Jenůfa Opening Night

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

(Photos: Karl & Monika Forster)

My Fair Lady

My Fair Lady opens tonight! Toi toi toi to all!

Conductor: Christoph Stiller
Director: Beka Savic
Stage Designer: Bettina Neuhaus
Costume Designer: Claudia Jenatsch
Choreographer: Myriam Lifka
Lighting Designer: Andreas Frank
Chorus Master: Albert Horne
Dramaturgy: Katja Leclerc, Laura Weber

Professor Henry Higgins: Uwe Eric Laufenberg
Eliza Doolittle: Mira Benser
Alfred P. Doolittle: Michael Birnbaum
Colonel Pickering: Uwe Kraus-Fu
Freddy Eynsford-Hill: Bjoern Breckheimer
Mrs. Higgins: Margit Schulte-Tigges
Mrs. Pearce: Petra Welteroth
Mrs. Eynsford-Hill: Pe Urban
Zoltan Karpathy: Klaus Krueckemeyer
George: Thomas Braun
Harry: John Holyoke
Jamie: Jochen Elbert

(Photos: Karl & Monika Forster)

Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg Opening Night!

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

Hessisches Staatsorchester Wiesbaden

 

(Photos: Karl & Monika Forster)

 

Final stretch of 2015/16

Final “Falstaff” tonight, final “L’elisir d’amore” on Friday, and then our final “Boris Godunov” (which I’m conducting without a rehearsal!) on Saturday – which will be my 114th performance this season with my wonderful and amazing Opera Chorus! And then a well-deserved (and much-needed) 7-week holiday!