Monday, April 19, 2010

2010-2011, 2011-2012, 2012-2013 in Switzerland

The largest and the most significant opera-house in Switzerland is the one in Zurich, followed by the Grand Theater in Geneva. Both theaters already announced the new productions scheduled for 2010-2011. A pretty little Opera in Lausanne did the same.


If you're interested in more audacious theaters then you'd be more curious about 2010-2011 in Basel and in Freiburg. We just learned that the Theater Freiburg will unveil the details about their new season on May 6. When Basel will say something about their next season is anyone's guess...

In the following (if you dive into "Read more") you can find the links and a list of new productions in these fine Swiss Opera Houses.

Ed: the details on 2010-2011 at  Theater Basel will be made public on April 29


2012-2013



Opernhaus Zürich (Year One with Andreas Homoki)

New Productions

September-October 2012: Jenufa [dir- Dmitri Tcherniakov, cnd- Fabio Luisi, cast: Pavol Breslik, Hanna Schwarz, Christopher Ventris, Kristine Opolais...]

November 2012: Sale (Handel project by Marthaler) [dir- Christoph Marthaler, cnd- Laurence Cummings, cast: Anne Sofie von Otter, Malin Hartelius, Christophe Dumaux...]

November 2012: Die Schatzinsel (new opera by Frank Schwemmer) [dir- Nadja Loschky, cnd- Thomas Rösner, cast: Fabio Trümpy, Kresimir Strazanec, Anna Goryachova...]

December 2012: Der Fliegende Holländer [dir- Andreas Homoki, cnd- Alain Altinoglu, cast: Anja Kampe, Bryn Terfel, Matti Salminen, Marco Jentzsch...]

February 2013: Rigoletto [dir- Tatiana Gürbaca, cnd- Fabio Luisi, cast: Saimir Pirgu, Quinn Kelsey, Aleksandra Kurzak, Christof Fischesser...]

March 2013: Three Sisters (opera by Peter Eötvös) [dir- Herbert Fritsch, cnd- Michael Boder, cast: Anna Goryachova, Kresimir Strazanac, Julia Riley...]

April 2013: Lady Macbeth of Mzensk [dir- Andreas Homoki, cnd- Teodor Currentzis, cast: Tatjana Serjan, Kurt Rydl, Benjamin Bernheim, Brandon Jovanovich, Pavel Daniliuk...]

May 2013: Don Giovanni [dir- Sebastian Baumgarten, cnd- Robin Ticciati, cast: Peter Mattei, Marina Rebeka, Pavol Breslik, Julia Kleiter, Ruben Drole, ...]

June 2013: La Straniera [dir- Christof Loy, cnd- Fabio Luisi, cast: Edita Gruberova, Gregory Kunde, Franco Vassallo, Veronica Simeoni, Benjamin Bernheim ]


Long list of revivals includes:

September 2012-January 2013: Tosca [dir: Robert Carsen, cnd- Fabio Luisi/Marco Armiliato, cast: Catherine Naglestad, Massimo Giordani, Lucio Gallo/Thomas Hampson]


October-November 2012: Lucia di Lammermoor [dir: Damiano Michieletto, cnd- Karel Mark Chichon, cast: Jane Archibald, Ismael Jordi, Christof Fischesser, Alexey Markov...]


January-February 2013: Tannhäuser [dir- Harry Kupfer, cnd- Marc Albrecht, cast: Peter Seiffert, Anja Harteros, Vesselina Kasarova/Michelle Breedt, Thomas Hampson, Peter Straka...]

March 2013: Carmen [dir- Matthias Hartmann, cnd- Patrick Fournillier, cast: Kate Aldrich, Anna Stephany, Yonahoon Lee, Simone Alberghini,...]


March-April 2013: Parsifal [dir- Claus Guth, cnd- Ulf Schirmer, cast: Evgeny Nikitin, Stuart Skelton, Angela Denoke,...]

April 2013: Rinaldo [dir- Jens Daniel Herzog, cnd- Ivor Bolton, cast: Sonia Prina, Jane Archibald, Ruben Dole, Lawrence Zazzo, Malin Hartelius,...]


