Selected news for February 2017 (alphabetically ordered):


Steve DAVISLIM can be heard again as Tamino in THE MAGIC FLUTE, staged by Achim Freyer, at the Semperoper Dresden on Feb 5 and 9.


Dimitry IVASHCHENKO will sing the four Villains in Barrie Kosky's production of THE TALES OF HOFFMANN at the Komische Oper Berlin on Feb 3/5/15/17.


Torben JÜRGENS is invited again at the Teatro Real Madrid, now for Lieutenant Ratcliffe in a new production of BILLY BUDD by Deborah Warner, conducted by Ivor Bolton, on Feb 3/6/9/12/15/18/22/25/28.


Johannes KAMMLER participates at an opera Gala with Sir Thomas Allen in Sage Gateshead with the Northern Royal Sinfonia on Feb 17 and interprets Schubert's WINTERREISE accompanied by Roger Vignoles in Wells on Feb 19.


Polina PASTIRCHAK can be heard as Micaëla in CARMEN at the Hungarian State Opera on Feb 17 and 19. Further, she will give a recital of lieder on Feb 1 in Gstaad with works by Schumann, Strauss, Tchaikovsky and Rakhmaninov, accompanied by Jan Philip Schulze.


Erika SIMONS sings Valencienne / MERRY WIDOW on Feb 5/15/19/23 and Pamina / MAGIC FLUTE on Feb 17 in Osnabrück.


Bo SKOVHUS sings the title role in Werner Egk's PEER GYNT, staged by Peter Konwitschny and conducted by Leo Hussain, at the Theater an der Wien, Vienna, on Feb 17/19/22/25/27 and March 1.


Kresimir SPICER can be heard as Eumée in Monteverdi's RITORNO D'ULISSE at the side of Rolando Villazon's Ulisse in a production by Mariame Clément and conducted by Emanuelle Haïm at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées with premiere on Feb 28 and further performances in March.


JunHo YOU is again Almaviva / BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA at the Volksoper Vienna on Feb 16 and 27.


Helena ZUBANOVICH can be heard in February in three roles at the Bavarian State Opera, as the Hostess in Calixto Bieito's production of BORIS GODUNOV on Feb 1, as the Warden in ELEKTRA under Simone Young on Feb 10 and 13 and as Soothsayer in Barrie Kosky's spectacular production of Prokofiev's FIERY ANGEL on Feb 19/22/25.