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  • 12.01.2016 - Rolando Villazón stars in world premiere of South Pole at Bayerische Staatsoper

  • 2016 begins for Rolando Villazón with the world premiere production of South Pole at the Bayerische Staatsoper. Composer Miroslav Srnka and playwright Tim Holloway’s work, recounting British explorer Robert Scott and Norwegian adventurer Roald Amundsen’s parallel quests to become the first to reach the south pole, stars Rolando as Scott opposite Thomas Hampson as Amundsen. Hans Neuenfels directs the production, which is conducted by Kirill...

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  • 12.01.2016 - 'Le nozze di Figaro' at the Canadian Opera Company

  • Claus Guth's production of Mozart's sparkling classic Le nozze di Figaro from the Salzburg Festival travels to Toronto this year, to be featured at the Canadian Opera Company from February 4-27. This production, inspired by the films of Ingmar Bergman and acclaimed plays by Ibsen and Strindberg, features a spectacular international cast. Josef Wagner sings Figaro, Jane Archibald is Susanna, Erin Wall is the Countess Almaviva, Russell Braun sings the...

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  • 01.01.2016 - Productions across Europe in early 2016

  • Several of Claus Guth's stagings can be seen in acclaimed venues throughout Europe early in the new year. His setting of Strauss' Der Rosenkavalier is on stage at Oper Frankfurt from January 9-February 14, Strauss' Salome is featured at the Deutsche Oper Berlin from January 24-April 6, and Britten's The Turn of the Screw can be seen January 31-February 20 at the Berlin State Opera.  

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  • 28.12.2015 - World premiere of ‘South Pole’ at the Bayerische Staatsoper

  • This winter, Thomas Hampson creates the role of Roald Amundsen, the famous Norwegian explorer, in the world premiere of South Pole at the Bayerische Staatsoper. With music by Miroslav Srnka and text by Tom Holloway, this new opera tells the incredible story of two teams racing each other to reach the South Pole. Rolando Villazón sings the role of Robert Scott, head of the opposing party. Hans Neuenfels directs the production, with Kirill...

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  • 23.12.2015 - January performances in La Bohème at Berlin Staatsoper

  • Joseph Calleja begins 2016 with a return to Germany. At Berlin’s Staatsoper im Schiller Theater, the Maltese tenor reprises his signature role of Rodolfo in La Bohème, giving performances as Puccini’s penniless poet January 8, 16, and 19.  Under the baton of Domingo Hindoyan, Joseph stars opposite Sonya Yoncheva as Mimì, with Anna Samuil as Musetta and Arttu Kataja as Marcello in a production by Lindy Hume. January 19’s...

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  • 22.12.2015 - Winter performances in Europe, New York, and Asia

  • Following a landmark autumn season that saw her first Leonora at the Metropolitan Opera and a triumphant opening night of La Scala in her first staged performances as Verdi’s Joan of Arc, Anna Netrebko looks forward to an equally momentous winter performance season. She begins with her first Paris performances in Il trovatore at the Opéra National de Paris, starring alongside Marcelo Álvarez, Ludovic Tézier, and Ekaterina Semenchuk...

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