Klemens Sander © Nancy Horowitz
Klemens Sander © Nancy Horowitz


KLEMENS SANDER at the Opéra de Dijon

After Klemens Sander proved his stylistic versatility during the past months, performing, among others, the role of Socrates in Ernst Krenek’s Pallas Athene weint under Walter Kobéra’s baton and being nominated for the International Classical Music Awards in the category “Vocal Recital” for his recording of Franz Schubert’s Die schöne Müllerin, the debut of the bass-baritone from Upper Austria’s at the Opéra de Dijon as Papageno is imminent. There, Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte will be performed in German for the first time, accompanied by the French ensemble “Les Talens Lyriques” under the baton of its artistic director, Christophe Rousset. The French dramaturge David Lescot, who already directed the Dijon staging of La finta giardiniera in 2014, questions Mozart’s masterwork with regard to current issues and the interweaving of dream and reality.

The musical interpretation from Dijon will also be heard at the Philharmonie in Paris in a concert version on April 3. 


David Lescot, Director
Alwyne de Dardel, Sets
Mariane Delayre, Costumes
Paul Beaureilles, Lighting

Jodie Devos, Queen of the Night
Siobhan Stagg, Pamina
Sophie Junker, First Lady
Émilie Renard, Second Lady
Eva Zaïcik, Third Lady
Camille Poul, Papagena
Julian Prégardien, Tamino
Dashon Burton, Sarastro
Klemens Sander, Papageno
Mark Omvlee, Monostatos
Christian Immler, Speaker of the Temple
Rafael Galaz, First Priest | First Armoured Man
Yu Chen, Second Priest | Second Armoured Man

Christophe Rousset, Conductor
Les Talens Lyriques
Chœur de l’Opéra de Dijon