Adela Zaharia, Liana Aleksanyan, Gabriela Scherer & Riccardo Massi Lead Deutsche Oper am Rhein’s 2022-23 SeasonBy David Salazar
The Deutsche Oper am Rhein has announced its 2022-23 season.
Michael Thalheimer directs Verdi’s “Macbeth.” Stephen Blunier conducts a cast starring Hrolfur Saemundsson, Ewa Plonka, Bogdan Talos, Ovidiu Purcel, and David Fischer, among others.
Performance Dates: June 12 – Sept. 18, 2022
Vasily Barkhatov directs “Der Fliegende Holländer” with Patrick Long conducting. The opera stars Gabriela Scherer, James Rutherford, and Norbert Ernest, among others.
Performance Dates: Oct. 2 – Nov. 13, 2022
Next up is “Iwein Löwen-Ritter” by Moritz Eggert. Harry Ogg conducts a cast starring Zilvinas Miskinis and Stefan Heidemann in the title role with Morenike as Lunete. Other cast members include Mara Guseynova, and Jorge Espino, among others.
Performance Dates: Oct. 14 – Dec. 20, 2022
Tchaikovsky’s “The Maid of Orleans” will star Maria Kataeva, Sami Luttinen, Aleksandr Nesterenko, Sergej Khomov, and Luiza Fatyol. Péter Halász conducts a production directed by Elisabeth Stöppler.
Performance Dates: Dec. 3, 2022 – Jan. 8, 2023
Antonino Fogliani conducts Gianluca Falaschi’s production of “Adriana Lecouvreur.” The opera stars Liana Aleksanyan, Sergey Polyakov, Alexey Zelenkov, and Ramona Zaharia.
Performance Dates: Jan. 14 – March 29, 2023
“La Sonnambula” will star Adela Zaharia, Heidi Elisabeth Meier, Edgardo Rocha, and Bogdan Talos. Antonio Fogliani conducts the new production by Johannes Erath.
Performance Dates: Feb. 26 – March 24, 2023
“Die Tote Stadt” will get a new production directed by Daniel Kramer. Axel Kober and Harry Ogg conduct a cast starring Corby Welch, Mara Guseynova, Nadja Stefanoff, Emmett O’Hanlon, and Richard Sveda.
Performance Dates: April 16 – 24, 2023
Ronchetti’s “Das Fliegende Klassenzimmer” will be directed by Ilaria Lanzino and conducted by Patrick Francis Chestnut. The opera stars Chorong Kim, Valerie Eickhoff, David Fischer, Kimberley Boettger-Soller, Sander de Jong, and Roman Hoza.
Performance Dates: April 15 – June 5, 2023
The final new production of the year will be “Hérodiade.” Marc Piollet conducts a new production by Lorenzo Fiorino starring Bogdan Baciu, Ramona Zaharia, Luiza Fatyol, and Riccardo Massi.
Performance Dates: May 27 – June 25, 2023
Peter Halász and Marco Alibrando conducts “L’Elisir d’Amore” in a production by Joan Anton Rechi. The cast stars Andres Sulbaran as Nemorino, Lavinia Dames and Elena Sancho alternating as Adina, Roman Hoza as Belcore, and basses Giulio Mastrototaro, Günes Gürle, and Pablo Ruiz as Dulcamara.
Performance Dates: August 20 – Sept. 24, 2022
Antonino Fogliani and Srba Dinic will conduct “Lucia di Lammermoor” with a cast starring Sooyeon Lee, Bianca Tognocchi, and Olga Jelinkova as the title character. Other cast members include Ioan Hotea, Ovidiu Purcel, Oreste Cosimo, Bogdan Baciu, Bogdan Talos, and Luke Stoker.
Performance Dates: August 21 – Oct. 26, 2022
Harry Ogg and Antonino Fogliani conduct “Don Giovanni,” which will star Richard Sveda, Emmett O’Hanlon, Sylvia Hamvasi, Adela Zaharia, Charles Sy, Jussi Myllys, Sarah Ferede, Beniamin Pop, Bogdan Talos, and Luiza Fatylol, among others.
Performance Dates: Sept. 10 – Dec. 22, 2022
Ambrogio Maestri stars in “Falstaff” alongside Sylvia Hamvasic, Renee Morloc, Bogdan Baciu, and Lavinia Dames, among others. Axel Kobler conducts.
Performance Dates: Sept. 30 – Oct. 13, 2022
Peter Halasz conducts “Die Fledermaus” with a cast featuring Jussi Myllys, Cornel Frey, Astrid Kessler, Anke Krabbe, Sarah Ferede, Anna Harvey, Kimberly Boettger Soller, David Fischer, and Ovidiu Purcel.
