Artist News

Andreas Schager

Capital-hopping with Wagner
The spring of 2018 holds three great Wagner productions ready for Andreas Schager.
On February 11th, Dmitri Tcherniakov’s staging of Tristan und Isolde celebrates its premiere at Berlin’s Staatsoper Unter den Linden with Andreas Schager and Anja Kampe. Conducting the production is Daniel Barenboim. (Further performance dates: February 15th/18th/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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Anna Bonitatibus

Recitals at Wigmore Hall and release of CD "en travesti"
Following the success of the new production of Lucio Silla at Brussels’ Théâtre de la Monnaie, Anna Bonitatibus will return to Wigmore Hall in London for two concerts in the new year where, over the course of two evenings, the audience will be presented with rarities of Italian vocal chamber music from the 19th and 20th centuries. On January 25th, Bonitatibus will be on stage along with three further artists, and on January 27th she will be giving a solo recital.
Further information about the concerts under following link: 

In February, the long-awaited BR-Klassik produced CD ‘en travesti’ will be released, featuring Anna Bonitatibus and the Münchner Rundfunkorchester under Corrado Rovaris performing en travesti arias ranging from Händel until Musical. Release dates: February 2nd (UK, US, Benelux Union), 16th (France) and 23rd (Germany).

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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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Katharina Konradi

From the Big Bang to the first humans. On tour with Haydn's Creation
Haydn’s great oratorio “The Creation” is about nothing less than the creation of the world. At the beginning of February, Katharina Konradi will be going on tour with the Balthasar Neumann Choir & Ensemble under the musical direction of Thomas Hengelbrock. She can be heard as Eve on the following nights: February 2nd at Konzerthaus Dortmund; 3rd at Philharmonie Luxembourg; and 04th at Festspielhaus Baden-Baden. Singing alongside her is Lothar Odinius in his signature role as Uriel.

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Marjukka Tepponen & Tuomas Katajala

Masquerade and Confidence. As Fiordiligi and Ferrando in Seattle
For the rest of January Tuomas Katajala can still be seen and heard performing the role of Ferrando on the stage of the Seattle Opera: 13th/17th/24th and 27th. Moreover, in this production by Jonathan Miller/Harry Fehr and under the musical direction of Paul Daniel, Marjukka Tepponen will be on stage as Fiordiligi on three nights: January 14th, 20th and 28th.

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Robert Bork

A storm is coming: Peter Grimes in Valencia
The new year begins a bit tempestuous for Robert Bork when, over the course of five nights, he takes on the role of Captain Balstrode alongside Gregory Kunde as Peter Grimes at Valencia’s Palau de les Arts. The production is staged by Willy Decker and conducted by Christopher Franklin.
Performance dates: February 1st/04th/07th/10th and 13th.

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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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Yorck-Felix Speer

Set sail! Overwintering in Bari as Daland
Yorck Felix Speer sails away from the cold and sets course for Teatro Petruzelli in Bari. In Yannis Kokkos’ multimedia staging of Der Fliegende Holländer he will take on the role of Daland for a total of five performances, starting January 21st. Further performances: January 23rd/26th/27th and 28th.
In addition to Giampaolo Maria Bisanti at the conductor’s stand, Martina Welschenbach will be on stage in her signature role as Senta.

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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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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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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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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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Marina Prudenskaya

Role debut at Staatsoper Berlin
Following the re-opening of Staatsoper Unter den Linden with Schumann’s “Faust scenes” in October, the next premiere at the newly renovated house awaits. On December 08th, Marina Prudenskaya will be celebrating her role debut as Mother in the new production of Hansel and Gretel by Achim Freyer under the musical direction of Sebastian Weigle. Further performances: December 11th/12th/23rd/25th and 29th.

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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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Mika Kares

La Bohème de Madrid
Following his success as Massimiliano/I Masnadieri in Bilbao, Mika Kares is now a guest in the Spanish capital during Christmas time and into the new year.
At Teatro Real de Madrid he is performing the role of Colline over the course of ten nights in Richard Jones’ new production of La Bohème under the musical direction of Paolo Carignani: December 11th/14th/17th/19th/23rd/26th and 29th as well as January 2nd/04th and 07th.  

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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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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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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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Doris Soffel

Two signature roles and Straussian forces of sound
This fall, Doris Soffel will once again be taking on two of her signature roles.
First she will sing Herodias in the revival of Sven Eric Bechtholf’s staging of Salome and under the musical direction of Ulf Schirmer. Performances: September 28th and October 1st/8th/15th.

Subsequently, she will return to the Deutsche Oper Berlin where she will take on the role of the haunted Klytämnestra for which she has been celebrated by audience and critics alike, most recently in Munich and Stuttgart. Under the baton of the GMD, Donald Runnicles, she will be on stage on the three following dates: October 19th/26th/30th.

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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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Robert Watson

Important role debuts at the Deutsche Oper Berlin
In his second season as a member of the ensemble at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, once again, several important debuts in big productions await Robert Watson.
On September 08th he makes his debut as Erik/The Flying Dutchman alongside Martina Welschenbach as Senta in the production by Christian Spuck. (Further performance on September 22nd).
Subsequently, on October 29th and November 1st, he will be on stage as Ismaele/Nabucco under the baton of the Verdi expert, Roberto Rizzi Brignoli.
Lastly, another role debut awaits Robert Watson on February 08th. In Boleslaw Barlog‘s staging of Tosca (1969) he will be embodying Mario Cavaradossi, whose opponent, Scarpia, Samuel Youn will be singing.

