Lin Lin Fan & Ulrike Schneider Headline Bach’s ‘Weihnachtsoratorium’ at Staatstheater Kassel

The Staatstheater Kassel has announced its upcoming premiere of Johan Sebastian Bach’s “Weihnachtsoratorium.” The Bach work will star soprano Lin Lin Fan, alto Ulrike Schneider, tenor Andrés Felipe Agudelo, and bass Sam Taskinen. Kiril Stankow conducts a production by Jochen Biganzoli with dramaturgy by Sarah Schnoor. Katharina Weissenborn will be responsible for costume design. The oratorio is set to open {…}

Hessian Theaters And Opera Houses Close Until End of January 2021 Due to COVID-19

Credit: Staatstheater Wiesbaden official website The Staatstheater Kassel, Staatstheater Wiesbaden and Staatstheater Darmstadt, along with the Landestheater Marburg and Stadttheater Gießen, have decided to shut down until January 31, 2021 due to ongoing concerns over the spread of COVID-19. The five theaters made the decision after extensive consultations with Angela Dorn, the Minister for Culture of the state of Hessen. {…}

Q & A: Intendant Thomas Bockelmann On COVID-19 Safety Protocols at Staatstheater Kassel

(Photo Credit: Staatstheater Kassel) When COVID-19 spread quickly across the globe earlier this year,  the entire opera world was forced into a lengthy shutdown. And despite continued concerns over the deadly virus, companies slowly found ways to return to some degree of normalcy. Thomas Bockelmann, the Intendant of the Staatstheater Kassel, took on this challenge head-on and recently spoke to {…}