Repeat invitations: Sophie Rennert in Mannheim (July 1st) and Bayreuth (from July 21st and Aug. 5th)

Fresh from her rousing success as Angelina in Rossini’s “La cenerentola”, mezzosoprano Sophie Rennert finds herself invited, again, by the Nationaltheater Mannheim. Artistic director Alexander Soddy asked her to grace the grand open-air gala of this year’s “Mannheim Summer”, “Palace aflame”, on July 21st in the grounds of Schwetzingen Palace.
From July 26th, the young singer is once again a Flowermaiden in Wagner’s Parsifal at the Bayreuth Festival; in this context, she also has been invited perform a recital of lieder by Shostakovich and Schumann, among others, at the Villa Wahnfried.The occasion for this lieder evening on August 5th is a symposium on “Verbote (in) der Kunst”, “Prohibitions in or by Art”.

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