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.
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.
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, 15continue
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.continue
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 competitioncontinue
Young Austrian soprano Jenifer Lary makes a role debut as Blondchen in Mozart’s Entführung aus dem Serail at the Gerhart-Hauptmann-Theater in Görlitz. Additional performances: 5., 13., 18., 20. May and June 1 2018continue
Igor Bakan returns to Vienna to debut with the Tonkünstler Orchestra with the bass solo of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony conducted by Yutaka Sado.continue
Tenor Alexander Kaimbacher will make his house debut at Oper Köln singing the role of junger Graf in a new production of Zimmermann’s Die Soldaten from 29th April 2018. Further dates: 3./.11/13./17./20 May 2018continue
Soprano Rebecca Nelsen will sing the title role in the European premiere of Gregory Bryars opera Marilyn Forever at the Kasino am Schwarzenbergplatz/Volksoper from Saturday, 14th April 2018. Further dates: 16./18./19./22./22./25./28./29. April and 2. May 2018.continue
Swiss Dutch mezzo-soprano Maria Riccarda Wesseling reprises the role of Orpheus at the Palais Garnier in Paris, conducted by Thomas Hengelbrock. Revival Premiere: March 24 – additional performances March 26., 28., 31. April 2., 5., 6.continue
Bass-baritone Igor Bakan sings the role of Monterone in a new production of Verdi’s Rigoletto at Malmö Opera from Saturday, 24th March 2018.continue
Tenor Nathan Haller and baritone Daniel Foki make debuts on March 22 in Leonard Bernstein’s A Quiet Place with the Neue Oper Wien conducted by Walter Kobera and staged by Philipp M. Krenn at the Vienna Chamber Opera. Additonal Performances: 24., 27., 29., 30. March & 2. April 2018continue