Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Opera singing in 2009 - II

Male Singers

1. Albert Dohmen as Hans Sachs in "Die Meistersinger von Nurenberg" Guth & Weigle (Liceu Barcelona)
2. Kwangchul Youn as Heinrich der Vogler in "Lohengrin" Herheim & Barenboim (DSO Berlin) and as Gurnemanz in "Parsifal" Herheim & Gatti (BFS Bayreuth)
3. Klaus Florian Vogt as Lohengrin in "Lohengrin" Herheim & Barenboim (DSO Berlin)
4. Michael Volle as Wozzeck in "Wozzeck" Kriegenburg & Nagano (BSO Munich)
5. Christopher Ventris as Parsifal in "Parsifal" Herheim & Gatti (BFS Bayreuth)
   Mariusz Kwiecien as Roger in "Krol Roger" Warlikowski & Ono (ONP Paris)

Honorable mention 

Eric Cutler  as Shepherd in "Krol Roger" Warlikowski & Ono (ONP Paris)
Mikhail Petrenko as Hagen in "Die Gotterdammerung" Braunschweig & Rattle (Aix)
Richard Croft as Idomeneo in "Idomeneo" Py & Minkowski (Aix)
Bo Skovhus as Beckmesser in "Die Meistersinger von Nurenberg" Guth & Weigle (Liceu Barcelona)
Antonino Siragusa as Almaviva in "Il Barbiere di Siviglia" Serreau & Campanella  (ONP)
Jonas Kaufmann as Lohengrin in "Lohengrin" Jones & Nagano (BSO Munich)
Dimitry Ivaschenko as Monterone/Sparafucile in "Rigoletto" Kosky & Lange (KOB Berlin)
Andrew Richards as Pollione in "Norma" Rose & Reck (BSO) and as Don Jose in "Carmen" Noble & Gardiner (OC Paris)
Stephane Degout as Frank/Fritz  in "'Die tote Stadt" Decker & Steinberg (ONP Paris)
Jonathan Boyd as Tom Rakewell in "The Rake's Progress" Gindt & Ollu (Athénée Théâtre Paris)
Nikolay Borchev as Harlekin in "Ariadne auf Naxos" Carsen & De Billy (BSO Munich)
Bejun Mehta as Didymus in "Theodora" Loy & Bolton (SFS Salzburg)

Maybe I should also mention  Placido Domingo for his memorable Cyrano in an otherwise boring production of  "Cyrano de Bergerac" in Châtelet-Paris?!  ;)

1 comment:

  1. Ohh yes yes yes! And Anthony Michaels-Moore in the title role of Jonathan Miller's 'Rigoletto' (English National Opera)