Selected News for July and August 2019 (in alphabetic order):
Claude EICHENBERGER will again sing the title part in the revival of CARMEN on August 30 at Koncert Theater Bern. This production by Stephan Märki was especially designed for her and there will also be a release on DVD. Further performances will follow from September 1.
Äneas HUMM will be introduced as the grant winner of the Deutschlandfunk 2018 in a concert with songs by Franz Schubert, Johannes Brahms, Edvard Grieg, Béla Bartók and Othmar Schoeck on August 28 at the 30. Bremen Musik Festival in the Great Hall of the Handelskammer Bremen. Renate Rohlfing accompanies the artist on the piano.
Dimitry IVASHCHENKO sings Sarastro in Mozart's DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE under the conductor Felix Krieger on July 6 at the Semperoper Dresden. During the two guest performances of the Komische Oper Berlin at the Lincoln Center-Koch Theater in New York, he will perform the same role on July 17 and 19. The musical direction is in the hands of Louis Langrée.
As part of the guest performance of the Komische Oper Berlin at the Edinburgh International Festival, he will sing Fürst Gremin in Tchaikovsky's opera EUGEN ONEGIN on August 15/16/17. The production is by Barrie Kosky, conducted by Ainārs Rubiķis.
Johannes KAMMLER can be heard in three concerts by Brahms’ EIN DEUTSCHES REQUIEM with the Landesakademie Rheinland-Pfalz on August 8 in Koblenz with the Südwestdeutsches Rundfunkorchester, as well as on August 9 at St. Stephan in Mainz and on August 10 in the Abbey Otterberg, near Kaiserslautern.
Michael KUPFER-RADECKY is Fritz Kothner in Wagner's DIE MEISTERSINGER VON NÜRNBERG on July 27 and 31 at the Bayerische Staatsoper München, under the musical direction of Kirill Petrenko.
Jordan will appear again as Escamillo at Konzert Theater Bern in a revival of CARMEN from August 30.
Bo SKOVHUS sings the title role Karl V in the rarely played "stage work with music in two parts" by Ernst Krenek at the Opera Festival on July 14 at the Bayerische Staatsoper München, conducted by Erik Nielsen.
Kristina STANEK and Rolf ROMEI, as members of the opera ensemble of the Theater Basel, present arias of their repertoire as part of the Theaterfest Basel on August 31.