Piotr Buszewski, Christiane Libor & Tomasz Konieczny Lead Oper Leipzig’s 2023-24 Season

Germany’s Oper Leipzig has announced its 2023-24 season featuring five new productions. Premieres Peter Maxwell Davies’s “Majesty and Madness” will be presented in a production by Marlene Hahn. Samuel Emanuel conducts a cast that includes Marie-Luise Dreßen and Franz Xaver Schlecht. Performance Dates: Sept. 21-24, 2023 Mozart’s “Die Zauberflote” will be conducted by Jonathan Darlington, Ivan Repušić, Christoph Gedschold, and {…}

Tomasz Konieczny to Perform Recital at Teatr Wielki Opera Narodowa

The Teatr Wielki Opera Narodowa has announced a recital featuring Tomasz Konieczny scheduled for Dec. 17, 2022. The showcase will feature the famed bass-baritone alongside pianist Lech Napierala. The program will spotlight music by Mykola Lysenko, Richard Strauss, Aleksander Nowak (the Polish world premiere of “Dwuwiersze” to words by Bolesław Leśmian), and Henryk Czyż. Konieczny made his professional debut in 1997 with {…}

Bayreuth Festival Confirms Tomasz Konieczny for Opening of ‘Siegfried’ After Accident

The Bayreuth Festival has confirmed that Polish bass-baritone Tomasz Konieczny will perform in the opening night of “Siegfried.” The company said, “After yesterday’s stage accident, Tomasz Konieczny is on the road to recovery and will sing the Wanderer as planned for tomorrow’s premiere of ‘Siegfried.’ We would like to take this opportunity to expressly thank Michael Kupfer-Radecky, who brilliantly saved {…}