Highlights for February

Silviu Purcarete and Helmut Stürmer present a production of Rachmaninoff’s Aleko and Francesca da Rimini at The Opéra National de Lorraine, Nancy. Lighting is by Jerry Skelton and choreography by Karel Vanek. The Premiere took place on 6th February, 2015 with further performances on 8th, 10th, 12th, 15th February, 2015.

Kartal Karagedik sang Günther in the German premiere, on Friday 30th January, 2015 of Ernest Reyer’s Sigurd - Die Nibelungen à la française at the Theater Erfurt. Further performances on: 15th and 28th February and 7th and 22nd March, 2015.

In Darmstadt, Sergei Leiferkus (Lanceotto Malatesta) and Irina Oknina (Francesca) sing concert performances of Francesca da Rimini on the 13th, 15th and 16th February, 2015.

In Leipzig, Reinhard Dorn sings Brighella in Richard Wagner’s Das Liebesverbot; Renate Behle sings Die alte Burya in Leoš Janácek’s Jenufa in Stuttgart; Anna Virovlansky sings Violetta in Verdi’s La Traviata at the Deutsche Oper am Rhein and Roman Sadnik sings Herodes in Richard Strauss’ Salome at the Oper Bonn.

In the United States, Reinhard Hagen sings Il Commendatore in Mozart’s Don Giovanni at the San Diego Opera and Kristinn Sigmundsson sings three separate roles at the Los Angeles Opera (Louis XIV in John Corigliano’s The Ghosts of Versailles, Basilio in Rossini’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia and Bartolo in Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro).