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Selected news for December 2023 (in alphabetical order):

Simon BAILEY sings Beethoven’s 9TH SYMPHONY in the Liederhalle Stuttgart on December 30. Conrad van Alphen will conduct the Stuttgarter Philharmoniker.

Claude EICHENBERGER sings the role of Gertrude in Gounod’s ROMEO ET JULIETTE at the Bühnen Bern. Sebastian Schwab will conduct the Berner Symphonieorchester. The staging is by Éric Ruf. Dates: December 3/17/19/23/28 and in January 2024.

Anna EL-KHASHEM is Clarine /Thalie in Rameau’s PLATEE at the Opernhaus Zürich on December 10/12/15/21/26/30. In this production by Jetske Mijnssen, Emmanuelle Haïm will conduct the Orchestra La Scintilla.

Äneas HUMM sings at the Hamburgische Staatsballett. He will perform JS Bach’s WEIHNACHTSORATORIUM in a new interpretation by John Neumeier. Dates: December 23/25/27. The orchestra of the Hamburgische Staatsoper will play under the direction of Alessandro De Marchi.

Dimitry IVASHCHENKO is Sarastro in Mozart’s ZAUBERFLÖTE at the Bayerische Staatsoper München. Musical direction: Lothar Koenigs. Production: August Everding. Orchestra: Bayerisches Staatsorchester. Dates: December 17/19/21/30.

Johannes KAMMLER sings the WEIHNACHTSORATORIUM by JS Bach in the Isarphilharmonie on December 17, together with the Münchner Bach Choir. Johanna Soller will conduct the Münchner Bach-Orchester.

David Minseok KANG is Colline in Puccini’s BOHEME on December 7/13/19. In this production by Guy Joosten, the Philharmonische Staatsorchester Hamburg will perform under the baton of Giampaolo Bisanti.

Michael KUPFER-RADECKY sings the role of Peter Besenbinder in Humperdinck’s HÄNSEL UND GRETEL at the Staatsoper Hannover. This production by Steffen Tiggeler will be conducted by James Hendry and Masaru Kumakura. Dates: December 4 and 14.

Lena KUTZNER is again Salome in Strauss’ opera of the same name. On December 21, she will sing at the Staatstheater Meiningen in a production by Verena Stoiber. The Meiniger Staatskapelle will play under the direction of GMD Killian Farrell.

Magnus PIONTEK sings Martín Palmeri’s ORATORIO DE NAVIDAD in the Philharmonie Essen twice on December 9. Patrick Jasolka will conduct the Essener Philharmoniker.

On December 25, the artist can be seen as Colline in Puccini’s BOHEME at the Semperoper Dresden. Conductor: Stefano Ranzani, director: Christine Mielitz, Orchestra: Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden.

Jordan SHANAHAN sings the role of Monterone in Verdi’s RIGOLETTO at the Teatro Real in Madrid. Dates: December 2/5/8/11/14/17/20/23/27/30. The musical director is Nicola Luisotti; the staging by Miguel del Arco.

Bo SKOVHUS is Herr von Faninal in Strauss’ ROSENKAVALIER at the Grand Théâtre de Genève in a production by Christoph Waltz. Jonathan Nott will conduct the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande. Dates: December 13/15/17/19/21/23/26.

Kristina STANEK sings Prince Orlofsky in Strauss’ FLEDERMAUS at the Staatsoper Hamburg on December 22/29/31. The stage production is by Renaud Doucet and André Barbe. The Philharmonische Staatsorchester Hamburg will play under the baton of Jonathan Darlington. More performances in January.

Matthew TOOGOOD will conduct Offenbach’s ORPHEUS IN DER UNTERLWELT, a production by Barrie Kosky, at the Komische Oper Berlin. The orchestra of the Komische Oper Berlin will play. Dates: December 1/6/10/18/21/26/29.

JunHo YOU sings Rodolfo in Puccini’s BOHEME at the Volksoper Wien on December 6/9/12/22/28. Stage director: Harry Kupfer, conductor: Ben Glassberg. The Orchestra of the Volksoper Wien will play.



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