James Newby, Pumeza Matshikiza & Massimo Cavalletti Lead Staatsoper Hannover’s 2023-24 Season

The Staatsoper Hannover has announced its 2023-24 season featuring eight new productions. Premieres  Stephan Zilias conducts Wagner’s “Parsifal” in a new production by Thorleifur Örn Arnarsson. The cast includes Michael Kupfer-Radecky, Daniel Eggert, Shavleg Armasi, Marco Jentzsch, Tómas Tómasson, Seth Carico, and Irene Roberts. Performance Dates: Sept. 24-Oct. 31, 2023 “Turning Turandot” will be conducted by Richard Schwennicke and directed by Olivia Hyunsin {…}

Dutch National Opera Launches “Soft Valkyrie” Podcast: A Lighter Version of Wagner’s “Die Walküre”

(Credit: David Kanaga, Jaap Dankert, Muhammad Desta Laksana, Danika Perkinson) The Dutch National Opera launched a new podcast series, “Soft Valkyrie,” on June 3. Presented by American composer and game designer David Kanaga, the episodic radio play presents Wagner’s “Die Walküre” in completely electronic form. The podcast is a production of Dutch National Opera, Holland Festival, and Staatsoper Hannover. Billed {…}

Scott Hendricks, Martin Muehle & Kiandra Louise Howarth Lead Staatsoper Hannover’s 2021-22 Season

The Staatsoper Hannover has announced its 2021-22 season featuring a wide variety of repertoire from repertoire staples to new operas. Here is a look Premieres Verdi’s “Otello“ gets a new production starring Martin Muehle in the title role. He will be joined by Pavel Yankovsky, Daniel Miroslaw, Marco Lee, Sunnyboy Dladla, Barno Ismatullaeva, and Kiandra Louise Howarth. Stephan Zilias conducts the {…}