Staatstheater Wiesbaden releases 2016/17 season schedule

Staatstheater Wiesbaden’s 2016/2017 season has been announced! Very excited to be conducting a new production of Peter Grimes (with Lance Ryan and Johanni van Oostrum), some La Bohème performances, as well as the final Symphony Concert of the Season (featuring the Symphonic Dances from West Side Story). Also looking forward to preparing the Opera Chorus for La Traviata, Die Fledermaus, Die Frau ohne Schatten, Die Zauberflöte, Verdi Requiem, La Bohème, Die Entführung aus dem Serail, Peter Grimes, Eugene Onegin and Der Ring des Nibelungen (including an Anja Harteros Sieglinde and Evelyn Herlitzius Brünnhilde!), as well as Le Nozze di Figaro and Tosca (at least I don’t have to worry about Scarlatti’s La Giuditta and Hänsel & Gretel!). Busy times ahead!!!

Check out the Opera season booklet below:

Opening night of Alcina

Opening night of Ingo Kerkhof’s production of Alcina. Toi toi toi to the wonderful cast – Heather Engebretson, Franziska Gottwald, Katharina Konradi, Silvia Hauer, Benedikt Nawrath and Wolf Matthias Friedrich! Also to the orchestra, expertly conducted by Konrad Junghänel, as well as to my beautiful Chorus!

(Photos by Paul Leclaire)

 

Madama Butterfly opens at Staatstheater Wiesbaden on 19 Feb 2016

Really excited to be conducting Opening Night of Madama Butterfly tonight!! Toi-toi-toi to the gorgeous cast (Sun Hyung Cho, Ric Furman, Chris Bolduc, Marta Wryk, Benedikt Nawrath, YoungDoo Park, Frederik Bak, Celeste Haworth & John Holyoke), my beautiful Opera Chorus, as well as to the wonderful Orchestra of the Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden!!!

(Photos: Sven-Helge Czichy)

 

OPERA, n. A play representing life in another world, whose inhabitants have no speech but song, no motions but gestures and no postures but attitudes. – Ambrose Bierce

Opening of Katya Kabanova tonight!

Opening of Katya Kabanova tonight!
Toi-Toi-Toi everyone! Mirko Roschkowski, Sabina Cvilak, Dalia Schaechter, Wolf Matthias Friedrich, Benedikt Nawrath, Silvia Hauer, Aaron Cawley.

(Photos: Paul Leclaire)

Così fan Tutte opening night

Così fan Tutte opening tonight!
Toi-toi-toi to my Chorus, as well as Ioan Hotea, Chris Bolduc, Wolf Matthias Friedrich, Heather Engebretson, Silvia Hauer, and Gloria Rehm!

(Photos: Monika und Karl Forster)

Cape Town Opera: Mandela Trilogy

Cape Town Opera’s Mandela Trilogy: A musical Tribute to the life of Nelson Mandela. Mandela Trilogy employs a unique fusion of traditional Xhosa songs, jazz tunes and modern music in honour of one of the worlds most inspiring leaders. Three composers collaborated to musically identify and compliment different phases of Mandela’s life, providing three singers with an opportunity to portray the complex aspects of his personality.

Porgy & Bess with the Berliner Philharmoniker

George Gershwin: Porgy and Bess
Sir Willard White, bass-baritone
Latonia Moore, soprano
Tichina Vaughn, mezzo-soprano
Sir Simon Rattle Conductor · Berliner Philharmoniker
Albert Horne, chorus master · Cape Town Opera Voice of the Nation Chorus
Recorded at the Berlin Philharmonie, 15 September 2012

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