When the Cologne Opera will celebrate the opening-night of the new-production of Wagner’sTannhäuser at the Statenhauson September 24th, a role-dream of Kristiane Kaiser will be fulfilled. The conscientious and careful artist felt her vocal development to the youthful-dramatic repertory already for some time. However, she waited patiently in order to preserve lyric agility and variety of vocal colours. All that can now be of benefit to her first Elisabeth.
The Cologne principal conductor Francois-Xavier Roth together with the Gürzenich Orchestra will lay out the sound-carpet for Wagner’s opera in the original Dresden version. The British all-round artist Patrick Kinmonth and his set-designer Darko Petrovic transpose the middle-age plot to the frontier between virtual world and reality. Kristiane Kaiser will be performing as Elisabeth on September 24thand 30th, October 8th, 14th, 22ndand 28thas well as November 1st, 2017.