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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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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 03rd )   
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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Bettina Ranch

Festive concert highlights in the Ruhr region
Bettina Ranch‘s past two concerts were a matter close to her heart. Since season 2016/17 she is an ensemble member at the Aalto-Theater in Essen, and this year she sang for the first time with the Police Choir and the Bergische Symphoniker at Essen Police Department’s Christmas Gala in the Krupp-Saal of the Philharmonie.
Following a night in company of the law enforcement, Ranch‘s path led her to Recklinghausen and the Ruhrkohle Choir, where she provided a musically festive atmosphere from the stage of the Ruhrfestspielhaus.
From the coal scuttle northwards; in the new year Bettina Ranch will sing the mezzo-soprano part in Verdi’s Requiem first in Lüneburg (February 3rd) and next in Hamburg’s Laeiszhalle (February 04th).
Subsequently, the new production of Marschner’s “Hans Heiling” celebrates its premiere at the Aalto-Musiktheater on February 24th. 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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Markus Huber

On the Wings of Song with the Johan Strauss Ensemble
As part of the cycle “Auf Flügeln des Gesanges”(“On Wings of Song”), Markus Huber  will be conducting a concert with the Johann Strauss Ensemble at the Musiktheater Linz on January 28th. With the baritone Wolfgang Holzmair and under the motto “Zaubermärchen und Heimweh”(“Magic fairytales and homesickness”) he will be devoting himself to works ranging from Adolf Strauss to Franz Schreker.

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Markus Suihkonen

In Christoph Waltz's staging of "Falstaff" in Antwerp and Ghent
Markus Suihkonen, since this season a member of the “Young Ensemble” at Vlaamse Opera in Antwerp, will take on the role of Pistola in Verdi’s Falstaff starting December 13th. The production is staged by none other than two-time Academy Award winner Christoph Waltz and conducted by Tomáš Netopil.
Dates: Opera Antwerp: December 13th/15th/17th/19th/21st/
23rd/27th/29th and 31st
Opera Ghent: January 10th/12th/14th/16th/18th and 20th

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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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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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Roberto Rizzi Brignoli

Masterful interpretations of Italian masters
For Roberto Rizzi-Brignoli, the new season begins with a great debut with the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra! On October 20th and 21st he undertakes the musical direction of Verdi’s Requiem, in which fellow BOM artist, Tuija Knihtilä, can be heard as well.
Subsequently, Rizzi-Brignoli returns to the Deutsche Oper Berlin where, starting October 29th, he will conduct Verdi’s Nabucco, with which he shone in Rome past season. Further performance dates: November 1st, May 20th/24th.
Simultaneously, on November 2nd, he will make his debut at the Oper Stuttgart with Madama Butterfly, directed by Monique Wagemakers. The production can be seen and heard throughout the whole of November: 07th/12th/19th and 25th.
The next Italian master calls him to his hometown. On November 24th, Donizetti’s seldomly staged opera Il borgomastro di Saardam celebrates its premiere at the Teatro Donizetti Bergamo with Roberto Rizzi-Brignoli at the conductor’s stand. Further performances on: November 26th and December 2nd.

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Rinaldo Alessandrini

Purtimiro Festival 2017
As musical director of the Festival Purtimiro, Rinaldo Alessandrini will be at the conductor’s stand of the Teatro Rossini di Lugo at numerous concerts between September 29th and October 15th. This year will be particularly devoted to the works of J.S. Bach.
The opening on September 29th is going to be carried out by Alessandrini and his Concerto Italiano. Under the motto “Variations on Variations” they will be playing Bach’s Goldberg Variations in a transcription for strings and harpsichord.
Highlights of the festival are the interludes Serpilla e Bacocco and Fidalba e Artabano, which will be performed on October 07th and 15th under the baton of Mr. Alessandrini.
Another interesting concert project titled Crossdressing Bach takes place on October 13th. Rinaldo Alessandrini on harpsichord and Enrico Gatti on violin will be swapping works by Bach, so that the pieces originally written for the one instrument will now be played by the other.

Further information about the festival 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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Heather Engebretson

House debut at the Bolshoi
On October 18th, Heather Engebretson will be making her house debut at the Bolshoi Theatre in the title role of Katie Mitchell’s production ‘Alcina’ under the musical direction of Andrea Marcon.

Further information about this early season highlight can be found under following link:

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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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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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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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Michael Smallwood

House debut at Theater an der Wien with René Jacobs
At the beginning of the new season, Michael Smallwood will give his house debut at the Theater an der Wien as Monostatos / 2nd Priest and 1st  Armoured Man/Die Zauberflöte. The new production of Thorsten Fischer and with René Jacobs at the conductor's stand celebrates its premiere on 17th of September. Further performances take place on the following dates: 23rd/26th and 28th of September.

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Kenneth Tarver

Mozart's ancient opera in Madrid
The much sought after interpreter of Mozart roles, Kenneth Tarver, was most recently on stage at the Teatro Real de Madrid in the role of Aufidio/Lucio Silla. Under the stage direction of Claus Guth and the musical direction of Ivor Bolton, he enthused the audience over the course of five nights.   

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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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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.
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