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 {…}

Theater Essen Announces 2021-22 Season Featuring Seth Carico, Hila Fahima & Jessica Muirhead

The Theater Essen has announced its 2021-22 season. The season opens with “Rigoletto,” conducted by Tianyi Lu and directed by Frank Hilbirch. The opera will star Fabián Lara, Ivan Krutikov, and Tamara Banjesevic. Performance Date:  Sept. 12 – Nov. 1, 2021 Next up will be “La Finta Giardiniera” starring Richard Samek, Giulia Montanari, Dmitry Ivanchey, Sophia Brommer, Bettina Ranch, Christina {…}

Jonas Kaufmann, Diana Damrau, Joyce DiDonato, Elīna Garanča, Christine Goerke Headline Philharmonie Essen’s 2021-22 Season

(Credits: © Gregor Hohenberg / Sony Classical /  Jiyang Chen / Chris Singer / Paul Schirnhofer/DG / Opus 3 Artists official website) Philharmonie Essen has announced its 2021-22 season. For the purposes of this article, we will focus on the vocal works only. Christine Goerke and Klaus Florian Vogt perform works by Richard Wagner. Andris Nelsons conducts the Bayreuther Festspielorchester. {…}