The month of December is associated with Humperdinck’s Hänsel und Gretel
for many of our singers. Emily Newton
makes the start with the role of Gertrud in the revival at the Staatstheater Nürnberg on 2. December. Volker Hiemeyer dirigiert.
Jelena Banković makes her debut as Musetta in the new production of La Bohème on 5. December at the Staatstheater Braunschweig. Iván López Reynoso is the musical director.
The Oper Frankfurt revives Hänsel und Gretel on 7. December with Elizabeth Reiter in the role of Gretel. David Afkham conducts.
The Staatsoper Hannover premieres Manfred Trojahn‘s opera Was ihr wollt on 8. December with Brian Davis as Malvolio. Mark Rohde conducts the new production by Balázs Kovalik.
Irina Simmes sings the Königin der Nacht in Die Zauberflöte on 8. December at the Theater Bielefeld. Gregor Rot is the conductor.
The Aalto-Musiktheater Essen presents Tatjana Gürbaca‘s new interpretation of Der Freischütz on 8. December. Albrecht Kludszuweit singt den Kilian under the musical direction of GMD Tomáš Netopil.
Baritone Hansung Yoo appears as Sharpless in the new production of Madama Butterfly on 8. December at the Staatstheater Kassel. Joakim Unander is the conductor and Jan-Richard Kehl the director.
Marx in London is the new opera from Jonathan Dove, which will celebrate its world premiere at the Oper Bonn on 9. December. Yannick-Muriel Noah sings the role of Jenny in the production by Jürgen R. Weber. David Perry conducts the Beethoven Orchester.
Gesche Geier takes over the role of the Erste Dame in the revival of Die Zauberflöte at the Theater Bremen on 9. December and Stephen Clark is the 2. Geharnischter. Killian Farrell conducts.
The Staatsoper Hannover presents its revival of Hänsel und Gretel on 9. December with Khatuna Mikaberidze in the role of the Hexe. The musical direction is in the hands of Valtteri Rauhalammi.
Elizabeth Reiter performs the role of Valencienne in the revival of Die lustige Witwe at the Oper Frankfurt on 15. December. Hartmut Keil conducts.
Albrecht Kludszuweit appears again as the Hexe in the revival of Hänsel und Gretel at the Anhaltisches Theater Dessau on 16. December under the musical direction of Wolfgang Kluge.
Dutch soprano Gabrielle Mouhlen takes over the role of Gertrude in the revival of Hänsel und Gretel at the Aalto-Musiktheater Essen on 21. December. Friedrich Haider conducts.
The Staatsoper Hannover revives its production of Aida on 21. December. Khatuna Mikaberidze sings Amneris and Brian Davis sings Amonasro under the musical direction of GMD Ivan Repušić.
Daniela Gerstenmeyer is Ottilie in the new production of Ralph Benatzky‘s classic operette Im weißen Rössl at the Theater Erfurt on New Year’s Eve. Samuel Bächli conducts.