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Nominations: Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik [German Record Critics’ Award] and International Classical Music Award

We are delighted that the recently-released DVD of the Innsbruck Festival of Early Music La Dori by Pietro Antonio Cesti with Rupert Enticknap has been nominated for the Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik. The opera production was performed and recorded in summer 2019 at the Tiroler Landestheater as part of the Festival Weeks, under the direction of Stefano Vizioli.

In addition, we would like to congratulate Holger Falk on the nomination for the International Classical Music Award for his current CD recording Il Gondoliere Veneziano, which has also already been nominated for the Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik.

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A new face at Doreen Lutz Artists: Sara Hershkowitz (coloratura soprano)

We are delighted to welcome American coloratura soprano Sara Hershkowitz and look forward to collaborating with her. She was recently nominated Singer of the Year for the third time by the Opernwelt magazine for her outstanding interpretation of Soprano 1 in Luigi Nono’s Al Gran Sole Carico D’Amore at the Theater Basel. Sara Hershkowitz made a strong impression as Claire in Michael Wertmüller’s world première Diodati. Unendlich in early 2019 at the Theater Basel: Sara Hershkowitz as Claire shines as a virtuoso modern coloratura, rising to stratospheric heights in a spectacularly celebrated drum solo on stage according to enthusiastic reports by the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.

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New at Doreen Lutz Artists: THE PRESENT vocal ensemble

We are looking forward to our new collaboration with newly-formed vocal ensemble THE PRESENT! The flexible ensemble for five to eight soloists, made up of Hanna Herfurtner, Olivia Stahn, Ida Aldrian, Amélie Saadia, Mirko Ludwig, Tim Karweick, Hiroshi Amako, Felix Schwandtke and Martin Gerke combines early and contemporary music in a special way through its extraordinary programmes. THE PRESENT brings unexpected links between the traditional and the contemporary to your ears.

Upcoming concert date:
18 October 2020, 7.30pm, Künstlerhaus Salzburg
Programme: Luciano Berio’s A-Ronne along with music of the Renaissance and early Baroque periods

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Salome Kammer sings world premières at the Impuls Festival

Audiences can experience Salome Kammer at three concerts this year, at the Impuls Festival für Neue Musik Sachsen-Anhalt:
on 14 October 2020, she will be singing the German première of Sarah Wéry’s Bukkake for voice, percussion, piano and violoncello at the Steintor-Varieté in HalleBukkake features shells, buzzing ears, sudden breaths, songs, objects at the table and motionlessness.
The première of the new work by the Verworner Krause Kammerorchester, which was composed for Salome Kammer, will follow on 22 / 24 October 2020 at the Blitz Club Munich / Prinz Charles Berlin.

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Sarah Maria Sun interprets Kurtág’s Kafka Fragments for the first time

A triple première for soprano Sarah Maria Sun: on 8 October 2020, she will interpret the challenging Kafka Fragments op. 24 for soprano and violin by György Kurtág for the first time, collaborating with the violinist Oswald Sallaberger in a completely new way. This work will also mark the soprano’s debut in the Haus der Musik, Innsbruck.

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New artist: Eva Resch (soprano)

We are greatly looking forward to our new collaboration with soprano Eva Resch. Her current recording, Eden, with pianist Eric Schneider earned her the recent nomination as Singer of the Year for the Opus Klassik 2020, and she was also nominated for the German Record Critics’ Award. Eva Resch will make her debut for the 2020/21 season with the Israel Contemporary Players at Mason’s Chaplin Operas in Tel Aviv. She has also appeared with the Chaplin Operas in concerts with the Ensemble Modern and the Collegium Novum, Zurich.

Upcoming concert date:

27 September 2020, Radialsystem, Berlin
Arnold Schönberg Pierrot Lunaire op. 21
Hanns Eisler Palmström op. 5
Zafraan Ensemble, Miguel Pérez Iñesta (conductor), Eva Resch (soprano)

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New CD Il Gondoliere Veneziano with Holger Falk

We are delighted about the newly released CD Il Gondoliere Veneziano with baritone Holger Falk, ensemble nuovo aspetto and the sound art duo Merzouga. The programme combines gondolier songs from the 18th century with the Venetian soundscape of the present. The Canzoni da Battello are interspersed by the contrasting electro-acoustic Venice pieces by the duo Merzouga, who use baroque fragments as motifs, transposing melodic elements into the contemporary sound language, while preserving the integrity of the baroque music. The combination of these two approaches creates a Venice soundtrack as an overall, through-composed work. The production was recorded by WDR in 2018 and now appears on the newly founded Prospero label. 

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Sarah Maria Sun releases outstanding new CD KILLER INSTINCTS

The soprano breaks new ground and crosses all genre boundaries on her new album KILLER INSTINCTS, which was recorded at the Bayerischer Rundfunk München 2019 and will be released on Mode Records New York in April 2020. Following Sarah Maria Sun the result is “a politically incorrect perpetrators’ study. And it is satirizing the new generation of fascist politicians, who swagger about clear enemy images and simple solutions and became a horrible new fashion. For this purpose, I assembled cynical, black-humorous monologues.” KILLER INSTINCTS is a collection of stylistically different songs, from classics, contemporary music, musicals, pop and rock, including songs such as Tom Waits’ Just the right bullets, John Kander’s When you’re good to Mama, Stefan Wolpe’s Hitler, Alan Price’s Justice, Leonard Bernstein’s There’s a law about men.

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New Artist: mezzo-soprano Kate Howden

We are very delighted to announce the new cooperation with the young Australian mezzo-soprano Kate Howden. She is an inaugural member of the Hannigan’s Equilibrium Artists mentorship scheme. Having been chosen out of 350 applicants from 39 countries for Equilibrium, Kate sang Baba the Turk in Igor Stravinsky’s The Rake’s Progress with the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra and Anthony Turnage’s Twice Through the Heart and Stravinsky’s Pulcinella at Ojai Festival in California i.a.. Further engagements have taken her to the Royal Opera House London Aldeburgh Festival, Wigmore Hall, Canberra International Music Festival among others.

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Holger Falk premières new opera by Manfred Trojahn in Bonn

We are looking forward to the première of the monodrama Ein Brief by composer Manfred Trojahn, which will be performed on 8th February 2020 with baritone Holger Falk in the main role at the Theater Bonn. This world première will be combined with Ludwig von Beethoven’s oratorio Christus am Ölberge to create a scenic evening, directed by choreographer Reinhild Hoffmann. The Beethoven Orchester Bonn will be conducted by general music director Dirk Kaftan. Other performance dates in Bonn include: 14th February 2020, 12th/28th March 2020, 5th/11th April 2020 as well as at the Theater an der Wien: 29th February 2020.

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Tora Augestad: Extraordinary Schubert Lounge celebrates première in Norway

Following the successful première of Eivind Buene’s Schubert Lounge as part of the Eclat Festival 2019, the outstanding project will also be going to Norway this winter. Mezzo-soprano Tora Augestad and baritone Halvor Festervoll Melien complement this extraordinary winter trip with their impressive interpretations of Schubert’s songs in German. The performances will take place on 30th January 2020 at the Nordlysfestivalen in Tromsø and on 1st February 2020 at the Ilios Festival in Harstad with the Oslo Sinfonietta and conductor and pianist Christian Eggen.

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Winter in Schwetzingen: Rupert Enticknap performing with Christina Pluhar at the Rokokotheater

300 years after the world première of Georg Casper Schürmann’s opera Die getreue Alceste the work will be performed on the opera stage once again since its rediscovery in Hamburg three years ago. On 1st December 2019, Rupert Enticknap will be making his début in the role of Admetus at the Winter in Schwetzingen, which is presented every year by the Theater Heidelberg. Renowned lutenist Christina Pluhar will be the musical director and the production will be staged by Jan Esslinger. Additional dates for the production are: 5th/15th/17th/21st/23rd/27th December 2019 and 11th/16th/26th/31st January 2020.

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New Year at the Elbphilharmonie: Sarah Maria Sun as Eliza Doolittle in “My Fair Lady”

We are particularly looking forward to this special turn of the year with Sarah Maria Sun, who will be singing the role of Eliza Doolittle in Frederick Loewe’s My Fair Lady on 30th/31st December 2019 and 1st January 2020 at the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg. She will be performing with the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester, under the baton of its principal conductor Alan Gilbert. The semi-staged production will be directed by Michael Sturminger, who has already directed Sarah Maria Sun’s celebrated performance of Elsa in Sciarrino’s Lohengrin at the Salzburg Easter Festival 2017.
On 10th January 2020, the versatile soprano will then be interpreting Jörg Widmann’s Versuch über die Fuge for soprano and orchestra at the WDR Funkhaus in Cologne with the WDR Sinfonieorchester, conducted by the composer himself. The concert will be recorded and broadcast live by WDR 3.

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Autumn sounds: Holger Falk & Tora Augestad to release new solo CDs

With Hanns Eisler Lieder Vol. 4, baritone Holger Falk and pianist Steffen Schleiermacher will have completed their already award-winning series of Eisler Lieder with MDG. This final CD will be available in November 2019 and explores Eisler’s Lieder from the years 1917-1929 and his working period in Vienna and Berlin, including the exceptional song cycle Zeitungsausschnitte op.11, in which Eisler consciously moves away from bourgeois concert lyrics.

On 23rd November 2019, Tora Augestad will release her new CD DIALOGUES on the label Grappa. Recorded in the Rainbow Studios in Oslo, it presents her favourite duets with fellow musicians she has been friends with for a long time, including Trygve Brøske (piano), Stian Carstensen (accordion), Mathias Eick (trumpet & piano), Christian Eggen (piano), Trygve Seim (saxophone) and many others. On 10th December 2019 the singer and her fellow musicians will celebrate the occasion with a Release Concert in the Parkteatret Oslo.

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Bekannte Gefühle, Gemischte Gesichter: Tora Augestad at the Festival d’Automne Paris

After Christoph Marthaler’s celebrated Volksbühne production was recently performed at the Ruhrtriennale Bochum, de Singel in Antwerp, in Montpellier, Oslo and Moscow, Bekannte Gefühle, Gemischte Gesichter is now making its last appearance at the renowned Festival d’Automne in Paris. On 21st/22nd/23rd/24th November 2019, Tora Augestad will be performing on the stage of the Grande Halle de la Villette Paris together with Hildegard Alex, Marc Bodnar, Magne Håvard Brekke, Raphael Clamer, Altea Garrido, Olivia Grigolli, Ueli Jäggi, Jürg Kienberger, Sophie Rois, Lilith Stangenberg, Ulrich Voss and Nikola Weisse.

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Sarah Maria Sun to sing Iris ter Schiphorst première in Amsterdam

After Sarah Maria Sun’s successful performance of The Seven Deadly Sins by Weill and Pierrot Lunaire by Schönberg at the Beethovenfest Bonn, her next joint project with Ensemble Modern will be on 7th November 2019: the world première of Assange by Iris ter Schiphorst at the Muziekgebouw aan’t IJ in Amsterdam. There will be another performance on 8th November 2019 at the November Music festival in the Verkadefabriek ‘s-Hertogenbosch.

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Daniel Gloger to appear with Ensemble Musikfabrik in Essen and Cologne

As part of the NOW! Transit festival at the Philharmonie Essen, the countertenor Daniel Gloger will be performing Stephan Winkler’s music theatre work Schweres tragend on 31st October 2019 in Essen. This will be followed by another concert in the WDR Funkhaus in Cologne on 3rd November 2019. The work for two singers, five instrumentalists and electronics will be interpreted by Ensemble Musikfabrik, conductor Bas Wiegers and soprano Sachika Ito.

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Tora Augestad in operetta fever in Lucerne

On 26th October 2019, mezzo-soprano Tora Augestad will perform at the Luzerner Theater for the first time and will sing the role of Mary Lou in Paul Abraham’s Märchen im Grand Hotel. The new production is staged by Bram Jansen and the Luzerner Sinfonieorchestra will be conducted by William Kelley. Tora Augestad has worked together with Christoph Marthaler for years and specialises in exceptional productions and is now performing in another starring role in Lucerne.

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Sarah Maria Sun takes Arturo Fuentes’ monodrama La habitación de Carlota to Mexico

After the successful première at Klangspuren Schwaz, soprano Sarah Maria Sun will be interpreting Arturo Fuentes’ monodrama La habitación de Carlota (Carlota’s room) on 19th and 20th October 2019 as part of the Vertice festival in Mexico City. The work is based on Fernando del Paso’s novel Noticias del imperio. The Ensamble Vértice will be playing under the baton of Christian Ghomer. On 25th October 2019, Sarah Maria Sun will also be singing a recital with works by John Cage, Wolfgang Rihm, Fausto Romitelli, Salvatore Sciarrino, Georges Aperghis, among others, at the festival at the Casa Del Lago Juan José Arreola in Mexico City.

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Début at the Festival d’Automne Paris: Holger Falk to perform Mason’s Chaplin Operas at the Cité de la musique

After his performance of the Chaplin Operas at the Tonhalle Maag in Zurich in September, with the Collegium Novum Zurich, Holger Falk will be interpreting the work again on 11th October 2019 with Ensemble Modern and Johannes Kalitzke at the Cité de la musique in Paris. The concert will take place as part of the renowned Festival d’Automne à Paris and will be Holger Falk’s début at the festival. Together with soprano Eva Resch, baritone Holger Falk will bring the various crazy and lovable characters in Chaplin’s films to life.

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Début at the Ópera de Oviedo: Rupert Enticknap in G. F. Handel’s Rinaldo

We are looking forward to Rupert Enticknap’s début on 6th October 2019 at the Ópera de Oviedo as Eustazio in George Frideric Handel’s Rinaldo. The Orquesta Oviedo Filarmonía will be conducted by Aarón Zapico, with stage and video direction by Kobie Van Rensburg. Staged using a blue screen, the singers are incorporated into live videos, creating an astounding visual world. The other soloists are Lenneke Ruiten as Almirena/Sirena, Xavier Sabata as Rinaldo and Matthew Brook as Argante i.a..
Other dates include: 8th, 10th, 13th October 2019.

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Holger Falk: Performing at the Eroica music festival at the Alte Oper Frankfurt

Baritone Holger Falk will be performing Georges Aperghis’ monodrama Le soldat inconnu  together with the Ensemble Modern under the baton of Pablo Rus Broseta in Frankfurt on 26th September 2019. The concert is taking place as part of the Eroica music festival at the Alte Oper Frankfurt, which is dedicated to works from the 20th/21st centuries and always marks the start of the new season each year. Holger Falk has already performed the Greek première in 2014 in the Megaron Athens Concert Hall, and recently successfully performed Aperghis’ oratorio Hamletmaschine at the Eight Bridges Festival at the Kölner Philharmonie.

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New season start for Sarah Maria Sun: Revival of 4.48 Psychose at the Semperoper Dresden and Schönberg & Weill at the Beethovenfest in Bonn

On 7th September 2019 soprano Sarah Maria Sun will reprise the role of Gwen in the revival ofPhilip Venables’ (1979) 4.48 Psychose at the Semperoper Dresden. The German production of the music theatre work was successfully premièred in the 18/19 season in Dresden (directed by Tobias Heyder).
On 21st September 2019 Sarah Maria will then sing Arnold Schönberg’s Pierrot Lunaire and Kurt Weill’s Die sieben Todsünden at the Beethovenfest in Bonn. HK Gruber will be conducting the Ensemble Modern and Amarcord.

