This coming weekend, South Korean Soprano Sooyeon Lee is set to make her debut as ‘Lucia’ the the production of Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor at the Oldernburgisches Staatstheater. Opening night is December 8th, with additional performances on the 12, 14, 18, and 26th of December, February 6th, March 6th, April 6th, and 10th and 14th of June.
This past weekend the talented azerbaijani mezzosoprano Aytaj Shikhalizada made her dazzling debut as ‘Linetta’ in the new production of Sergei Prokofiev’s opera Die Liebe zu den drei Orangen! Dir. Axel Ranisch, Conducted by Alejo Pérez, additional performances 14, 17, and 19 December, 4 and 11 January, and 9, 14, and 22 of April.
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 2019continue
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.continue
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 2019continue
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 Decembercontinue
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.continue
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.continue
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
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.continue
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
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.continue