Erin Morley, David Butt Philip, Pretty Yende, Maria Agresta & Maria Bengtsson Lead Semperoper Dresden’s 2024-25 Season

The Semperoper Dresden has announced its 2024-25 season. Premieres Arrigo Boito’s “Mefistofele” is conducted by Andrea Battistoni and directed by Eva-Maria Höckmayr. The production will star Krzysztof Bączyk, Bekhzod Davronov, Marjukka Tepponen, and Martina Gedeck. Performance Dates: Sept. 28-Oct. 24, 2024 Richard Strauss’s “Intermezzo” will be conducted by Patrick Hahn and directed by Axel Ranisch. The cast will include Maria {…}

Medici.TV to Present Semperoper Dresden’s ‘Tristan und Isolde’

(Credit: Ludwig Olah) Medici.TV is set to present Wagner’s “Tristan und Isolde” from the Semperoper Dresden. The opera will be streamed on Feb. 17, 2024, and will star tenor Klaus Florian Vogt and soprano Camilla Nylund. Audiences will also get to experience the work of Georg Zeppenfeld, Martin Gantner, Tanja Ariane Baumgartner, Sebastian Wartig, Attilio Glaser, and Lawson Anderson.  Alexander Bülow directed the production, which {…}

Camilla Nylund, Amanda Majeski & Lise Lindstrom Lead Semperoper Dresden’s 2023-24 Season

The Semperoper Dresden has announced its 2023-24 season. Here is a look at the operatic productions of the season. Premieres  Puccini’s “Turandot” is set to star Elisabeth Teige, Aleksei Kulagin, Yonghoon Lee, and Elbenita Kajtazi. Ivan Repušić conducts the new production by Marie-Eve Signeyrole. Performance Dates: Oct. 7-Nov. 25, 2023 Mary Plazas, Katerina von Bennigsen, Peter Tantsits, and Andrew Nolen {…}

Despite Met Opera Postponement, Rolando Villazón’s ‘Sonnambula’ Moving Forward at Semperoper Dresden

The Semperoper Dresden is set to premiere Rolando Villazón’s production of “La Sonnambula” on March 19, 2023. The opera, which will be conducted by Evelino Pidò, will star Emily Pogorelc, Maxim Mironov, Rosalia Cid, Georg Zeppenfeld, and Nicole Chirka. “In the current production, Villazón reveals the resentments lurking behind picturesque facades in a self-contained rustic rural village community, whose entrenched {…}

Semperoper Dresden to Present Local Premiere of Reimann’s ‘Die Gespenstersonate’

(© Semperoper Dresden/Matthias Creutziger) Semperoper Dresden is set to present the Dresden premiere of Reimann’s “Die Gespenstersonate” starting on Feb. 17, 2023. The opera, which features a group of living and undead meeting for dinner, will be staged by Corinna Tetzel. The opera will star Sarah Alexandra Hudarew, Justyna Ołów, Jennifer Riedel, Eva Maria Summerer, Matthias Henneberg, Jürgen Müller, Philipp {…}