Artist News

Andreas Schager

Capital-hopping with Wagner. Critical acclaim for Tristan!
With his embodiment of Tristan in the staging by Dmitri Tcherniakov and under the baton of Daniel Barenboim, Andreas Schager provided a "Sternstunde"  at Staatsoper Unter den Linden, praised for his "phenomenal naturalness" and his "complex role portrait" of the "monstrous Tristan role". Remaining dates to see him in this role: February 25th and March 3rd/11th/18th.
During Staatsoper Berlin’s Easter Festival, Andreas Schager takes on the role of Parsifal on March 30th as well as April 2nd, again under the baton of Daniel Barenboim in a staging by Dmitri Tcherniakov. 
Subsequently Schager’s path leads him to Paris where he, also as Parsifal, will be making his house debut at the Opéra national de Paris. The new production by Richard Jones will be conducted by Philippe Jordan. Performances: April 27th/30th; May 05th/10th/13th/16th/20th and 23rd.

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Samuel Youn

A versatile start of the year
The first months of the new year hold three great productions ready for Samuel Youn. First he takes on the role of Jochanaan in Claus Guth’s staging of Salome at Berlin’s Deutsche Oper. Performances: January 28th and February 3rd.
Following these performances, Youn will be back on the same stage in another signature role on February 08th when he embodies the villain Scarpia/Tosca. With him on stage in the title role of both productions is Catherine Naglestad.
From Berlin, his path leads him to the Opera Cologne where he will be on stage as Leporello, aiding Don Giovanni (performed by Miljenko Turk) in seducing the ladies. Conducting this production is Nicholas Collon. Performance dates: February 21st/23rd/25th and March 1st/3rd.

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Doris Soffel

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

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Dagmar Manzel

Anatevka at Komische Oper Berlin and on tour with MENSCHENsKIND
After enthusing the audience in Eine Frau, die weiß, was sie will! at the beginning of the season, Dagmar Manzel will be back on stage at her Berlin parent house from December 3rd, this time making her debut as Golde in Jerry Bock’s cult musical Anatevka. In the staging by the Komische Oper’s own Barrie Kosky, she will be playing the feisty wife of Milkman Tevye, played by her congenial partner Max Hopp.
In addition to her operetta activities, Dagmar Manzel will again be going on tour with her solo programme MENSCHENsKIND through Germany, this time making stops at the Kurt Weill Festival in Dessau (February 27th), Hannover (February 28th), and Chemnitz (March 23rd).

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Mika Kares

Italian masterpieces in Munich and Zürich
At the end of February, Mika Kares will return to the Bayerische Staatsoper as Balthazar in Donizetti’s grand opéra La Favorite. Over the course of three nights and under the baton of Karel Mark Chichon he will be on stage, among others, alongside Elīna Garanča as Léonor de Guzman. (Performance dates: February 25th/28th and March 3rd)
Next stop is Opernhaus Zürich where Kares will embody Conte di Walter in Damiano Michieletto‘s staging of Verdi’s Luisa Miller. At the conductor’s stand is specialist in 19th century Italian opera, Riccardo Frizza.
​(Performances: April 12th/15th/21st/24th/27th/29th)

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Marina Prudenskaya

"Meine Tochter, tanze nicht!" Debut as Herodias at Staatsoper Berlin
With the premiere of Hans Neuenfels’ production Salome on March 04th, Marina Prudenskaya will be making her role debut as Herodias at Staatsoper Unter den Linden Berlin. Alongside Gerhard Siegel as Herodes and Ausrine Stundyte in the title role, Thomas Guggeis will be on the conductor’s stand leading the Straussian forces of sound.
Marina Prudenskaya will be on stage on the following dates: March 04th/08th/10th/14th and 17th.

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Anna Bonitatibus

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

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Heather Engebretson

Return to the Bolshoi and Mozart in Berlin and Wiesbaden
Following last year’s house debut at the Bolshoi Theatre as Alcina, Heather Engebretson returns to the traditional house in the same role on March 21st. In the staging by Katie Mitchell and under the baton of Andrea Marcon she will be performing the role over three nights: March 21st/23rd/25th.
Further, two single performances with Heather Engebretson should be mentioned: On February 23rd she will sing Königin der Nacht/Die Zauberflöte at Deutsche Oper Berlin, and on March 3rd she will be on stage as Fiordiligi/Così fan tutte at Staatstheater Wiesbaden alongside Silvia Hauer as Dorabella and Konrad Junghänel at the conductor’s stand.

