Atalla Ayan, Iréne Theorin & Michael Mayes Lead Staatsoper Stuttgart’s 2023-24 Season

The Staatsoper Stuttgart has announced its 2023-24 season. Premieres  The first new production of the season will be Strauss’ “Die frau ohne Schatten” with Benjamin Bruns, Simone Schneider, Evelyn Herlitzius, Martin Gantner, and Iréne Theorin. Cornelius Meister conducts the production by David Hermann. Performance Dates: Oct. 29-Dec. 2, 2023 “La Fest,” featuring music by Vivaldi and Händel, will star Claudia {…}

Staatsoper Stuttgart Extends Manuel Pujol’s Contract as Choir Director

Staatsoper Stuttgart has extended Choir Master Manuel Pujol’s contract as Choir Director until 2029. Since the 2018-19 season, Pujol has led rehearsals for new productions of “Lohengrin,” “The Love for Three Oranges,” “Nixon in China,” “Iphigénie en Tauride,” “Mefistofele,” “Don Carlos,” “Boris,” and “Demo(cracy).” During the current season, he has prepared the Staatsopernchor for a new production of “Götterdämmerung,” conducted {…}

Corinne Winters, Lucio Gallo, Federica Lombardi & Atalla Ayan Lead Staatsoper Stuttgart’s 2022-23 Season

The Staatsoper Stuttgart has announced its 2022-23 season Premieres “Liebstod” from concept by Johannes Müller and Philine Rinnert will be performed. Performance Dates: Sept. 23-25, 2022 Wagner’s “Siegfried” will star Daniel Brenna, Matthias Klink, Tommi Hakala, David Steffens, Beate Ritter, Stine Marie Fischer, and Simone Schneider. Cornelius Meister conducts the production by Jossi Wieler and Sergio Morabito.  Performance Dates: Oct. 9, {…}

Okka von der Damerau & Brian Mulligan Headline Staatsoper Stuttgart’s Revolutionary ‘Walküre’

(Credit: Mathias Leidgschwendne) The Staatsoper Stuttgart has announced a unique new production for Wagner’s “Die Walküre.” In an official press statement, the company revealed that three different directors would be taking on the opera, one director per act. Taking on Act one will be Dutch theatre collective Hotel Modern. Light designer Urs Schönebaum will take over Act two while visual {…}

Staatsoper Stuttgart Reduces Seating Capacity, Tightens Entry Regulations

(Credit: Lichtgut/Christoph Schmidt/Christoph Schmidt) The Staatsoper Stuttgart has announced that new entry regulations will apply starting on Dec. 27, 2021. Per an official press release, entry to the opera house will be granted only to the vaccinated and recovered persons with an additional negative COVID-19 test. People who have received a COVID-19 booster vaccination, whose full vaccination was not more {…}

Viktor Schoner’s Intendant Contract Extended at Staatsoper Stuttgart

(Credit: Staatsoper Stuttgart) Viktor Schoner will remain the Intendant of the Staatsoper Stuttgart until 2029. The administrative board of the Württemberg State Theaters unanimously welcomed the extension, and the new contract was signed on Dec. 22, 2022. Viktor Schoner has been the Intendant of the Staatsoper Stuttgart since the 2018-19 season. “With the decision to extend Viktor Schoner’s contract as {…}