Marco Vratogna To Sing Final Scarpia In Baden-Baden

Evgeny Nikitin has canceled the final performance of Baden-Baden’s new production of Puccini’s “Tosca.” The festival announced that ‘due to a last-minute illness,” Evgeny Nikitin would not perform. The bass-baritone, known for his work in Wagner, sang the first performances of the run and scored disappointing reviews. The Financial Times said, “Nikitin appears indisposed, losing his voice progressively through the {…}

Kristine Opolais and Marcelo Alvarez Lead Baden-Baden Osterfestpiele’s ‘Tosca’

On April 7, The Baden-Baden Osterfestpiele will open with a new production of Puccini’s “Tosca.” The production will be directed by Philipp Himmelmann, who is best known for his work in Verdi’s “Don Carlo” in Berlin and Puccini’s “Tosca” at the Bregenz festival. Sir Simon Rattle returns to conducting duties after leading Baden-Baden’s production of Puccini’s “Manon Lescaut” in 2014. {…}