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Kenneth Tarver

Concert highlights from Vienna to Seattle
As part of the concert cycle “VokalKlang”, Kenneth Tarver will be singing Rossini’s Petite messe solennelle with Gustavo Gimeno conducting the ORF Radio Symphony Orchestra at Vienna’s Konzerthaus on March 1st.
On March 29th he can be heard singing the same piece at the Philharmonie Luxembourg, once again under the baton of Gustavo Gimeno, but this time with the Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg.
Two extraordinary concerts await Kenneth Tarver on April 26th and 28th in Seattle, when he takes on the tenor part in Stravinsky’s seldom performed Perséphone. Conducting the Seattle Symphony, three choirs, instrumental soloists (Marc-André Hamelin, among others), dancers, and even puppeteers is Ludovic Morlot.  

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Rinaldo Alessandrini

Baroque masterpieces in Germany and Poland
Over the coming months, Rinaldo Alessandrini devotes himself to the works of baroque masters, above all those of Vivaldi.
As part of the 41st International Händel Festival he will make his debut on the conductor’s stand of the Deutsche Händel-Solisten at Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe on February 22nd performing, among other things, Händel’s Apollo e Dafne.
Subsequently he will conduct the Wroclaw Baroque Orchestra, performing with them a concert version of Vivaldi’s L’Olimpiade at the National Forum of Music in Wroclaw, Poland on March 04th.
With Giuliano Carmignola on violin and Rinaldo Alessandrini conducting the hr-Sinfonieorchester, the audience of the hr-Sendesaal in Frankfurt can look forward to two baroque specialists and, among other things, works by Vivaldi, when baroque masterpieces are brought to life on March 15th and 16th.

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Virpi Räisänen & Tuomas Katajala & Tuomas Pursio

Finnish triple power in Tampere
With Virpi Räisänen, Tuomas Katajala and Tuomas Pursio, the cast for the world premiere of Olli Kortekangas' Veljeni Vartija (My Brother’s Keeper) counts no less than three of our artists. The opera tells the story of a family in Finland in the year 1918, a year that was marked by the civil war and was one of the most dramatic of the then young nation. Under the baton of Santtu-Matias Rouvali the three can be heard on the following dates: 16th/18th/21st and 24th of February and 1st/3rd of March.

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Roberto Rizzi Brignoli

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

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Michael Smallwood

Three productions at two musical strongholds
For Michael Smallwood the next months are shaped by three engagements in Berlin and Paris.
At Staatsoper Unter den Linden he takes on the role of 2nd Jude under the baton of Thomas Guggeis in Hans Neuenfels’new production of Salome. With premiere on March 4th, he will be on stage alongside Marina Prudenskaya, making her role debut as Herodias. Performance dates: March 04th/08th/10th/14th and 17th.
In Dmitri Tcherniakov’s staging of Parsifal and under the baton of Daniel Barenboim, Michael Smallwood embodies the 1st Grail Knight in a top-class cast (incl. Andreas Schager, Nina Stemme, Falk Struckmann) as part of Staatsoper Berlin’s Festtage. Performances on: March 30th and April 2nd.
Subsequently his path leads him to the Opéra National de Paris where he will sing the 3rd Esquire/Parsifal with Philippe Jordan at the conductor’s stand. Also part of this staging by Richard Jones are Anja Kampe, Andreas Schager, Peter Mattei, and Jan-Hendrik Rootering. (April 27th/30th and May 05th/10th/13th/16th/20th/

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Ursula Hesse von den Steinen

For the first time as Klytämnestra in Basel
Following Herodias, another great Strauss role debut now awaits. Ursula Hesse von den Steinen will be on stage as Klytämnestra in David Bösch’s staging of Elektra at Theater Basel. She can be seen and heard in this highly expressive mother’s role with Erik Nielsen at the conductor’s stand leading the archaic forces of sound on the following dates: January 12th/15th/18th/21st/26th/; February 1st/16th/; March 3rd/13th/21st and April 08th/23rd.

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Franziska Gottwald

Händel's Xerxes. Baroque ancient times at Komische Oper Berlin
A season highlight awaits Franziska Gottwald when she takes on the role of Arsamenes in Händel’s Xerxes at Komische Oper Berlin over the course of six nights, starting February 09th. The production by Stefan Herheim, which has been celebrated as a "theater wonder", has Stephanie Houtzeel in the title role and baroque specialist Konrad Junghänel at the conductor’s stand. Performances: February 09th/14th/17th and March 1st/18th/20th.

