Carlo Vistoli & Nadja Mchantaf Lead Damiano Michieletto’s Production of ‘Orfeo ed Euridice’ at Komische Oper Berlin

(Credits: Fabio Lovino / Daniele Ferroni / Semperoper Dresden official website) The Komische Oper Berlin will stage Damiano Michieletto’s production of Christoph Willibald Gluck’s opera “Orfeo ed Euridice.” It will be presented in the Italian version, which premiered in Vienna in 1762. Italian countertenor Carlo Vistoli and soprano Nadja Mchantaf will perform the title roles, and will be joined onstage {…}

Sydney Mancasola, Nicole Chevalier, Arturo Chacón-Cruz, Scott Hendricks, Annette Dasch, Francesca Dotto Lead Komische Oper Berlin’s 2021-22 Season

(Credits: LA Opera official website / Jan Windszus Photography / Lena Kern / Mark Janssen / Georg Schlosser / In Art Management official website) The Komische Oper Berlin has announced its 2021-22 season. Here is a look at the operatic and vocal performances. Opera – Premieres Enescu’s rarely performed masterwork “Œdipe” opens the season. The opera features Jens Larsen, Joachim {…}

John Osborn, Olga Peretyatko, Anna Goryachova & Alex Esposito Headline Rai5 Broadcasts for Next Week

(Credits: Matilde Fasso / © DR / Deutsche Oper am Rhein official website / Opus 3 Artists official website) Italian television channel Rai5 has announced broadcasts for the week of Jan. 11 – Jan. 15, 2021. First up will be a production of Donizetti’s “L’elisir d’amore” with Mariangela Sicilia, John Osborn, Iurii Samoilov, Alex Esposito and Francesca Benitez.  Francesco Lanzillotta {…}

Annette Dasch, Arturo Chacón-Cruz, Sydney Mancasola Among Stars of Komische Oper Berlin 2020-21 Season

(Credit: Jan Windszus Photography, 3 D Art: Sven Windszus) Komische Oper Berlin has unveiled its 2020-21 season. The first new production of the year will be “Katya Kabanova” will be directed by Jetske Mijnssen and will star Maria Bengtsson, Maria Fiselier, Magnus Vigilius, and Doris Lamprech, among others. Giedre Sleyte conducts. Performance Dates: Sept. 26, 2020 -June 30, 2021  Paul {…}

Sean Panikkar, Anne Sofie von Otter & Leonardo Capalbo Lead Komische Oper Berlin’s 2019-20 Season

Komische Oper Berlin has announced its 2019-20 season. This season will celebrate Dionysus, the forefather and protagonist of Greek theatre, with new productions reflecting the entire spectrum of musical theatre. Chief Director Barrie Kosky comments, “. . . [O]nce we believe in the power of theatre and music, believe in their intoxicating, seductive, physical, emotional, and ultimately community-building impacts, once {…}

Komische Oper Berlin 2017-18 Review – Eugene Onegin: Barrie Kosky’s Rendition of Tchaikovsky Masterwork Destined to Be Remembered Forever

The Komische Oper in Berlin has soared in reputation under the leadership of Barrie Kosky for its innovative programming.  It is regarded as the destination in town for rarely-performed opera works. Scheduling an opera trip in Berlin is full of challenges and my maiden journey to the Komische was for the altogether familiar “Eugene Onegin” by Tchaikovsky on Saturday night {…}