Frédéric Chaslin Celebrates 200th Performance at Wiener Staatsoper

By Francisco Salazar

On May 23, 2023, Frédéric Chaslin will conduct his 200th performance at the Wiener Staatsoper.

The French conductor will lead a performance of Donizetti’s “Don Pasquale” with a cast that includes Michele Pertusi in the title role, Brenda Rae as Norina, Josh Lovell as Ernesto, and Michael Arivony as Dottor Malatesta.

Chaslin made his debut at the Wiener Staatsoper in 1997 conducting “I puritani” and has returned to he theater for productions of “Andrea Chénier,” “Carmen,” “Don Pasquale,” Ernani,” “Faust,” “Guillaume Tell,” “Il barbiere di Siviglia,” “L’elisir d’amore,” “I’italiana in Algeri,” “La bohème,” La Juive,” “Les contes d’Hoffmann,” Lucia di Lammermoor,” “Macbeth,” “Manon,” “Mefistofele,” “Roberto Devereux,” “Stiffelio,” ‘Tosca,” “Turandot,” “Un ballo in maschera” and “Werther.”

He also led a gala on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the storied opera company and a concert celebrating tenor Neil Shicoff’s 40 years on stage. Chaslin has also performed as a pianist in Ludwig van Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5, Op. 73 at the famed opera house.