Performance Dates: Oct. 23, 2022 – Feb. 24, 2023
Axel Kober, Harry Ogg, and Vitali Alekseenok conduct “Tosca” which will star Liana Aleksanayan in the title role, Eduardo Aladren as Cavaradossi, and Alexey Zelenkov and Daniel Luis Vicente as Scarpia.
Performance Dates: Oct. 28, 2022 – Jan. 28, 2023
Péter Halász, Alex Kober, and Marie Jacquot conduct “Hänsel und Gretel” with a cast starring Valerie Eickhoff, Kimberly Boettger-Soller, Anna Harvey, Lavinia Dames, Heidi Elisabeth Meier, Anke Krabbe, and Inga-Britt Andersson, among others.
Performance Dates: Dec. 5 – Dec. 12, 2022
Antonino Fogliani conducts “Don Pasquale” with a cast starring Bartosz Urbanowicz, Jorge Espino, Jake Muffet, Andres Sulbaran, Lavinia Dames, and Elena Sancho Pereg.
Performance Dates: Jan. 7 – March 10, 2023
“Le Nozze di Figaro” stars Emmett O’Hanlon, Liana Aleksanyan, Paula Iancic, Beniamin Pop, Katarzyna Kuncio, Florian Simson, Valerie Eickhoff, Kimberley and Boettger-Soller. Benjamin Reiners and Hendrik Vestmann conduct.
Performance Dates: Jan. 29 – April 1, 2023
Axel Kober will conduct “Siegfried” with Michael Weinius, Corney Frey, Simon Neal, Stefan Heidemann, Thorsten Grümbel, Daniel Köhler, and Susan Maclean.
Performance Dates: Feb. 5 – April 9, 2023
“Die Zauberflöte” will will be conducted by Péter Halász, Katharina Muellner, Vitali Alekseenok, and Axel Kober. It will star David Fischer, Jully Myllys, Lavinia Dames, Anke Krabbe, Luke Stoker, Thorsten Grümbel, Aleksandra Olcyzk, Heidi Elisabeth Meier, Dimitr Kotidou, Julia Sitkovetsky, Beate Ritter, and Christina Poulitsi.
Performance Dates: March 1 – June 19, 2023
“Der Kaizer von Atlantis” will star Emmett O’Hanlon, Luke Stoker, Sergej Khomov, and Rosario Chávez. Ilaria Lanzino directs with Christoph Stöcker and Rainer Mühlbach rotating at the podium.
Performance Dates: March 8, 2023 – May 17, 2023
Catherine Foster will headline “Turandot” alongside Teodor Ilincai, MIkhail Pirogov, Sami Luttinen, Luiza Fatyol, Sylvia Hamvasi, Anke Krabbe, and Johannes Preißinger. Axel Kober conducts.
Performance Dates: March 23 – April 23, 2023
The company will present Diana Syrse’s “Der Kiosk” as directed by Ilaria Lanzino. The children’s opera will star Susan Maclean, Anna Neubert, Robert Beck, and Rie Watanabe.
Performance Dates: April 5 – June 15, 2023
Elena Sancho Pereg, Günes Gürle, Andrés Sulbarán, Konu im, and Florian Simson star in “La Fille du Régiment.” Antonino Fogliani conducts.
Performance Dates: April 19 – June 9, 2023
Paolo Arrivabeni conducts “Madama Butterfly” with a cast starring Liana Aleksanyan, Anna Harvey, Maria Kataeva, and Ovidiu Purcel.
Performance Dates: May 5 – June 21, 2023
There will also be a presentation of the children’s opera “Nils Karlsson Tom Thumb” by Thierry Tidrow. The opera will star singer Annika Boos with violinist Karen Nakayama.
Performance Dates: TBA
Bogdan Baciu, Güner Gürle and Sebastian Ludwig sing a recital.
Performance Dates: Sept. 18, 2022
There will be an “Aids Gala” conducted by Axel Kober and starring Ramona Zaharia, Nikola Hillebrand, Maria Mudryak, Ioan Hotea, Michele Angelini, Sergey Kaydalov, Riccardo Fassi, Nils Wanderer, and Andrés Sulbarán.
Performance Dates: Oct. 22, 2022
Anna Harvey, Jake Muffet, and James Williams give a recital.
Performance Dates: Oct. 30, 2022
“Christmas with Friends” will feature Chorong Kim , Sander de Jong , Carmen Artaza , Jake Muffett, and Andrei Nicoara under the musical direction of Marie Jacquot.
Performance Dates: Dec. 15, 2022
Valerie Eickhoff, Roman Hoza, and Cecile Tallec perform in recital.
Performance Dates: March 5, 2023
The Comedian Harmonists give a series of concerts.
Performance Dates: March 12 – June 10, 2023
Heidi Elisabeth Meier, Thorsten Grümbel, and Wolfgang Wiechert perform in recital.
Performance Dates: April 23, 2023
There will be a Festliche Operngala with soloists to be announced at a future date.
Performance Dates: May 12, 2023