This past weekend, soprano Sooyeon Lee debuted as Lucia in Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor with great success!
A review from Host Hollmann from the Nordwest Zeitung writes:
“The soprano soulfully plays with the notes. She holds the tension of the music in the less featured lower register, her captivating legato shines in her middle register, and her upper register is round and gentle. Her voice is compelling and enchanting.”
Orchestra conducted by Vito Cristofaro, Stage Direction by Stephen Lawless
Lee can be heard in additional performances […]
Tenor Alexander Kaimbacher made his debut at the Oper Köln yesterday, singing the role of Leopold Brandmeyer in Benatzky’s Im Weißen Rössl.
Conductor: Uwe Theimer, Dir. Eike Ecker
Additional Performances on December 16, 22, 27, 29, 31, as well as January 5th and 27th.
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.continue
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.continue
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