Selected news for April 2023 (in alphabetical order):


Claude EICHENBERGER will once again perform the roles of Maman / La Tasse chinoise / La Libellule in Ravel's L'ENFANT ET LES SORTILÈGES and Martha in Tchaikovsky's IOLANTA on April 1/15. The two operas at the Bühnen Bern are staged by David Bösch. Nicholas Carter is the musical director.


Anna EL-KHASHEM sings the MATTHÄUSPASSION by J.S. Bach. On April 4, she will perform at the Philharmonie de Paris, on April 7 at the Festival de Pâques d'Aix-en-Provence. Christophe Rousset will conduct Les Talens Lyriques.


Bastiaan EVERINK premieres with FIDELIO at the Wilminktheater of the Nederlandse Reisopera on April 22. The artist is Don Pizarro. Otto Tausk is the musical director and John Fulljames produced the opera. FIDELIO will be performed at the Theater aan het Vrijthof in Maastricht on April 29; more dates and locations in May.


Cornel FREY sings J.S. Bach's JOHANNESPASSION at the Altenberg Cathedral on April 7. Andreas Meisner will conduct the Neue Rheinische Kammerorchester.

At the Deutsche Oper am Rhein in Düsseldorf on April 9, Cornel Frey will be Mime in Wagner's SIEGFRIED in a production by Dietrich Hilsdorf. Axel Kober will conduct the Düsseldorf Symphony Orchestra.

On April 29, he makes his house debut as Monostratos in Mozart's ZAUBERFLÖTE at Zurich Opera House. Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider will be conducting the Philharmonia Zurich. The production is by Tatjana Gürbaca. Further dates in May.


Äneas HUMM sings the baritone part in Brahms' EIN DEUTSCHES REQUIEM. The concert will be performed on April 1 in the Konzertkirche Neubrandenburg. Musical director: Sebastian Tewinkel.

He will also give a guest performance at the Isarphilharmonie in Munich on April 7. Bach's MATTHÄUSPASSION will be performed with the Münchner Bach-Chor. Hansjörg Albrecht will be in the orchestra pit.


Dimitry IVASHCHENKO is Philip II in DON CARLOS at the Graz Opera House. This production by Jetske Mijnssen will be conducted by Roland Kluttig. Performances on April 13/20/23/30 and in May.


Torben JÜRGENS is Der Tod in Viktor Ullmann's DER KAISER VON ATLANTIS at the Deutsche Oper am Rhein. Catch his performances on April 7/28. Musical direction: Christoph Stöcker. Production: Ilaria Lanzino.

The artist will also take on the roles of Sprecher and 2. geharnischter Mann in Mozart's ZAUBERFLÖTE at the Deutsche Oper am Rhein. Musical direction: Harry Ogg. Production: Suzanne Andrade, Barrie Kosky. Performances on April 9/14 and in May/June.


Johannes KAMMLER sings Bach's JOHANNESPASSION in a staged version at the Stuttgart State Opera on April 2/7/9. Diego Fasolis will be directing the Staatsorchester Stuttgart in this production by Ulrich Rasche.


David KANG takes on the role of Sagrestano again in Puccini's TOSCA at the Hamburg State Opera on April 2. The director is Robert Carsen. Paolo Arrivabeni and Stefano Ranzani will be conducting respectively.

He will sing Betto di Signa in Puccini's IL TRITTICO again at the Hamburg State Opera on April 8. The production is by Axel Ranisch. Giampaolo Bisanti is the musical director.


Louis LOHRASEB conducts Verdi's LA TRAVIATA at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles, USA on April 18. The production is by Shawna Lucey. The LA Opera Orchestra will play.


Dean MURPHY is again Ottokar in von Weber's DER FREISCHÜTZ at the MusikTheater an der Wien on April 1/3. Musical direction: Patrick Lange. Production: David Marton. The Vienna Symphony Orchestra will perform.

He also appears as Schaunard in Puccini's LA BOHEME at the Deutsche Oper Berlin. Performances on April 23 and in May. Jordan de Souza is going to conduct the orchestra of the Deutsche Oper Berlin. The production is by Götz Friedrich.

He will also be in the same role for the first time at the Semperoper in Dresden on April 29, this time in a production by Christine Mielitz. Stefano Ranzani will conduct the Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden.


Polina PASTIRCHAK will sing Dvorak's STABAT MATER in the Church of St. Michaelis in Hamburg on April 7. The Orchestra St. Michaelis will play under the baton of Jörg Endebrock.


Rolf ROMEI is back in the role of Paul in Erich Wolfgang Korngold's DIE TOTE STADT at the English National Opera. This production by Annilese Miskimmon will be conducted by Kirill Karabits. Performances on April 3/6/8.


Jordan SHANAHAN is Amonasro in Verdi's AIDA. Leonardo Sini will conduct. This production by Benedikt von Peter will be performed at the Deutsche Oper Berlin on April 8/16.


Sergey SKOROKHODOV sings the tenor part in Stravinsky's LES NOCES. The concerts will take place on April 2/3 at the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg. Kent Nagano is going to conduct the Hamburg Philharmonic State Orchestra.


Bo SKOVHUS sings Bernd Alois Zimmermann's ICH WANDTE MICH UND SAH AN ALLES UNRECHT [...] at the Historische Stadthalle Wuppertal on April 2/3. Patrick Hahn will conduct the Wuppertal Symphony Orchestra.

Under Christian Thielemann, he will also perform Mandryka once again in ARABELLA by Richard Strauss at the Semperoper Dresden on April 5/7. Production: Florentine Klepper. The Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden will play.


Kristina STANEK takes on the role of Rossweisse in Wagner's WALKÜRE at the Berlin Staatsoper unter den Linden on April 5. Musical direction: Thomas Guggeis. Produced by Dmitri Tcherniakov.

Also at the Staatsoper unter den Linden, Kristina Stanek will be the 2nd Norn in Wagner's GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG. The performance will take place on April 10. Musical direction: Thomas Guggeis. Produced by Dmitri Tcherniakov.


Matthew TOOGOOD will conduct the Wuppertal Symphony Orchestra at the Wuppertal Opera on April 30. Monteverdi's L'INCORONAZIONE DI POPPEA is on the schedule. The production is by Immo Karaman.


Lukasz ZALESKI once again takes on the role of Vasiliy Shuysky in Mussorgsky's BORIS GODUNOV at the Tiroler Landestheater. The opera is directed by Thaddeus Strassberger. The Tiroler Symphonieorchester Innsbruck will play under the baton of Oliver von Dohnányi. Dates: April 1/14/23/26/28 and in May.


Georg ZLABINGER's co-production of Verdi's LUISA MILLER at the Cologne Opera can be seen for the last time on April 1. Roberto Rizzi Brignoli will be in the orchestra pit with the Gürzenich Orchester Köln.

In addition, his production of Tchaikovsky's EUGEN ONEGIN at the Bielefeld Theatre will be performed once again on April 10. Gregor Rot will conduct the Bielefeld Philharmonic Orchestra.


Chelsea ZURFLÜH sings a PASSIONSKONZERT at the Evangelical Reformed Church in Küsnacht on April 2. Christer Løvold is the musical director.