Diana Damrau, Thomas Hampson, Benjamin Bernheim & Anna Bonitatibus Lead Openhaus Zurich’s Digital Series

By Francisco Salazar

Opernhaus Zürich has announced digital concerts entitled “Digital Opernhaus”

It begins with Fabio Luisi conducting Violinist Augustin Hadelich and the Philharmonia Zürich in a program that includes Johannes Brahms’s Violin Concerto and Schubert’s Symphony No. 4.

Streaming Dates: Dec. 12-20, 2020

Anna Bonitatibus will perform with young artists from the International Opera Studio including Erica Petrocelli, Lina Dambrauskaité, Luca Bernard, Yuriy Hadzetskyy, Vladyslav Tlushch, Andrew Moore, Oleg Davydov, and Brent Michael Smith. The program includes scenes and arias from Mozart’s “La Clemenza di Tito” and “Le Nozze di Figaro,” as well as Rossini’s “Il Barbiere di Siviglia.”

Streaming Dates: Dec. 15, 2020; On Demand – Jan. 1-17, 2021

Benjamin Bernheim performs alongside young artists from the International Opera Studio in scenes from Verdi’s “Rigoletto,” as well as Massenet’s “Manon” and “Werther.” Among the young artists are Ziyi Dai, Lina Dambrauskaité, Sandra Hamaoui, Siena Licht Miller, and Yannick Debus.

Streaming Dates: Dec. 16, 2020; On Demand – Dec. 26, 2020-Jan. 17, 2021

Diana Damrau will join young artists Andrei Skliarenko, Yuriy Hadzetskyy and Brent Michael Smith in a program that includes songs by Schubert, Schumann, Brahms, R. Strauss, Wolf and Reger.

Streaming Dates: Dec. 17, 2020; On Demand – Dec. 25, 2020-Jan. 17, 2021

Erica Petrocelli, Siena Licht Miller, Savelii Andreev, Luca Bernard, Luis Magallanes, Yannick Debus, and Andrew Moore join Thomas Hampson for an evening of scenes and arias from Mozart’s “Così fan tutte,” as well as selected songs by Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert.

Streaming Dates: Dec. 18, 2020; On Demand – Jan. 9-17, 2021

Riccardo Minasi leads Cembaloist Mahan Esfahani and Violist Karen Forster in a program of music by Bach.

Streaming Dates: Dec. 19-27, 2020

The company will also stream past productions of “Simon Boccanegra,” “I Capuleti e I Montecchi,” and “Das Land des Lächelns.”