Selected news for April 2017 (alphabetically ordered):

Vera-Lotte BÖCKER sings the role of Agnès from Gerorge Benjamin`s opera WRITTEN ON SKIN at Bolshoi Theater Moscow. The performances of the co-production with the Festival d'Aix-en-provence under the direction of Frank Ollu will be on April 22 and 23.

Steve DAVISLIM can be heard as  Ferrando / COSI in Geneva in a new production by David Bösch and Hartmut Haenchen; the premiere on April 30th will be followed by seven more performances in May 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12 und 14th.

Claude EICHENBERGER sings his first Venus in Calixto Bieito's new production of TANNHÄUSER in Bern on April 1, 5, 8, 11, 23, 27 and 30th. 

Dimitry IVASHCHENKO sings Osmin at the Semperoper Dresden on April 15, 18, 24 and 30th.

Torben JÜRGENS sings Schubert‘s SCHWANENGESANG and lieder by Viktor Ullmann in a matinee at the Deutsche Oper am Rhein/Düsseldorf on April 2nd.      Bach’s St Matthew Passion in the Oetker-Halle Bielefeld on April 13th and performs at Rheinoper as Sprecher / Magic Flute on April 9 and 22 as well as Angelotti / TOSCA on April 7 and 30.

Johannes KAMMLER sings John Sorel in Menottis THE CONSUL with the Bavarian State Opera in the Cuvilliés Theater on April 2, 7 and 9.

Michael KUPFER-RADECKY will have his house debut as Hans Sachs on April 5th at La Scala in MEISTERSINGER. After that he is invited for Faninal on April 27 and 29 at the Bolshoi Theater Moscow.

Polina PASTIRCHAK is to be heard as Nedda / PAGLIACCI at the Hungarian State Opera on April 13, 15 and 17; On April 21st she will sing as well in Budapest in Mahler's SYMPHONY NO. 4 under Henrik Nánási and on April 23rd in Düsseldorf in Beethoven's SYMPHONY NO. 9 under Ádám Fischer.

Kismara PESSATTI sings the contralto solo in Bach's H-MOLL-MESSE on April 9th in Uzwil, 13th in St. Gallen and 14th in Pfäfers.

Rolf ROMEI debuts as Gandhi in Philip Glass’ SATYAGRAHA at the Basel Theater on April 28th and 30th. Before that, he sings on April 13th and 14th in Dvořák'sSTABAT MATER in Schaffhausen.  

Nikolai SCHUKOFF sings in Valencia at the Palau de les Arts “Reina Sofia” Mahler's LIED VON DER ERDE under George Pehlivanian on April 6th and the tenor part in Mahler's SYMPHONY NO. 8 on April 28th and 29th at the Palau de la Musica under Yaron Traub. In between, he will be heard with the Orchestre National de France conducted by Christoph Eschenbach in Bruckner's TE DEUM and Beethoven's SYMPHONY NO. 9 on April 13th at the Maison de la Radio in Paris and on April 15th in Aix-en-Provence.

Bo SKOVHUS sings the world premiere of Matthias Pintscher's SHIRIM for baritone and orchestra under the direction of Christoph Eschenbach at the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg on April 6, 7 and 9th. He sings Reimann's LEAR-FRAGMENTE with the Dresden Philharmonic under Simone Young on April 22nd (7:30 pm) and 23rd (11am and 7:30 pm), and he gives a recital with Mahler songs with Stefan Vladar at the Stadttheater Fürth on April 30th.

Kresimir SPICER can be heard as Eumete in Monteverdi's RITORNO D'ULISSE IN PATRIA next to Rolando Villazon as Ulisse in a production by Mariame Clément and conducted by Emanuelle Haïm in Dijon on April 2nd.

Olivia VERMEULEN sings in the world premiere of Matijs de Roos “and the centuries surround me with fire” at the Concertgebouw-Saturdaymatinee on April 8th under Alexander Vedernikov; On April 14th she is to be heard in Utrecht in Rihm's DEUS PASSION, and on April 25th she sings the title part in Händel's TESEO in a concert version at the Moscow Tschajkovskij-Concerthall with the State Academic Russian Chamber Orchestra under the direction of Federico Maria Sardelli.

JunHo YOU ​​sings on April 3rd at the Viennese Volksoper Don Ottavio / DON GIOVANNI.