Selected News for December 2017 (alphabetically):

Vera-Lotte BÖCKER will sing Pamina at Komische Oper Berlin on December 15th, 18th, 20th & 26th in the staging of Suzanne Andrade and Barrie Kosky.

Steve DAVISLIM sings the tenor part in Mozart's REQUIEM with the Cadaqué Orchestra under Gianandrea Noseda on December 12th in Lisbon (Gulbenkian Foundation), on December 13th in Barcelona (Palau de la Musica), on December 14th in Zaragoza (auditorium) and on December 15th in Madrid (Auditorio Ciclo Ibermusica). On December 31st, the tenor will be heard with the Bamberger Symphoniker in a double performance of Beethoven's NINTH SYMPHONY under the direction of Jakub Hrusa at 4 pm and at 7 pm in the Joseph-Keilberth-Hall in Bamberg.

Claude EICHENBERGER will sing Magda as part of the world premiere of Xaver Dayer's opera ALZHEIMER, directed by Ludger Engels and conducted by Jochem Hochstenbach. Première is on December 1st, more performances on December 9th, 13th and 22nd at Konzert Theater Bern.

Dimitry IVASHCHENKO will sing Rachmaninoff's THE BELLS with Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, conducted by Semyon Bychkov at Santa Cecilia Hall in Rome on November 30th and December 1st & 2nd.
On December 30th & 31st and January 1st 2018, the bass will perform with Wiener Symphoniker under Philippe Jordan at Wiener Konzerthaus in Beethoven’s IX Symphony.

Torben JÜRGENS sings the bass solo at Deutsche Oper am Rhein in Rossini's PETITE MESSE (as ballet production), on December 6th & 26th of in DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE Sprecher and 2nd Geharnischter. On December 17th two Christmas concerts with songs in the foyer and on December 31st as part of the New Year's Eve Gala in Duisburg.

Johannes KAMMLER will sing the role of Pierre Fléville / ANDREA CHÉNIER in a Philipp Stölzl production on December 2nd, 5th & 8th at Bavarian State Opera under Marco Armiliato; on December 11th as winner of NEUE STIMMEN 2017 a gala concert in Washington DC in the german embassy and on December 17th with the Augsburger Domsingknaben all 6 cantatas of Bach's Christmas Oratorio at Evang. Hl. Kreuz - Church in Augsburg.

Íride MARTÍNEZ is currently performing as Königin der Nacht / ZAUBERFLÖTE at Theater Osnabrück on December 14th and at Theater in Bielefeld on December 7th and 26th.

Polina PASTIRCHAK will once again perform in the role of Mimi / LA BOHÈME at Theater St. Gallen on December 3rd and at Opera House Graz on December 23rd & 26th.
She is also invited to sing three Operetta Galas with Marc Albrecht and Nederlands Philharmonisch Orkest on December 16th (Philharmonie Haarlem) and on December 18th & 19th (Concertgebouw Amsterdam).

Kismara Pessatti was engaged by Zurich Opera House for the world premiere of the Kammeroper DER TRAUM VON DIR by Xavier Dayer. She will perform as Unbekannte III on December 2nd, 5th, 7th and 9th on Studiobühne.

Helen SHERMAN is currently singing a lot in her home country Australia. On November 30th, there is the world premiere of Monteverdis POPPEA together with Pinchgut Opera, where she embodies the title role and will also perform on December 2nd, 3rd, 5th and 6th in Sydney Recital Hall under the baton of Erin Helyard.
On December 9th, she will sing with Queensland Symphony MESSIAH in Brisbane and on December 14th, 15th and 16th, again MESSIAH with Sydney Philharmonia Orchestra in Concert Hall of Sydney Opera House.

Bo SKOVHUS presents himself at Vienna State Opera in the double part of Dr. Schön & Jack the Ripper in a new production of Berg's LULU, directed by Willy Decker and conducted by Ingo Metzmacher. Premiere is on December 3rd, followed by performances on December 6th, 9th, 12th & 15th. Later in the year, on December 31st, the baritone will be performing Eisenstein at Bavarian State Opera Munich in a revival of FLEDERMAUS under the baton of Kirill Petrenko.

Kristina STANEK is currently a member of the ensemble at Theater Basel and will perform there in December as Flora Bervoix in TRAVIATA. The performances are on December 2nd, 10th, 17th, 23rd and 30th.

Matthew SWENSEN will sing Giuseppe in LA TRAVIATA at Theater Basel on December 2nd, 23rd and 30th and on December 17th Bach's Weihnachtsoratorium conducted by Reinhard Kammler in Augsburg.