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MANUEL WALSER as Harlequin at the Berlin State Opera

12.01.2018

At the Vienna State Opera, where Manuel Walser has been a regular ensemble member since the 2015/16 season, he already appeared in the spring of 2016 as Harlequin in Ariadne auf Naxos. Now the young Swiss baritone was invited to the Berlin State Opera, singing the same role on three evenings at the opera house Unter den Linden. After the splendid reopening of the opera house in October, which featured three new productions, Ariadne auf Naxos marks the return of classic core repertoire to the opera theatre Unter den Linden. The production, directed by Hans Neuenfels, is currently performed under the baton of the Korean conductor Eun Sun Kim.

 

 

Richard Strauss: Ariadne auf Naxos

 

Cast:

Elisabeth Trissenaar, Der Haushofmeister
Roman Trekel, Ein Musiklehrer
Marina Prudenskaya, Der Komponist
Manuel Günther, Tanzmeister
Anna Samuil, Primadonna - Ariadne
Roberto Saccà, Tenor - Bacchus
Brenda Rae, Zerbinetta
Manuel Walser, Harlekin
Linard Vrielink, Scaramuccio
Grigory Shkarupa, Truffaldin
Jonathan Winell, Brighella
Evelin Novak, Najade
Natalia Skrycka, Dryade
Sarah Aristidou, Echo

 

Production: Hans Neuenfels
Set design: Katrin Lea Tag
Costumes: Andrea Schmidt-Futterer
Light design: Stefan Bolliger

Staatskapelle Berlin

Conductor: Eun Sun Kim

 

12, 14, 19 January 2018 | 7:30 pm

Berlin | Staatsoper unter den Linden

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