May 2013: La Traviata [dir- Jürgen Flimm, cnd- Kery-Lyn Wilson, cast: Diana Damrau, Saimir Pirgu, George Petean...]

and many more






Theater Basel


New Productions:

September 2012: Kat'a Kabanova [dir- Armin Petras, cnd- Gabriel Felz/Giuliano Betta, cast: Dagmar Peckova, Mary Mills, Norman Reinhardt, Ludovit Ludha...]

October 2012: Der Sandmann (opera by Andrea Lorenzo Scartazzini) [dir- Christof Loy, cnd- Tomas Hanus, cast: Ryan McKinny, Agneta Eichenholz, Thomas Pifka, Marko Spehar...]

December 2012: Un ballo in maschera [dir- Vera Nemirova, cnd- Gabriel Felz/Giuliano Betta, cast: Riccardo Massi, Svetlana Ignatovich, Eung Kwang Lee...]

February 2013: Manon [dir- Elmar Goerden, cnd- Enrico Delamboye/Giuliano Betta, cast: Maya Boog, Andrey Dunaev, Eung Kwang Lee...]

April 2013: Idomeneo [dir- Davis Bösch, cnd- Andread Marcon, cast: Steve Davislim, Michèle Losier, Simone Schneider...]


Revival of:
Ariodante [dir- Stefan Pucher, cnd- Andrea Marcon, cast: Francisca Gotwald, Maya Boog, Luca Tittoto...]







New Productions:

JJR (Citoyen de Genève) opera by Philippe Fénelon [dir- Robert Carsen, cnd- Jean Deroyer, cast: Edwin Crossley-Mercer, Karen Vourch, Nora Gubisch...]

Samson et Dalila [dir- Patrick Kinmonth, cnd- Michel Plasson, cast: Aleksandrs Antonenko, Malgorzata Walewska, Alain Vernhes, Jean Teitgen...] (coproduced with DOB)

Les Aventures du roi Pausole (operette by Arthur Honegger) [dir- Robert Sandoz, cnd- Claude Schnitzler, cast: Jean-Philippe Lafont, Doris Lamprecht, ...]

Das Rheingold [dir- Dieter Dorn, cnd- Ingo Metzmacher, cast: Thomas Johannes Mayer, Andreas Conrad, Steven Humes, John Lundgren, Corby Welch, Christoph Strehl Agneta Eichenholz, Elisabeth Kulman...]

Madama Butterfly [dir- Michael Grandage, cnd- Alexander Joel, cast: Alexia Voulgaridou, Arnold Rutkowski, Isabelle Henriquez...] (co-production with Houston)

Rusalka [dir- Jossi Wieler & Sergio Morabito, cnd- Dmitri Jurowski, cast: Camilla Nylund, Birgit Remmert, Nadia Krasteva, Ladislav Elgr, Alexei Tikhomirov...] (production from Salzburg)



Revivals:

Il Barbiere di Siviglia [dir- Damiano Michieletto, cnd- Alberto Zedda, cast: Lawrence Brownlee, Silvia Tro Santafé, Tassis Christoyannis, Roberto Scandiuzzi...]

La Traviata [dir- David McVicar, cnd- Baldo Podic, cast: Myrtò Papatanasiu, Leonardo Capalbo, Tassis Christoyannis...]












October 2012: L'elisir d'amore [dir- Adriano Sinivia, cnd- Jesus Lopez Coboz, cast: Olga Peretyatko, Stefan Pop, George Petean, Lorenzo Regazo, Sarah Pagin] (new production)

December 2012: Orphée aux Enfers [dir- Claire Servais, cnd- Dominique Trottein, cast: Bernard Richter, Brigitte Hool, Mathias Vidal...] 

February 2013: Viva la Mamma [dir- Vincent Vitoz, cnd- Laurent Gendre, cast: local]

March 2013: Tosca [dir- Giancarlo del Monaco, cnd- Roberto Rizzi Brignoli, cast: Oksana Dyka, Giancarlo Monsalve, Giorgio Surian...]

April 2013: L'Aiglon [dir- Renée Auphan (Based on the production by
Patrice Caurier & Mosche Leiser), cnd- Jean-Yves Ossonce, cast: Marc Barrard, Franco Pomponi, Carine Séchaye...]


June 2013: Le nozze di Figaro [dir- Marco Arturo Marelli, cnd- Theodor Guschibauer, cast: Alex Esposito, Carmela Remigio, Riccardo Novaro, Bénédicte Tauran, Annalisa Stroppa...]






Theater Freiburg 

Cast are yet to be announced...


New Productions:

Nabucco [dir- Michael Sturm, cnd- Fabrice Bollon, cast:]

Ariadne auf Naxos [dir- Michael    von    zur    Mühlen, cnd- Gerhard Markson, cast:]

King Arthur [dir- Robert Schuster, cnd- Clemens Flick, cast:]

The Queen of Spades [dir- Eva-Maria    Höckmayr, cnd- Fabrice Bollon, cast:]

Parsifal [dir- Frank Hilbrich, cnd- Fabrice Bollon, cast:]

Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny [dir- Tom Ryser, cnd- Johannes Knapp, cast:]


Revivals:

Rinaldo [dir- Tom Ryser, cnd- Norbert    Kleinschmidt, cast:]

Lohengrin [dir- Frank Hilbrich, cnd- Fabrice Bollon, cast:]







2011-2012





New productions:
  • Schraffur/Hatching (opera by Fritz Hauser) [dir- Fritz Hauser & Boa Baumann, music co-direction: Sylwia Zytynska, Brian Archinal, Domenico Melchiorre, Rob Kloet] 
  • Wozzeck [dir- Elmar Goerden, cnd- Dennis Russell Davies, cast: Thomas Johannes Mayer, Edith Haller, Karl-Heinz Brandt...] 
  • Rusalka [dir- Jurate Vansk, cnd- Giuliano Betta, cast: Svetlana Ignatovich et al] 
  • Lo Stimolatore Cardiaco [dir- Christoph Marthaler, cnd- Bendix Dethleffsen/Giuliano Betta] 
  • Carmen [dir- Calixto Bieto, cnd- Gabriel Feltz, cast: Tanja Ariane Baumgartner, Svetlana Ignatovich, Eung Kwang Lee, ...] (the same one we saw in 2010 in Barcelona)
  • Ariodante [dir- Stefan Pucher, cnd- Andrea Marcon, cast: Maya Boog, Marina Prudenskaya, Nikolay Borchev, Agata Wilewska...]

Like Teatro Real in Madrid, Basel too will present "The life and Death of Marina Abramović" by Robert Wilson in 2012, and will revive their highly successful production of Le nozze di Figaro.





New productions (Mannnn!):

  • September: La scala di seta [dir- Damiano Michieletto, cnd- Zsolt Hamar, cast: Sen Gui, Anja Schlosser...]
  • September: The Nose [dir- Peter Stein, cnd- Ingo Metzmacher, cast: huge]
  • October: Otello [dir- Graham Vick, cnd- Daniele Gatti, cast: Peter Seiffert, Thomas Hampson, Stefan Popp, Benjamin Bernheim, Fiorenza Cedolins]
  • November: Die Stadt der Blinden (a new opera by Anno Schreier) [dir- Stefan Müller, cnd- Zsolt Hamar, cast: Reinhard Mayr...]
  • December: Palestrina [dir- Jens-Daniel Herzog, cnd- Ingo Metzmacher, cast: Roberto Saccà, Thomas Jesatko...]
  • December: Le convenienze ed inconvenienze teatrali [dir- Martin Kusej, cnd- Paolo Carignani, cast: Mandy Friedrich, Christoph Strehl, Massimo Cavalletti...]
  • January: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg [dir- Harry Kupfer, cnd- Daniele Gatti, cast: Michael Volle, Roberto Sacca, Juliane Banse, Matti Salminen...]
  • February: Otello (by Rossini) [dir- Moshe Leiser and Patrice Caurier, cnd- Muhai Tang, cast: Joh Osborn, Cecilia Bartoli, Antonino Siragusa, Javier Camarena]
  • March: Don Carlo [dir- Sven-Eric Bechtolf, cnd- Zubin Mechta, cast- Anja Harteros, Matti Salminen, Fabio Sartori, Massimo Cavalletti, Vesselina Cassarova...]
  • April: Princ Igor by Borodin [dir- David Pountney, cnd- Vladimir Fedoseyev, cast: Egil Silins, Olga Guryakova...]
  • May: Poliuto [dir- Damiano Michieletto, cnd- Nello Santi, cast: Vittorio Grigolo, Fiorenza Cedolins, Vladimir Stoyanov]
  • May: Die Entführung aus dem Serail [dir- Thomas Langhoff, cnd- Adam Fischer, cast: Malin Hartelius, Javier Camarena...]
  • June: Mathis der Maler [dir- Matthias Hartmann, cnd-Daniele Gatti, cast: Thomas Hampson, Erin Caves, Emily Magee...]

