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Selected News for April 2020 (in alphabetical order), all cancelled because of Covid-19:

Steve DAVISLIM is invited by The Basel Chamber Orchestra to sing the tenor part in Haydn’s STABAT MATER under the baton of René Jacobs. Concerts are on 5th of April at the St. Peter’s Church in Basel, on 7th of April at the Grand Theatre de Provence, Aix-en-Provence and on 11th of April at the Tonhalle Maag in Zurich. The concerts will be recorded and will be available on CD.

On April the 10th Steve DAVISLIM sings Dvořák’s STABAT MATER with Maestro Christoph Eschenbach at the Konzerthaus Berlin.

Claude EICHENBERGER is portraying the role of Geneviéve in the Elmar Goerden’s new production of PELLÉAS ET MÉLISANDE by Debussy at Konzert Theater Bern. The premiere night is on April the 19th, maestro Mario Venzago conducts.

She can be also heard as Háta in Smetana’s THE BARTERED BRIDE on April the 5th, 9th, 23rd, 26th and 29th at the same stage.

On 24th of April Claude EICHENBERGER is singing the Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony under the baton of Mario Venzago at the KKL.

Bastiaan EVERINK is Don Carlo di Vargas in Verdi’s LA FORZA DEL DESTINO at the Musiktheater im Revier Gelsenkirchen on 5th, 18th and 25th of April. The conductor is Giuliano Betta.

Cornel FREY sings Jaquino in Beethoven’s FIDELIO with Lise Davidsen as Leonore on 24th and 26th April at the Kulturpalast Dresden under the baton of Marek Janowski. The recording of the concerts will be available on CD.

Äneas HUMM is assiduously singing Harlekin in ARIADNE AUF NAXOS on 11th and 18th of April, Guglielmo in COSI FAN TUTTE on 9th and 26th of April and Riff in Bernstein’s WEST SIDE STORY on 30th of April at the German National Theatre Weimar.

Dimitri IVASHCHENKO is singing his first Fafner in Wagner’s RHEINGOLD in the new production of Calixto Bieito at the Opéra Bastille. The premiere on 2nd of April is followed by performances on 5th, 8th, 11th and 15th of April with Philippe Jordan in the orchestra pit.

On April the 18th the bass will sing the role of Sarastro at the Semperoper Dresden.

Torben JÜRGENS is returning to the Teatro Real Madrid, this time as the King of France in Aribert Reimann’s LEAR on 16th, 19th, 22nd, 25th and 28th of April. Based on William Shakespear’s work King Lear, this opera will be premiered for the first time in Spain. Stage director: Calixto Bieito, conductor: Simone Young.

Johannes KAMMLER is joining The Duisburg Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Werner Ehrhardt to sing THE FIRST WALPURGIS NIGHT by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy on 22nd and 23rd of April.

On April the 10th Johannes KAMMLER can be heard as a soloist in Bach’s ST MATTHEW PASSION at the Gasteig München.

Michael KUPFER-RADECKY is happy to portray Der Hass in Rued Langgaard’s ANTIKRIST at the Deutsche Oper Berlin on 17th and 24th of April.

Moreover, he can be heard in Bohuslav Martinů’s THE GREEK PASSION at the Hannover State Opera on April the 2nd, 4th, 13th, 16th, 21st and 26th.

Rolf ROMEI sings the title part in Benjamin Britten’s famous PETER GRIMES at the Basel Theatre on 3rd, 6th, 8th, 14th, 19th, and 26th of April. The stage director is Harry Fehr, The Basel Symphony Orchestra will be conducted by Kristiina Poska.

Jordan SHANAHAN is singing again the role of Rodrigo, Marquis von Posa, in Verdi’s DON CARLO in the production of Robert Carsen at the Aalto Theater Essen under the baton of maestro Robert Jindra. The performances are on 5th, 19th, 24th, and 30th of April.

Bo SKOVHUS is returning to one of his singnature roles by singing the Spanish premiere of LEAR by Aribert Reinmann on 16th April at the Teatro Real Madrid. Next performances are planned on 19th, 22nd and 25th of April with Simone Young conducting.

Kristina STANEK portrays Cherubino in Mozart’s LE NOZZE DI FIGARO in the new production by Barbara Frey on 5th, 7th, 13th and 16th of April at the Basel Theatre. Christian Curnyn is conducting The Basel Symphony Orchestra.

Matthew SWENSEN is singing the world premiere or Lucia Ronchetti’s INFERNO at the Frankfurt Opera as Dante’s Inner Voice on 18th of April with further performances on 22nd, 24th, 26th, and 29th of April. Maestro Tito Ceccherini conducts.