Diana Damrau, Piotr Beczala & Sarah Connolly Highlight Staatskapelle Dresden’s 2022-23 Season

The Staatskapelle Dresden has announced its 2022-23 season with many vocal highlights. Here is a look. Philippe Herreweghe conducts Dorothee Mields, Sophie Harmsen, Alex Potter, Reinoud Van Mechelen, and Krešimir Stražanac in Bach’s Mass in B Minor. Performance Dates: Feb. 13 & 14, 2023 Christian Thielemann and Diana Damrau team up for an evening of Richard Strauss. Performance Dates: April {…}

Saimir Pirgu & Hanna-Elisabeth Müller Lead Staatskapelle Dresden’s New Years Eve Concert

The Staatskapelle Dresden is set to present its Silver Concert on New Year’s Eve. The evening, which was canceled for live audiences, will be performed for livestreamed audiences on ZDF on Dec. 31, 2021. Christian Thielemann will conduct soloists soprano Hanna-Elisabeth Müller, tenor Saimir Pirgu, and pianist Igor Levit in a program of music by Huppertz, Erwin, Heymann, Profes, Gershwin, {…}

Piotr Beczała, Camilla Nylund, Hanna-Elisabeth Müller & Saimir Pirgu Headline Staatskapelle Dresden’s 2021-22 Season

(Credits: Johannes Ifkovits / © anna.s. / Hanna-Elisabeth Müller official website / LA Opera official website) The Staatskapelle Dresden has announced its 2021-22 season. For the purposes of this article we will focus only on vocal performances. Baritone Matthias Goerne presents works by Richard Wagner alongside conductor Manfred Honeck and the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester. Performance date: Aug. 31, 2021 Soprano {…}

Anja Harteros & Erin Morley Highlight Staatskapelle Dresden’s 2020-21 Season

(Credit: Monarca Studios/Markus Tedeskino) The Staatskapelle Dresden has announced its 2020-21 season. For this article on the German orchestra, we will focus on the vocal concerts. Ingo Metzmacher conducts Angela Denoke in Schönberg’s “Erwartung.” The program also includes Ligeti’s Lontano and Schubert’s Symphony in C Major.  Performance Dates: August 28, 2020 Christian Thielemann opens the season with Anja Kampe and Anja {…}

Kristine Opolais, Christian Gerhaher & Rachel Willis-Sørensen Highlight Staatskapelle Dresden’s 2019-20 Season

(© Semperoper Dresden/Matthias Creutziger) Staatskapelle Dresden has announced its 2019-20 season. For the purposes of this article, we will focus primarily on the vocal performances. The season will open with Symphonic Diversity, split into two programs over three days. On the first two days, Myung When-Chung will conduct Rachmaninov’s Third Piano Concerto, featuring Chinese pianist Yuja Wang, as well as {…}

Jonas Kaufmann To Make Role Debut In ‘Die Fledermaus’

Jonas Kaufmann is set to make his role debut as Eisenstein in “Die Fledermaus.” The tenor will participate in the Dresden Staatskapelle’s annual New Year’s Eve concert, which will be televised worldwide. Kaufmann joins Rachel Willis-Sorensen, who will portray Rosalinde, Elisabeth Kulman as Prince Orlofsky, and Andreas Schager as Alfred. Franz Welser-Moist will conduct the performances the two performances on Dec. 29 and {…}