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Première: Matthias Hoffmann and Wolfgang Stefan Schwaiger as Papageno in Cologne

The best of friends ever since their years at school and university, Tyroleans Matthias Hoffmann and Wolfgang Stefan Schwaiger have both joined the ensemble of the Oper Köln a few years ago. This season will see baritone Wolfgang Stefan Schwaiger as Figaro in “Il Barbiere di Siviglia” and as Fritz in Korngold’s “Die tote Stadt”, while bass-baritone Matthias Hoffmann looks forward to playing the Figaro in “Le Nozze di Figaro”, among other parts. To kick-off their season, however, they alternate as Papageno in Mozart’s “The Magic Flute”, staged by Michael Hampe.

Oper Köln – The Magic Flute
Matthias Hoffmann: Papageno
Oct. 3rd (première), 7th, 9th, 11th, 14th, 18th, 29th; Nov. 8th, 2020
Wolfgang Stefan Schwaiger: Papageno
Oct. 16th, 21st, 24th, 28th, 2020

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