Janáček’s “Jenůfa” opens tonight at Staatstheater Wiesbaden! Toi toi toi to everyone for one of my favourite operas ever!
Conductor: GMD Patrick Lange
Director: Ingo Kerkhof
Stage Designer: Gisbert Jäkel
Costume Designer: Sonja Albartus
Lighting Designer: Andreas Frank
Chorus Master: Albert Horne
Grandmother Buryjovka: Anna Maria Dur
Laca Klemeň: Daniel Brenna
Števa Buryja: Aaron Cawley
Kostelnička: Dalia Schaechter (Dal Ia)
Jenůfa: Sabina Cvilak
Foreman at the Mill: Daniel Carison
Mayor of the Village: Hans-Otto Weiß
The Mayor’s Wife: Annette Luig, Sopran
Karolka: Shira Patchornik
Jano Stella: Stella An
Barena: Eka Kuridze
Shepherdess: Anna Jean McDougall
Chor des Hessischen Staatstheaters Wiesbaden,
Hessisches Staatsorchester Wiesbaden
Opening Night of Wagner’s Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg tonight, directed by Bernd Mottl and conducted by GMD Patrick Lange. Toi toi toi to the wonderful cast, and ESPECIALLY to my amazing Opera Chorus – I couldn’t be prouder of them!!
Conductor: Patrick Lange
Director: Bernd Mottl
Stage & Costume Designer: Friedrich Eggert
Chorus Master: Albert Horne
Lighting Designer: Klaus Krauspenhaar
Dramaturgy: Regine Palmai
Hans Sachs: Oliver Zwarg
Veit Pogner: YoungDoo Park
Eva: Betsy Horne
Magdalena: Margarete Joswig
Walther von Stolzing: Marco Jentzsch
Sixtus Beckmesser: Thomas de Vries
David: Erik Biegel
Fritz Kothner: Benjamin Russell
Kunz Vogelgesang: Ralf Rachbauer – Tenor
Konrad Nachtigal: Florian Kontschak
Balthasar Zorn: Rouwen Huther
Ulrich Eislinger: Reiner Goldberg
Augustin Moser: Andreas Karasiak
Hermann Ortel: Daniel Carison
Hans Schwarz: Filip Meia
Hans Foltz: Wolfgang Vater
Nightwatchman: Tuncay Kurtoglu
Apprentices: Istvan Balota, Mia Dehler, Grégoire Delamare, Marvin Gauger-Schmidt, Hyemi Jung, Hyunwoo Kim, Scott Ingham, Luca Leonardi, Florian Löffler, Maike Menningen, Karolina Michel, Paul Sutton
Chor & Extrachor des Hessischen Staatstheaters Wiesbaden
of Beka Savic’s new production of “Un Ballo in Maschera” tonight, conducted by GMD Patrick Lange! Toi Toi Toi to the Chorus and wonderful cast, Adina Aaron, Vladislav Sulimski, Arnold Rutkowski, Marie-Nicole Lemieux, Gloria Rehm, Benjamin Russell, YoungDoo Park and Florian Kontschak!
Very excited to be conducting our first Opera premiere for the Season tonight – the world premiere of Søren Nils Eichberg’s “Schönerland“, with a stellar cast, my amazing Opera Chorus, and the wonderfully supportive Hessisches Staatsorchester! Toi-Toi-Toi all!
Toi-toi-toi to Hui He, Carlos Alvarez, Marina Prudenskaya, Richard Furman, Patrick Carfizzi, Young Doo Park, Benedikt Nawrath, Aldomir Mollov, Maestro Christoph Stiller and the Staatsorchester, and of course to my wonderful Opera Chorus and Extra Chorus!
Looking forward to tonight’s Maifestspiele performance of Così fan tutte, with Julia Lezhneva, Silvia Hauer, Ioan Hotea, Christopher Bolduc, Daniela Fally and William Shimell!!! It’s going to be amazing!!
Really excited to collaborate with Andrea Baker at the 2016 International May Festival on her award-winning show, “Sing Sistah Sing!” on 2 May at the Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden!
In “Sing Sistah Sing!”, British-American mezzo-soprano Andrea Baker celebrates the extraordinary sound of famous Afro-American female voices, accompanied by Albert Horne at the piano. While many of these legendary singers turned to Jazz and Blues to express their deepest emotions, some also became exceptional interpreters of opera and art song. Just like the famous protagonists, Andrea Baker has a special connection with the songs of the plantation workers – the music of her forefathers. Among them were many courageous pioneers, both in the civil rights movement and in the arts. As such, “Sing Sistah Sing!” is a monument to them: singers like Ella Fitzgerald, Leontyne Price, Donna Summer, Marian Anderson, Eleanora Fagan and Billie Holiday, who all rose to international fame.
is coming to Staatstheater Wiesbaden during the 2016/17 theatre season, in the staging by the theatre’s Artistic Director Uwe Eric Laufenberg. Three cycles will be offered in total, with one divided over the duration of the theatre season, and two during the International May Festival.
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!
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