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Daniel Gloger to sing Gordon Kampe première at the Ruhrtriennale

On 4th and 5th September 2019, countertenor Daniel Gloger will perform the première of Gordon Kampe’s Gefährliche Operette. Eine Wiederbelebung in the Maschinenhaus Essen as part of the Ruhrtriennale. The composer is marking Jacques Offenbach’s 200th birthday by focussing on the genre of Operetta and contrasting its myth with an absurd revue-like deconstruction, constantly referring to the original format.

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Rupert Enticknap returns to the Innsbruck Festival of Early Music & makes his début at the Kölner Philharmonie

The new production of Pietro Antonio’s Cesti La Dori directed by Stefano Vizioli will be performed at the Tiroler Landestheater on 24th & 26th August 2019 as part of the Innsbruck Festival of Early Music. Rupert Enticknap will sing the role of Oronte with the Accademia Bizantina under the baton of Ottavio Dantone.
On 30th August 2019, Rupert Enticknap will then make his début at the Kölner Philharmonie in a concert performance of Giovanni Legrenzi’s opera La Divisione Del Mondo (1675), which was premièred in the spring of 2019 at the Opéra National du Rhin Strasbourg.

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New production for the RuhrTriennale: Tora Augestad returns to Bochum with Marthaler’s Nach den letzten Tagen. Ein Spätabend

In a new version of Letzte Tage. Ein Vorabend, which was critically acclaimed at the Wiener Festwochen in 2013, Christoph Marthaler and Stephanie Carp are once again addressing the loss of democracy against a backdrop of rising national chauvinism in many countries in Europe and beyond. The world première of Nach den letzten Tagen. Ein Spätabend will take place on 21st August 2019 in the newly opened Auditorium Audimax at the Ruhr University in Bochum. Additional dates include: 22nd/24th/25th/28th/29th/30th/31st August 2019 and 1st September 2019. Last summer, mezzo-soprano Tora Augestad appeared in the successful homage to Charles Ives’ Universe, Incomplete at the Jahrhunderthalle in Bochum and in Bekannte Gefühle, Gemischte Gesichter.

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Salome Kammer makes her début at the Helsinki Festival 2019 with Schönberg’s epochal Gurre-Lieder

On 16th & 17th August 2019, Salome Kammer will be performing at the Helsinki Music Centre as the narrator in Gurre-Lieder. It is her first cooperation with the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, the Lahti Symphony Orchestra and conductor Susanna Mälkki. Other soloists include: Wolfgang Ablinger-Sperrhacke (Klaus Narr), Katharina Karnéus (Waldtaube), Emily Magee (Tove), Gidon Saks (Bauer) and Torsten Kerl (Waldemar).

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Rupert Enticknap: Opening concert with the Trondheim Symphony Orchestra at the Olavsfest Trondheim

On 28th July 2019, countertenor Rupert Enticknap will sing in James MacMillan’s A European Requiem in the great Nidarosdom cathedral in Trondheim as part of the Olavsfest opening concert. The Trondheim Symphony Orchestra will be conducted by the composer himself and will be joined by the Trondheim Symphony Choir, the Utopia & Reality Chamber Choir and the Trondheim vocal ensemble.

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World première in Munich: Salome Kammer to sing the première of Felix Leuschner’s Requiem für einen Lebenden at the Munich Opera Festival

On 21st July 2019, Salome Kammer will interpret the première of the new opera by Felix Leuschner at the Bayerische Staatsoper/Munich Opera Festival in the Reithalle Munich. Composer Leuschner, librettist Reto Finger and director Manuel Schmitt are basing the work around the uncertain situation of a death row inmate, who does not know the date of his execution. The Requiem is also being performed on 22nd/23rd/24th July 2019.

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In the vocal spotlight: Holger Falk to appear at the Ludwigsburg Festival and the Wiener Konzerthaus

After recitals at Heidelberger Frühling festival and the Rathauskonzerte Regensburg, Holger Falk will be appearing at the Ludwigsburger Schlossfestspiele twice this summer: First in the Liederoper Himmelerde at the Theaterhaus Stuttgart on 4th/5th June 2019. Then he will be singing a Hanns Eisler Lieder recital with his pianist Steffen Schleiermacher in the Musikhalle Ludwigsburg on 10th July 2019.
On 15th June 2019, he will make his début at the Wiener Konzerthaus as part of the Nouvelles Aventures series with Sofia Gubaidulina’s Perception.

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Christina Daletska to sing Michael Pelzel’s première at the Zurich Opera House

Swiss composer Michael Pelzel’s (* 1978) first music theatre work, titled Last Call, will première at the Zurich Opera House on 28th June 2019. Mezzo-soprano Christina Daletska will sing the role of Johnny, returning to the venue after interpreting the role of Lucilla in La scala di seta by Gioachino Rossini. Conductor Jonathan Stockhammer will be drawing on his years of experience with contemporary music repertoire as he conducts the ensemble Opera Nova (made up of musicians from the Philharmonia Zürich), and the work will be directed by Chris Kondek.
Additional dates include: 29th June 2019 and 4th/6th July 2019, at 7 pm.

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Tora Augestad to sing new oratorio by Philippe Manoury in Cologne, Paris and Hamburg

It will be her début with the Gürzenich-Orchestra of Cologne and her first collaboration with conductor François-Xavier Roth and director Nicolas Stemann: on 19th May 2019, the mezzo-soprano Tora Augestad will interpret the première of Lab.oratorium by French composer Philippe Manoury in the Kölner Philharmonie. After additional concerts there on 20th and 21st May, the partially-staged piece will be performed on 27th May 2019 in the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg and on 3rd June 2019 in the Philharmonie de Paris.

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World premières at the Wittener Tage für neue Kammermusik festival 2019 with Sarah Maria Sun

On 12th May 2019, Sarah Maria Sun, together with the musicians Marco Blaauw (trumpet), Carl Rosman (clarinet) and Dirk Rothbrust (percussion), will première three new works at the Rudolf Steiner Schule Witten: Sasha J. Blondeau’s Atlas I: In principio, Sara Glojnarić’s Artefacts #2 and Mikel Urquiza’s Alfabet. Sarah Maria Sun has been a guest at the Wittener Tage für Neue Kammermusik several times before, most recently with the WDR Symphony Orchestra and the Diotima Quartet.

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Holger Falk to open the Elbphilharmonie Easter Festival with Venice programme, as well as the Eight Bridges Festival in Cologne with Aperghis’ Hamletmaschine

On 17th April 2019, baritone Holger Falk will open the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg’s Easter Festival with the Il Gondoliere Veneziano programme. Together with the baroque ensemble nuovo aspetto and the sound art duo Merzouga, he will perform the première of Gondolier songs of the 18th Century in Venetian sound landscape. On 30th April 2019 the opening of the Eight Bridges Festival / Music for Cologne will take place with Georges Aperghis’ Hamletmaschine in the Kölner Philharmonie. Before that, the piece will be performed at the Muziekgebouw Aan’t IJ in Amsterdam on 25th April 2019.

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Sarah Maria Sun showcases her outstanding versatility in Innsbruck, Stuttgart and Dresden

The Soprano is heralding the start of an intense musical spring: Her interpretation of Heinz Holliger’s Dämmerlicht and Mahler’s Symphony No. 4 on 11th/12th April 2019 with the Tiroler Symphonieorchester under the baton of Heinz Holliger in Innsbruck will be followed right away on the 14th April 2019 by a special Lieder recital: at the invitation of the Internationale Hugo-Wolf-Akademie Stuttgart Sarah Maria Sun, accompanied by her like-minded pianist Jan Philip Schulze, will sing songs by John Cage, Wolfgang Rihm, Georges Aperghis, as well as a première by Rolf Riehm. On 26th April 2019 the singer will then interpret the role of Gwen in the German première of Philip Venables’ (1979) 4.48 Psychosis at the Semperoper Dresden.

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Daniel Gloger to sing in a new production of Georg Friedrich Haas’ Opera Koma in Klagenfurt and Dijon

After the successful première of Koma, the final opera in the trilogy by Georg Friedrich Haas and Händl Klaus, which was performed at the Schwetzinger SWR Festival 2016, Daniel Gloger is now singing in the new reworked production at the Stadttheater Klagenfurt as well as at the Opéra de Dijon. The première will take place on 28th March 2019 in Klagenfurt. Bas Wiegers will be conducting the Kärntner Sinfonieorchester. The production is directed by Immo Karaman with stage and costume design by Nicola Reichert.

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Holger Falk: Professorship at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz

From the summer semester of 2019, Holger Falk will start his professorship for Lied Interpretation and Performance Practice for Contemporary Music at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz. We are delighted about his appointment to this renowned university. This is a completely new professorship for lied singing, extended to include the interpretation of contemporary music, making it unique in this form. The “Performance Practice for Contemporary Music” master’s programme was previously only available to instrumentalists. Now it will also be available to vocal students.

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Tora Augestad is presented Performer of the Year 2018 prize and sings Première with Bergen Philharmonic

Mezzo-soprano Tora Augestad has been awarded the “Performer of the Year 2018” prize by the Norwegian Society of Composers, which is presented once a year. The Society of Composers paid tribute to her national and international activities spanning nearly two decades as a versatile artist and her constant dedication to Norwegian contemporary repertoire. The première of Henrik Hellstenius’ Dichterliebe, based on Robert Schumann’s cycle, as well as songs by Jean Sibelius and Gustav Mahler will be performed on 6th March 2019 in Bergen together with the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra. It is the continuation of a series of concerts with her hometown’s renowned orchestra. The concert will be conducted by Risto Joost.

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Daniel Gloger with Olga Neuwirth’s “The Outcast” in the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg

After the dialogue concert on 19th February 2019 at the Oper Frankfurtin which Daniel Gloger interpreted Olga Neuwirth’s Nomi Songs together with the Ensemble Modern, the countertenor is making his début on 4th March 2019 in the great hall of the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg with Neuwirth’s The Outcast. Hommage to Herman Melville. It is also the first collaboration with the ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra and Ilan Volkov.

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World première at the Theater Basel: Holger Falk sings Lord Byron in Michael Wertmüller’s new music-theatre work

On 21st February 2019 the curtain will go up on the première of Wertmüller’s Diodati. Unendlich at the Theater Basel. The libretto was written by Dea Loher. The Sinfonieorchester Basel will be playing, joined by the Chor des Theater Basels and conducted by Titus Engel. Baritone Holger Falk has already successfully premièred Michael Wertmüller’s Weine nicht, singe! at the Hamburgische Staatsoper in 2015 with the Swiss conductor. This is the first time he has worked together with director Lydia Steier who recently caused a sensation at the Salzburg Festival.

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Countertenor Rupert Enticknap to make his début at the Opéra National du Rhin

Rupert Enticknap is appearing as Mercurio in Giovanni Legrenzis La Divisione del Mondo (1675) for the first time at the Opéra National du Rhin Strasbourg. The première will take place on 8th February 2019 at 20:00. In this context, the countertenor will also be working together with Les Talens Lyriques, conductor Christophe Rousset and director Jetske Mijn for the first time.

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Sarah Maria Sun sings solo recital at the Konzerthaus Dortmund

The soprano and vocal artist Sarah Maria Sun will be showcasing her wide-ranging repertoire on 18th January 2019 and her skillful vocal expression in solo recital at the Konzerthaus DortmundThe programme includes John Cage’s The wonderful widow of eighteen springs, Rebecca Saunders’ for solo soprano, Georges Aperghis’ Récitations 8, 9 and 11, Luciano Berio’s Sequenza III for female voice as well as Luigi Nono’s La Fabbrica Illuminata.

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Beginning the year in Norway: Tora Augestad to sing New Year’s Concerts in the Stavanger & premiere of Marcus Paus in Asker

We are looking forward to Tora Augestad’s new year concerts in her home country, Norway: The mezzo-soprano will be heralding the start of the new year with the Stavanger Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Nick Davies and the Moderator Espen Beranek Holm. The concerts will take place on 9th / 10th / 11th / 12th January 2019, in the Stavanger Konserthus. The singer is interpreting Leonard Bernstein’s Somewhere, Kurt Weill’s Speak Low and Youkali as well as Marcus Paus’ Hate Songs.

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Return to the Komische Oper in Berlin: Fredrika Brillembourg in Barrie Kosky’s new production of Leonard Bernstein’s Candide

From 12th December 2018 the American mezzo-soprano Fredrika Brillembourg will be returning to the stage of the Komische Oper once again, this time as Old Lady in Bernstein’s Candide. To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the composer’s birthday, Barrie Kosky is bringing a hotly-anticipated new German version to the stage.

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Allison Bell: Début concert in Seoul

After her successful collaboration with the conductor Shinik Ham in Shanghai last year, Allison Bell will be making her début in Seoul on 6th December 2018 with the Symphony S.O.N.G. (Symphony Orchestra of the Next Generation) under the baton of Shinik Ham.

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Portraying Passion – Tora Augestad releases solo CD with Oslo Philharmonic

We are looking forward to Tora Augestad’s new CD recording Portraying Passion, which will be released on 12th November 2018 by LAWO Classics. Together with the Oslo Philharmonic and the conductors Joshua Weilerstein and Christian Eggen she is showcasing the wide range of her repertoire: Charles Ives’ Five Songs, Kurt Weill’s Seven Deadly Sins and the song cycle Hate Songs based on Dorothy Parker’s poems, which Marcus Paus has dedicated to the mezzo-soprano.

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Sarah Maria Sun and Salome Kammer invited to the Wien Modern festival

There are two concerts with our artists on the programme at this year’s Wien Modern festival:

On 24th November 2018, 19:30 pm, Sarah Maria Sun will perform the Austrian première of Peter Ruzicka’s Mnemosyne. Erinnerung und Vergessen in the Mozart Hall of the Wiener Konzerthaus.
On 25th November 2018, 11:00 am, Salome Kammer is appearing in a solo concert at the University of Vienna. She will be interpreting a vocally versatile repertoire. At the same time, the matinee is the opening for a two-day symposium with Salome Kammer, in cooperation with the University of Vienna, focussing on the topic Word – Sound – Shape.

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Concerts in Amsterdam and Luxembourg: Christina Daletska with Ensemble Resonanz

After the successful concerts in the Berlin Philharmonie, Elbphilharmonie Hamburg and the Wiener Konzerthaus in the spring of 2018, the mezzo-soprano Christina Daletska will be performing again with the Ensemble Resonanz. Upcoming dates are:
15th November 2018, 20:15, Musikgebouw aan’t IJ Amsterdam
16th November 2018, 20:00, Philharmonie Luxembourg, Rainy Days

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World premières with Salome Kammer @ Impuls Festival / Festival Neue Musik Rockenhausen / Milano Musica

Salome Kammer can be seen performing two world premières in autumn:

At the invitation of the Impuls Festival – New Music for Saxony-Anhalt, she will première the works of five young composers from five countries on 30th October 2018, 20:00 in the Steintor-Varieté hall. She will then interpret the première and first performance of This is the Game for voice and electronics by the young Italian composer Daniele Ghisi: On 4th November 2018, 19:00 at the Donnersberghalle Rockenhausen in the first year of the Festival Neue Musik Rockenhausen and on 23rd November 2018, 20:30 in the Pirelli HangarBicocca at the Festival Milano Musica.

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Holger Falk makes his USA début with lieder recital tour

Together with the pianist Julius Drake Holger Falk will perform three concerts –his débuts in New York City, Cleveland and Washington. The programme includes songs by Franz Schubert, Hanns Eisler, Erik Satie and Francis Poulenc.

