Joana Mallwitz to Lead Konzerthausorchester Berlin as Chief Conductor and Artistic Director

(Photo: Lutz Edelhoff) Joana Mallwitz will lead Konzerthausorchester Berlin as its new Chief Conductor and Artistic Director, replacing Christoph Eschenbach. Mallwitz is scheduled to assume the role at the start of the 2023-24 season. Since 2018-19, Mallwitz has served as General Music Director at Nuremberg State Theatre, where she won Conductor of the Year in 2019. At the 2020 Salzburg {…}

Q & A: Johannes Martin Kränzle on Christof Loy’s New ‘Così fan tutte’ at the Salzburg Festival, Role Preparation, & German Vocal Instruction

Before German baritone, composer, and instrumentalist Johannes Martin Kränzle joined the ranks of singers, he studied violin and directed music theater in Hamburg. The baritone studied voice with Martin Gründler and began his operatic career at such venues as Theater Dortmund, Staatsoper Hannover, and the ensemble of Oper Frankfurt. Since then, Kränzle has sung at the Metropolitan Opera; the Royal Opera House; {…}

Taras Konoshchenko & Andromahl Raptis Highlight Staatstheater Nürnberg’s 2019-20 Season

Staatstheater Nürnberg has announced its 2019-20 season, which will include a number of premieres. Premieres The season will open with Verdi’s “Don Carlos,” directed by Jens-Daniel Herzog. The cast will feature Tadeusz Szlenkier in the title role, alongside Nicolai Karnolsky as Philip II King of Spain, Emily Newton as Elisabeth of Valois, Martina Dike as Princess Eboli, Sangmin Lee as {…}