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Tiina-Maija Koskela & Yorck-Felix Speer

Traveling the Netherlands with the Dutchman
Having overwintered in Bari as Daland, Yorck Felix Speer once again sets sail, this time heading north with Tiina-Maija Koskela. Both singers will be performing in Paul Carr’s new production of The Flying Dutchman under the baton of Benjamin Levy in various Dutch cities. Koskela, for the first time as Senta, and Speer as Daland can be heard on the following nights: 20.04. Enschede; 22.04. Breda; 24./26.04. Den Haag; 03.05. Utrecht; 08.05. Rotterdam; 15.05. Maastricht; 18.05. Groningen; 25./27.05. Amsterdam; 31.05. Zwolle; 02.06. Apeldoorn; 07.06. Leeuwarden; 09.06. Arnhem.

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Young Doo Park

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

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Attilio Cremonesi

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

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Robert Bork

Following triumph in Valencia now as Balstrode at the Rhine
With his “noble singing and stunning stage presence”, Robert Bork enthused audience and critics alike as Balstrode in Willy Decker’s staging of Peter Grimes at Valencia’s Palau de les Arts.
Now his path leads him to the Deutsche Oper am Rhein where he will once again stand by Peter Grimes’ (embodied by Corby Welch) side, this time under the baton of Wen-Pin Chien. Bork can be heard as Balstrode on the following nights: May 06th/08th at Theater Duisburg; June 29th and July 05th/10th at Opera Düsseldorf.

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Lothar Odinius

Haute Couture. Operetta magic in Graz and on tour with Haydn's Creation
Lothar Odinius can currently be seen and heard as Herzog Guido von Urbino in Peter Langdal’s staging of Eine Nacht in Venedig at Opera Graz. The co-production with Opéra de Lyon already enjoyed great popularity, and the success will most certainly continue next year. Coming performances: December 17th/20th/22nd/31st, January 10th/19th/24th/, February 15th and March 02nd.
Subsequently, he will be on stage in the title role of the new production of La clemenza di Tito in Gent (May 06th/08th/11th/13th) and Antwerp (May 23rd/25th/27th/30th as well as June 01st and 03rd). Stefan Montanari will be directing this staging by Michael Hampe.
In the concert field, Lothar Odinius can be heard as Uriel in Haydn’s The Creation with the Balthasar-Neumann-Choir under Thomas Hengelbrock in the following cities: Dortmund (02.02), Luxembourg (03.02.), Baden-Baden (04.02.), Hannover (05.02.), and Düsseldorf (06.02.)

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Silvia Hauer

Two times Mozart in Wiesbaden and 'Weimar am Pazifik'
Starting January 21st, Silvia Hauer is back on stage at her parent house, Staatstheater Wiesbaden, as Dorabella/Così fan tutte in the production by Uwe Eric Laufenberg and under the musical direction of Konrad Junghänel. (Further performance dates: January 25th/31st; February 3rd/24th; March 3rd)
In addition, her path leads to the Alte Aula Heidelberg where on January 23rd she will be performing a solo concert under the motto “Weimar am Pazifik – Los Angeles als Kultur- und Musikstadt des Exils”.
The next concert highlight is not long in coming: On March 21st, Hauer will be singing Mozart’s Requiem alongside Katharina Konradi and Young Doo Park at Kurhaus Wiesbaden. The concert is conducted by the GMD of the Hessisches Staatstheater, Patrick Lange.

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Pinchas Steinberg

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

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Bettina Ranch

"Hans Heiling" New opera production at parent house
On February 24th, the new production of Marschner's "Hans Heiling” celebrates its premiere at the Aalto-Musiktheater. In this production staged by Andreas Baesler and conducted by Frank Beermann, Bettina Ranch will be on stage in the role of Gertrude. Further performance dates: February 28th; April 3rd/09th/22nd and 29th; May 12th and 27th; June 22nd.

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Tuomas Pursio

Into the new year with Wagner
For Tuomas Pursio, the celebrated premiere of Rusalka at Opera Leipzig on December 3rd (further performance dates: March 04th and June 1st) will be followed by only a short Christmas break, before the new year opens with Wagner’s Ring des Nibelungen. Starting January 06th he can be seen and heard as Wotan/Das Rheingold, from January 13th as Alberich/Siegfried, and from January 14th as Gunther in Götterdämmerung. Conducting the production by Rosamund Gilmore is Ulf Schirmer, and with Pursio on stage are fellow BOM artists Rúni Brattaberg and Dan Karlström.