The dates are:
21st October 2018, New York City(USA), Frick Collection
23rd October 2018, Cleveland (USA), Chamber Music Society
28th October 2018, Washington (USA), Phillips Collection

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Sarah Maria Sun: Première in Basel and début at the Cervantino Festival in Mexico

In October there are two exciting projects in Sarah Maria Sun’s calendar: The world première of Rainald Goetz’s Kolik at Gare du Nord Basel and her début at the Festival Internacional Cervantino in Mexico with Dieter Schnebel’s Yes I will YesKolik is a music theatre project from Jannik Giger, Leo Hofmann and Benjamin Van Bebber premièring on 18th October 2018, 20:00 at the Gare du Nord. The Mexican première of Dieter Schnebel’s extraordinary Molly Bloom soliloquy (from James Joyce’s Ulysses) Yes I Will Yes with percussionist Johannes Fischer in Guanajuata, Mexico is scheduled on 27th October 2018, 19:00.

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Philharmonia Orchestra début: Salome Kammer invited to perform at the South Bank Centre

We are looking forward to Salome Kammer’s début with the Philharmonia Orchestra for the British première of Hans Zender’s Cabaret Voltaire for soprano and orchestra. The concert will take place on 27th September 2018 at 6 pm in the Purcell Room of the Southbank Centre in London. Pierre-André Valade will be conducting the Philharmonia Orchestra.

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Rupert Enticknap with Neuwirth’s The Lost Highway at the Oper Frankfurt

After his success in Gluck’s Ezio, the countertenor is returning to the Oper Frankfurt on 12th September 2018. This time he is demonstrating his versatility in the German premiere of Olga Neuwirth’s The Lost Highway in the role of the Mystery Man. It is the first collaboration with the Ensemble Modern under the baton of Karsten Januschke. Additional performance dates are: 16th/17th/19th/21st/23rd September 2018 (Bockenheimer Depot).

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Carlotas Zimmer: Sarah Maria Sun with première at the Klangspuren Schwaz Festival

The Mexican composer, director and photographer Arturo Fuentes is dedicating the monodrama Carlotas Zimmerto the versatile singer Sarah Maria Sun, and the work will be premièred on 8th/9th September 2018 in Schwaz. At the centre of the drama is Princess Carlota, who for 60 years has imagined the return of her husband Maximilian, Emperor of Mexico, and has been driven mad by this.

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Holger Falk to make his début at the RuhrTriennale with H. W. Henze’s Das Floß der Medusa

The baritone will take over the role of Jean-Charles in Hans Werner Henze’s oratorio on 31st August 2018 in a scenic arrangement by Kornél Mundruczó and with production design by Márton Ágh in the Jahrhunderthalle Bochum. Steven Sloane conducts the Bochum Symphony, the Zürcher Sing-Akademie, the ChorWerk Ruhr and the Boy’s Choir of the Choir Academy Dortmund. More performances will take place on 1st/2nd September 2018.

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Tora Augestad to give her début with Christoph Marthaler première at the RuhrTriennale

The Norwegian mezzo-soprano and actress Tora Augestad will appear at the RuhrTriennale 2018 for the first time in two productions by director Christoph Marthaler: Universe, Incomplete with music by Charles Ives and Bekannte Gefühle, Gemischte GesichterAs artiste associé of the RuhrTriennale 2018-2020 Christoph Marthaler will be represented by various works he is directing. Universe, Incomplete will have its première on 17th August 2018 in the Jahrhunderthalle Bochum.

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New Artist: The British Countertenor Rupert Enticknap

We are very pleased to announce the new cooperation with Rupert Enticknap, one of Britain’s leading young countertenors. He has performed with renown Early Music ensembles and conductors and also brings along a great passion for modern and contemporary music repertoire. In the 2018/19 season, Rupert Enticknap will return to the Frankfurt Opera for Olga Neuwirth’s The Lost Highway together with the Ensemble Modern.

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Sarah Maria Sun to début with a Brass première at the Munich Opera Festival

On 13th July 2018, the soprano will sing the première of Nikolaus Brass’ new music theatre work The Passers-Byat the Munich Opera Festival. Her working relationship with the composer goes back a long way and she has already premièred several works by him, including Sommertag, Der Goldene Steig, Stimme und Tod. 

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Debut at the Kissinger Sommer: Tora Augestad & Music for a while 

The Norwegian singer and her long-standing jazz ensemble Music for a while will be performing for the first time in Bad Kissingen. In a Late Night Concert on 12th July 2018, the artists will showcase their musical spectrum ranging from a baroque repertoire of John Dowland, G.F. Handel, Jean-Philippe Rameau, Franz Schubert to Kurt Weill and Franz Bruinier.

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Fredrika Brillembourg back at the Deutsche Oper Berlin

In this season, the American mezzo-soprano will perform at the Deutsche Oper Berlin in the role of Marthe Schwerdtlein in Charles Gounod’s Faust. Philip Stölzl’s acclaimed production will resume on 23rd June 2018, with more performance dates including: 26th/29th June 2018, 19:00 and 3rd/6th July 2018, 19:00.

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As on a Sunshine Summer’s Day in Halle

On 30th May 2018 the Handel Festival Halle will be hosting the new programme with Tora Augestad and the Lautten Compagney Berlin. With Georg Friedrich Handel’s English songs from HWV, the mezzo-soprano is showing her musical scope and joy of improvisation once again and will continue the successful collaboration with the Lautten Compagney.

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Salome Kammer as Elsa in Sciarrino’s Lohengrin in Geneva

The vocal artist is slipping into the role of Elsa, abandoned by Lohengrin in Sciarrino’s musical monodrama. Together with the Ensemble Contrechamps and the conductor Michael Wendeberg, the work will be performed in concert on 25th May 2018 in the Victoria Hall Geneva. It is the continuation of a long-standing cooperation between the soloist and the Swiss ensemble.

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Malmö Opera presents a new production of Hans Gefors’ Opera Der Park with Zoltán Nyári

Tenor Zoltán Nyári will make his début in the role of Cyprian on 5th May 2018 at the Malmö Opera. Der Park by the Swedish composer Hans Gefors was premièred in 1992 in Wiesbaden, with the libretto by Botho Strauss.

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Allison Bell Down Under: Premiere in Auckland and debut at the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

On 19th April 2018, Australian soprano Allison Bell will première the new work Face by New Zealand composer Ross Harris with the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, the Voices New Zealand Chamber Choir, tenor Henry Choo, baritone Joel Amosa and conductor Anthony Hermus in Auckland.
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Christina Daletska: Concerts with the Ensemble Resonanz 

For the first time, the mezzo-soprano will be performing with the Ensemble Resonanz in spring and making her debut at the new Elbphilharmonie. Under the baton of Emilio Pomárico she sings the world première of migrants by Georges Aperghis as well as The Diary of One Who Disappeared (arranged by Johannes Schöllhorn) by Leos Janacek.
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Zoltán Nyári in Hundings hut

On March 24, 2018, the tenor will make his début at the Theater Chemnitz as Siegmund and will encounter his twin sister Sieglinde in Richard Wagner’s Die Walküre. It will be directed by Monique Wagemakers. Zoltán Nyári has already successfully sung the role a first time at the Staatstheater Oldenburg.
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Sarah Maria Sun to sing première of Heinz Holliger at the Zurich Opera House

Soprano Sarah Maria Sun will make her début on 4th March 2018 at the Zurich Opera House with the première of LUNEA by Heinz Holliger. She has been collaborating with the composer for some time now, and has already premièred several of his works.
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Berlin début: Allison Bell with the RSB in the Berlin Philharmonie

We are looking forward to soprano Allison Bell’s début on 4th March 2018 with the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin conducted by Vladimir Jurowski.
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Schönbergs Gurre-Lieder at the Casa da Música in Porto

The epochal work is being interpreted by Salome Kammer (Speaker) and Christina Daletska (Waldtaube) on 24th February 2018 at the Casa da Música in Porto. Stefan Blunier is conducting the Coro and the Orquestra Sinfónica do Porto Casa da Música.
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Baritone Holger Falk at the Oper Frankfurt with Manfred Trojahn

Holger Falk will be performing at the Oper Frankfurt once again in a new production playing the main part in Manfred Trojahn’s opera Enrico from the 21st January. Tobias Heyder is staging the opera (which premièred in 1990) in the Bockenheimer Depot, and Roland Böer will conduct the musicians of the Frankfurter Opern- und Museumsorchester. Other dates include: 23rd, 25th, 27th, 29th, 31st January, 2nd and 4th February 2018.
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Reunited with Christoph Marthaler: Tora Augestad in Zurich

On 14th December 2017, the curtain goes up at the Schauspielhaus Zürich on the new production of Mir nämeds uf öis (We take it upon ourselves) with Tora Augestad. This is the tenth joint Christoph Marthaler production that the singer is involved with.
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Salome Kammer to make a guest appearance in Christmas melodrama with the Gürzenich-Orchester Köln

As part of a children’s concert on the 17th December 2017 in the Kölner Philharmonie, the vocal artist Salome Kammer will be interpreting a story from Author Andrea Karimé, which has been set to music for a small orchestra for the first time.
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Holger Falk: Elias debut in Potsdam

We are very much looking forward to the debut of baritone Holger Falk as Elias in Mendelssohn’s eponymous oratorio performed during the annual winter opera Potsdam. The director Andreas Bode will stage Elias in the Friedenskirche Potsdam and Titus Engel will conduct the Kammerakademie Potsdam.
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Tora Augestad’s debut at the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra with a world premiere of Henrik Hellstenius

Bergen born singer Tora Augestad will make her debut with the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra and principal conductor Edward Gardner at the Grieghallen on 23 November 2017.
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Salome Kammer with premiere at Wien Modern and the Impuls Festival

On 4 November 2017 Salome Kammer will sing the premiere of Iris ter Schiphorst’s Das Imaginäre nach Lacan at the festival Wien Modern. The singer has already premiered several works by Iris ter Schiphorst in the past years.
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Holger Falk awarded the Jahrespreis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik 2017  

We are delighted that the CD Hanns Eisler Lieder Vol. 1 by baritone Holger Falk and pianist Steffen Schleiermacher received the award. The jury for the Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik chose the duo from 91 productions to be among the 12 winners of the Jahrespreis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik 2017.
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Celebrated new CD modern lied with Sarah Maria Sun

The new CD production modern lied by soprano Sarah Maria Sun and pianist Jan Philip Schulze is being praised by critics for its exceptional choice of repertoire and successful interpretation.
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Daniel Gloger at the Berliner Festspiele with Moonparsifal

 After the successful world premiere during the Wiener Festwochen 2017 the celebrated production of Moonparsifal Beta 9-23 by composer Bernhard Lang can be seen on stage on 15 / 16 / 18 October 2017 at the Berliner Festspiele. The experienced countertenor Daniel Gloger has been widely celebrated for his performance of the leading role.
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World premiere Kein Licht by Philippe Manoury at the Ruhrtriennale

On 25 August 2017 the soprano Sarah Maria Sun and the mezzo-soprano Christina Daletska sang the world premiere of Philippe Manoury’s light opera Kein Licht at the Ruhrtriennale.
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Tora Augestad to perform at the Lower Saxony Music Festival

Together with the Lautten Compagney Berlin the Norwegian mezzo-soprano Tora Augestad presents her new programme Wistful dream of times at the Lower Saxony Music Festival. The concerts will take place on 27 September 2017 in Obernkirchen and on 28 September 2017 in Bad Grund.


Zoltán Nyári: Debut as Siegmund in Oldenburg

We are very much looking forward to the debut of tenor Zoltán Nyári as Siegmund in Wagner’s Die Walküre at the Oldenburgisches Staatstheater in a production by Paul Esterhazy.
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ECHO-Klassik laureate Holger Falk releases first Hanns Eisler CD (04.07.2017)

The recently released CD Hanns Eisler Lieder Vol. 1 has been nominated for the Award of the Deutsche Schallplattenkritik on its Longlist. In a four-part CD edition, Holger Falk and Steffen Schleiermacher present the lied œuvre by Hanns Eisler.
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  • Nominations: Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik [German Record Critics’ Award] and International Classical Music Award

    We are delighted that the recently-released DVD of the Innsbruck Festival of Early Music La Dori by Pietro Antonio Cesti with Rupert Enticknap has been nominated for the Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik. The opera production was performed and recorded in summer 2019 at the Tiroler Landestheater as part of the Festival Weeks, under the direction of Stefano Vizioli. Rupert Enticknap sings the role of Oronte with the Accademia Bizantina under the musical direction of Ottavio Dantone. Opernglas Magazine was delighted: “As Oronte, Rupert Enticknap, with his pleasantly-timbred countertenor, brought out the alternating cycles of emotions with the implied expression of anger and melancholy”.

    In addition, we would like to congratulate Holger Falk on the nomination for the International Classical Music Award for his current CD recording Il Gondoliere Veneziano, which has also already been nominated for the Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik. The Süddeutsche Zeitung was won over: This record is one of the most beautiful Venice homages (…). The CD is equivalent to a visit to Venice (…) and avoids any risk of contagion, except with the music. Holger Falk’s musical partners for this recording are the Ensemble nuovo aspetto and the Klangkunstduo Merzouga.

    (published on 24 November 2020)

  • A new face at Doreen Lutz Artists: Sara Hershkowitz (coloratura soprano)

    We are delighted to welcome American coloratura soprano Sara Hershkowitz and look forward to collaborating with her. She was recently nominated Singer of the Year for the third time by the Opernwelt magazine for her outstanding interpretation of Soprano 1 in Luigi Nono’s Al Gran Sole Carico D’Amore at the Theater Basel. Sara Hershkowitz made a strong impression as Claire in Michael Wertmüller’s world première Diodati. Unendlich in early 2019 at the Theater Basel: Sara Hershkowitz as Claire shines as a virtuoso modern coloratura, rising to stratospheric heights in a spectacularly celebrated drum solo on stage according to enthusiastic reports by the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.

    With her own sensational interpretation of Mysteries of the Macabre by Ligeti she gave a concert with the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and Noord Netherlands Orchestra. She was also a guest of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, London Philharmonia Orchestra, the Theater an der Wien, Teatro Comunale di Bologna and the Teatro dell’ Opera di Roma. Renowned roles such as Venus/Gepopo (Le Grand Macabre), Sophie (Der Rosenkavalier), Governess (The Turn of the Screw), Zerbinetta (Ariadne auf Naxos) and Cunegone (Candide) all form part of her repertoire.

    (published on 27 October 2020)

  • New at Doreen Lutz Artists: THE PRESENT vocal ensemble

    We are looking forward to our new collaboration with newly-formed vocal ensemble THE PRESENT! The flexible ensemble for five to eight soloists, made up of Hanna Herfurtner, Olivia Stahn, Ida Aldrian, Amélie Saadia, Mirko Ludwig, Tim Karweick, Hiroshi Amako, Felix Schwandtke and Martin Gerke combines early and contemporary music in a special way through its extraordinary programmes. THE PRESENT brings unexpected links between the traditional and the contemporary to your ears. The ensemble was founded to mark the occasion of Annette Schlünz’s opera Tre Volti‘s world première at the Schwetzingen SWR Festival 2017 and was a guest there in 2019 with a concert programme celebrated by the audience and the press alike. In the 20/2021 season, THE PRESENT will be singing at the Vocal distancing: Jetzt live! evening at the 2020 Bregenz Festival, and will present the new programme Tracks of Perception – a new interpretation of the Vespers for the Blessed Virgin concept – at the Schwetzingen SWR Festival 2021.