They will also rerun the Claus Guth's production of Parsifal (that is to be premiered in Zurich next June!) and of Ariadne auf Naxos (with Nina Stemme), in addition to a good production of Don Giovanni (this time with Bernard Richter, Carlos Alvarez, and... and Anna Netrebko!), Le comte Ory with Cecilia Bartoli and Javier Camarena, Guillaume Tell with Antonino Siragusa and Michele Pertusi...





New productions:
  • Die Entfürhung aus dem Serail [dir- Mira Bartov, cnd- Johnathan Darlington, cast: Laura Claycomb, Olga Peretyatko, Daniel Behle, Norbert Ernst, Peter Rose] 
  • Le comte Ory [dir- Giancarlo Del Monaco, cnd- Paolo Arrivabeni, cast: Bogdan Mihai, Monica Bacelli, Jean-François Lapointe...] 
  • Macbeth [dir- Christof Loy, cnd- Ingo Metzmacher, cast: Davide Damiani, Jennifer Larmore,...]

Check out the rest yourself here. Yawn!






2010-2011





(unfreakingbelievable number of) New productions:
  • Les Pêcheurs de perles [dir Jens-Daniel Herzog] Carlo Rizzi conducting. Casing: Carloz Alvarez, Javier Camarena and Malin Hartelius
  • Gesualdo [dir Moshe Leiser, Patrice Caurier] creation of an opera by Marc-André Dalbavie who will conduct the excellent Rod Gilfry, and Liliana Nikiteanu
  • Guillaume Tell [dir Adrian Marthaler] Thomas Helgelbrock to conduct and among the soloist: Antonino Siragusa, Michele Pertusi, Eva Mei...
  • I masnadieri [dir Guy Joosten] a lesser known opera by Verdi, with Isabel Rey, Thomas Hampson, Laszlo Polgar; Adam Fischer to conduct
  • Le Comte Ory [dir Moshe Leiser, Patrice Caurier]  with Ceciia Bartoli, Javier Camarena, Liliana Nikiteanu
  • Tannhäuser [dir Harry Kupfer] conducted by Ingo Metzmacher and with Nina Stemme, Michael Volle, Peter Seiffert/Robert Dean Smith, and Vesselina Kasarova as Venus (!)
  • Norma [dir Robert Wilson] conducted by Paolo Carignani, and with Vittorio Grigolo as Pollione (!), Elena Mosuc and Michelle Breedt
  • Falstaff [dir Sven-Eric Bechtolf] conducted by Daniele Gatti and with Leo Nucci. Javier Camarena, Barbara Frittoli, Yvonne Naef et al
  • Un ballo in maschera [dir David Pountney] with Piotr Beczala, Leo Nucci , Micaela Carosi, Yvonne Naef
  • Moses und Aron [dir Achim Freyer] conducted by Christoph von Dohnányi
  • Aus einem Totenhaus [dir Peter Konwitschny] cond.Ingo Metzmacher 
  • Parsifal [dir Claus Guth] cond. Daniele Gatti with Thomas Hampson, Matti Salminen, Stuart Skelton (?), Egils Silins
  • Il re pastore [dir Grischa Asagaroff] with Rolando Villazon and with William Christie conducting