All performance dates and information about the production can be found under following link: 

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Anna Palimina

Exceeding thresholds: From Dramma giocoso to Musique spectrale
After stepping in for Nadja Michael with the Ensemble Intercontemporain in Paris and mastering the demanding soprano part in Vivier‘s Trois airs pour un opéra imaginaire with bravura, the new season begins with another exciting concert.
With the Ensemble Modern and under the baton of Michael Wendeberg, Anna Palimina will be devoting herself to the last work by Gérard Grisey, the Quatre chants pour franchir le seuil, on September 30th at the Alte Oper Frankfurt.
In addition to her concert activity, Anna Palimina stays faithful to the Opera Cologne in this season as well, singing Carolina in the new production of Cimarosa’s Il matrimonio segreto. Performances: June 24th/27th/29th July 1st/05th/07th/15th.

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Robert Watson & Samuel Youn

What a debut! What a villain! Tosca at Deutsche Oper Berlin
Following his debut as Erik in Christian Spuck’s staging of The Flying Dutchman at Deutsche Oper Berlin, Robert Watson made his role debut as Mario Cavaradossi/Tosca on the same stage on February 8th – and to much acclaim. His opponent, Scarpia, was performed by Samuel Youn. Both singers shone with their strong voice power and excellent stage presence. Cruel, touching and thrilling until the end: a complete opera night!

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Markus Suihkonen

Member of the Young Ensemble in Antwerp
The young Finn Markus Suihkonen can look forward to an exciting season as he will be joining the “Young Ensemble” of the renowned Vlaamse Opera Antwerp. Already his first role poses a challenge, when he takes on the Doorman in E.W. Korngold's rarely staged opera Das Wunder der Heliane. Performance dates: September 15th/17th/20th/23rd (Gent) and October 1st/3rd/5th/8th (Antwerp).

In addition, Suihkonen will be on stage in the following productions: Le duc d’Albe/Daniel (Premiere: November 17th in Gent), Falstaff/Pistola (Premiere: December 13th in Antwerp), Pelléas et Mélisande/Doctor+Shepherd (Premiere: February 2nd in Antwerp), Parsifal/2. Gralsritter+Titurel (Premiere: March 18th in Antwerp), La clemenza di Tito/Publio (Premiere: May 6th in Gent) and Prokofiev’s The Gambler/Baron (Premiere: June 13th in Gent). 

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Attilio Cremonesi

Together with Cinderella in Mannheim
Attilio Cremonesi is in demand worldwide as an interpreter of the works of Gioachino Rossini and this season he’ll be a guest conductor at the Nationaltheater Mannheim. After the premiere of the new production of La Cenerentola on 1st  of November he will be at the conductor’s stand for six continuing performances. (November 04th and 12th ; December 03rd ; February 16th and 23rd and March 10th)   
In addition to his guest performances, Attilio Cremonesi will take over the musical direction of this year’s Christmas Concert of the Kammerakademie Potsdam at the Nikolaisaal on December 17.

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Dan Karlström

135 years of opera history. A versatile programme at his parent house
As a member of the ensemble of Opera Leipzig, this season numerous exciting projects once more await Dan Karlström. First off, on October 04th he will take on the role of the Witch in the fairytale opera Hansel and Gretel, followed by Le nozze di Figaro/Basilio starting October 12th.
Further roles, in which Dan Karlström can be seen and heard, include the tenor part in St. John Passion, a ballet by Mario Schröder and with the music of J.S. Bach (starting October 31st), Mime in Das Rheingold (starting January 06th) and Siegfried (from January 13th) under the musical direction of Ulf Schirmer, as well as Pong in Puccini’s last opera Turandot (starting January 27th) and Monostatos/Die Zauberflöte starting March 11th.

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Andreas Schager

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

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

For further information about this exciting project please visit: 

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Niina Keitel

Convinces as Carmen in Bonn
Since November 5th, Niina Keitel has been enthusing the audience of Theater Bonn as Carmen in Georges Bizet’s eponymous opera classic. In the production by Carlos Wagner and under the musical direction of chief conductor Jacques Lacombe, Keitel sings the part of the femme fatale with a warm mezzo, "a cutting brightness, and an abysmal darkness". Further performances: December 13th/20th/25th, January 14th/20th and February 24th.

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Markus Huber

May the music be with you! Gala of film score
Following concerts in Linz and Pforzheim, Markus Huber now dedicates himself to the film scores of timeless Science-Fiction classics. On February 8th/9th and 10th  he will conduct the Philharmonie Südwestfalen at the Apollo Saal in Siegen. The audience is looking forward to a musical journey through the galaxies of outer space.  

