Wiener Staatsoper Announces Cast Changes for ‘Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk’ & ‘Die Walküre’

The Wiener Staatsoper has announced cast changes for Shostakovich’s “Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk” and Wagner’s “Die Walküre.” The company said that Elena Mikhailenko will sing the role of Katerina replacing Ausrine Stundyte. Meanwhile Simone Schneider will replace Tamara Wilson as Sieglinde on June 4 and 22, 2023. Mikhailenko will the Shostakovich opera with a cast that includes Günther Groissböck, Andrei {…}

Okka von der Damerau & Brian Mulligan Headline Staatsoper Stuttgart’s Revolutionary ‘Walküre’

(Credit: Mathias Leidgschwendne) The Staatsoper Stuttgart has announced a unique new production for Wagner’s “Die Walküre.” In an official press statement, the company revealed that three different directors would be taking on the opera, one director per act. Taking on Act one will be Dutch theatre collective Hotel Modern. Light designer Urs Schönebaum will take over Act two while visual {…}

The Icelandic Opera Cancels ‘Die Walküre’ Due to COVID-19

The Icelandic Opera has canceled “Die Walküre” due to COVID-19 concerns. The company released a statement that said, “due to the pandemic and it’s consequences, Wagner’s ‘Die Walküre’ has been canceled. The production was planned in collaboration with the Iceland Symphony Orchestra and Reykjavik Arts Festival. The performances were planned in Harpa on the 24th and 26th of February 2022. The recent {…}

Iréne Theorin & Christopher Ventris Lead ‘Die Walküre’ at Icelandic Opera

(Credits: Chris Gloag / Tanja Niemann) The Icelandic Opera has announced that it will stage Wagner’s iconic work “Die Walküre.” The opera will star Iréne Theorin as Brünnhilde, Ólafur Kjartan Sigurõarson in the role of Wotan, Christopher Ventris as Siegmund, Claire Rutter as Sieglinde, Christa Mayer as Fricka, and Kristinn Sigmundsson in the role of Hunding. Eva Ollikainen conducts the {…}