Switzerland’s Theatre Basel has unveiled its 2023-24 season. Here is rundown of all the opera performances.
First up is “Das Rheingold” in a production by Benedikt von Peter and Caterina Cianfarini. The opera, which will be conducted by Jonathan Nott, stars Nathan Berg, Michael Borth, Ronan Caillet, Michael Laurenz, Solenn’ Lavant Left, and Lucie Peyramaure, among others.
Performance Dates: Sept. 9, 2023 – June 22, 2024
Next up is “Rheinklang – A Choral Ritual” by Matthew Herbert. The work, which is based on Wagner, features the Theater Basel Choir.
Performance Dates: Sept. 19 – Oct. 6, 2023
Hans Werner Kroesinger and Regina Dura will present another Wagner-inspired work “Gold Shine, and Gods.” Essentially, it presents “The Ring” as a one-woman show with Ansi Verwey at the piano.
Performance Dates: Sept. 10 – Oct. 8, 2023
Then “Die Walküre” takes the stage in a production by Benedikt von Peter and Caterina Cianfarini. Jonathan Nott conducts a cast starring Ric Furman, Artyom Vasnetsov, Nathan Berg, Theresa Kronthaler, and Trina Moller.
Performance Dates: Sept. 16, 2023 – June 23, 2024
“The Yopougon Ring” is “a performance between dance, discourse and pop culture, the transcultural collective around Monika Gintersdorfer and Knut Klassen explodes Richard Wagner’s monumental work.” It stars Hauke Heumann, Álfheiður Erla Guðmundsdóttir, Gadoukou LaStar, Cora Frost, and Annik Prisca Agbadou, among others.
Performance Dates: Sept. 22 – Oct. 8, 2023
Thomas Wise will conduct “Horse Eats Hat,” a new work by Herbert Grönemeyer. Herbert Fritsch directs a cast starring Raphael Clamer and Karl Heinz Brandt.
Performance Dates: Nov. 4, 2023 – May 5, 2024
The family opera “Under the Sea” will be staged by Simeon Meier.
Performance Dates: Nov. 17, 2023
Antú Romero Nunes will stage “The Threepenny Opera.”
Performance Dates: Jan. 13 – June 19, 2024
Maxime Pascal will conduct a new “Carmen” production by Constanza Macras. The cast stars Rachel Wilson and Jasmine Etezadzadeh in the title role alongside Sarah Brady, KyuChoi, Edgaras Montvidas, and Rolf Romei.
Performance Dates: Feb. 3 – June 11, 2024
Christopher Marthaler will direct “L’Incoronazione di Poppea.” Laurence Cummings conducts a cast starring Kerstin Avemo, Anne Sophie von Otter, Jake Arditti, and Owen Willetts.
Performance Dates: March 3 – May 23, 2024
Ivor Bolton will conduct “Requiem.” The work, which will be directed by Romeo Castellucci, features music from Mozart’s famed Requiem, alongside other works.
Performance Dates: April 20 – June 15, 2024
Tilman von Siepen directs “Mignon.” Hélio Vida conducts a cast starring Camille Sherman, Lulama Taifasi, Inna Fedorii, and Ronan Caillet, among others.
Performance Dates: May 20, 2024
Hélio Vida conducts “The Barber of Seville.”
Performance Dates: Oct. 14, 2023 – Jan. 13, 2024
Titus Engel conducts “Der Freischütz.”
Performance Dates: Oct. 15 – Nov. 12, 2024
Michele Spotti and Thomas Wise conduct “Rigoletto.” The cast stars Pavel Valuzhin, Nikoloz Lagvilava, Regula Mühlemann, and Álfheiður Erla Guðmundsdóttir.
Performance Dates: Nov. 30, 2023 – Jan. 21, 2024
Kimon Barakos conducts “Storm,” starring Ikhanose Akhigbe, Lena Gysin, Fabian Hein, Karina Hill, Salome Immoos, and Anne Catherine Knuckleman.
Performance Dates: June 10 – 26, 2024