News - May 2015

On the 16th July Arnold Östman conducts a new production of Mozart’s Cosi fan tutte at the Confidencen Theatre at the Royal Castle Ulriksdal. Candle-lit performances, with period instruments and costumes, will run until the 23rd August (Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays). The production will be directed by Natanael Øigaard Nelson. The cast of young singers includes, Albina Isufi (Fiordiligi), Erika Back (Dorabella), Leif Ahrun-Solén (Ferrando), Arash Azarbad (Guglielmo), Randi Røssak (Despina) and Lars Martinsson (Don Alfonso).

Anthony Pilavachi presents a new double bill of Gordon Getty's The Canterville Ghost and Ruggero Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci at the Leipzig Opera. The opening night is on 9th May and further performances take place on 14th May, 14th and 25th June, 2015.

After a successful debut with Rosenkavalier in 2014, Philipp Pointner returns to the Royal Opera and Ballet of Flanders to conduct performances of 'Flanders Fields', a programme in memory of Jeanne Brabants, commemorating the horrors of the Great War. Performances are on May 9th, 10th, 12th, 16th and 17th in Gent and on May 29th, 30th, 31st, June 5th, 6th and 7th in Antwerpen.

Eike Wilm Schulte (Don Fernando) and Anna Virovlansky (Marzelline) sing performances of Beethoven’s Fidelio under Zubin Mehta at the Maggio Musicale, Florence. Premiere: Monday 27th April, 2015 with further performances on April 30th and May 3rd and 5th, 2015.

Ramaz Chikviladze sings Bonze in Madama Butterfly in Lille and Luxembourg. Premiere: May 18th, with further performances on May 20th, 23rd, 26th, 28th and 31st and June 2nd and 4th, in Lille, and in Luxembourg on June 19th, 24th and 26th.

Reinhard Dorn returns to Leipzig to sing further performances of Brighella in Das Liebesverbot on May 2nd and 23rd. Kristinn Sigmundsson appears at the Cincinatti May Festival on Friday 22nd May in Haydn’s Schöpfung, with James Conlon conducting. Thomas Mohr sings Schönberg’s Gurrelieder in Katowice on the 15th of May. At the Wagner Festspiele Wels, Reinhard Hagen sings Landgraf in Tannhaüser on 20th and 22nd May.