Selected news for October 2017:

JOHANNES KAMMLER wins 2nd Prize at Neue Stimmen Competition:

Vera-Lotte BÖCKER will perform Pamina/ZAUBERFLÖTE on October 18th, 19th, 20th and 24th at the Asia Culture Center Gwangju/Korea. It is the famous Suzanne Andrade and Barrie Kosky production of Komische Oper Berlin.

Steve DAVISLIM sings the tenor part in Beethoven's Oratorio CHRISTUS AM ÖLBERG, conducted by Jan Cayers, with Le Concert Plympique and the Arnold Schoenberg Choir at the Concertgebouw Amsterdam on October 2nd. In addition, he takes over the role of Belmonte/DIE ENTFÜHRUNG AUS DEM SERAIL at the Teatro di San Carlo in Naples. Under the direction of Hansjörg Albrecht, he will sing on October 29th the premiere and other performances on October 31st as well as on November 2nd, 5th and 7th.

Claude EICHENBERGER will be portraying Carlotta/DIE GEZEICHNETEN at the Theater St. Gallen on October 4th, 8th and 31st.

Dimitry IVASHCHENKO will sing Rocco in a concert version of Beethoven's LEONORE on a European tour with the Freiburger Barockorchester under René Jacobs. The dates are October 24th at Theater an der Wien, 26th in Bozar Brussels, 28th in the Concertgebouw Amsterdam and October 30th in Athens, as well as on the 3rd of November at the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden, on November  5th in the Philharmonie Cologne and on the 7th of November in the Philharmonie de Paris.

Torben JÜRGENS sings at the Deutsche Oper am Rhein on October in three productions: the part of Betto di Signa/GIANNI SCHICCHI under Axel Kober, the performances are on October 5th and 8th. On October 14th and 21st he will sing the bass part of Rossini’s PETITE MESSE SOLENNELLE (presented as a Ballett). And in addition he will be singing the title part in LE NOZZE DI FIGARO on October 29th.

Johannes KAMMLER will be heard on October 1st in the baritone part in Benjamin Britten's WAR-REQUIEM at the Sala Suggia in Porto. He also sings the Dancarïo/CARMEN under Omer Meir Wellber at the Bavarian State Opera. The performances are on October 21st, 24th and 27th.

Michael KUPFER-RADECKY will perform Wotan at the Oldenburgische Staatstheater. A RING production staged by Paul Esterhazy. The dates are on October 1st and on November 19th.

Polina PASTIRCHAK will give her house debuts at the Theater St. Gallen, Switzerland and the Opernhaus Graz in Austria. In both houses she will be performing the role of Mimi/LA BOHÉME. The performances in Graz are on October 1st and 4th as well as on November 4th and 19th. In St. Gallen, she can be heard on October 28th, as well as on November 24th, 26th and 28th.

Rolf ROMEI takes over the title role of Offenbach’s HOFFMANNS ERZÄHLUNGEN at Stadttheater Freiburg. The premiere will be on October 22nd. Further dates are on November 2nd, 5th, 16th and 24th. David Carter has the musical direction, Jean-Phillipe Clarac is the stage director and responsible for the set design and costumes as well. 

Sergey SKOROKHODOV will sing the part of Sinowi Borissovich at the Bavarian State Opera in a revival LADY MACBETH VON MZENSK, staged by Harry Kupfer, under the musical direction of Oksana Lyniv. The performances take place on October 29th and on November 1st and 5th.

Nikolai SCHUKOFF can be heard at the Téâtre du Capitole Toulouse as Pedro/TIEFLAND in a new production by Walter Sutcliffe and under Claus Peter Flor. The dates are on October 1st, 3rd, 6th and 8th.

Alexander SCHULIN will be the stage director of Verdi's DIE RÄUBER at the Volksoper in Vienna. The premiere will take place on October 14th, followed by eleven performances. The dates in October are on 18th, 22nd, 27th and 30th.

Bo SKOVHUS sings the title part of Alban Berg's WOZZECK at Deutsche Oper am Rhein, a new production by Stephan Herheim; Axel Kober has the musical direction. The premiere will be on October 20th, followed by eight further performances, on October 22nd, 25th and 27th, as well as on November 2nd, 5th, 19th, 23rd and 26th.

Kresimir SPICER sings again Bajazet/TAMERLANO at La Scala Milano under Diego Fasolis, alternating with Placido Domingo. The last performance takes place on October 4th. In addition, he will be performing a Mozart gala concert at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées on October 13th, under the musical direction of Emmanuelle Haim. One further Gala-concert with the same program is planned on October 19th at the Bahrain National Theater in Saudi Arabia.

Olivia VERMEULEN can be heard at the Opéra Comique Paris with the contemporary opera KEIN LICHT by Phillip Manoury. The performances are on October 18th, 19th, 21st and 22nd. It is a production by Nicolas Stemann and Julien Leroy has the musical direction.

JunHo YOU will perform Graf Almaviva/IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA at Volksoper Wien on October 7th and 13th.