    (published on 29 September 2020)

  • Salome Kammer sings world premières at the Impuls Festival

    Salome KammerAudiences can experience Salome Kammer at three concerts this year, at the Impuls Festival für Neue Musik Sachsen-Anhalt:
    on 14 October 2020, she will be singing the German première of Sarah Wéry’s Bukkake for voice, percussion, piano and violoncello at the Steintor-Varieté in Halle. The monodrama tells a tale of thoughtfulness and poetry. Bukkake features shells, buzzing ears, sudden breaths, songs, objects at the table and motionlessness. Three musicians accompany the monologue by mezzo-soprano Salome Kammer, whose individually-designed shell dress is also used as an instrument.

    The première of the new work by the Verworner Krause Kammerorchester, which was composed for Salome Kammer, will follow on 22 / 24 October 2020 at the Blitz Club Munich / Prinz Charles Berlin: the spotlight is on the vocal artist Salome Kammer, whose vocal agility is to be harnessed yet with the greatest calm and intensity. Between massive ranges of chords with high-tech imperatives and resolute grooves as an emphasis on a still-subversive fragility, a new aspect of chamber orchestra sound opens up, combining pop cultural aesthetics with contemporary music.

    (published on 13 October 2020)

  • Sarah Maria Sun interprets Kurtág’s Kafka Fragments for the first time

    A triple première for soprano Sarah Maria Sun: on 8 October 2020, she will interpret the challenging Kafka Fragments op. 24 for soprano and violin by György Kurtág for the first time, collaborating with the violinist Oswald Sallaberger in a completely new way. This work will also mark the soprano’s debut in the Haus der Musik, Innsbruck. In 1985/86, Kurtág distilled Kafka’s letters, diaries and short texts into forty miniatures for voice and violin. The demands on the singer range from extreme jumps and varied nuances of chanting to effusive screams – a wonderful challenge for the accomplished Sarah Maria Sun.

    (published on 7 September 2020)

  • New artist: Eva Resch (soprano)

    We are greatly looking forward to our new collaboration with soprano Eva Resch. Her current recording, Eden, with pianist Eric Schneider earned her the recent nomination as Singer of the Year for the Opus Klassik 2020, and she was also nominated for the German Record Critics’ Award. She presents herself on the CD with the Buch der hängenden Gärten (book of the hanging gardens) by Arnold Schönberg and other songs by Viktor Ullmann, Anton Webern and Franz Schreker, which she sang in recital at the Arnold Schönberg Center in Vienna. The magazine Opernwelt responded with enthusiasm: Her colourful soprano, which differentiates significantly between the voices, has a raw timbre, which – based on excellent interpretation of the text – combines tenderness with avant-garde nonchalance (…). Eva Resch will make her debut for the 2020/21 season with the Israel Contemporary Players at Mason’s Chaplin Operas in Tel Aviv. She has also appeared with the Chaplin Operas in concerts with the Ensemble Modern and the Collegium Novum, Zurich.

    Upcoming concert date:

    27 September 2020, Radialsystem, Berlin
    Arnold Schönberg Pierrot Lunaire op. 21
    Hanns Eisler Palmström op. 5
    Zafraan Ensemble, Miguel Pérez Iñesta (conductor), Eva Resch (soprano)

    (published on 7 September 2020)

  • New CD Il Gondoliere Veneziano with Holger Falk 

    We are delighted about the newly released CD Il Gondoliere Veneziano with baritone Holger Falk, ensemble nuovo aspetto and the sound art duo Merzouga. The programme combines gondolier songs from the 18th century with the Venetian soundscape of the present. The Canzoni da Battello are interspersed by the contrasting electro-acoustic Venice pieces by the duo Merzouga, who use baroque fragments as motifs, transposing melodic elements into the contemporary sound language, while preserving the integrity of the baroque music. The combination of these two approaches creates a Venice soundtrack as an overall, through-composed work. The production was recorded by WDR in 2018 and now appears on the newly founded Prospero label. After the programme’s première at the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg in April 2019, Marcus Stäbler for the Hamburger Abendblatt raved: Holger Falk finds exactly the right tone for this music: with a light sound that unites simplicity and sweetness in his almost tenor-like timbre. (…) Holger Falk changes colour in harmony with the musical surroundings like a vocal chameleon.

    (published on 15 April 2020)

  • Sarah Maria Sun releases outstanding new CD KILLER INSTINCTS

    The soprano breaks new ground and crosses all genre boundaries on her new album KILLER INSTINCTS, which was recorded at the Bayerischer Rundfunk München 2019 and will be released on Mode Records New York in April 2020. Following Sarah Maria Sun the result is “a politically incorrect perpetrators’ study. And it is satirizing the new generation of fascist politicians, who swagger about clear enemy images and simple solutions and became a horrible new fashion. For this purpose, I assembled cynical, black-humorous monologues. The narrators of these monologues are stupid, selfish, spineless, lazy, greedy, corrupt, cold blooded, clever, charismatic, shrewd and charming narcissists, who twist us – just like in real life – around their little fingers.” KILLER INSTINCTS is a collection of stylistically different songs, from classics, contemporary music, musicals, pop and rock, including songs such as Tom Waits’ Just the right bullets, John Kander’s When you’re good to Mama, Stefan Wolpe’s Hitler, Alan Price’s Justice, Leonard Bernstein’s There’s a law about men. The singer is harmoniously accompanied by Jan Philip Schulze (piano, electric organ), Hubert Steiner (guitar, banjo, electric bass) and Bernd Oezsevim (drums). When her first solo CD Modern Lied was released on Mode Records in 2017, the Süddeutsche Zeitung lauded: Sun is a phenomenon of musical intelligence, agility and joyful leaps to the high notes, the elegance in complex speech and sound structures.

    (published on 18 March 2020)

  • New Artist: mezzo-soprano Kate Howden

    We are very delighted to announce the new cooperation with the young Australian mezzo-soprano Kate Howden. She is an inaugural member of the Hannigan’s Equilibrium Artists mentorship scheme. Having been chosen out of 350 applicants from 39 countries for Equilibrium, Kate sang Baba the Turk in Igor Stravinsky’s The Rake’s Progress with the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra and Anthony Turnage’s Twice Through the Heart and Stravinsky’s Pulcinella at Ojai Festival in California i.a.. Further engagements have taken her to the Royal Opera House London Aldeburgh Festival, Wigmore Hall, Canberra International Music Festival among others.

    (published on 9 March 2020)

  • Holger Falk premières new opera by Manfred Trojahn in Bonn

    We are looking forward to the première of the monodrama Ein Brief by composer Manfred Trojahn, which will be performed on 8th February 2020 with baritone Holger Falk in the main role at the Theater Bonn. This world première will be combined with Ludwig von Beethoven’s oratorio Christus am Ölberge to create a scenic evening, directed by choreographer Reinhild Hoffmann. The Beethoven Orchester Bonn will be conducted by general music director Dirk Kaftan. Ein Brief functions as a kind of prologue to Beethoven’s work and is based on the original letter from Lord Chandos to Francis Bacon by Hofmannsthal, in which a young poet writes to his mentor and speaks of his doubts as to whether he is still able to perform the accomplishments which are expected of him after his early publications. After his success as Enrico in Trojahn’s opera of the same name at the Oper Frankfurt, Holger Falk will now perform this première as an accomplished character actor and vocal chameleon. Other performance dates in Bonn include: 14th February 2020, 12th/28th March 2020, 5th/11th April 2020 as well as at the Theater an der Wien: 29th February 2020.

    (published on 21 January 2020)

  • Tora Augestad: Extraordinary Schubert Lounge celebrates première in Norway

    Following the successful première of Eivind Buene’s Schubert Lounge as part of the Eclat Festival 2019, the outstanding project will also be going to Norway this winter. It is based on the concept of the Schubertiade from Eivind Buenes perspective as singer-songwriter, resulting in a Schubert Lounge series: The Norwegian composer, singer and pianist Eivind Buene interprets English-language “pop hymns” from Schubert’s Lied compositions on a Fender Rhodes. Mezzo-soprano Tora Augestad and baritone Halvor Festervoll Melien complement this extraordinary winter trip with their impressive interpretations of Schubert’s songs in German. The performances will take place on 30th January 2020 at the Nordlysfestivalen in Tromsø and on 1st February 2020 at the Ilios Festival in Harstad with the Oslo Sinfonietta and conductor and pianist Christian Eggen.

    (published on 14 January 2020)

  • Winter in Schwetzingen: Rupert Enticknap performing with Christina Pluhar at the Rokokotheater

    300 years after the world première of Georg Casper Schürmann’s opera Die getreue Alceste the work will be performed on the opera stage once again since its rediscovery in Hamburg three years ago. On 1st December 2019, Rupert Enticknap will be making his début in the role of Admetus at the Winter in Schwetzingen, which is presented every year by the Theater Heidelberg. Renowned lutenist Christina Pluhar will be the musical director and the production will be staged by Jan Esslinger. Other soloists appearing on the stage of the Rokokotheater will include Elisabeth Breuer (Hyppolite), Maximilian Hashemi (Pluto), Sophie Junker (Alceste), Emmanuelle de Negri (Cephise) and Ipča Ramanović (Hercules). Additional dates for the production are:

    5th/15th/17th/21st/23rd/27th December 2019 and 11th/16th/26th/31st January 2020.

    (published on 26 November 2019)

  • New Year at the Elbphilharmonie: Sarah Maria Sun as Eliza Doolittle in “My Fair Lady”

    We are particularly looking forward to this special turn of the year with Sarah Maria Sun, who will be singing the role of Eliza Doolittle in Frederick Loewe’s My Fair Lady on 30th/31st December 2019 and 1st January 2020 at the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg. She will be performing with the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester, under the baton of its principal conductor Alan Gilbert. The semi-staged production will be directed by Michael Sturminger, who has already directed Sarah Maria Sun’s celebrated performance of Elsa in Sciarrino’s Lohengrin at the Salzburg Easter Festival 2017. She was nominated Singer of the Year by Opernwelt magazine for this performance. The My Fair Lady cast also includes the NDR choir, Michael Maertens as Henry Higgins, Jens Larsen as Alfred Doolittle i. a..

    On 10th January 2020, the versatile soprano will then be interpreting Jörg Widmann’s Versuch über die Fuge for soprano and orchestra at the WDR Funkhaus in Cologne with the WDR Sinfonieorchester, conducted by the composer himself. The concert will be recorded and broadcast live by WDR 3. Sarah Maria Sun has performed this work on several occasions, most recently during the Würzburg Mozart Festival. Jörg Widmann is the current season’s Artist in Residence of the WDR Sinfonieorchester.

    (published on 12 December 2019)

  • Autumn sounds: Holger Falk & Tora Augestad to release new solo CDs

    With Hanns Eisler Lieder Vol. 4, baritone Holger Falk and pianist Steffen Schleiermacher will have completed their already award-winning series of Eisler Lieder with MDG. This final CD will be available in November 2019 and explores Eisler’s Lieder from the years 1917-1929 and his working period in Vienna and Berlin, including the exceptional song cycle Zeitungsausschnitte op.11, in which Eisler consciously moves away from bourgeois concert lyrics. Their first Eisler CDs honoured with the German Record Critics’ Award 2017 and the Gramophone Editor’s Choice Award. In addition, Holger Falk has just been nominated for the Opus Klassik 2019 as Singer of the Year and best solo recording vocal: Lied.

    On 23rd November 2019, Tora Augestad will release her new CD DIALOGUES on the label Grappa. Recorded in the Rainbow Studios in Oslo, it presents her favourite duets with fellow musicians she has been friends with for a long time, including Trygve Brøske (piano), Stian Carstensen (accordion), Mathias Eick (trumpet & piano), Christian Eggen (piano), Trygve Seim (saxophone) and many others. On 10th December 2019 the singer and her fellow musicians will celebrate the occasion with a Release Concert in the Parkteatret Oslo. For her last CD recording Portraying Passion (LAWO classics, Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra) with works by Weill, Ives and Paus, she was nominated for the German Record Critics’ Award as well being chosen as Star/CD of the month by Fono Forum and Opernwelt magazine. In 2019, the recording received the Spellemannprisen, the Norwegian equivalent of the Grammy award in the US.

    (published on 5 November 2019)

  • Bekannte Gefühle, Gemischte Gesichter: Tora Augestad at the Festival d’Automne Paris

    After Christoph Marthaler’s celebrated Volksbühne production was recently performed at the Ruhrtriennale Bochum, de Singel in Antwerp, in Montpellier, Oslo and Moscow, Bekannte Gefühle, Gemischte Gesichter is now making its last appearance at the renowned Festival d’Automne in Paris. On 21st/22nd/23rd/24th November 2019, Tora Augestad will be performing on the stage of the Grande Halle de la Villette Paris together with Hildegard Alex, Marc Bodnar, Magne Håvard Brekke, Raphael Clamer, Altea Garrido, Olivia Grigolli, Ueli Jäggi, Jürg Kienberger, Sophie Rois, Lilith Stangenberg, Ulrich Voss and Nikola Weisse. Musically directed by Bendix Dethleffsen works by Mozart, Handel, Schubert, Boby Lapoint and other wide-ranged repertoire will come to life. The stage and costumes have been designed by Anna Viebrock.

    (published on 12 November 2019)

  • Sarah Maria Sun to sing Iris ter Schiphorst première in Amsterdam

    After Sarah Maria Sun’s successful performance of The Seven Deadly Sins by Weill and Pierrot Lunaire by Schönberg at the Beethovenfest Bonn, her next joint project with Ensemble Modern will be on 7th November 2019: the world première of Assange by Iris ter Schiphorst at the Muziekgebouw aan’t IJ in Amsterdam. There will be another performance on 8th November 2019 at the November Music festival in the Verkadefabriek ‘s-Hertogenbosch. The programme will also feature Enno Poppe conducting his composition Scherben (2000/01), a world première by Zeynep Gedizlioglu as well as György Ligeti’s Concerto for Piano and Orchestra (1985-88).

    (published on 31 October 2019)

  • Daniel Gloger to appear with Ensemble Musikfabrik in Essen and Cologne

    Daniel GlogerAs part of the NOW! Transit festival at the Philharmonie Essen, the countertenor Daniel Gloger will be performing Stephan Winkler’s music theatre work Schweres tragend on 31st October 2019 in Essen. This will be followed by another concert in the WDR Funkhaus in Cologne on 3rd November 2019. The work for two singers, five instrumentalists and electronics will be interpreted by Ensemble Musikfabrik, conductor Bas Wiegers and soprano Sachika Ito. Daniel Gloger recently worked successfully with the Dutch conductor in Klagenfurt and Dijon as part of the world première of Georg Friedrich Haas’ new music theatre work Koma. He also has a long-standing relationship with Ensemble Musikfabrik.

    (published on 22 October 2019)

  • Tora Augestad in operetta fever in Lucerne

    On 26th October 2019, mezzo-soprano Tora Augestad will perform at the Luzerner Theater for the first time and will sing the role of Mary Lou in Paul Abraham’s Märchen im Grand Hotel. The new production is staged by Bram Jansen and the Luzerner Sinfonieorchestra will be conducted by William Kelley. Tora Augestad has worked together with Christoph Marthaler for years and specialises in exceptional productions and is now performing in another starring role in Lucerne. Joining her on the stage are Jason Cox (Sam Macintosh), Heidi Maria Glössner (Infantin Isabella), Robert Maszl (Prinz Andreas Stephan), Vuyani Mlinde (Präsident Chamoix) and Samuel Streiff (Albert, Zimmerkellner).

