THOMAS QUASTHOFF & Humanity in War
THOMAS QUASTHOFF & Humanity in War

Thomas Quasthoff and the award-winning Amatis Trio explore a topic that has been an essential part of our history for as long as anyone can remember, and yet could hardly be more topical: war and its consequences for people and humanity.

JEREMY OVENDEN as Titus at the Vienna Festwochen
JEREMY OVENDEN as Titus at the Vienna Festwochen

After appearances in Antwerp, Ghent and Luxembourg, Jeremy Ovenden can now also be heard in the title role of Mozart's "La clemenza di Tito" at the Wiener Festwochen.

JAN PETRYKA & YASUSHI HIRANO at the Salzburg Whitsun Festival
JAN PETRYKA & YASUSHI HIRANO at the Salzburg Whitsun Festival

Tenor Jan Petryka and bass Yasushi Hirano are to be heard at this year's Salzburg Whitsun Festival in Mozart's Mass in C minor at the Felsenreitschule.

JULIAN PRÉGARDIEN in his US Opera debut with NIKOLAUS HABJAN’s production of The Magic Flute
JULIAN PRÉGARDIEN in his US Opera debut with NIKOLAUS HABJAN’s production of The Magic Flute

This May marks the long-awaited US-debut production of Nikolaus Habjan's take on Mozart's The Magic Flute. Together with Habjan's talented team of puppeteers and technicians, tenor Julian Prégardien takes to the stage of Severance Hall for his US Opera-debut, supported by The Cleveland Orchestra and their conductor, Franz Welser-Möst.

MARIE-SOPHIE POLLAK in Purcell's King Arthur in Berlin & Schwetzingen
MARIE-SOPHIE POLLAK in Purcell's King Arthur in Berlin & Schwetzingen

As part of a co-production between the RIAS Kammerchor, the Konzerthaus Berlin and the Schwetzingen SWR Festival, Marie-Sophie Pollak will take on the soprano part in a staged realisation of Purcell's "semi-opera" King Arthur, in a staging by Christoph Bernuth.

ADRIAN ERÖD in Thomas Adès' "The Tempest" at the Vienna State Opera
ADRIAN ERÖD in Thomas Adès' "The Tempest" at the Vienna State Opera

Following his highly acclaimed role debut in the Austrian premiere, Adrian Eröd can be heard again as the fallen Milanese Duke Prospero in Thomas Adès' "The Tempest" at the Vienna State Opera.

Teaserbild The sum of our qualities is our quality!<

The sum of our qualities is our quality!

The name Machreich stands not only for an invitation to active music-making and the economic success resulting from it. The agency’s founder and her colleagues dedicate themselves first and foremost to the unique artistic development of each of their singers. In an atmosphere of mutual trust and personal connection, individual projects can be conceived and inspiring constellations initiated. Intuition and discretion are the highest precepts for the work of a highly qualified team, which engages in its work with heart and mind.

(photo credit: Stephan Doleschal)

Machreich Artists Management

“Art is not, after all, a pretty add-on – it is the umbilical cord which connects us to the divine; it guarantees our identity as humans.”
(Nikolaus Harnoncourt)


Henry Purcell: King Arthur

Marie-Sophie Pollak, Soprano
Florian Götz, Baritone

Christoph, von Bernuth, Regie
Stephanie Twiehaus, Dramaturgie
Linn Reusse, Schauspielerin
Elias Arens, Schauspieler
Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin
Justin Doyle, Conductor


Jules Massenet: Manon

Elbenita Kajtazi, Manon Lescaut
Pene Pati, Der Chevalier Des Grieux
Kartal Karagedik, Lescaut
Tigran Martirossian, Der Graf Des Grieux
Daniel Kluge, Guillot-Morfontaine
Alexey Bogdanchikov, von Brétigny
Narea Son, Poussette
Kady Evanyshyn, Javotte
Ida Aldrian, Rosette
David Minseok Kang, Der Wirt
Aaron Godfrey-Mayes, Gardist 1
Grzegorz Pelutis, Gardist 2

Giedré Šlekyté, Musical direction
David Bösch, Director
Patrick Bannwart, Sets
Falko Herold, Costumes
Michael Bauer, Lighting
Detlef Giese, Dramaturgy
Eberhard Friedrich, Chorus Master

Philharmonisches Staatsorchester Hamburg
Chor der Hamburgischen Staatsoper


Christoph Willibald Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice: Ouverture
Ludwig van Beethoven: Concert for piano and orchestra Nr. 4 G-Major op. 58
Robert Schumann: Symphony Nr. 3 Es-Dur op. 97 »Rheinische«

Kammerakademie Potsdam
Antonello Manacorda, Conductor
Kirill Gerstein, Piano


Dmitri Shostakovich: The Nose

Boris Pinkhasovich, Platon Kusmič Kovaljov
Sergei Leiferkus, Ivan Jakovlevič
Laura Aikin, Praskovja Osipovna
Andrey Popov, Chief of Police
Sergey Skorokhodov, Ivan
Anton Rositskiy, the nose
Stanislav Kuflyuk, Lackey of the Countess
Andrii Goniukov, Official of the advertising department

Vladimir Jurowski, conductor
Kirill Serebrennikov, staging, stage and costumes
Evgeny Kulagin, co-staging


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: La Clemenza di Tito KV 621

Jeremy Ovenden, Tito
Anna Malesza-Kutny, Vitellia
Anna Goryachova, Sesto
Maria Warenberg, Annio
Sarah Yang, Servilia
Justin Hopkins, Publio

Thomas Hengelbrock, Musical Director
Camerata Salzburg
Arnold Schönberg Chor (Choir direction: Erwin Ornter)

Milo Rau, Direction
Anton Lukas , Scenography
Ottavia Castellotti, Costume design
Moritz von Dungern, Video design
Jürgen Klob, Light design
Giacomo Bisordi, Clara Pon, Dramaturgy

In Milo Rau’s first opera treatment, Emperor Tito’s well-wishing commitment degenerates into a strategy of sheer self-preservation, an empty revolutionary platitude. Together with eighteen people who live in Vienna and have partly themselves experienced repressive regimes, the Camerata Salzburg and the Arnold Schoenberg Choir, Rau undertakes an actualisation of Mozart’s last opera. While crowds of displaced persons are eking out their existence in a trailer park ghetto outside of the palace walls, the social elite are celebrating their own benevolence. Is it possible for political art to change the world? Or does it, in fact, only reinforce the status quo? The Festwochen artistic director’s controversial Mozart interpretation calls convenient social commitment into question while at the same time paying homage to the people of Vienna.


Holger Speck, Musical Direction
Marie-Sophie Pollak, Soprano I
Sophie Harmsen, Soprano II
Benno Schachtner, Alto 
Florian Sievers, Tenor 
Konstantin Ingenpass, Bass 

Vocalensemble Rastatt, Choir 
Ensemble Resonanz, Orchestra