Matthias Goerne, Caroline Wettergreen & Gyula Orendt Lead Staatsoper Berlin’s ‘Die Zauberflöte’

(Credits: © Marie Staggat, Deutsche Grammophon / Bayerische Staatsoper official website / Gregor Hohenberg) The Staatsoper Unter den Linden will present the August Everding’s production of Mozart‘s singspiel “Die Zauberflöte” in December 2021. The opera stars Matthias Goerne and Grigory Shkarupa in the role of Sarastro; Siyabonga Maqungo and Peter Sonn as Tamino; Caroline Wettergreen as Die Königin der Nacht; {…}

Elsa Dreisig, Nadine Sierra & Riccardo Fassi Lead Livestream of ‘Le Nozze di Figaro’ From Staatsoper Berlin

(Credits: Simon Fowler / Staatsoper unter der Linden official website / Nicola Allegri) The Staatsoper unter der Linden has announced that it will live stream the premiere of Mozart’s “Le Nozze di Figaro.” The opera will star Elsa Dreisig in the role of Countess Almaviva, Gyula Orendt as Count Almaviva, Nadine Sierra in the role of Susanna, Emily D’Angelo as {…}

Camilla Nylund, Stuart Skelton & Evelyn Herlitzius Lead Livestream of ‘Jenůfa’ From Staatsoper Unter Der Linden

(Credits: Heikki Tuuli / Sim Canetty-Clarke / In Art Management official website) The Staatsoper unter der Linden has announced that it will stream live the premiere of its production of Leoš Janáček’s opera “Jenůfa” on Feb. 13, 2021. Due to the German government’s COVID-19 regulations, the showcase will be performed without a live audience. The opera will star Hanna Schwarz {…}

Staatsoper Berlin 2019-20 Review: Die Lustigen Weiber von Windsor

(Credit: Monika Ritterhaus) “Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor,” like the vast majority of Singspiele, is not well-known outside the German-speaking world. Even in its native Germany, it’s mounted infrequently. Its story, however, is almost universally known. Like Verdi’s “Falstaff,” it’s closely based on Shakespeare’s “Merry Wives of Windsor.” A few details are Germanized: Alice Ford becomes Frau Fluth, and her {…}