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Vincent Wolfsteiner

A warm welcome to Vincent Wolfsteiner!
We are very pleased to be able to count Heldentenor Vincent  Wolfsteiner to our artists!
Following his time at Staatstheater Nürnberg, where he shone in the “Ring” as Loge, Siegmund and Siegfried, Vincent Wolfsteiner has been an ensemble member at Opera Frankfurt since season 2015/16.
In the current season, he could recently celebrate a great personal success at his parent house in the title role of Keith Warner’s staging of Peter Grimes under the baton of Sebastian Weigle to much critical acclaim.

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Nicole Chevalier

Fluctuation between great drama and colourful comedy
At the beginning of the new season, Nicole Chevalier will be on stage in three different productions. Starting September 3rd, she will be singing Violetta Valéry/La Traviata in the production by Benedikt von Peter at Staatsoper Hannover (Performances: September 16th/28th and October 7th/11th) and from September 13th at the Lucerne Theater as well. (Performances: September 26th, October 21st/27th, December 15th and February 5th)
Also in Lucerne, Marco Štorman’s production of Massenet’s Manon celebrates its premiere, in which Nicole Chevalier will sing the title role for a total of six performances: November 12th/23rd/29th, December 13th/21st and January 14th.
After winning the Faust-Preis and following the sensational Medea of the past season, Nicole Chevalier returns to the KOB in the season 17/18. From October 1st until December 25th she takes on the title role in Barrie Kosky’s exuberant production of La belle Hélène. In this role she cannot only be heard on the Berlin stage but in Austria as well, when the production visits St. Pölten on September 23rd and 24th.

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Martina Welschenbach

Wagnerian waves of sound at the Spree
For Martina Welschenbach, the fresh season begins with a true highlight. On September 18th she can be heard at the Berlin Philharmonie as part of the final concert of this year’s Musikfest Berlin. Under the baton of Donald Runnicles and, among others, alongside Bryn Terfel (Wotan) and Anja Harteros (Sieglinde) she will be singing the part of Helmwige in a concertante performance of the 3. act of Die Walküre.
Following this concert she will be returning to her Berlin parent house, the Deutsche Oper, where she will be performing the role of Senta in Christian Spuck’s staging of The Flying Dutchman on three nights: September 22nd, October 27th and November 18th. On September 22nd, Robert Watson will be with her on stage singing the part of Erik.

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Benedikt Kristjánsson

On tour with Collegium 1704
To start off the new year, Benedikt Kristjánsson will be going on a short journey with renowned ensemble Collegium 1704. Under the baton of chief conductor Václav Luks he can be heard singing rarely performed Baroque works, first on January 27th at the Chapelle Royale de Versailles and next at Vienna’s Konzerthaus (January 28th).

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Betsy Horne

Valhalla burning and a passion in flames
On September 24th and again on October 21st, Betsy Horne will be embodying Gutrune in the revival of Uwe Eric Laufenberg’s staging of Götterdämmerung. Conducting the production at Staatstheater Wiesbaden is Alexander Joel.
After Valhalla has perished, Betsy Horne will be travelling to Jakub Hrůša and the Bamberg Symphony to sing the soprano part in Ernest Chausson‘s ‘Poème de l’amour et de la mer ‘ on September 29th in the Bamberg Concert Hall. Within the frame of the final concert of the Beethoven Fest, she can be heard singing the same part on October 1st in the same constellation at Conference Center Bonn.

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Raffaela Lintl

Rusalka premiere and a concert tour through Austria
Raffaela Lintl’s second season at Theater Magdeburg began with one of her dream roles. On September 9th she sang the title role at the premiere of the new production of Rusalka. Conducting the production is Pawel Poplawski; stage director is Stephen Lawless.
The production is on the programme until 29.12.2017. Further information including all performance dates can be found under following link: 

Further, Raffaela Lintl will be performing at a series of concerts over the turn of the year with Tonkünstler-Orchester Niederösterreich in various Austrian cities, starting at the Vienna Musikverein.    

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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.

Alexandra Ionis

Role debuts in Chemnitz
For Alexandra Ionis a season full of exciting projects lies ahead, and especially the audience of Theater Chemnitz may start looking forward to the young mezzo soprano, because here she will be performing in no less than three different productions. First she will make her role debut as Annina/Der Rosenkavalier (Premiere: September 30th), followed by debuts as Marcellina/Le nozze di Figaro (Revival: October 6th) and Ulrica/Un ballo in maschera (Premiere: December 2nd)

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