The Theater St. Gallen premieres Daniel Catáns opera Florencia en el Amazonas on the 8. May. American mezzo-soprano Jennifer Panara and American baritone Luis Alejandro Orozco are featured in the roles of Paula and Riolobo under the musical direction of Pedro Halffter. The director is Krystian Lada. Further performances are on 12., 16., 21. and 25. May, as well as on the 2. June.
The Aalto-Musiktheater in Essen presents a special version of Offenbach’s Auf Ihr Wohl, Herr Blumenkohl!, beginning on 2. June and featuring Albrecht Kludszuweit as Herr Protz-Obersau. Friedrich Haider is the conductor and Bruno Klimek the director.
On 3. June the Aalto-Musiktheater opens then Roland Schwab’s new production of Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci, with Gabrielle Mouhlen as Nedda. The musical director is Robert Jindra.
The Staatstheater Darmstadt performs as part of the Support-Program “Ins Freie” Osthang – ein musiktheatralischer Rundgang in the same-named location on the Mathildenhöhe. The production, a commissioned work by Arne Gieshoff, takes place on 3. June and features Michael Pegher as tenor soloist. The American tenor also appears in the role of Alindo in Graupner’s La costanza vince l’inganno on 17. June. These performances in the Prinz-Georg-Garten are also a part of the program “Ins Freie”.
Beka Savić’s production of La traviata is back on the program of the Theater für Niedersachen in Hildesheim as of 5. June. South African baritone Eddie Mofokeng sings the role of Baron Douphol under the musical direction of GMD Florian Ziemen.
The Theater Regensburg presents a Gala-concert with the motto „Cantabile – schöne Stimmen im Palais“ on 8., 9., and 18. June. The program includes arias and ensembles from Mozart, Rossini, Verdi, and Puccini. Turkish tenor Deniz Yilmaz is one of the featured soloists.
Marysol Schalit appears in Part I of Purcell’s King Arthur on 10. and 11. June at the Theater Bremen. The conductor is William Kelley and the director is Schorsch Kamerun.
South Korean tenor Wonjong Lee sings the title role in Jürgen Pöckel’s new production of Paganini at the Theater Plauen-Zwickau. The premiere is on 11. June under the musical direction of GMD Leo Siberski.
Dirk Schmeding’s interpretation of Rusalka returns to the Staatstheater Braunschweig on 12. and 18. June. Jelena Bankovic sings the First Wood Sprite and Milda Tubelytė is the Kitchen Boy under the musical direction of GMD Srba Dinić.
American bass Stephen Clark is Mustafa in the new production of L’italiana in Algeri opening on 12. June at the Theater Bremen. The conductor is Alice Meregaglia and the director is Josef Zschornack.
The Staatstheater Nürnberg premieres Britten’s The Rape of Lucretiaon 13. June with Emily Newton as the Female Chorus and Wonyong Kang as Junius. Intendant Jens-Daniel Herzog’s new production is conducted by Björn Huestege.
This year’s Festival Les Nuits de Fourvière in Lyon includes Piazzolla’s Maria de Buenos Aires on 24., 25., and 26. June. The production, which is a co-production with the Opéra National de Lyon, features American baritone Luis Alejandro Orozco in the role of La Voz de un Payador. The conductor is Roberto Forés-Veses.