    Additional dates include:
    30th October 2019
    3rd/7th/15th/17th/29th November 2019
    1st/7th/30th December 2019
    19th/26th January 2020
    13th March 2020

    (published on 15 October 2019)

  • Sarah Maria Sun takes Arturo Fuentes’ monodrama La habitación de Carlota to Mexico

    Sarah Maria SunAfter the successful première at Klangspuren Schwaz, soprano Sarah Maria Sun will be interpreting Arturo Fuentes’ monodrama La habitación de Carlota (Carlota’s room) on 19th and 20th October 2019 as part of the Vertice festival in Mexico City. The work is based on Fernando del Paso’s novel Noticias del imperio. At the centre of the drama is Princess Carlota, who for 60 years has imagined the return of her husband Maximilian, Emperor of Mexico, and has been driven mad by this. The Ensamble Vértice will be playing under the baton of Christian Ghomer. On 25th October 2019, Sarah Maria Sun will also be singing a recital with works by John Cage, Wolfgang Rihm, Fausto Romitelli, Salvatore Sciarrino, Georges Aperghis, among others, at the festival at the Casa Del Lago Juan José Arreola in Mexico City. She will be accompanied by Pablo Gòmez on guitar and Edith Ruiz on piano. She will also be focussing on contemporary vocal repertoire in a master class with young singers.

    (published on 10 October 2019)

  • Début at the Festival d’Automne Paris: Holger Falk to perform Mason’s Chaplin Operas at the Cité de la musique

    After his performance of the Chaplin Operas at the Tonhalle Maag in Zurich in September, with the Collegium Novum Zurich, Holger Falk will be interpreting the work again on 11th October 2019 with Ensemble Modern and Johannes Kalitzke at the Cité de la musique in Paris. The concert will take place as part of the renowned Festival d’Automne à Paris and will be Holger Falk’s début at the festival. Benedict Mason set the three silent films Easy Street / The Immigrant / The Adventurer to music in 1989 in his work Chaplin Operas, which has since been performed many times internationally. Together with soprano Eva Resch, baritone Holger Falk will bring the various crazy and lovable characters in Chaplin’s films to life.

    (published on 1 October 2019)

  • Début at the Ópera de Oviedo: Rupert Enticknap in G. F. Handel’s Rinaldo

    We are looking forward to Rupert Enticknap’s début on 6th October 2019 at the Ópera de Oviedo as Eustazio in George Frideric Handel’s Rinaldo. The Orquesta Oviedo Filarmonía will be conducted by Aarón Zapico, with stage and video direction by Kobie Van Rensburg. Staged using a blue screen, the singers are incorporated into live videos, creating an astounding visual world. The other soloists are Lenneke Ruiten as Almirena/Sirena, Xavier Sabata as Rinaldo and Matthew Brook as Argante i.a..
    Other dates include: 8th, 10th, 13th October 2019.

    (published on 24 September 2019)

     

  • Holger Falk: Performing at the Eroica music festival at the Alte Oper Frankfurt

    Baritone Holger Falk will be performing Georges Aperghis’ monodrama Le soldat inconnu  together with the Ensemble Modern under the baton of Pablo Rus Broseta in Frankfurt on 26th September 2019. The concert is taking place as part of the Eroica music festival at the Alte Oper Frankfurt, which is dedicated to works from the 20th/21st centuries and always marks the start of the new season each year. Holger Falk has already performed the Greek première in 2014 in the Megaron Athens Concert Hall, and recently successfully performed Aperghis’ oratorio Hamletmaschine at the Eight Bridges Festival at the Kölner Philharmonie. In Le soldat inconnu, he addresses the senselessness of war and death of countless young people. Aperghis refers to Franz Kafka’s story Das Stadtwappen, a text about the Tower of Babel, which makes the extremely precise and unvarnished point that thousands of people die without knowing what for.

    (published on 10 September 2019)

  • New season start for Sarah Maria Sun: Revival of 4.48 Psychose at the Semperoper Dresden and Schönberg & Weill at the Beethovenfest in Bonn

    On 7th September 2019 soprano Sarah Maria Sun will reprise the role of Gwen in the revival ofPhilip Venables’ (1979) 4.48 Psychose at the Semperoper Dresden. The German production of the music theatre work was successfully premièred in the 18/19 season in Dresden (directed by Tobias Heyder). Other dates include: 9th, 10th, 13th and 15th September 2019.

    On 21st September 2019 Sarah Maria will then sing Arnold Schönberg’s Pierrot Lunaire and Kurt Weill’s Die sieben Todsünden at the Beethovenfest in Bonn. HK Gruber will be conducting the Ensemble Modern and Amarcord. The soprano interpreted Schönberg’s Pierrot in a concert at the Semperoper as recently as June 2019 together with musicians from the Staatskapelle Dresden.

    (published on 3 September 2019)

  • Daniel Gloger to sing Gordon Kampe première at the Ruhrtriennale

    On 4th and 5th September 2019, countertenor Daniel Gloger will perform the première of Gordon Kampe’s Gefährliche Operette. Eine Wiederbelebung in the Maschinenhaus Essen as part of the Ruhrtriennale. The composer is marking Jacques Offenbach’s 200th birthday by focussing on the genre of Operetta and contrasting its myth with an absurd revue-like deconstruction, constantly referring to the original format. In this one-person chamber operetta, Daniel Gloger is once again able to showcase his acting wit and musical breadth and flexibility. Gefährliche Operette. Eine Wiederbelebung will be conducted by Catherine Larsen-Maguire, and the experienced new music ensemble Ascolta will be playing.

    (published on 27 August 2019)

  • Rupert Enticknap returns to the Innsbruck Festival of Early Music & makes his début at the Kölner Philharmonie

    The new production of Pietro Antonio’s Cesti La Dori directed by Stefano Vizioli will be performed at the Tiroler Landestheater on 24th & 26th August 2019 as part of the Innsbruck Festival of Early Music. Rupert Enticknap will sing the role of Oronte with the Accademia Bizantina under the baton of Ottavio Dantone. The countertenor also performed at the Innsbruck Festival in 2012 as Ottone in Monteverdi’s L’Incoronazione di Poppea as well as in a Lieder recital and is a prize winner of the prestigious Cesti competition.

    On 30th August 2019, Rupert Enticknap will then make his début at the Kölner Philharmonie in a concert performance of Giovanni Legrenzi’s opera La Divisione Del Mondo (1675), which was premièred in the spring of 2019 at the Opéra National du Rhin Strasbourg. He will be accompanied by Les Talens Lyriques and conductor Christophe Rousset. The concert is being performed at the new Original. Klang. Köln. Felix!, which focuses on historical performance practices.

    (published on 20 August 2019)

  • New production for the RuhrTriennale: Tora Augestad returns to Bochum with Marthaler’s Nach den letzten Tagen. Ein Spätabend

    Tora AugestadIn a new version of Letzte Tage. Ein Vorabend, which was critically acclaimed at the Wiener Festwochen in 2013, Christoph Marthaler and Stephanie Carp are once again addressing the loss of democracy against a backdrop of rising national chauvinism in many countries in Europe and beyond. The world première of Nach den letzten Tagen. Ein Spätabend will take place on 21st August 2019 in the newly opened Auditorium Audimax at the Ruhr University in Bochum.

    Additional dates include:
    22nd/24th/25th/28th/29th/30th/31st August 2019
    1st September 2019

    Last summer, mezzo-soprano Tora Augestad appeared in the successful homage to Charles Ives’ Universe, Incomplete at the Jahrhunderthalle in Bochum and in Bekannte Gefühle, Gemischte Gesichter. She was celebrated in the press:

    Nordic Heroine Tora Augestad sings beautifully. (SZ, Egbert Tholl)
    Soprano Tora Augestad is a phenomenon. (NZZ, Daniele Muscionico)

    Her artistic partners in 2019 are: Uli Fussenegger (musical direction), Duri Bischoff (staging), Sarah Schittek (costume design), Carina Brown Schmidt, Bendix Dethleffsen, Walter Hess, Ueli Jäggi, Katja Kolm, Stefan Merki, Josef Ostendorf, Elisa Plüss, Bettina Stucky, etc.

    (published on 30 July 2019)

  • Salome Kammer makes her début at the Helsinki Festival 2019 with Schönberg’s epochal Gurre-Lieder

    On 16th & 17th August 2019, Salome Kammer will be performing at the Helsinki Music Centre as the narrator in Gurre-Lieder. It is her first cooperation with the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, the Lahti Symphony Orchestra and conductor Susanna Mälkki. Other soloists include: Wolfgang Ablinger-Sperrhacke (Klaus Narr), Katharina Karnéus (Waldtaube), Emily Magee (Tove), Gidon Saks (Bauer) and Torsten Kerl (Waldemar).

    Salome Kammer has already very successfully interpreted the part of the narrator at the Casa da Música in Porto and at the Beethovenfest in Bonn. The Bonner Generalanzeiger raved:

    Salome Kammer brought a very special colour into play as the narrator. She performed the melodrama just before the end of the piece with great dedication and a wealth of expression, which revealed her immense experience as a musician and as an actor.

    (published on 30 July 2019)

  • Rupert Enticknap: Opening concert with the Trondheim Symphony Orchestra at the Olavsfest Trondheim

    On 28th July 2019, countertenor Rupert Enticknap will sing in James MacMillan’s A European Requiem in the great Nidarosdom cathedral in Trondheim as part of the Olavsfest opening concert. The Trondheim Symphony Orchestra will be conducted by the composer himself and will be joined by the Trondheim Symphony Choir, the Utopia & Reality Chamber Choir and the Trondheim vocal ensemble. The work was premièred at the BBC Proms in 2017 and deals with Brexit and its consequences for Europe. The programme will also include Annette Dasch singing Richard Strauss’ Vier letzte Lieder. Rupert Enticknap has previously performed Handel’s Messiah with the Trondheim Symphony Orchestra. Now he will be making his début at the Olavsfest in Trondheim.

    (published on 11 July 2019)

  • World première in Munich: Salome Kammer to sing the première of Felix Leuschner’s Requiem für einen Lebenden at the Munich Opera Festival

    On 21st July 2019, Salome Kammer will interpret the première of the new opera by Felix Leuschner at the Bayerische Staatsoper/Munich Opera Festival in the Reithalle Munich. Composer Leuschner, librettist Reto Finger and director Manuel Schmitt are basing the work around the uncertain situation of a death row inmate, who does not know the date of his execution. The piece for two singers and one actor is characterised by personal encounters with people affected in Texas and the different realities of people living on both sides of the bars. The Requiem is also being performed on 22nd/23rd/24th July 2019. The Ensemble Interface will be playing under conductor Armando Merino Alcalde and Salome Kammer will be joined on stage by mezzo-soprano Adriana Bastidas-Gamboa and actor Ben Daniel Jöhnk.

    Salome Kammer already appeared at the Bayerische Staatsoper with Jörg Widmann’s Das Gesicht im Spiegel and is now returning to the venue.

    (published on 9 July 2019)

  • In the vocal spotlight: Holger Falk to appear at the Ludwigsburg Festival and the Wiener Konzerthaus

    After recitals at Heidelberger Frühling festival and the Rathauskonzerte Regensburg, Holger Falk will be appearing at the Ludwigsburger Schlossfestspiele twice this summer: First in the Liederoper Himmelerde at the Theaterhaus Stuttgart on 4th/5th June 2019, where, together with Musicbanda Franui, Familie Flöz and soprano Maria Bengtsson, he will be performing Lieder by Franz Schubert, Robert Schumann, Gustav Mahler, Anton Webern and other composers. Himmelerde is a co-production with the Staatsoper Berlin and the Theaterhaus Stuttgart. Then he will be singing a Hanns Eisler Lieder recital with his pianist Steffen Schleiermacher in the Musikhalle Ludwigsburg on 10th July 2019.

    On 15th June 2019, he will make his début at the Wiener Konzerthaus as part of the Nouvelles Aventures series with Sofia Gubaidulina’s Perception together with soprano Yeree Suh, conductor Christian Eggen, the Minguet Quartet and members of Ensemble Musikfabrik.

    (published on 16 May 2019)

  • Christina Daletska to sing Michael Pelzel’s première at the Zurich Opera House

    Christina DaletskaSwiss composer Michael Pelzel’s (* 1978) first music theatre work, titled Last Call, will première at the Zurich Opera House on 28th June 2019. Mezzo-soprano Christina Daletska will sing the role of Johnny, returning to the venue after interpreting the role of Lucilla in La scala di seta by Gioachino Rossini. Conductor Jonathan Stockhammer will be drawing on his years of experience with contemporary music repertoire as he conducts the ensemble Opera Nova (made up of musicians from the Philharmonia Zürich), and the work will be directed by Chris Kondek.

    Librettist Dominik Riedo has conceived a digitally induced doomsday scenario that results in all of humanity being evacuated from planet Earth.

    Additional dates include: 29th June 2019 and 4th/6th July 2019, at 7 pm.
    The other singers on the stage will be Alina Adamski (Trendy-Sandy-Mandy), Ruben Drole (Urguru), Thomas Erlank (Harald Gottwitz), Jungrae Noah Kim (Dr. Karitzoklex) and Annette Schönmüller (Sulamit).

    (published on 6 June 2019)

  • Tora Augestad to sing new oratorio by Philippe Manoury in Cologne, Paris and Hamburg

    It will be her début with the Gürzenich-Orchestra of Cologne and her first collaboration with conductor François-Xavier Roth and director Nicolas Stemann: on 19th May 2019, the mezzo-soprano Tora Augestad will interpret the première of Lab.oratorium by French composer Philippe Manoury in the Kölner Philharmonie. After additional concerts there on 20th and 21st May, the partially-staged piece will be performed on 27th May 2019 in the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg and on 3rd June 2019 in the Philharmonie de Paris. Other contributors include IRCAM Paris, the SWR Vokalensemble, Thomas Goepfer (electronics), Rinnat Moriah (soprano), Sebastian Rudolph (actor) and Patrycia Ziolkowska (actress).

    In Lab.Oratorium– an experimental blend of drama and oratorio, electro-acoustic audio theatre and orchestral spatial music – Philippe Manoury and Nicolas Stemann open a door to the tragedy of refugees. Poems by Ingeborg Bachmann, texts by Elfriede Jelinek and documentary material are used as a point of departure for an exploration of a civilisation that has reached a crossroads. “There is war at the southern and eastern borders of our prosperity ghetto,” states Navid Kermani. “Every individual refugee is an intrusion of reality into our consciousness.” Charges are being brought against sea rescue workers because of their humanitarian mission, and lifeboats are being denied permission to dock. And although fewer and fewer people are arriving, populist parties continue to feed off the fear of foreign infiltration and continue to promote internal conflicts in Europe by doing so. (Source Elbphilharmonie).

    (published on 2 May 2019)

  • World premières at the Wittener Tage für neue Kammermusik festival 2019 with Sarah Maria Sun

    Sarah Maria SunOn 12th May 2019, Sarah Maria Sun, together with the musicians Marco Blaauw (trumpet), Carl Rosman (clarinet) and Dirk Rothbrust (percussion), will première three new works at the Rudolf Steiner Schule Witten: Sasha J. Blondeau’s Atlas I: In principio, Sara Glojnarić’s Artefacts #2 and Mikel Urquiza’s Alfabet. Sarah Maria Sun has been a guest at the Wittener Tage für Neue Kammermusik several times before, most recently with the WDR Symphony Orchestra and the Diotima Quartet. She has already interpreted more than 300 premières and is considered to be an absolute specialist in contemporary music. Her musical trio partners from the Musikfabrik ensemble are specialist of this repertoire as well.

