WERNER GÜRA performs in Amsterdam, Vienna, Helsinki and Munich
In December 2019 Werner Güra shines in Schumann’s Faust-Szenen in Amsterdam and in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 in Helsinki and Munich. In between, he presents an all-Schubert programme at the Brahms-Saal of Vienna’s Musikverein – pure Schubert happiness, one might call it!
PATRICIA PETIBON in the four female roles of Les contes d’Hoffmann in Brussels
Starting with the premiere on December 10, Patricia Petibon sings all four female roles in Les contes d’Hoffmann for the first time, celebrating Jacques Offenbach’s 200th birthday with his most famous masterwork at La Monnaie in Brussels.
MARIE-SOPHIE POLLAK with Bach and Handel in Canada
Marie-Sophie Pollak makes her debuts with no less than three Canadian orchestras and ensembles in Bach’s Christmas Oratorio and Handel’s Messiah: the Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal, Les Violons du Roy in Québec and the National Arts Centre Orchestra in Ottawa.
MANUEL WALSER – Great Talent at Vienna’s Konzerthaus
Manuel Walser, already notable as a brilliant member of the Vienna State Opera ensemble, receives special support during the 2019-2020 season as part of “Great Talent”, a young artist programme of Vienna’s Konzerthaus.
THOMAS QUASTHOFF| An Exclusive Jazz Session as a 60th Birthday Present
Thomas Quasthoff will celebrate his 60th birthday with exclusive concerts at Cologne’s Philharmonie, at Castle Elmau, at the Festspielhaus in Baden-Baden and Vienna’s Konzerthaus – making music with friends who are among the greatest names in jazz.
IRIS VERMILLION with Ligeti at Semperoper Dresden
Iris Vermillion stars as Mescalina in Dresden’s premiere of Le Grand Macabre by György Ligeti, directed by Calixto Bieito and conducted by the principal guest conductor of the Semperoper Dresden, Omer Meir Wellber.
IDA ALDRIAN an der Hamburgischen Staatsoper
Austrian mezzo-soprano Ida Aldrian, who joined the ensemble of the Hamburg State Oper at the beginning of the current season, takes part in the world premiere of Johannes Harneit's newly composed opera IchundIch, based on the play IchundIch (I and I) by Else Lasker-Schüler.
OLIVIA VERMEULEN gastiert mit Scarlatti an der Berliner Staatsoper unter den Linden
Further to her house and role debut earlier this year in Paris with Alessandro Scarlatti's seldom-performed oratorio Il primo omicidio directed by Romeo Castellucci, Olivia Vermeulen now reprises the role of Abel at Berlin's Staatsoper unter den Linden. The Belgian B'Rock Orchestra is led by René Jacobs.
MICHAEL SCHADE as Florestan in Beethoven’s Fidelio in Montréal
Michael Schade will again perform the role of Florestan in a concert performance of Beethoven’s Fidelio , toether with the Orchestre Métropolitain under the baton of Yannick Nézet-Séguin in Montréal
JEREMY OVENDEN as Emperor Titus at the Theater an der Wien
The internationally sought-after Mozart tenor Jeremy Ovenden makes a guest appearance at the Theater an der Wien together with Concentus Musicus Wien under Stefan Gottfried, singing the title role in La clemenza di Tito in a new production.
PATRICIA PETIBON can be heard with a recital at the Philharmonie Luxembourg
With her recital programme, soprano Patricia Petibon explores the fascinating world of French art song, which she presents at the Philharmonie in Luxembourg.
MANUEL WALSER sings Schubert's Schwanengesang in Hohenems
Young swiss baritone Manuel Walser can be heard with Schubert's "Schwanengesang" together with the pianist Wolfram Rieger at the Schubertiade in Hohenems