LAURA AIKIN as Rosalinde in Die Fledermaus at the Vienna State Opera
On three evenings, Laura Aikin will be heard as Rosaline in Johann Strauß' operetta "Die Fledermaus".
Beethovens Neunte Symphonie in Helsinki, Seoul, Tokyo und München
Several of our artists launch the impending Beethoven Year with performances of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony in Helsinki, Seoul, Tokyo and Munich.
KATRIN WUNDSAM as Hänsel in Dresden
On two evenings before Christmas, Katrin Wundsam will be heard as Hänsel in Engelbert Humperdinck’s opera classic, a central role of her repertoire which she has recorded under Marek Janowski’s baton for the label Pentatone, among others.
WERNER GÜRA performs in Amsterdam, Vienna, Helsinki and Munich
In December 2019 Werner Güra shines in Schumann’s Faust-Szenen in Amsterdam and in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 in Helsinki and Munich. In between, he presents an all-Schubert programme at the Brahms-Saal of Vienna’s Musikverein – pure Schubert happiness, one might call it!
PATRICIA PETIBON in the four female roles of Les contes d’Hoffmann in Brussels
Starting with the premiere on December 10, Patricia Petibon sings all four female roles in Les contes d’Hoffmann for the first time, celebrating Jacques Offenbach’s 200th birthday with his most famous masterwork at La Monnaie in Brussels.
MARIE-SOPHIE POLLAK with Bach and Handel in Canada
Marie-Sophie Pollak makes her debuts with no less than three Canadian orchestras and ensembles in Bach’s Christmas Oratorio and Handel’s Messiah: the Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal, Les Violons du Roy in Québec and the National Arts Centre Orchestra in Ottawa.
MANUEL WALSER – Great Talent at Vienna’s Konzerthaus
Manuel Walser, already notable as a brilliant member of the Vienna State Opera ensemble, receives special support during the 2019-2020 season as part of “Great Talent”, a young artist programme of Vienna’s Konzerthaus.
LUCA PISARONI returns to the Metropolitan Opera as Mozart's Figaro
Following his highly-acclaimed role debut as Mozart's Don Giovanni earlier this year, Luca Pisaroni returns to the Metropolitan Opera as Figaro in Sir Richard Eyre’s enchanting production of Le Nozze di Figaro, surrounded by a stellar cast led by Antonello Manacorda.
THOMAS QUASTHOFF| An Exclusive Jazz Session as a 60th Birthday Present
Thomas Quasthoff will celebrate his 60th birthday with exclusive concerts at Cologne’s Philharmonie, at Castle Elmau, at the Festspielhaus in Baden-Baden and Vienna’s Konzerthaus – making music with friends who are among the greatest names in jazz.
IRIS VERMILLION with Ligeti at Semperoper Dresden
Iris Vermillion stars as Mescalina in Dresden’s premiere of Le Grand Macabre by György Ligeti, directed by Calixto Bieito and conducted by the principal guest conductor of the Semperoper Dresden, Omer Meir Wellber.
IDA ALDRIAN an der Hamburgischen Staatsoper
Austrian mezzo-soprano Ida Aldrian, who joined the ensemble of the Hamburg State Oper at the beginning of the current season, takes part in the world premiere of Johannes Harneit's newly composed opera IchundIch, based on the play IchundIch (I and I) by Else Lasker-Schüler.
OLIVIA VERMEULEN gastiert mit Scarlatti an der Berliner Staatsoper unter den Linden
Further to her house and role debut earlier this year in Paris with Alessandro Scarlatti's seldom-performed oratorio Il primo omicidio directed by Romeo Castellucci, Olivia Vermeulen now reprises the role of Abel at Berlin's Staatsoper unter den Linden. The Belgian B'Rock Orchestra is led by René Jacobs.