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22-02-2016
Opera gala: Philipp Kapeller at the Lech Classic Festival – Aug. 2nd
Opera gala: Philipp Kapeller at the Lech Classic Festival – Aug. 2nd

Philipp Kapeller, who just extended his contract at the Staatstheater Oldenburg by an additional two years to appear as Tonio (“La fille du régiment”) and Ramiro (“La Cenerentola”), among others, is scheduled to perform at the opera gala on August 2nd. The young Austrian tenor will be on stage oppos...

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22-02-2016
j:opera Festival: Thomas Lichtenecker as Orlofsky in “The Bat” – from Aug. 4th
j:opera Festival: Thomas Lichtenecker as Orlofsky in “The Bat” – from Aug. 4th

Thomas Lichtenecker, the rising star among counter-tenors, was last seen – and heard! – at the Staatsoper Berlin under Daniel Barenboim. From August 4th, he is engaged to sing the role of Count Orlofsky in Johann Strauss' “The Bat” at the j:opera Festival in Jennersdorf. The stage director is Domini...

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22-02-2016
A rare gem among operas: Nora Sourouzian as La Navarraise at the Bard Festival, New York – Aug. 7th
A rare gem among operas: Nora Sourouzian as La Navarraise at the Bard Festival, New York – Aug. 7th

On August 7th, at the Bard Festival (Richard B. Fisher Center, New York City), friends of Massenet’s rarely-shown opera “La Navarraise” will have the opportunity to enjoy mezzo-soprano Nora Sourouzian reprising her eponymous role under the direction of Leon Botstein. She already sang the part at the...

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22-02-2016
Rare operetta gem: Christoph Filler in “Die Juxheirat”, at the Bad Ischl Lehár Festival – Aug. 13th and 14th
Rare operetta gem: Christoph Filler in “Die Juxheirat”, at the Bad Ischl Lehár Festival – Aug. 13th and 14th

In the course of Bad Ischl’s Lehár Festival, baritone Christoph Filler is cast as Philly Kaps in two semi-staged performances of “Die Juxheirat” under the baton of Marius Burkert. The shows are recorded live and will be released on CD.

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22-02-2016
Première! Wolfgang Stefan Schwaiger as Don Giovanni at the Bregenzer Festspiele – from Aug. 15th
Première! Wolfgang Stefan Schwaiger as Don Giovanni at the Bregenzer Festspiele – from Aug. 15th

This August, the Opera Studio of the famous Bregenz Festival is staging Mozart’s “Don Giovanni”, with Barbara Wysocka directing and Hartmut Keil conducting – and with Wolfgang Stefan Schwaiger in the title role! Performances are scheduled for August 15th, 16th, 18th and 20th. In other news, Schwaig...

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