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01-09-2016
Première: Siyabonga Maqungo to sing Brighella (“Ariadne”) in Meiningen – from April 13th
Première: Siyabonga Maqungo to sing Brighella (“Ariadne”) in Meiningen – from April 13th

Siyabonga Maqungo is looking forward to his next role debut: after Ferrando and the tenor part of the “Lied von der Erde”, the South-African tenor will perform the part of Brighella in Richard Strauss’ “Ariadne auf Naxos” at the Meininger Staatstheater. The première is on April 13th, and Principal...

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01-09-2016
Role debut: Florian Spiess as Sarastro at the Staatstheater Kassel – April 22nd
  Role debut: Florian Spiess as Sarastro at the Staatstheater Kassel – April 22nd

All good things come in threes, in this case for Austrian bass Florian Spiess: after Falstaff (“The Merry Wives of Windsor”) and Father Trulove (“The Rake’s Progress”), this season’s third major role debut looms close – Sarastro in Mozart’s “The Magic Flute”. The first show in this run of Katharin...

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01-09-2016
Arabian Nights: Alexander Medem, teller of tales – April 22nd
Arabian Nights: Alexander Medem, teller of tales – April 22nd

Director and storyteller Alexander Medem, dancer Valerie Klein, and musicians Salah Ammo and Peter Gabis take children aged five to 105 on a musical voyage to the fabled Orient. Sophie Reyer was inspired to write her adaptation of “Die Geschichte vom kleinen Kadi” (“Little Kadi’s Tale”) by the or...

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01-09-2016
Romanticism’s at its peak: Alexandra Reinprecht sings lieder by Richard Strauss and Gustav Mahler – April 25th
Romanticism’s at its peak: Alexandra Reinprecht sings lieder by Richard Strauss and Gustav Mahler – April 25th

Many-faceted soprano Alexandra Reinprecht – she still is on the stage of the Wiener Volksoper as Princess Fedora Palinksa in Kalman’s “Die Zirkusprinzessin” – once again shows her versatility: on April 25th, she performs selected orchestral songs by Richard Strauss and Gustav Mahler, accompanied b...

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01-09-2016
Première: Wolfgang Stefan Schwaiger in „Die Soldaten“ at the Oper Köln – April 29th
Première: Wolfgang Stefan Schwaiger in „Die Soldaten“ at the Oper Köln – April 29th

This year marks the centennial of composer Bernd Alois Zimmermann’s birth, and in his honour, the Oper Köln is presenting a new production of his monumental work „Die Soldaten" (“The soldiers”). François Xavier-Roth’s hand holds the baton; Carlus Padrissa, member of renowned Catalan theatre compan...

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