Our Mozart-Tenor Julien Behr had already been eagerly waiting for his first offer concerning a Verdi-role. His wish is being fulfilled now with Fenton (Falstaff) at the Flanders Opera, certainly a part which will perfectly fit to him. Conductor: Tomáš Netopil, stage-director: Christoph Waltz. Opening-night in Antwerp on December 13, 2017. All dates of performances.
After shining as Pamina (The magic flute), Euridice (Orfeo ed Euridice) and Gretchen (Faust-Szenen), Elsa Dreisig is now performing as Gretel in a new-production of Hänsel und Gretel at her home-stage, the Berlin State Opera which is finally back at the historic venue Unter den Linden. Stage-director: Achim Freyer, conductor: Sebastian Weigle. Opening-night on December 8, 2017. All dates of performances.
After successful role-debuts with demanding roles such as Donna Anna (Don Giovanni), Fiordiligi (Cosí fan tutte), Mimi (La Bohème) and Violetta (La Traviata) throughout the last two last seasons, Gabrielle Philiponet proceeds to a role which will unquestionably enable her to ideally prove „her fresh even though flaming voice“ (Resmusica), "her rich clay, perfectly controlled vibrato“ (Olyrix), „her elegant vocal line“ (Forumopera), „her velvet voice and undeniable resources of nuances“ (ConcertoNet) and her „absolute grace“ (Ouest-France). Gabrielle Philiponet will be performing as Adina in a new production of L’elisir d’amore staged by Eric Chevalier at the Nice Opera.
Opening night on November 22, 2017. All dates of performances.
We are glad to announce our starting collaboration with Pierre-Emmanuel Rousseau on the occasion of a project which defines himself as well as the individual practice of his profession perfectly, as he is usually in charge of stage-direction, set and costume-design at the same time. This results in a unique unity of style and a perfect coherence relating to dramatic art. Pierre-Emmanuel Rousseau’s staging of Donizetti’s Don Pasquale which was already enthusiastically accepted in Switzerland last year, is equally funny and fierce as classy and elegant. The production is now being revived at the Metz Opera. Performances on November 17, 19 and 21, 2017.
Welcome dear Pierre-Emmanuel!
A dream is even better when coming true! After having already been a guest with internationally renowned promoters such as the Bavarian State Opera, the Stuttgart State Theatre, with Salzburg Festival, the Basel Theatre, the Zürich Opera, the Paris Opéra national and the Opéra de Lyon, Anaïk Morel is just about to have a dream fulfilled when making her role-debut as Charlotte in a new production of Werther at the Klagenfurt Opera House. Opening-night on November 2, 2017.
Within the two years which he just spent at the Academy of the Teatro Maggio Musicale in Florence Patrick Kabongo did not squander away any of his time: He succeeded to polish up his knowledge of the Italian language and to develop his repertory as a typical Tenore di grazia. Among other roles he was performing there as Silango in Le Cinesi by Gluck, Il Conte in La Scuola de’ gelosi by Salieri, Almaviva in Il Barbiere di Siviglia and Lindoro in L’Italiana in Algeri, both by Rossini. Patrick Kabongo is back in France now rehearsing his first ever Ernesto in Donizetti’s Don Pasquale at the Metz Opera, joining a both delightful and impressing stage-production by Pierre-Emmanuel Rousseau.
Performances on November 17, 19 and 21, 2017