Highlights for November

A new production of Benjamin Britten’s TheTurn of the Screw (sets and costumes by Wolfgang Gussmann) premieres at the Opernhaus Zürich on Sunday 2nd November.

At the Hamburg State Opera, Andreas Homoki’s new production of Luisa Miller opens on Sunday 16th and Renate Behle sings her final performance there of Die Alte Burja in Jenufa on Saturday 1st November.

In addition to further performances of The Forester in Cunning Little Vixen at the Semperoper, Sergei Leiferkus sings concerts in Vladivostok (Shostakovich Symphony no. 13 - Babi Yar), the Gewandhaus Leipzig and Frauenkirche Dresden (Songs and Dances of Death), at Moscow’s House of Music (Mozart i Salieri) as well as a recital and Masterclasses in Lodz, Poland.

In Vladivostok, as part of the Autumn Music Festival, Anton Lubchenko will conduct all 15 of Shostakovich’s symphonies during November, a programme of Glinka, Rachmaninoff and Prokofiev at the National Centre for Performing Arts in Beijing, with the Beijing Symphony Orchestra and two concerts in Moscow’s Tchaikovsky Conservatoire.

Following his successful Cavalleria Rusticana/I Pagliacci in Sao Paulo, Ira Levin moves to the Colon in Buenos Aires to conduct a series of performances of Madama Butterfly. In Wuppertal, Ramaz Chikviladze sings Commendatore in Don Giovanni; Kartal Karagedik sings further performances of Sharpless in Erfurt; Vera Egorova sings Brangäne and Maddalena (Rigoletto) in Regensburg, Cem Beran Sertkaya sings Angelotti (Tosca) in Ankara and Nicola Amodio sings Augustin Magaldi in Evita at the Oldenburgisches Staatstheater.