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Swiss soprano Marysol Schalit gives her debut in the title role of Alban Berg’s Lulu at the Theater Bremen on 27. January. Stephen Clark is the Theaterdirektor and the Bankier under the musical direction of Hartmut Keil. The director is Marco Štorman. Further performances are on 29. January as well as on 9., 15., 20., and 28. February.

Uwe Stickert appears as Eginhard in Elmar Goerden‘s new production of Schubert’s Fierabras at the Konzert Theater Bern on 27. January. The musical direction is in the hands of Chefdirigent Mario Venzago.

The Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden revives Candide on 27. January with Italian alto Romina Boscolo as the Old Lady. The conductor is Albert Horne. 

The Aalto-Musiktheater Essen premieres Roland Schwab‘s new production of Otello on 2. February. Gabrielle Mouhlen gives her debut as Desdemona under the musical direction of Matteo Beltrami.

The many-times distinguished artists-group Rimini Protokoll presents John Cage’s Europeras 1 & 2 at the Oper Wuppertal on 2. February with baritone Lucia Lucas. The conductor is Johannes Pell. Further performances take place on 10. February, 1. March and 6. April.

The Theater St. Gallen celebrates a “double-evening” with Rimski-Korsakow‘s Der unsterbliche Kaschtschei and Strawinsky’s Die Nachtigall with Sheida Damghani in the title role. The premiere is on 2. February under the musical direction of Chefdirigent Modestas Piternas. Dirk Schmeding is the director.

American tenor Michael Pegher is the First Man in Erik Petersen’s new production of Kiss Me, Kate! at the Staatstheater Darmstadt, premiering on 2. February. Michael Nündel conducts.

Sarah Alexandra Hudarew takes over the role of Mescalina in the premiere of Le Grand Macabre at the Oper Zürich on 3. February. The musical direction is in the hands of Tito Ceccherini. Further performances are on 10., 13. and 16. February.

Tobias Kratzer’s production of Götterdämmerung, which was awarded the FAUST 2018, can be seen on 3. February at the Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe. Australian mezzo-soprano Katharine Tier appears as Waltraute, Floßhilde, and 1. Norn under the musical direction of Daniele Squeo.

Daniela Gerstenmeyer is Dorothy in the fairy-tale-opera Der Zauberer von Oz at the Theater Erfurt premiering on 8. February. Samuel Bächli is the conductor and Philipp J. Neumann the director.

South Korean soprano Narea Son sings the title role in the children’s opera Schneewittchen at the opera stabile of the Staatsoper Hamburg. The premiere is on 9. February under the musical direction of Barbara Kler. The director is Birgit Kajtna.

The Theater Aachen presents a “double-evening” with Leonard Bernstein’s operas Trouble in Tahiti and A Quiet Place beginning on 10. February. Katharina Hagopian sings the role of Dede in A Quiet Place under the musical direction of GMD Christoph Ward.

Khatuna Mikaberidze is Marguerite in Berlioz’ Fausts Damnation at the Staatsoper Hannover on 19. February. GMD Ivan Repušić is the conductor.

Lithuanian mezzo-soprano Milda Tubelytè takes over the role of Valencienne in the new production of Lehár’s operette Die lustige Witwe at the Staatstheater Braunschweig, which opens on 23. February. Iván López Reynoso is the conductor and Klaus Christian Schreiber is the director.

Albrecht Kludszuweit is Mime and Loge in the new production of Loriot’s Der Ring an einem Abend at the Aalto-Musiktheater in Essen. The premiere is on 24. February under the musical direction of Robert Jindra. Sascha Kron is the director.