New productions:
  • Il Barbiere di Siviglia [dir Damiano Michieletto ?] with Silvia Tro Santafé/Jane Archibald and Pietro Spagnoli
  • Elektra [dir Christof Nel ] with Jeanne-Michèle Charbonnet, Erika Sunnegårdh, Egils Silins, and Eva Marton
  • Die Lustige Witwe [dir Christof Loy] with José Van Dam, Annette Dasch and Jennifer Larmore
  • I Puritani [dir Francisco Negrin] this production was premiered in Amsterdam a couple of years ago, but this time it will be with Diana Damrau as Elvira, Lorenzo Ragazzo et al, and with Jesús López Cobos conducting
  • Orphée et Eurydice [dir Mats Ek ] the same Stockholm production with lots of ballet and with Annette Seiltgen and Svetlana Doneva singing 
  • Les Vêpres siciliennes [dir Christof Loy] the same production that will open the season 2010-2011 in Amsterdam, will arrive to Geneva in May 2011
  • L'Amour des trois oranges [dir Benno Besson] with Mikhail Pletnev conducting





New productions:
  • Un Ballo in Maschera  [dir Philippe Sireuil] coproduced with L'Opéra Royal de Wallonie in Liège; with Adriana Damato, George Petean et al
  • L'Italiana in Algeri [dir Emilio Sagi] coproduced with Opera in Oviedo and in Santiago-Chile, with Anna Bonitatibus, Lawrence Brownlee, Luciano Di Pasquale
  • La fille de Madame Angot [dir Anémone] and opeta by Charles Lecocq, also coproduced with Opera Liège
  • Roméo et Juliette [dir Miguel Ortega] coproduced with Operas in Liège and Marseille
  • Rinaldo [dir Louise Moaty] coproduced with operas in Caen, Rennes and Luxembourg with Max Emanuel Cencic and Diego Fasolis will conduct
 




New opera productions:
  • Adriana Lecouvreur
  • Otello
  • Orphée aux Enfers
  • Aus Deutschland (Liederoper von Mauricio Kagel)
Note in particular that they plan two cycles of their newly produced Ring (that's very-very Regie, directed by Frank Hilbrich -- don't forget that name!)




New productions:
  • Alexander's Feast or The power of music [by Handel], Conductor: Giuliano Betta,
    Director: Georges Delnon, Cast: Agata Wilewska, Andrew Murphy...
  • Aida, Conductor: Maurizio Barbacini, Director: Calixto Bieito (!!), Cast: Angeles Blancas, Michelle De Young, Daniel Golossov, Andrew Murphy, Alfred Walker
  • Maldoror by Philipp Maintz, Conductor: Marcus R. Bosch, Director: Jachim Rathke, Georges Delnon 
  • The Queen of Spades, Conductor: Gabriel Feltz, Director: David Hermann, Cast: Svetlana Ignatovich, Valentina Kutzarova, Hanna Schwarz, Maxim Aksenov,
    Nikolay Borchev 
  • Oper à Venir (working title), Musiktheater-Projekt, Conductor: Rolando Garza, Director: Jurate Vansk 
  • Parsifal, Conductor: Mario Venzago, Director: Benedikt von Peter 
  • Telemaco ossia L'isola di Circe [by Gluck], Conductor: Anu Tali, Director: N.N.; Cast: Maya Boog, Agneta Eichenholz...

In addition to the above list, there will be one production by Christoph Marthaler in November 2010, but it's not clear if it will be an opera or a play.

3 comments:

  1. y2k (formerly known as Anon in recent comments)April 20, 2010 at 12:21 AM

    Die Lustige Witwe [dir Christof Loy] with José Van Dam, Annette Dasch and Jennifer Larmore

    I thought José Van Dam was retiring after the La Monnaie performance?!

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  2. Why question mark Stuart Skelton? He has already sung a prize winning Grimes at ENO and is due to sing Parsifal there next season with Irene Theorin as Kundry. I heard him as a excellent Parsifal in Frankfurt 3 years ago and he has a MET debut coming up.

    Yvonne Naef is rightly going back to the mezzo fach after her flirtation with soprano roles.

    Zurich is one of my favourite houses particulary for the off beat repertory. Tiefland and Konigskinder for example.

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  3. José Van Dam is saying goodbye to the operatic scenes in his native Belgium. On the other hand it's hard to resist the temptation of collecting the appearance fees elsewhere.

    Hi John! Many thanks for your comment on Skelton. Never listened to Skelton but am more than curious to know what his Parsifal will sound like (thus the q-mark). Will definitely come to ENO to see Parsifal. ;)

    You liked Tiefland? I only saw it on DVD and ... how should I put it?!... it didn't work for me at all.

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