    (published on 2 May 2019)

     

  • Holger Falk to open the Elbphilharmonie Easter Festival with Venice programme, as well as the Eight Bridges Festival in Cologne with Aperghis’ Hamletmaschine

    On 17th April 2019, baritone Holger Falk will open the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg’s Easter Festival with the Il Gondoliere Veneziano programme. Together with the baroque ensemble nuovo aspetto and the sound art duo Merzouga, he will perform the première of Gondolier songs of the 18th Century in Venetian sound landscape. Electro-acoustic sounds of the lagoon city will be combined with the baroque hits, compiled by the British publisher John Walsh.

    On 30th April 2019 the opening of the Eight Bridges Festival / Music for Cologne will take place with Georges Aperghis’ Hamletmaschine in the Kölner Philharmonie. Before that, the piece will be performed at the Muziekgebouw Aan’t IJ in Amsterdam on 25th April 2019. The extraordinary oratorio refers to Heiner Müller’s play of the same name and will be performed by renowned specialists: Asko|Schönberg, Bas Wiegers (conductor), SWR Vokalensemble, Sarah Aristidou (soprano), Romain Bischoff (baritone), Christian Dierstein (percussion), Holger Falk (baritone), Genevieve Strosser (viola).

    (published on 26 March 2019)

  • Sarah Maria Sun showcases her outstanding versatility in Stuttgart, Innsbruck and Dresden

    The Soprano is heralding the start of an intense musical spring: Her interpretation of Heinz Holliger’s Dämmerlicht and Mahler’s Symphony No. 4 on 11th/12th April 2019 with the Tiroler Symphonieorchester under the baton of Heinz Holliger in Innsbruck will be followed right away on the 14th April 2019 by a special Lieder recital: at the invitation of the Internationale Hugo-Wolf-Akademie Stuttgart Sarah Maria Sun, accompanied by her like-minded pianist Jan Philip Schulze, will sing songs by John Cage, Wolfgang Rihm, Georges Aperghis, as well as a première by Rolf Riehm. The Aleph Guitar Quartet will also be performing in the concert at the Hospitalhof Stuttgart with Bernhard Lang’s Cold Trip Pt. I.

    On 26th April 2019 the singer will then interpret the role of Gwen in the German première of Philip Venables’ (1979) 4.48 Psychosis at the Semperoper Dresden. The Opera refers to Sarah Kane’s eponymous theatre piece and was premièred at the Royal Opera House/Lyric Hammersmith in London in 2016, and was also celebrated at the PrototypeFestival in NYC at the beginning of this year. Philip Venables has now developed a German version based on the translation by the Dresden poet and essayist Durs Grünbein. Additional dates include: 29th April 2019, 3rd/4th/6th/8th/10th May 2019. Max Renne is in charge of musical direction and it will be directed by Tobias Heyder.

    (published on 4 April 2019)

  • Daniel Gloger to sing in a new production of Georg Friedrich Haas’ Opera Koma in Klagenfurt and Dijon

    After the successful première of Koma, the final opera in the trilogy by Georg Friedrich Haas and Händl Klaus, which was performed at the Schwetzinger SWR Festival 2016, Daniel Gloger is now singing in the new reworked production at the Stadttheater Klagenfurt as well as at the Opéra de Dijon.The première will take place on 28th March 2019 in Klagenfurt. Additional dates include:

    Stadttheater Klagenfurt
    30th March 2019, 19.30
    2nd/4th/12th April 2019, 19.30
    3rd/8th/11th/15th May 2019, 19.30

    Auditorium, Opéra de Dijon
    14th/15th June 2019, 20.00

    Bas Wiegers will be conducting the Kärntner Sinfonieorchester. The production is directed by Immo Karaman with stage and costume design by Nicola Reichert. The countertenor’s close collaboration with composer Georg Friedrich Haas goes back many years, beginning with his opera Melancholia (performed in cities such as Graz, Paris, Bergen and Oslo).

    (published on 12 March 2019)

  • Holger Falk: Professorship at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz

    From the summer semester of 2019, Holger Falk will start his professorship for Lied Interpretation and Performance Practice for Contemporary Music at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz. We are delighted about his appointment to this renowned university. This is a completely new professorship for lied singing, extended to include the interpretation of contemporary music, making it unique in this form. The “Performance Practice for Contemporary Music” master’s programme was previously only available to instrumentalists. Now it will also be available to vocal students. Holger Falk is particularly pleased about this, because “the singing tradition at conservatories does not usually venture beyond Hugo Wolf. I have been advocating for this for a long time now. This master’s programme will now deal exclusively with contemporary music or music from the last 50 or 60 years. By combining classical lied singing and contemporary music, the professorship brings together the things I most love to do.

    (published on 7 March 2019)

  • Tora Augestad is presented Performer of the Year 2018 prize and sings Première with Bergen Philharmonic

    Mezzo-soprano Tora Augestad has been awarded the “Performer of the Year 2018” prize by the Norwegian Society of Composers, which is presented once a year. This prize is awarded to soloists or ensembles who have made a special contribution to contemporary music. The Society of Composers paid tribute to her national and international activities spanning nearly two decades as a versatile artist and her constant dedication to Norwegian contemporary repertoire. The prize has been awarded since 1985 and comes with 50,000 Norwegian kroner as prize money and another 50,000 NOK for a concert or commission with a contemporary Norwegian composer. The award ceremony took place on 14th December 2018.

    The première of Henrik Hellstenius’ Dichterliebe, based on Robert Schumann’s cycle, as well as songs by Jean Sibelius and Gustav Mahler will be performed on 6th March 2019 in Bergen together with the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra. It is the continuation of a series of concerts with her hometown’s renowned orchestra. The concert will be conducted by Risto Joost.

    (published on 28 February 2019)

  • Daniel Gloger with Olga Neuwirth’s “The Outcast” in the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg

    After the dialogue concert on 19th February 2019 at the Oper Frankfurtin which Daniel Gloger interpreted Olga Neuwirth’s Nomi Songs together with the Ensemble Modern, the countertenor is making his début on 4th March 2019 in the great hall of the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg with Neuwirth’s The Outcast. Hommage to Herman Melville. The singer has already performed several works by the Austrian composer and is appearing in Hamburg for the first time as Queepeg, first harpooner in The Outcast. It is also the first collaboration with the ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra and Ilan Volkov. The performance of this musicstallation-theatre is staged by the video artist Netia Jones, with sound direction by Gilbert Nouno. This production was performed as part of the Wien Modern Festival programme in 2018. Other performers include the Company of Music vocal ensemble, the Munich Boys’ Choir, the soprano Emily Hindrichs, the baritone Omar Ebrahim and the singer Georgette Dee.

    (published on 14 February 2019)

  • World première at the Theater Basel: Holger Falk sings Lord Byron in Michael Wertmüller’s new music-theatre work

    On 21st February 2019 the curtain will go up on the première of Wertmüller’s Diodati. Unendlich at the Theater Basel. The libretto was written by Dea Loher. The Sinfonieorchester Basel will be playing, joined by the Chor des Theater Basels and conducted by Titus Engel. Baritone Holger Falk has already successfully premièred Michael Wertmüller’s Weine nicht, singe! at the Hamburgische Staatsoper in 2015 with the Swiss conductor. This is the first time he has worked together with director Lydia Steier who recently caused a sensation at the Salzburg Festival.

     

    Additional dates include:

    24th February 2019, 18:30
    1st/7th/19th/23rd March 2019, 19:30
    31st March 2019, 18:30

    Holger Falk was nominated as singer of the year by Opernwelt for his celebrated interpretation of Athena/Kassandra in Xenakis Oresteia at the Basel Theater in 2017:
    You can witness a great baritone, Holger Falk (…), who switches back and forth between his normal range and falsetto with captivating effortlessness: threatening, enticing, fatalistic. Athena’s paradigm shift and, above all, Kassandra’s fear of death become the focus of the evening thanks to Falk’s vocal dissolution of boundaries. (SZ)

    The cast of additional singers includes: Seth Carico (Dr John Polidori), Samantha Gaul (Augusta Leigh), Sara Hershkowitz (Claire Clairmont), Rolf Romei (Perci Bysshe Shelley) among others.

    (published on 22 January 2019)

     

  • Countertenor Rupert Enticknap to make his début at the Opéra National du Rhin

    Rupert Enticknap is appearing as Mercurio in Giovanni Legrenzis La Divisione del Mondo (1675) for the first time at the Opéra National du Rhin Strasbourg. The première will take place on 8th February 2019 at 20:00. In this context, the countertenor will also be working together with Les Talens Lyriques, conductor Christophe Rousset and director Jetske Mijn for the first time. The stage will be designed by Herbert Murauer and Julia Catherine Berndt is designing the production’s costumes. Rupert Enticknap will be joined on the stage by Carlo Allemano (Giove), Jake Arditti (Apollo), Julie Boulianne (Giunone), Stuart Jackson (Nettuno), Sophie Junker (Venere) and Christopher Lowrey (Marte) among others.

    Additional dates and venues include:

    12th/14th/16th February 2019, 20:00
    10th February 2019, 15:00
    Opéra national du Rhin, Strasbourg

    1st March 2019, 20:00
    3rd March 2019, 15:00
    Théâtre de la Sinne, Mulhouse

    19th March 2019, 20:00
    Théâtre Municipal de Colmar

    20th/22nd/26th/27th March 2019, 20:00
    24th March 2019, 15:00
    Opéra National de Lorraine à Nancy

    13th April 2019, 19:00
    14th April 2019, 15:00
    Opéra Royal de Château de Versailles

    (published on 22 January 2019)

  • Sarah Maria Sun sings solo recital at the Konzerthaus Dortmund

    The soprano and vocal artist Sarah Maria Sun will be showcasing her wide-ranging repertoire on 18th January 2019 and her skillful vocal expression in solo recital at the Konzerthaus Dortmund. The programme includes John Cage’s The wonderful widow of eighteen springs, Rebecca Saunders’ for solo soprano, Georges Aperghis’ Récitations 8, 9 and 11, Luciano Berio’s Sequenza III for female voice as well as Luigi Nono’s La Fabbrica Illuminata. In the Musik für Freaks series, the concert house is focussing on the repertoire of the 20th/21st century.

    (published on 10 January 2019)

  • Beginning the year in Norway: Tora Augestad to sing New Year’s Concerts in the Stavanger & premiere of Marcus Paus in Asker

    We are looking forward to Tora Augestad’s new year concerts in her home country, Norway:

    The mezzo-soprano will be heralding the start of the new year with the Stavanger Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Nick Davies and the Moderator Espen Beranek Holm. The concerts will take place on 9th / 10th / 11th / 12th January 2019, in the Stavanger Konserthus. The singer is interpreting Leonard Bernstein’s Somewhere, Kurt Weill’s Speak Low and Youkali as well as Marcus Paus’ Hate Songs.

    She has just released the Hate Songs on CD together with works by Weill and Ives on LAWO Classics (with the Oslo Philharmonic). On 16th January 2019 Tora Augestad will then perform the première of Marcus Paus’ new work How the light gets in, a tribute to Leonard Cohen, in Asker, Norway. Her musical partner will be the NyNorsk Messingkvintett brass quintet.

    (published on 11 December 2018)

  • Return to the Komische Oper in Berlin: Fredrika Brillembourg in Barrie Kosky’s new production of Leonard Bernstein’s Candide

    Fredrika BrillembourgFrom 12th December 2018 the American mezzo-soprano Fredrika Brillembourg will be returning to the stage of the Komische Oper once again, this time as Old Lady in Bernstein’s Candide. To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the composer’s birthday, Barrie Kosky is bringing a hotly-anticipated new German version to the stage. Fredrika Brillembourg is continuing her long-standing collaboration with the director and the venue and in November she performed a late-night concert with Bernstein/Weill songs as part of the Bernstein 100 festival that the Komische Oper has been presenting.

    Other dates include: 31st December 2018, 10th/25th January 2019, 3rd February 2019 and 27th March 2019.

    The orchestra and the Choir of the Komische Oper Berlin will be playing/singing, under the baton of Jordan de Souza. Her partners on the stage include Johannes Dunz (Candide), Nicole Chevalier (Kunigunde), Franz Hawlata (Dr. Pangloss/Voltaire) i.a.

    (published on 6 December 2018)

  • Allison Bell: Début concert in Seoul

    Allison BellAfter her successful collaboration with the conductor Shinik Ham in Shanghai last year, Allison Bell will be making her début in Seoul on 6th December 2018 with the Symphony S.O.N.G. (Symphony Orchestra of the Next Generation) under the baton of Shinik Ham. The programme includes “E il sol dell’anima…Addio! Addio!” by Verdi (Rigoletto), Puccini’s Musetta’s Waltz “Quando m’en vo” (La Bohème) and Ligeti’s phenomenal “Mysteries of the Macabre”, with which the soprano is showcasing her wide-ranging repertoire. With Ligeti’s Mysteries, Allison Bell has been able to shine several times on the concert stage and has sung the Australian première among others.

    (published on 27 November 2018)

  • Portraying Passion – Tora Augestad releases solo CD with Oslo Philharmonic

    We are looking forward to Tora Augestad’s new CD recording Portraying Passion, which will be released on 12th November 2018 by LAWO Classics. Together with the Oslo Philharmonic and the conductors Joshua Weilerstein and Christian Eggen she is showcasing the wide range of her repertoire: Charles Ives’ Five Songs, Kurt Weill’s Seven Deadly Sins and the song cycle Hate Songs based on Dorothy Parker’s poems, which Marcus Paus has dedicated to the mezzo-soprano. The Hate Songs are a symphonic mini-cabaret, bridging the gap between the Jazz Age and the present. Tora Augestad was recently celebrated in Christoph Marthaler’s Universe, Incomplete with songs by Charles Ives for the RuhrTriennale in the Jahrhunderthalle Bochum with the Bochum Symphony and Titus Engel: “Tora Augestad is a phenomenon” (NZZ), “led by the wonderful Tora Augestad” (Tagesspiegel). Her portrait CD is rounded off by The Seven Deadly Sins. The Lotte Lenya Prize winner, Tora Augestad, has already performed this cycle multiple times, including most recently in concert with the Oslo Philharmonic in May 2017.

    (published on 6 November 2018)

  • Sarah Maria Sun and Salome Kammer invited to the Wien Modern festival

    There are two concerts with our artists on the programme at this year’s Wien Modern festival:

    On 24th November 2018, 19:30 pm, Sarah Maria Sun will perform the Austrian première of Peter Ruzicka’s Mnemosyne. Erinnerung und Vergessen in the Mozart Hall of the Wiener Konzerthaus. To celebrate the composer’s 70th birthday this year, he will be conducting the Camerata Salzburg himself. For the première in the Elbphilharmonie in 2017, Sarah Maria Sun stood in at short notice for Anna Prohaska, who was sick at the time, and was celebrated for her phenomenal interpretation: With the somnambulistic certainty and elegance of a tightrope walker, the singer handled (…) the vocal acrobatics of the piece. (Hamburger Abendblatt).

