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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.
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’ O 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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. 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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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 Gesichter. As 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Zoltán Nyári in Hunding’s 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.
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.
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.
Schönberg’s 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
World premiere Kein Licht by Philippe Manoury at the Ruhrtriennale
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
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.