Anna Netrebko, Marina Rebeka, Sonya Yoncheva & Elīna Garanča Lead Staatsoper Unter den Linden’s 2023-24 Season

Berlin’s Staatsoper Unter den Linden has announced its 2023-24 season. The season will showcase numerous revivals and new productions. Premieres Calixto Bieito directs a new production of Verdi’s “Aida” with Grigory Shkarupa, Elīna Garanča, Ekaterina Semenchuk, Marina Rebeka, María José Siri, Yusif Eyvazov, Ivan Magrì, René Pape, Erwin Schrott, Vladislav Sulimsky, and Alfredo Daza. Nicola Luisotti conducts.  Performance Dates: Oct. {…}

Rolando Villazón, René Pape, Sonya Yoncheva & Michael Volle Lead Berlin State Opera’s 2022-23 Season

The Berlin State Opera has announced its 2022-23 season featuring a new Ring Cycle. The Ring Cycle  Daniel Barenboim conducts a new production of Wagner’s epic The Ring Cycle by Dmitri Tcherniakov. Wagner’s “Das Rheingold” is set to star Michael Volle, Lauri Vasar, Siyabonga Maqungo, Rolando Villazón, Claudia Mahnke, Anett Fritsch, Anna Kissjudit, Johannes Martin Kränzle, Stephan Rügamer, Mika Kares, {…}

Erin Morley & Christopher Maltman Lead Berlin State Opera’s Revival of ‘Rigoletto’

(Credit: Brinkhoff/Mögenburg) The Berlin State Opera is set to revive Bartlett Sher’s production of Verdi’s “Rigoletto.” The production, which premiered in 2019, will star Christopher Maltman who reprises the title role, Erin Morley as Gilda, and Saimir Pirgu as the Duke of Mantua. Grigory Shkarupa and Marina Prudenskaya round out the cast as Sparafucile and Maddalena. Ivan Repušić conducts. When {…}

Anna Lapkovskaja Replaces Elīna Garanča in ‘Samson et Dalila’ at Staatsoper Berlin

(Credit: Achim Graf) The Staatsoper Unter den Linden has announced that mezzo-soprano Elīna Garanča will not be appearing in the title role of Camille Saint-Saëns’ opera “Samson et Dalila” for the entire run ending Dec. 19, 2021. The mezzo-soprano already missed the opening night performance on Dec. 5 and was replaced by mezzo-soprano Anna Lapkovskaja. Lapkovskaja will now take over {…}

Sonya Yoncheva’s Recital at Staatsoper Berlin Postponed

(Credit: Victor Santiago) The Staatsoper Unter den Linden has announced that the Liederabend with soprano Sonya Yoncheva has been postponed for the 2022-23 season. Yoncheva was slated to sing music by Henri Duparc, Pauline Viardot-García, Ernest Chausson, Gaetano Donizetti, Léo Delibes, Giacomo Puccini, Giuseppe Martucci, Paolo Tosti und Giuseppe Verdi alongside pianist Malcolm Martineau. The soprano is scheduled to return {…}