Sergei Leiferkus debut as Boris Godunov
Sergei Leiferkus will make his début in the title role in Boris Godunov at the Mikhailovsky Theatre in St. Petersburg under Vladimir Jurowski, with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, on 3rd and 4th January, 2015.
Mikhailovsky Theatre in St. Petersburg on 3rd and 4th January, 2015.
New Year's concerts in Hamburg
Thomas Mohr sings Beethoven’s 9th Symphony with the Hamburger Symphoniker at the Laeiszhalle Hamburg on Wednesday 31st December, 2014 and Thursday 1st January, 2015.
Reinhard Hagen – Beethoven IX in Mannheim
Reinhard Hagen sings three performances of Beethoven’s 9th Symphony with the Mannheimer Philharmoniker in Mannheim, Munich and Nurnberg.
Premiere: Sunday 28th December, 2014.
Further performances: 30th and 31st December, 2014.
Cherevichki (The Slippers) in Cagliari
Alexander Vassiliev sings Golova in Tchaikovsky’s The Slippers at the Teatro Lirico di Cagliari
Reinhard Dorn – Brighella in Trieste
Reinhard Dorn sings three performances of Brighella in Das Liebesverbot at the Teatro Verdi, Trieste.
Premiere: Thursday 18th December, 2014.
Further performances: 20th and 21st December, 2014.
Karolina Gumos - début as Donna Elvira
Karolina Gumos makes her début as Donna Elvira in Mozarts's Don Giovanni, at the Komische Oper Berlin, on Wednesday 17th December.
Premiere: Wednesday 17th December, 2014.
Further performances: 25th December, 2014, 4th and 11th April, 23rd June and 11th July, 2015.
Das Lied von der Erde
Thomas Mohr sings three performances of Gustav Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde at the Theater Münster with the Sinfonieorchester Münster under the baton of Fabrizio Ventura,
Premiere: Tuesday 16th December, 2014.
Further performances: 17th and 21st December, 2014.
Nicola Amodio - Don Giovanni/Fenton
Nicola Amodio will sing his first Fenton at the Oldenburgisches Staatstheater on the 27th September.
Premiere: Saturday, 27th September 2014.
Further performances: 30th September, 3rd, 10th, 12th and 18th October, 20th and 23rd November, 13th and 30th December 2014, 17th and 21st January, 11th February, 19th March and 15th April 2015.
Wolfgang Gussmann - Death in Venice
Death in Venice premiers at the Teatro Real, Madrid, on Thursday 4th December - sets and costumes by Wolfgang Gussmann.
Premiere: Tuesday 4th December, 2014.
Further performances: 7th, 11th, 14th, 17th, 19th and 23rd December, 2014.
Goro in Madama Butterfly
Niklas Björling Rygert sings Goro in a new Production of Madama Butterfly by Kirsten Harms at the Kungliga Operan Stockholm.
Performances: 5th and 26th December, 2014. 8th, 10th, 13th, 15th and 18th January, 28th May and 1st, 8th and 10th June, 2015.
Highlights for December
Sergei Leiferkus sings Scarpia at the Mikhailovsky Theatre in St Petersburg and the last of the current run of Forester (Cunning little Vixen) at the Semperoper, Dresden (he returns to this role at the Staatsoper Hamburg in November 2015). In Stockholm, Niklas Björling Rygert will sing Goro in Kirstin Harms’ new production of Madama Butterfly and Monostatos in Magic Flute; Alexander Vassiliev appears in Cagliari as Golova in Tchaikovsky’s The Slippers and Reinhard Dorn sings Brighella in Das Liebesverbot in Trieste.
In Vladivostok, Anton Lubchenko completes the Shostakovich Symphony Cycle and conducts performances of The Nutcracker before beginning rehearsals for the world premiere of his new opera Doctor Zhivago at the Theater Regensburg in January 2015. The piece will be directed by Silviu Purcarete with sets and costumes by Helmut Stürmer. Vladimir Baykov will sing the title role.
Reinhard Hagen sings performances of Beethoven’s 9th Symphony in Mannheim, Munich and Nurnberg. Thomas Mohr will also sing Beethoven 9th in Hamburg and three performances of Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde in Münster.
Karolina Gumos makes her debut as Elvira in Mozart's Don Giovanni at the Komische Oper Berlin; Nicola Amodio has further performances of Fenton (Don Giovanni) in Oldenburg; Kartal Karagedik sings Peter in Hänsel und Gretel in Erfurt; Vera Egorova sings Brangäne and Maddalena (Rigoletto) in Regensburg and Cem Beram Sertkaya sings Ezio in Giuseppe Verdi’s Attila in Ankara.