     

    On 25th November 2018, 11:00 am, Salome Kammer is appearing in a solo concert at the University of Vienna. She will be interpreting a vocally versatile repertoire: Luciano Berio’s Sequenza III, Hugo Ball’s Six Sound Poems, John Cage’s Aria, György Kurtág’s Einige Sätze aus den Sudelbüchern Georg Christoph Lichtenbergs op. 37, Carola Bauckholt’s Die Alte und Emil, Mauricio Kagel’s Der Turm zu Babel, Iris ter Schiphorst’s Changeant and Giacinto Scelsi I Canti del Capricorno. At the same time, the matinee is the opening for a two-day symposium with Salome Kammer, in cooperation with the University of Vienna, focussing on the topic Word – Sound – Shape.

    (published on 20 November 2018)

  • Christina DaletskaConcerts in Amsterdam and Luxembourg: Christina Daletska with Ensemble Resonanz

    After the successful concerts in the Berlin Philharmonie, Elbphilharmonie Hamburg and the Wiener Konzerthaus in the spring of 2018, the mezzo-soprano Christina Daletska will be performing again with the Ensemble Resonanz.

    Upcoming dates are:
    15th November 2018, 20:15, Musikgebouw aan’t IJ Amsterdam
    16th November 2018, 20:00, Philharmonie Luxembourg, Rainy Days

    The Disappearances programme includes the Dutch and Luxembourg Première of Leos Janacek’s Aus dem Tagebuch eines Verschollenen(edited by Johannes Schöllhorn) and Georges Aperghis’ migrants. It will be conducted by Emilio Pomárico with Agata Zubel singing the soprano role.

    (published on 30 October 2018)

  • World premières with Salome Kammer @ Impuls Festival / Festival Neue Musik Rockenhausen / Milano Musica

    Salome Kammer can be seen performing two world premières in autumn:

    At the invitation of the Impuls Festival – New Music for Saxony-Anhalt, she will work on the works of five young composers from five countries in an international master class at the Bauhaus Dessau and première them on 30th October 2018, 20:00 in the Steintor-Varieté hall. The theme will be the Thirty Years’ War and its beginnings 400 years ago. Salome Kammer will combine the five monodramas set to music partly as a speaker, presenter and anchor woman in a news broadcast, flanked by video projections from the Leipzig filmmaker Sascha Kummer. Other contributors include the Kammerakademie Halle, the Ensemble Tempus Konnex Leipzig, conductors Nodoka Okisawa and Armando Merino and the clarinettist Miguel Pérez Inesta.

    She will then interpret the première and first performance of This is the Game for voice and electronics by the young Italian composer Daniele Ghisi:

    On 4th November 2018, 19:00 at the Donnersberghalle Rockenhausen in the first year of the Festival Neue Musik Rockenhausen, which is under the personal patronage of Helmut Lachenmann.
    On 23rd November 2018, 20:30 in the Pirelli HangarBicocca at the Festival Milano Musica.

    (published on 29 October 2018)

  • Holger Falk makes his USA début with lieder recital tour

    Together with the pianist Julius Drake Holger Falk will perform three concerts –his débuts in New York City, Cleveland and Washington. The programme includes songs by Franz Schubert, Hanns Eisler, Erik Satie and Francis Poulenc.

    The dates are:

    21st October 2018, New York City(USA), Frick Collection
    23rd October 2018, Cleveland (USA), Chamber Music Society
    28th October 2018, Washington (USA), Phillips Collection

    The two artists met recently and are both bringing their enthusiasm for keen interpretation of unusual repertoires across the Atlantic.

    (published on 3rd October 2018)

  • Sarah Maria Sun: Première in Basel and début at the Cervantino Festival in Mexico

    In October there are two exciting projects in Sarah Maria Sun’s calendar: The world première of Rainald Goetz’s Kolik at Gare du Nord Basel and her début at the Festival Internacional Cervantino in Mexico with Dieter Schnebel’s Yes I will Yes.

    Kolik is a music theatre project from Jannik Giger, Leo Hofmann and Benjamin Van Bebber premièring on 18th October 2018, 20:00 at the Gare du Nord. Additional dates include: 19th, 20th October 2018, 20:00 and 29th, 30th, 31th March 2019 at Radialsystem Berlin/MaerzMusik. Based on Rainald Goetz’s apocalyptic monologue, the work is a many-voiced solo for the soprano Sarah Maria Sun, electronic and instrumental ensemble –a contemporary passion play about internal struggles of the mind, the noise of the world and our vulnerability in a hyper accelerated present. The ensemble of soloists Kaleidoskop Berlin are playing as well as instrumentalists from Switzerland.

    The Mexican première of Dieter Schnebel’s extraordinary Molly Bloom soliloquy (from James Joyce’s Ulysses) Yes I Will Yes with percussionist Johannes Fischer in Guanajuata, Mexico is scheduled on 27th October 2018, 19:00. Sarah Maria Sun, will perform the piece for the first time in Irish English, a small challenge that has captured her imagination.

    (published on 27 October 2018)

  • Salome KammerPhilharmonia Orchestra début: Salome Kammer invited to perform at the South Bank Centre

    We are looking forward to Salome Kammer’s début with the Philharmonia Orchestra for the British première of Hans Zender’s Cabaret Voltaire for soprano and orchestra. The concert will take place on 27th September 2018 at 6 pm in the Purcell Room of the Southbank Centre in London. Pierre-André Valade will be conducting the Philharmonia Orchestra. Salome Kammer has already premièred Zender’s sound poems, written by Hugo Ball, set to music and recorded them on CD for Kairos with the Klangforum Wien under the direction of the composer.

    (published on 11th September 2018)

     

  • Rupert Enticknap with Neuwirth’s The Lost Highway at the Oper Frankfurt

    After his success in Gluck’s Ezio, the countertenor is returning to the Oper Frankfurt on 12th September 2018. This time he is demonstrating his versatility in the German premiere of Olga Neuwirth’s The Lost Highway in the role of the Mystery Man. It is the first collaboration with the Ensemble Modern under the baton of Karsten Januschke. Additional performance dates are: 16th/17th/19th/21st/23rd September 2018 (Bockenheimer Depot). The director is Yuval Sharon. Olga Neuwirth and Elfriede Jelinek have created an exciting musical psychodrama for the stage, based on David Lynch’s successful feature film.

    (published on 3rd September 2018)

  • Sarah Maria SunCarlotas Zimmer: Sarah Maria Sun with première at the Klangspuren Schwaz Festival

    The Mexican composer, director and photographer Arturo Fuentes is dedicating the monodrama Carlotas Zimmerto the versatile singer Sarah Maria Sun, and the work will be premièred on 8th/9th September 2018 in Schwaz. At the centre of the drama is Princess Carlota, who for 60 years has imagined the return of her husband Maximilian, Emperor of Mexico, and has been driven mad by this. Sarah Maria Sun, who shone as the abandoned Elsa in Salvatore Sciarrino’s Monodrama Lohengrin at the Salzburg Easter Festival, is undoubtedly the ideal protagonist for such a challenging interpretation of a fateful female character. The conductor Johannes Kalitzke leads the accomplished Klangforum Wien.

    (published on 2 September 2018)

  • Holger Falk to make his début at the RuhrTriennale with H. W. Henze’s Das Floß der Medusa

    The baritone will take over the role of Jean-Charles in Hans Werner Henze’s oratorio on 31st August 2018 in a scenic arrangement by Kornél Mundruczó and with production design by Márton Ágh in the Jahrhunderthalle Bochum. Steven Sloane conducts the Bochum Symphony, the Zürcher Sing-Akademie, the ChorWerk Ruhr and the Boy’s Choir of the Choir Academy Dortmund. More performances will take place on 1st/2nd September 2018. It is Holger Falk’s first collaboration with the RuhrTriennale, but he is very familiar with Hans Werner Henze’s music. He sang the part of Lescaut in Henze’s Boulevard Solitude, El Cimarrón and the Prinz von Homburg.

    (published on 20 August 2018)

  • Tora Augestad to give her début with Christoph Marthaler première at the RuhrTriennale

    The Norwegian mezzo-soprano and actress Tora Augestad will appear at the RuhrTriennale 2018 for the first time in two productions by director Christoph Marthaler: Universe, Incomplete with music by Charles Ives and Bekannte Gefühle, Gemischte GesichterAs artiste associé of the RuhrTriennale 2018-2020 Christoph Marthaler will be represented by various works he is directing. Universe, Incomplete will have its première on 17th August 2018 in the Jahrhunderthalle Bochum. Additional dates include: 19th/22nd/23rd/24th/25th August 2018. Titus Engel is responsible for the musical selection and conducts the Bochum Symphony, The Rhetoric Project and the Schlagquartett Köln. The stage will be designed by Anna Viebrock.

    On 30th/31st August and 1st/2nd September 2018, the Marthaler production Bekannte Gefühle, Gemischte Gesichter, which was celebrated at the Volksbühne Berlin in 2016, will be presented at the Musiktheater im Revier Gelsenkirchen.

    (published on 23 July 2018)

  • New Artist: The British Countertenor Rupert Enticknap

    We are very pleased to announce the new cooperation with Rupert Enticknap, one of Britain’s leading young countertenors. He has performed with renown Early Music ensembles and conductors and also brings along a great passion for modern and contemporary music repertoire. In the 2018/19 season, Rupert Enticknap will return to the Frankfurt Opera for Olga Neuwirth’s The Lost Highway together with the Ensemble Modern. Further performances include the role of Mercucio in La Divisione del Mondo by Giovanni Lengrenzi at the Opéra National du Rhin Strasbourg, Opéra national de Lorraine Nancy and the Opéra Royal Versailles.

    Recently, he made his debut at the Glyndebourne Opera Festival in the role of Rosencrantz in Brett Dean’s celebrated Hamlet-premiere alongside Barbara Hannigan. Touring performances followed at the Adelaide Festival 2018 among other venues. He also sang the title role of Philip Glass’s Akhnaten at the MITO Settembre Musica Festival 2015, the European in Maurizio Kagel’s Mare Nostrum at the Wiener Kammeroper in 2014 and the world premiere of Max Richter’s Sum for The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.

    (published on 13 July 2018)

  • Sarah Maria Sun to début with a Brass première at the Munich Opera Festival

    On 13th July 2018, the soprano will sing the première of Nikolaus Brass’ new music theatre work The Passers-Byat the Munich Opera Festival. Her working relationship with the composer goes back a long way and she has already premièred several works by him, including Sommertag, Der Goldene Steig, Stimme und Tod. The production in Munich will be staged by Ludger Engels in the Reithalle München, with Maria Jacquot as musical director. Additional dates are: 15th/16th/21st July 2018, 8:30 pm. Sarah Maria Sun’s fellow singers will include Ilker Arcayürek and Nikolay Borchev.

    (published on 4th July 2018)

  • Debut at the Kissinger Sommer: Tora Augestad & Music for a while 

    The Norwegian singer and her long-standing jazz ensemble Music for a while will be performing for the first time in Bad Kissingen. In a Late Night Concert on 12th July 2018, the artists will showcase their musical spectrum ranging from a baroque repertoire of John Dowland, G.F. Handel, Jean-Philippe Rameau, Franz Schubert to Kurt Weill and Franz Bruinier. Their concerts are always enriched by unique and fresh jazz improvisations. The ensemble consists of the congenial musicians Trygve Brøske, Mathias Eick, Martin Taxt and Pål Hausken and has already appeared at the Beethovenfest Bonn, the Dresdner Musikfestspiele, the Handel Festival Halle, the Musikfest Stuttgart.

    (published on 4 June 2018)

     

  • Fredrika Brillembourg back at the Deutsche Oper Berlin

    Fredrika BrillembourgIn this season, the American mezzo-soprano will perform at the Deutsche Oper Berlin in the role of Marthe Schwerdtlein in Charles Gounod’s Faust. Philip Stölzl’s acclaimed production will resume on 23rd June 2018, with more performance dates including:

    26th/29th June 2018, 19:00
    3rd/6th July 2018, 19:00

    She recently interpreted this role successfully at the Oper Stuttgart. In Berlin her stage colleagues include Alex Esposito/Nicolas Testé (Méphistophélès), Bryan Hymel (Faust) and Nicole Car/Diana Damrau (Marguerite).

    (published on 28 May 2018)

  • As on a Sunshine Summer’s Day in Halle

    On 30th May 2018 the Handel Festival Halle will be hosting the new programme with Tora Augestad and the Lautten Compagney Berlin. With Georg Friedrich Handel’s English songs from HWV, the mezzo-soprano is showing her musical scope and joy of improvisation once again and will continue the successful collaboration with the Lautten Compagney. The cast was invited to perform at the Schwetzinger SWR Festival and the Niedersächsische Musiktage in 2017. In 2015, Tora Augestad was celebrated together with her jazz ensemble Music for a while and arias by Handel and other composers at the Handel Festival in Halle.

    (published on 22 May 2018)

  • Salome Kammer as Elsa in Sciarrino’s Lohengrin in Geneva

    Salome KammerThe vocal artist is slipping into the role of Elsa, abandoned by Lohengrin in Sciarrino’s musical monodrama. Together with the Ensemble Contrechamps and the conductor Michael Wendeberg, the work will be performed in concert on 25th May 2018 in the Victoria Hall Geneva. It is the continuation of a long-standing cooperation between the soloist and the Swiss ensemble.

    Salome Kammer has already interpreted the work very successfully on stage several times and breathed life into the broken female character with vivid colour:

    Due to the stunning creative power of the vocal artist Salome Kammer, this misery of a woman’s inescapable destiny became an event. It would be almost impossible to represent more loss, longing, despair and hatred using the spoken voice (…). Passauer Neue Presse, 2016

    (published on 30 April 2018)

  • Malmö Opera presents a new production of Hans Gefors’ Opera Der Park with Zoltán Nyári

    Zoltan Nyari - Foto 01 - CR Vera Eder

    Tenor Zoltán Nyári will make his début in the role of Cyprian on 5th May 2018 at the Malmö Opera. Der Park by the Swedish composer Hans Gefors was premièred in 1992 in Wiesbaden, with the libretto by Botho Strauss. The new production in Malmö is staged by Vera Nemirova and choreographed by Jens Kilian, with Patrick Ringborg conducting the Malmö Operaorkester. The opera is based on Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream and will also be performed in Malmö on 13th/17th/30th May 2018 as well as on 2nd June 2018. The other soloists include Carl Ackerfeldt, Eric Greene, Eir Inderhaug, Susanna Stern and Hege Gustava Tjønn.

    (published on 20. April 2018)

  • Allison Bell Down Under: Premiere in Auckland and debut at the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

    Allison BellOn 19th April 2018, Australian soprano Allison Bell will première the new work Face by New Zealand composer Ross Harris with the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, the Voices New Zealand Chamber Choir, tenor Henry Choo, baritone Joel Amosa and conductor Anthony Hermus in Auckland.

    Another highlight is Allison Bell’s début with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra on 21st April 2018 in Melbourne. Under the baton of Clark Rundel, she will sing the Australian première of Unsuk Chin’s Puzzles and Games from her opera Alice in Wonderland.

    (published on 6 April 2018)

  • Christina Daletska: Concerts with the Ensemble Resonanz at the Berlin Philharmonie, the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg and the Wiener Konzerthaus.

    Christina Daletska

    For the first time, the mezzo-soprano will be performing with the Ensemble Resonanz in spring and making her debut at the new Elbphilharmonie. Under the baton of Emilio Pomárico she sings the world première of migrants by Georges Aperghis as well as The Diary of One Who Disappeared (arranged by Johannes Schöllhorn) by Leos Janacek.

