Concert: Sophie Gordeladze sings Brahms, with the Toscanini Orchestra – Nov. 3rd and 4th

On Nov. 3rd (Parma) and Nov. 4th (Piacenza), Sophie Gordeladze will sing the soprano part of the Johannes Brahms “Deutsches Requiem” with principal conductor Alpesh Chauhan conducting his Arturo Toscanini Philharmonic Orchestra. Markus Werba will perform the baritone parts.

Debut: Sophie Rennert as La Cenerentola in Mannheim – from Nov. 1st

On November 1st, Austrian mezzo Sophie Rennert, recently acclaimed for her lied recitals at the Schubertiade Hohenems and at the Belfast International Arts Festival, is celebrating her role debut as Angelina in Rossini’s “La Cenerentola” at the Nationaltheater Mannheim. Further performances through April 8th, 2018.

October 2017 also saw the release of the live recording of Handel’s “Lotario” at the Handel-Festival Göttingen 2017 with Sophie Rennert performing the part of Lotario and Laurence Cummings directing. The recording was released under the Accent label.


Rossini in Rovigo: Matteo Macchioni as Almaviva in “Il barbiere di Siviglia” – Nov. 3rd and 5th

Matteo Macchioni, the rising star among Rossini tenors, returns to the Teatro Sociale di Rovigo on November 3rd and 5th. Under the baton of Alessandro Cedrone and with staging by Massimo Pizzi Gasparon Contarini, he is cast as Conte Almaviva. This season will also see him perform in the same role at the Royal Theatre Copenhagen.

Contemporary music: Wolfgang Resch in “Die Antilope” at the Neue Oper Wien – from Nov. 11th

Starting November 11th, Austrian baritone Wolfgang Resch, recently earning accolades (“the evening’s find,” wrote Peter Dusek in Der Neue Merker) as Papageno at the Oper Burg Gars Festival, will mount the stage of the Neue Oper Wien as Victor, the male lead in Johannes Maria Staud’s “Die Antilope”. Walter Kobéra is conducting, Dominique Mentha staged the production which runs through November 16th.

Puccini: Oscar Marín in “Fanciulla del West” in Copenhagen – from Nov. 10th

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Oscar Marín, the Spanish tenor, debuts as Trin in Puccini’s “La Fanciulla del West”. The production, staged by Palle Steen Christensen and conducted by Alexander Vedernikov, opens on November 10th at the Royal Opera House Copenhagen.

Von Flotow: Christoph Seidl as Sheriff in “Martha” at the Gärtnerplatz – from Nov. 11th

In addition to his performances as Alidoro in La Cenerentola (on November 2nd, 4th and 12th), Austrian bass Christoph Seidl also sings the part of the Sheriff in Friedrich von Flotow’s “Martha” at the Gärtnerplatztheater München. Shows run from November 11th.

World première: at La Scala, Thomas Lichtenecker in Salvatore Sciarrino’s new opera – from Nov. 14th

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Role debut: Siyabonga Maqungo as Ferrando in Meiningen – from Nov. 17th

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On tour: Sophie Rennert and Christoph Seidl travelling China with the Young Singers Project – Nov. 19th through Nov. 30th

Sophie Rennert and Christoph Seidl are going on tour – together with the Salzburg Festival’s Young Singers Project, they look forward to five gala concerts in China. They will be performing at Beijing’s NCPA on Nov. 19th, in Shenyang on Nov. 22nd, in Xi'an on Nov. 26th, in Hangzhou on Nov. 28th and und in Shanghai on Nov. 30th.

Revival: Erika Miklosa as Violetta Valéry at the Budapest State Opera – from Nov. 25th

Erika Miklosa highly acclaimed “Queen of the Night” of our times, fully convinced her audience last year when she ruled the stage as Violetta Valéry in Verdi’s “La traviata” at the Budapest State Opera. Now, this production is revived – for those who missed her last year, for all those who want to re-live this incredible experience!

Die Fledermaus: Wolfgang Stefan Schwaiger as Falke at the Oper Köln – from Nov. 26th

From November 26th, the archetypical operetta, Johann Strauss’ “Die Fledermaus” brings good humour and great music to the stage of the Oper Köln; pulling all the strings, as Dr. Falke, is Austrian baritone Wolfgang Stefan Schwaiger. Marcus Bosch conducts the production which is staged by Petra Luisa Meyer.

Concert: Dénise Beck with the Tonkünstlerorchester Niederösterreich – Nov. 26th, 27th and 29th

Danish soprano Dénise Beck, who just was on the stage of the Danish National Opera as Adina in Donizetti’s “L’elisir d’amore” returns to Vienna to perform Carl Nielsen’s Third Symphony with the Tonkünstlerorchester Niederösterreich and conductor Michael Schonwandt. Show dates are November 26th and 29th at the Musikverein Wien and November 27th at the Festspielhaus St. Pölten.

50 Years Euroradio: Johannes Wildner conducts an anniversary concert in London – Nov. 27th

For fifty years now, Euroradio has served to continually further the sharing and exchanging of music within the European Broadcasting Union. To mark this momentous occasion, Johannes Wildner returns to the rostrum of the BBC Concert Orchestra to conduct works by Dobrinka Tabakova, Britten, Mozart and Beethoven. The concert will take place on November 27th at St. Luke’s, and the radio stations forming the EBU will broadcast the event live.