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Mezzo-soprano Aytaj Shikhalizada makes her professional stage debut as Rosina!

25 Yr old mezzo-soprano Aytaj Shikhalizada made a stunning debut as Rosina in the new production of Rossini’s Il barbiere di Siviglia at Theater Dortmund.  Dir: Martin Berger Cond. Additional performances:  9, 16 November, 1, 9, 21, 26 December 2019, 2, 24 Feb, 2 March 2019

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High Coloratura Soprano Beate Ritter – Stunning debut in October as Gilda at Staatsoper Stuttgart!

Austrian Soprano Beate Ritter celebrates a fantastic debut at Staatsoper Stuttgart this month as Gilda in Verdi’s Rigoletto. Additional performances: 17, 23, 28 Nov 2018
”Beate Ritter, a new ensemble member who was previously at the Vienna Volksoper, immediately won over many hearts with her house and role debut. Her impassioned acting – veering between a lover and a rebel – and a superbly poised vocal performance earned her the biggest audience response of the evening. After some brief huskiness on […]

Soprano Maria Nazarova returns to the Bolshoi as Despina on October 10!

October 10, 2018

Young star of the Vienna State Opera, Russian soprano Maria Nazarova returns to the Bolshoi Opera in Moscow to sing Despina in W.A. Mozart’s Cosi fan tutte.  Later this month she appears at the Vienna State Opera as Oscar in Verd’s un ballo in maschera on October 24, 27, and 30th.


Baritone Igor Bakan makes a debut at the Hessiches Staatstheater Wiesbaden

September 13, 2018

Baritone Igor Bakan makes a house debut as Renato in Verdi’s un ballo in maschera at the Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden on September 16th.  Additional Performances:  22, 28 September, 10, 28 October, and 6, 12 January 2019


Soprano Shira Patchornik debuts at the Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden as Zerlina!

Young Israeli lyric soprano Shira Patchornik made her debut this month in Wiesbaden as Zerlina, and will also be heard as Oscar.  She has just begun her first ensemble contact at the house.  Performance dates thru December 2018:  Don Giovanni (Zerlina):  14.9, 25.10 Magic Flute (Papagena) 23.9, 25.11  Alcina (Morgana):  30.9, 5, 19 ,25, 28. October, 3.,9 Nov Jenufa (Karolka) 11.29 Premiere – 6, 12, 15, 20, 28 December


Dara Savinova takes the stage again at the Martina Franca Festival in Italy under the baton of Fabio Luisi!

July 27, 2018

Estonian mezzo-soprano Dara Savinova returns to stage at the Martina Franca Festival to sing Eustazio in Handel’s Rinaldo conducted by Fabio Luisi. The production is directed by Giorgio Sangati. Premiere: July 29.  Additional performances:  August 2 &4.


Soprano Maria Nazarova makes her debut at the Salzburg Festival on July 27th in W.A. Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte!

July 24, 2018

The young Russian soprano Maria Nazarova, young star of the Vienna State Opera, will debut her first role at the Salzburg Festival, Papagena, in the new production of W.A. Mozart’s Magic Flute directed by Lydia Steier and conducted by Constantinos Carydis. Premiere: July 27th with additional performances July 31, August 4, 7, 15, 24, 30.


On June 30, Soprano Bryony Dwyer debuts Micaela in Bizet’s Carmen at Bühnen Wuppertal!

June 29, 2018

Bryony Dwyer, currently a member of the Vienna State Opera ensemble, debuts the role of Micaela in a new production of Bizet’s Carmen at Bühnen Wuppertal. Conductor: Julia Jones Director: Candice Edmunds Additional performances: July 5, 7, 12, 15


Mezzo-soprano Aytaj Shikhalizada makes her European Debut as Isabella at the Opera Royal de Versailles!

June 27, 2018

Azerbaijani mezzo-soprano Aytaj Shikhalizada, currently completing her masters at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna, debuts on June 29th at the Opera Royal de Versailles as Isabella in G. Rossini’s Italiana in Algiers, conducted by J.C. Spinosi with the Ensemble Matheus. Aytaj also begins an ensemble contract at Theater Dortmund for the 18/19 season.


Tenor Sehoon Moon debuts at the Glyndebourne Festival!

June 21, 2018

South Korean tenor Sehoon Moon debuts at the Glyndebourne Festival in June as the Italian Singer in R. Strauss’ Der Rosenkavalier, and sings 9 performances through the end of the month.


Soprano Rebecca Nelsen debuts Lulu in a House Debut at Oper Leipzig!

June 18, 2018

Rebecca Nelsen triumphs as Lulu in a new production of Alban Berg’s opera in a new staging by Lotte de Beer, conducted by Ulf Schirmer at Oper Leipig on June 16. Further performances: June 24 and July 1, 2018.


Soprano Sooyeon Lee passes to the Final of the Queen Elisabeth Competition for Voice 2018!

May 6, 2018

South Korean soprano Sooyeon Lee, a member of the ensemble of Staatstheater Oldenburg, will sing in the final of the Queen Elisabeth Competition on Thursday May 10 2018 at 21h25! Watch her live on the website of the Competition: Finalist of the competition here