Oper Stuttgart Announces Busy 2017-18 Season With Atalla Ayan, Eric Cutler & Brian Jagde As Top Stars

By David Salazar

Yet another 2017-18 season was announced on Tuesday, with Oper Stuttgart taking its bow.

The company will showcase five premieres, six revivals, 12 other repertoire works and even a special event opera.


Starting on Oct. 22, 2017, a new production of “Hänsel und Gretel” will make its appearance. That will be followed by a “Medea,” which gets its start on Dec. 3, 2017. The following new production will be “Don Pasquale” on March 25, 2018 while “Der Gefangene” and “Das Gehege” will be showcased as a double bill starting on April 26, 2018. The final new production will be “Erdbene. Träume,” which was commissioned by the Stuttgart Opera with support from the Goethe-Institut Toyko. The premiere is slated for July 1, 2018.


Bellini’s “La Sonnambula” returns to the theater on Jan. 28, 2018 followed by “Die Zauberflöte” on Jan. 29, 2018. Wagner’s “Parsifal” gets time on stage starting on Feb. 25, 2018, followed by Six Church Cantons by Johann Sebastian Bach on March 29, 2018. “Die Freischütz” arrives on May 2, 2018, while “Wunderzaichen” returns to the company on May 13, 2018.


The company will also showcase “Pique Dame,” “The Death in Venice,” “La Cenerentola,” Tosca,” “Le Nozze di Figaro,” “Madama Butterfly,” “Don Giovanni,” “Ariodante,” “Orpheus in the Underworld,” “Fidelio,” “I Puritani,” and “Faust.” Among the international stars to appear this season are Atalla Ayan (Faust), Eric Cutler (“Fidelio”), and Brian Jagde (“Tosca”), among many others.

Finally, the company will showcase “Travel Opera,” which allows for audiences to experience opera from different perspectives.