Brandon Jovanovich, Elena Stikhina, Anna Bonitatibus & Christian Gerhaher Lead Opernhaus Zürich’s 2024-25 Season

Opernhaus Zürich has announced its 2024-25 season. Premieres  Samuel Penderbayne’s “Wir pfeifen auf den Gurkenkönig” will be conducted by Thomas Barthel and Ann-Katrin Stöcker. Claudia Blersch directs the production which will star Liliana Nikiteanu, Sylwia Salamonska, Irène Friedli, Philipp Mayer, Stanislav Vorobyov, Valeriy Murga, Gary Martin, Martin Zysset, Carl Hieger, Christian Sturm, Indyana Schneider, Céline Akçağ, Sylwia Salamonska, and Rebeca {…}

Daniela Köhler and AJ Glueckert to Lead Oper Köln’s Season Opening Premiere of ‘Die Frau ohne Schatten’

On Sept. 17, Oper Köln will kick off its 2023-24 season with the premiere of R. Strauss and Von Hoffmansthal’s “Die Frau ohne Schatten (The Woman Without a Shadow).” Considered exceptionally demanding, and requiring a massive orchestra, the opera is a fairy tale that Strauss believed was his most important work. The story relates the tale of an ethereal Empress {…}

Fatma Said, Daniela Köhler & Sophia Maeno Lead Theater Chemnitz’s 2021-22 Season

Germany’s Theater Chemnitz has announced its 2021-22 season featuring opera, dance, and theater. For the purposes of this article we will focus on opera and vocal performances. Premieres Wagner’s “Tristan Und Isolde” will be conducted by Guillermo García Calvo and directed by Elisabeth Stöppler. The production will star Daniel Kirch, Alexander Kiechle, David Steffens, Stéphanie Müther, Daniela Köhler, Oddur Jonsson, {…}

Bayerische Staatsoper Cancels ‘Der Rosenkavalier’ & ‘La Traviata’

(Credit: Bayerische Staatsoper official website) The Bayerische Staatsoper has announced the cancellation of its performance of Richard Strauss’ “Der Rosenkavalier” on April 3, and a presentations of Verdi’s “La Traviata” on April 9, 11 & 15, 2021. Per an official statement on the company’s website, the opera house was forced to cancel the performances due to the worsened epidemiological situation {…}

Marlis Petersen & Samantha Hankey Headline Bayerische Staatsoper’s ‘Der Rosenkavalier’s’ Livestream

(Credits: Yiorgos Mavropoulos/Jiyang Chen) The Bayerische Staatsoper has announced that it will livestream the premiere of Richard Strauss’ “Der Rosenkavalier” on March 21, 2021. Soprano Marlis Petersen will debut in the role of Die Feldmarschallin alongside Christof Fischesser who will perform the role of Baron Ochs and Samantha Hankey who will sing the role of Octavian. The performance will also {…}

Christian Gerhaher, Ailyn Pérez, Matthew Polenzani, Marlis Petersen Highlight Bayerische Staatsoper 2020-21 Free Streaming Season

(Credits: Gregor Hohenberg/Sony / Chris Singer / Rebecca Fay / Artists Management Zürich official website) The Bayerische Staatsoper has announced the full slate for its 2020-21 free streaming season. Here is the look. Walter Braunfels’ “Die Vögel” will feature Wolfgang Koch, Günter Papendell, Caroline Wettergreen, Emily Pogorelc, Yajie Zhang, Eliza Boom, Bálint Szabó, Theodore Platt, George Vîrban, Charles Workman, and {…}

Seth Carico, Gaston Rivero & Jessica Muirhead Lead Theater Essen’s 2020-21 Season

The Theater Essen in Germany has announced its 2020-21 season featuring six new productions. Premieres Tomáš Netopil conducts a new production of Wagner’s “Tannhäuser.” The new production by Paul-Georg Dittrich stars Daniel Johansson in the title role, Karl-Heinz Lehner, Daniela Köhler, Deirdre Angenent, Heiko Trinsinger, and Albrecht Kludszuweit. Performance Dates: Sept. 26-Dec. 27, 2020 Jessica Muirhead sings the title role {…}