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  • 27.03.2012 - Thomas Hampson makes Metropolitan Opera role debut as Verdi’s Macbeth

  • When Thomas Hampson made his American role debut as Verdi’s Macbeth in 2007, the San Francisco Chronicle pronounced his portrayal an “unqualified triumph,” marvelling: “Just when there seemed to be no way for Thomas Hampson’s performance in the title role of Verdi’s Macbeth to get any more majestic or wrenching, it did.” Now for the first time the baritone brings this signature role to the Metropolitan Opera, when the company...

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  • 27.03.2012 - Rolando Villazón explores Bel Canto art song on European Tour

  • Rolando Villazón sets off on a European concert tour, performing art songs by Giuseppe Verdi, Gaetano Donizetti, Gioachino Rossini, and Vincenzo Bellini with the Nuevo Mundo Chamber Orchestra. Rolando begins in Baden-Baden, where he gives an Gala Concert at the Baden-Baden Festspielhaus on March 30. He continues his tour in France, where he and the Orchestra perform at the newly restored Opéra Royal at Versailles (April 2). From there, they head to Munich...

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  • 27.03.2012 - Anna Netrebko to open 2012-13 Met season in L'Elisir d'Amore

  • The Metropolitan Opera just announced  that Anna Netrebko will headline the opening night of the company's 2012-13 season a new production of Donizetti's comic masterpiece, L'elisir d'amore, directed by Tony Award-winner Bartlett Sher. Conducted by Maurizio Benini, the cast also will feature Matthew Polenzani as Nemorino, Mariusz Kwiecien as Belcore, and Ambrogio Maestri as Dulcamara. The performances will mark the first time the Russian soprano brings her...

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  • 27.03.2012 - Mojca Erdmann makes role debut as Berg’s Lulu at Staatsoper Berlin

  • On March 31, Mojca Erdmann makes her role debut in the title role of Alban Berg’s operatic masterpiece Lulu at the Berlin Staatsoper im Schiller Theater in a new production by the German stage director, Andrea Breth. The cast includes Michael Volle as Dr. Schön/Jack the Ripper and Thomas Piffka as Alwa and is led by Daniel Barenboim. Lulu premieres on March 31st with further performances on April 4th, 9th, 11th and 14th.

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  • 26.01.2012 - Mojca Erdmann, double bill in Salzburg during the Mozart Week.

  • After her appearances in the Canary Islands with Bamberger Symphoniker and in Frankfurt with HR-Sinfonieorchester, Mojca Erdmann is set to appear in two concerts in Salzburg at the annual Mozart week on January 30th and February 3rd. The soprano, who recently released her first solo album, Mozart´s Garden for Deutsche Grammophon, joins the Mozarteumorchester and conductor David Afkham for an evening of works by Wofgang  Amadeus Mozart and his...

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  • 26.01.2012 - Rolando Villazón presents “Stars von morgen” on Arte in February and March.

  • Rolando Villzón is set to host the new version of the classic television program, “Stars von morgen”, once presented by soprano Montserrat Caballé. The first four episodes of the series will be broadcast on Arte beginning on February 12, 2012. "Stars von morgen" introduces new classical talents, singers as well as instrumentalists, to a wider audience. Shot in Berlin and featuring exclusive performances by Rolando Villazón, the four...

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