia Ligorio as well as in the revival of Die Entführung aus dem Serail on stage in Cologne. 
Premiere: Les Troyens 24/09/2022
Premiere: Die Entführung aus dem Serail (revival) 08/10/2022
Premiere: La Cenerentola 17/12/2022 

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Mika Kares

In the spotlight in Salzburg
At this year's Salzburger Festspiele, Mika will be on stage in the title role of Bartók's masterpiece BLUEBEARD'S CASTLE - a role for which Mika's recording with the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra (BIS) was also nominated for the 2022 Grammy.
The artistic team consists of Teodor Currentzis and Romeo Castellucci, who also led the acclaimed "Don Giovanni" with Mika in Salzburg in 2021. The role of Judith will be sung by Ausrine Stundyte.

All performance dates: 26./31.07. & 02./06./15./20.08.

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Moritz Kallenberg

Hot season finale - Orfeo premiere in Stuttgart
Following the successful Hercules premiere at the International Handel Festival Karlsruhe under the baton of Lars Ulrik Mortensen and staged by Floris Visser, Moritz Kallenberg b-rocks on into the summer.
In J.P. Rameau's PLATÉE he could be seen and heard in the dreaded haute-contre tenor role of Thespis as well as Mercure in Calixto Bieito's legendary staging in Stuttgart, conducted by Stefano Montanari, followed by his equally spectacular Oronte in Handel's ALCINA under Christopher Moulds and staged by the directing duo Jossi Wieler/ Sergio Morabito.
Subsequently, he could be heard in concerts under William Christie and les arts florissants at Philharmonie Paris and the Gewandhaus Leipzig during the Bachfest, singing cantatas and Magnificat.

To complete this nice season, Moritz Kallenberg will sing the title role in Claudio Monteverdi's ORFEO on July 22nd, 2022, which this time will not take place at Staatsoper Stuttgart, but instead in the Halle of Stuttgart's Im Wizemann with its industrial charm. Killian Farrell will conduct, Marco Štorman is stage directing.
Additional dates: July 24th and 26th, 2022

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Tómas Tómasson

New villain in Dublin
Following his success as Orest in Elektra in 2021 in the same place, Tómas Tómasson now returns to the Irish National Opera in Dublin in a new role.
For the first time he will be on stage as Scarpia in Tosca and can be seen and heard as nasty baron on the following nights:
July 11/13/14/16/17

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Anna Bonitatibus

Double debut in Aix-en-Provence
It is not just a role debut but also her debut with the festival in Aix-en-Provence when Anna Bonitatibus will, for the first time, be on stage as Idamante in Satoshi Miyagi's new staging of Mozart's IDOMENEO on July 6th!

Under the baton of Raphaël Pichon and alongside Michael Spyres in the title role, Sabine Devieilhe (Ilia) and Nicole Chevalier (Elettra), among others, she can be seen and heard on the following nights: July 06/08/11/13/15/19/22

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Kenneth Tarver

Outstanding debut as Nerone/Agrippina at the Florida Grand Opera
Kenneth Tarver has made a great debut as Nerone in the new Agrippina production (director: Jeffrey Buchman) at Florida Grand Opera!
In the new staging, which relocates the story of Agrippina to a 1930s Hollywood film set, Tarver's radiant tenor "took the night's vocal honors":

"As Nerone (whose reign would flip murderous), Kenneth Tarver took the night's vocal honors. The veteran singer's heroic tenor, incisive declamation in recitatives, precise trills and talent to command the stage introduced the present to a brand new top together with his each look."  
(www.usanewslove.com)

Remaining performances: May 17 and 19, 2022

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Markus Suihkonen

A Midsummer Night's Dream at Staatstheater Hannover
Following succesful debuts as Lodovico and Sparafucile, now it's time for Markus Suihkonen's next role debut at his parent house in Hannover. Starting May 27th, 2022 he can be seen and heard as Snug in Britten's "A Midsummer Night's Dream".

The revival of the staging by Michiel Dijkemas will be conducted by GMD Stephan Zilias and Richard Schwennicke.

All performances: 27.5. and 04./06./10./12./18.06.

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Marjukka Tepponen

MET - the USA show goes on!
Following the great success at the MET, where Marjukka Tepponen took on the role of Tatyana/Eugene Onegin under James Gaffigan on short notice - a role which she has very successfully debuted at the Seattle Opera - she is now back in Seattle; this time she is on stage as Figaro Countess in the revival of Peter Kazaras' staging of the Mozart/Da Ponte classic.

Performances on: May 07/11/15/20/22

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Anna Bonitatibus

Return to Wigmore Hall
Following the great success of her last recital at the Wigmore Hall, where Anna Bonitatibus created a musical meeting between Rossini and Beethoven, she now returns to the legendary London concert hall with a new, equally exciting programme.

This time, her programme looks at European composers whose careers coincided with or were impacted by the phenomenon of Napoleon Bonaparte. She will be presenting music by famous composers such as Mozart, Haydn and Beethoven, but also lesser-known musicians such as Jan Ladislav Dussek or Ferdinando Paer.

The concert takes place on 4th May, 2022 at the Wigmore Hall. Piano accompaniment by Simon Lepper.

www.wigmore-hall.org.uk/...

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Tómasson, Kataja, Ionis

Sleepless in Budapest
After highly successful performance series at Berlin's Staatsoper Unter den Linden as well as Geneva's Grand Théâtre the new opera by Péter Eötvös, "Sleepless", can now be experienced one last time, this time in the homeland of the composer.

The concert performance will take place at Müpa Budapest on April 12 with Péter Eötvös himself at the conductor's stand and our three participating singers: Tómas Tómasson, Arttu Kataja and Alexandra Ionis.

more about Tómas Tómasson

more about Arttu Kataja

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Nina Russi

Standing Ovation for Nina Russi's "Traviata" in St. Gallen
"So schnell ist sich ein Auditorium selten einig, etwas Außergewöhnliches erlebt zu haben", the Voralberger Nachrichten writes about the premiere of Nina Russi's „Traviata“ on March 19 at Theater St. Gallen.
The staging, which is told from a female perspective, positions the story of Violetta in the centre and creates "echte Frauenpower". (St. Galler Tagblatt)

The production can still be seen and heard on the following nights:
1./20./24. April, 1./8./21./25./30. Mai und 9. Juni

© Photo: Ludwig Olah

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Tuomas Katajala

"Die Vögel" now on ARTE Concert!
Following the successful performance series of the new production of "Die Vögel" at Opéra National du Rhin in Strasbourg, which produced outstanding reviews for Tuomas Katajala's Hoffegut, the production can now also be experiences on ARTE Concert!

In addition, the production will be back on stage for two more nights on February 20 and 22, 2022 in Mulhouse (La Filature).

Recording link:
www.arte.tv/... 


"The voice of the day is the one of Tuomas Katajala, a bright and very sharp tenor voice whose art of phrasing and musicality in every instant win all the votes" (anaclase.com)

"Mit Tuomas Katajala war auch diese Partie ideal besetzt, sein heldenhafter Tenor kommt mit schwerem Metall und einer geradezu liedhaften Wortdeutlichkeit." (opern.news)

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