Selected news for May 2021 (in alphabetical order):
Cornel FREY can be heard in a performance with Anke Krabbe, Thorsten Grümbel & James Williams in the Opernshop concert N°5 of the Deutsche Oper am Rhein: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lG-zsaa3Xt4
Äneas HUMM makes his role debut as Marco in GIANNI SCHICCHI at the Staatstheater Karlsruhe and can be seen in the house's live stream from May 12: https://dringeblieben.de/videos/gianni-schicchi-oper-in-einem-akt-von-giacomo-puccini
Marco JENTZSCH will have the chance to play in front of an audience again at the Landestheater Linz from May 19and will be singing there in two productions at once: LAND DES LÄCHELNS (Sou-Chong) on May 21/31 and June 14, and FIDELIO (Florestan) on May 24/27 and June 30.
Torben JÜRGENS will be performing Haushofmeister in Richard Strauss’ CAPRICCIO at the Semperoper on May 8. The production will be directed by Jens-Daniel Herzog. Christian Thielemann will be conducting. The Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden will be playing. The premiere will be recorded by UNITEL. On May 19, he will sing the bass-baritone part at the “Des Knaben Wunderhorn" recital in Bonn, which will be streamed live: https://www.woelflhaus.de/events/des-knaben-wunderhorn. Roland Techet will accompany on the piano.
Michael KUPFER-RADECKY sings Dad, Cafe Manager and Police Chief in Mark-Anthony Turnage's GREEK in a new production by Joe-Hill Gibbins. The production will be streamed on May 22 and 25. The Lower Saxony State Orchestra of Hanover performs under the baton of Stephan Zilias. There is only the online premiere of GREEK: www.staatstheater-hannover.de/de_DE/programm-staatsoper/livestream-greek.1298868
Polina PASTIRCHAK makes her debut as Mélisande in Debussy's PELLEAS AND MELISANDE at the Hungarian State Opera in Budapest. Premiere should be May 14, followed by performances May 16/18/20 and 24. Artistic director: Kirsten Dehlholm. An abridged concert version of it will be available online May 19: https://www.opera.hu/en/programme/megtekint/operaszerda-2020/eloadas-202105192000
Rolf ROMEI was seen as Eisenstein in a reduced version of Johann Strauss' DIE FLEDERMAUS at the Neues Theater Dornach on April 22: https://www.bzbasel.ch/basel/oper-in-dornach-eine-reduzierte-fledermaus-mit-versoehnung-und-champagner-laune-in-den-zeiten-von-corona-ld.2130166. Next performances: May 6, 9, 11 and at the Theater Solothurn on June 24 and 25.
Bo SKOVHUS can be seen again in the Vienna State Opera stream in Henze's opera DAS VERRATENE MEER:
Kristina STANEK was last seen at the Hamburg State Opera as Orlofski in DIE FLEDERMAUS in a Barbé & Doucet production. Furthermore, in the last months she did an exciting project in connection with Covid patients and their lung capacities: https://www.ndr.de/kultur/musik/Hamburgische-Staatsoper-hilft-Long-Covid-Patienten,operhilftcovidpatienten100.html
The artist should have celebrated her house debut as Carmen in Bizet's opera of the same name in the production of Jens-Daniel Herzog at the Hamburg State Opera on May 2. Nicolas André was the musical director. Unfortunately, due to the pandemic, this will no longer be possible this season.