The so far last Mozart-opera under Sébastien Rouland’s baton was The Magic Flute at the Berlin State Opera in 2017. Since then he caused a sensation with a new-production of Rossini’s Guillaume Tell in Saarbrücken and enthused the Copenhagen audience with the re-discovery of Lulu by Friedrich Kuhlau, a lovely opera telling more or less the same story as Schikaneder’s and Mozart’s Magic Flute. He also made both his debut in Japan (Les Contes d’Hoffmann at the New National Opera in Tokyo) and with the Hamburg State Opera (conducting Almira, the very first opera of a then young and ambitious violin player of the Hamburg Gänsemarkt-Opera-Orchestra named George Frideric Handel).
Sébastien Rouland is back to Hamburg right now for the season opening with a new-production of Cosi fan tutte. Staging: Herbert Fritsch. Opening-night on September 8, 2018. All dates of performances.