    The dates are:
    22nd March 2018, 20:00, Philharmonie Berlin, Chamber Music Hall, Maerz musik
    12th/13th/14th April 19:30, Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, Recital Hall
    8th May 2018, 19:30, Wiener Konzerthaus, Mozart Hall

    There will be additional concerts in November 2018 at the Muziekgebouw aan’t IJ Amsterdam and at the Philharmonie Luxembourg.

    (published on 9 March 2018)

  • Zoltán Nyári in Hundings hut

    On March 24, 2018, the tenor will make his début at the Theater Chemnitz as Siegmund and will encounter his twin sister Sieglinde in Richard Wagner’s Die Walküre. It will be directed by Monique Wagemakers. Zoltán Nyári has already successfully sung the role a first time at the Staatstheater Oldenburg, as the press wrote in 2017:

    As Siegmund, Zoltán Nyári gives a refreshingly dramatic, vocally pleasing début as Siegmund. (theaterpur.net).

    With Zoltán Nyári performing, the Wälsungenblut is able to shine through properly, because Nyári understands the lyrical phrase as well as the virile strength of a heldentenor. (O-tononline.de)

    Zoltán Nyári as Siegmund invokes a highly-polished tenor with intelligent pacing. (Nordwestzeitung)

    Zoltán Nyári (…) belts out (…) his “Ein Schwert verhieß mir der Vater” with the effortless Wälse cries and is able to express himself intimately in the “Winterstürme”. (Deropernfreund.de)

    Further dates for the season are:
    2nd/22nd April 2018, 16:00
    1st/27th May 2018, 16:00

    (published on 16 March 2018)

  • Sarah Maria Sun to sing première of Heinz Holliger at the Zurich Opera House

    Sarah Maria Sun

    Soprano Sarah Maria Sun will make her début on 4th March 2018 at the Zurich Opera House with the première of LUNEA by Heinz Holliger. She has been collaborating with the composer for some time now, and has already premièred several of his works.

    Experienced operatic dramatist Klaus Händl wrote the libretto for Heinz Holliger’s new music theatre work, which will not recount the life of the Poet Nikolaus Lenau, but will reveal lyrics, characters and situations from his life in visions, flashes of thoughts and dream images. The highly sensitive, visionary eccentric Lenau will be played by Christian Gerhaher. Andreas Homoki is responsible for the scenic realisation of Lebensblätter, summarised in 23 highlights. Heinz Holliger will conduct the Philharmonia Zürich and the Basler Madrigalisten. Other soloists include Juliane Banse as Sophie von Löwenthal, Ivan Ludlow as Anton Schurz and Sarah Maria Sun as Marie Behrends/Karoline Unger.

    Additional dates include: 8th/13th/15th/18th/23rd/25th March 2018

    (published on 26 February 2018)

  • Berlin début: Allison Bell with the RSB in the Berlin Philharmonie

    Allison BellWe are looking forward to soprano Allison Bell’s début on 4th March 2018 with the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin conducted by Vladimir Jurowski. Since her first collaboration with the conductor at Glyndebourne Festival 2008 with Peter Eötvös’s world première of Of Love and Other Demons, they have regularly performed joint concerts together, most recently with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and the Russian State Symphony Orchestra. Dmitri Shostakovich’s Hamlet Suite, Op. 32 a, Brett Dean’s From Melodious Lay A Hamlet Diffraction as well as Alban Berg’s Lulu Suite are on the programme at the Berlin Philharmonie. On 27. February 2018, Allison Bell will also perform Claude Vivier’s Bouchara at the Konzerthaus Berlin with the Ensemble United Berlin under the baton of Vladimir Jurowski.

    (published on 2 February 2018)

  • Schönbergs Gurre-Lieder at the Casa da Música in Porto

    Salome KammerChristina DaletskaThe epochal work is being interpreted by Salome Kammer (Speaker) and Christina Daletska (Waldtaube) on 24th February 2018 at the Casa da Música in Porto. Stefan Blunier is conducting the Coro and the Orquestra Sinfónica do Porto Casa da Música. Salome Kammer has already performed this part at the Beethovenfest Bonn 2012. The mezzo-soprano Christina Daletska is making her début as Waldtaube and is returning to the venue in April 2018 with two concerts and Cantatas 1 and 2 by Anton Webern. Along with the Orquestra Sinfónica, her musical partners will be the Remix Ensemble as well as Baldur Brönnimann, Ivan Ludlow and Peter Rundel.

    (published on 19 January 2018)

  • Baritone Holger Falk at the Oper Frankfurt with Manfred Trojahn

    Holger Falk will be performing at the Oper Frankfurt once again in a new production playing the main part in Manfred Trojahn’s opera Enrico from the 21st January. Tobias Heyder is staging the opera (which premièred in 1990) in the Bockenheimer Depot, and Roland Böer will conduct the musicians of the Frankfurter Opern- und Museumsorchester. Other dates include: 23rd, 25th, 27th, 29th, 31st January, 2nd and 4th February 2018. In the role of Enrico, who alternates between reality and the delusion of being King Henry IV, Holger Falk is once again able to demonstrate the power of his expression and his musical enthusiasm for modern repertoire.

    (published on 18 December 2017)

     

     

  • Reunited with Christoph Marthaler: Tora Augestad in Zurich

    On 14th December 2017, the curtain goes up at the Schauspielhaus Zürich on the new production of Mir nämeds uf öis (We take it upon ourselves) with Tora Augestad. This is the tenth joint Christoph Marthaler production that the singer is involved with. The subject of the performance is the establishment of a Bad State, in the sense of a Bad Bank, that promises to relieve people of their sins. The next dates are: 17th/22nd/28th December 2017, 12th/15th/19th/31st January 2018 and 2nd February 2018.
    Tora Augestad will also be performing in South America for the first time at the celebrated staged Marthaler lieder recital King Size from the 4th-7th January 2018 in Santiago de Chile.

    (published on 24 November 2017)

  • Salome Kammer to make a guest appearance in Christmas melodrama with the Gürzenich-Orchester Köln

    Salome Kammer

    As part of a children’s concert on the 17th December 2017 in the Kölner Philharmonie, the vocal artist Salome Kammer will be singing a story from Author Andrea Karimé, which has been set to music for a small orchestra for the first time. The Gürzenich-Orchester Köln will be conducted by Dalia Stasevska. The experienced melodrama performer, Salome Kammer, will be making her debut with the renown orchestra.

    (published on 4 December 2017)

  • Holger Falk: Elias in Potsdam

    We are very much looking forward to the debut of baritone Holger Falk as Elias in Mendelssohn’s eponymous oratorio performed during the annual winter opera Potsdam. The director Andreas Bode will stage Elias in the Friedenskirche Potsdam and Titus Engel will conduct the Kammerakademie Potsdam. Holger Falk is an ideal interpreter for unusual stage formats and has already successfully worked with Titus Engel at the Staatsoper Hamburg.
    Performance dates are: 23 / 24 / 25 / 30 November 2017 and 1 / 2 December 2017.

    (published on 20 November 2017)

  • Tora Augestad’s debut at the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra with a world premiere of Henrik Hellstenius

     Bergen born singer Tora Augestad will make her debut with the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra and principal conductor Edward Gardner at the Grieghallen on 23 November 2017. She will be singing the world premiere of Henrik Hellstenius’ new work As if the law is everything, a lieder cycle for mezzo-soprano and orchestra, which the composer has specifically written for Tora Augestad. The evening will be brought to end on a small scale by the singer and musicians of the renown orchestra performing lieder by Kurt Weill.

    (published on 10 November 2017)

  • Salome Kammer with premiere at Wien Modern and the Impuls Festival

    On 4 November 2017 Salome Kammer will sing the premiere of Iris ter Schiphorst’s Das Imaginäre nach Lacan at the festival Wien Modern. The singer has already premiered several works by Iris ter Schiphorst in the past years. The composer uses the festival’s theme Bilder im Kopf (images in the head) as starting point for an experiment with the perception – with Salome Kammer in a kind of transcultural double role. The Webern Symphony Orchestra will be playing under the baton of Ilan Volkov at the Wiener Konzerthaus.

    On 19 November 2017 the premiere of the new work Umnachtungen by Annette Mengel follows as part of the Impuls Festival at the Musikbrauerei (Berlin) together with the Zafraan Ensemble. The concert is also a release-concert for the piece Alif written by Samir Odeh-Tamini, which will be published on CD in November.

    (published on 20 October 2017)

  • Holger Falk awarded the Jahrespreis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik 2017  

    We are delighted that the CD Hanns Eisler Lieder Vol. 1 by baritone Holger Falk and pianist Steffen Schleiermacher received the award. The jury for the Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik chose the duo from 91 productions to be among the 12 winners of the Jahrespreis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik 2017, “for the first instalment of their four-part edition of Lieder by Hanns Eisler – perfectly interpreted, highly variable and with a touch of dialectic (MDG/Naxos).” The second part of Lieder Vol. 2 was released at the end of September and has already been praised by the press.

    (published on 27 October 2017)

  • Celebrated new CD modern lied with Sarah Maria Sun

    The new CD production modern lied by soprano Sarah Maria Sun and pianist Jan Philip Schulze is being praised by critics for its exceptional choice of repertoire and successful interpretation:

    When New Music respectively „modern lied“ are achieved so skillfully and devotedly in various colours and languages, it of course indicates apassion of the interpreters, but it also raises the desire to open up to and confront oneself with it. (Dresdner Neue Nachrichten, 11 June 2017)

    The CD, which was released in summer, was first presented in June 2017 at the Semperoper Dresden.

    The two artists had the idea to this project during breakfast after their first concert together. Sarah Maria Sun and Jan Philip Schulze wanted to develop a programme presenting the most extraordinary contemporary lied masterworks. It aimed to be beautiful and at the same time challenging for the artists. This idea resulted in the vocal-programme modern lied which combines all these aspects and presents an enormous range of composers, such as Heinz Holliger, Salvatore Sciarrino, Helmut Lachenmann, György Kurtág, Wolfgang Rihm, Bernhard Lang, and Georges Asperghis and many others.

    The CD is available in well-stocked stores or online at jpc.de.

    (published on 4 October 2017)

  • Daniel Gloger at the Berliner Festspiele with Moonparsifal

     After the successful world premiere during the Wiener Festwochen 2017 the celebrated production of Moonparsifal Beta 9-23 by composer Bernhard Lang can be seen on stage on 15 / 16 / 18 October 2017 at the Berliner Festspiele. The experienced countertenor Daniel Gloger has been widely celebrated for his interpretation of the leading role:

    Daniel Gloger as Parsifal gives his all, vocally rushes through the layers from growling deepness to painful heights, with a force and dynamic notself-evident for countertenors. Later, with Kundry’s kiss, when he realizes the wound of Amfortas, his singing is intensified to a wild, touching cry. Music, that feels.
    Der Tagesspiegel, 6 June 2017

    He, Meese’s „Parzefool“, conquers the stage in the interpretation of the vocally and dramatically exceptionally agile countertenor Daniel Gloger (…). It serves as background, in front of which Kundry and Parsifal, Hofmann and Gloger, in their desperate search provide a tremendously impressive singing moment.
    Tiroler Tageszeitung, 6 June 2017

    The director of this spectacular production is Jonathan Meese and Simone Young conducts the Klangforum Wien and the Arnold Schoenberg Choir.

    (published on 4 October 2017)

  • World premiere Kein Licht by Philippe Manoury at the Ruhrtriennale

    Kein Licht - Foto: RuhrTriennale

    On August 25 the soprano Sarah Maria Sun and the mezzo-soprano Christina Daletska will interpret the world premiere of Philippe Manoury’s light opera Kein Licht at the Ruhrtriennale. Both singers are extremely experienced when it comes to contemporary repertoire. Christina Daletska has already successfully debuted Philippe Manoury’s cycle Gesänge-Gedanken in 2009 in Oslo and has performed it once more 2013 with the Ensemble Intercontemporain and Pierre Boulez in Paris.

    The production Kein Licht will subsequently be performed in first performances at the co-producers Festival Musica Strasbourg, Opéra Comique Paris, Croatian National Theatre Zagreb as well as at the Théatre de la ville de Luxembourg. The focus of this new composition/opera lies on the tragedy of Fukushima, the associated individual and collective failure of society and its responsibility for human beings and the environment. The work was developed in cooperation with the Parisian IRCAM.

    Dates of Kein Licht by Philippe Manoury are:

    Ruhrtriennale, Gebläsehalle Landschaftspark Duisburg-Nord
    25 August 2017 (WP) / 26/27 August 2017
    1/2/3 September 2017

    Festival Musica Strasbourg, Opéra national du Rhin
    22/23/24/25 September 2017 (P)

    Opéra Comique Paris, Salle Favart
    18/19/21/22 October 2017

    Croatian National Theatre, Zagreb
    9/10/11 November 2017 (P)

    Théâtres de la ville de Luxembourg
    22/23 November 2017 (P)

    Text: Elfriede Jelinek | Director: Nicolas Stemann
    Musical Director: Julien Leroy | IRCAM | United Instruments of Lucilin
    Cast: Sarah Maria Sun (soprano) | Olivia Vermeulen (mezzo-soprano) | Christina Daletska (alto) | Lionel Peintre (baritone)

    (published on 20/08/2017)

  • Zoltán Nyári: Debut as Siegmund in Oldenburg

    Zoltan NyariWe are very much looking forward to the debut of tenor Zoltán Nyári as Siegmund in Wagner’s Die Walküre at the Oldenburgisches Staatstheater in a production by Paul Esterhazy. The premiere takes place on 9 September 2017 with further performances on 16 September, 1 / 8 / 22 / 28 October and 19 November 2017.

    Zoltán Nyári has already mastered Wagner roles, recently debuting as Tristan at the Graz Opera and as Froh in Das Rheingold as well as Erik in Der Fliegende Holländer at the Palace of Arts Budapest. Over the course of this season the tenor will also debut as Siegmund at the Theater Chemnitz.

    (published on 28/08/2017)

  • ECHO-Klassik laureate Holger Falk releases first Hanns Eisler CD

    Hanns Eisler Lieder Vol. 1

    The recently released CD Hanns Eisler Lieder Vol. 1 has been nominated for the Award of the Deutsche Schallplattenkritik on its Longlist. In a four-part CD edition, Holger Falk and Steffen Schleiermacher present the lied œuvre by Hanns Eisler. The second CD of the series will be released in autumn 2017.

    The duo, which has been honoured with the ECHO-Klassik 2016 for its Erik Satie recording, shows a new perspective on Schoenberg’s pupil, who had long been reduced on his communistic work and pushed in a far left corner. Both artists are convincing in their great diversity of expression, Falk’s precise understanding of lyric, and an impressive interpretation of the extremely versatile lieder by Eisler. The first CD presents lieder from a period between 1929 and 1937, which lyrics were mainly written by Bertolt Brecht and are first and foremost workers’ and battle songs. The following three recordings dedicate themselves to a particular period of time in Hanns Eisler’s creative work progress and range from workers and battle songs, chansons and art songs to 12-tone children’s songs. The press speaks: Never before have Eisler lieder been heard as here, so subtly and prudently interpreted, so individually translated. Holger Falk and Steffen Schleiermacher represent a new generation of Eisler performers. hr2 23 May 2017.

    You can buy the CD in your nearest music shop or online here: jpc.de or here: amazon.de