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January 23, 2022
On January 23, Sonya Yoncheva will join a very select group of opera superstars who have appeared in recital on the stage of the Metropolitan Opera. Accompanied by pianist Malcolm Martineau, Sonya will present her program Ad una Stella, which she has already sung at several prestigious venues around the world, among them the Teatro Real of Madrid, the Salle Gaveau of Paris, the Munich Opera Festival, the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia in Valencia, the Théâtre du Capitole of Toulouse, the Monte-Carlo Opéra and the Enescu Festival in Bucharest. The program includes music by Verdi, Puccini, Duparc and Chausson, among others. Sonya Yoncheva made her debut at the Metropolitan Opera in 2013 as Gilda in Rigoletto and has since then returned to this stage in six other roles, among them four debuts, as Mimì in La bohème, Desdemona in Otello (new production) and in the title roles of Luisa Miller and Tosca (new staging). In the 2017/18 season, she wrote Met history as the first singer to appear in the same season in three leading roles in Live in HD Broadcasts. Sonya will sing also sing Élisabeth de Valois in a new production of Don Carlos at the Met later this season. [Photo by Victor Santiago]
January 15, 2022
On January 15, 18 and 20, 2022, Etienne Dupuis will appear as Albert in Werther at the Wiener Staatsoper, making his role debut. He will share the stage with Juan Diego Flórez in the title role, Clémentine Margaine as Charlotte and Slávka Zámečníková as Sophie, while Giacomo Sagripanti will conduct. The production is by Andrei Serban. This is Etienne's fourth role at the famed Austrian theatre, having previously performed Figaro in a new production of Il barbiere di Siviglia, Valentin in Faust and earlier this month Marcello in La bohème. The star baritone rehearsed the role of Albert in February 2020 and was supposed to debut it at the Metropolitan Opera when the global pandemic caused the theatre to shut its doors and cancel the production. In November 2020, he made his title role debut in the baritone version of the piece in a one-off streamed concert performances at the Opéra de Lyon which was aired by France 3. [Photo by Yan Bleney]
January 08, 2022
Following his appearances as Scarpia in Tosca at the Metropolitan Opera's December 2021 run, George Gagnidze is back at the Met for six more performances as the villainous chief of police from January 8 to 29, 2022. Under the baton of Carlo Rizzi, the dramatic baritone shares the stage with Elena Stikhina and Joseph Calleja as the other main characters. At the December 2021 run, George Gagnidze was lauded by the New York Times for "conveying the character’s malevolence but also his aristocratic disdain" and by Opera News for being "always fully committed to the character, singing it with the perfect combination of snarl, beauty and finesse". After this January run, Gagnidze will have more than 35 Met performances in the role under his belt. [Photo by Dario Acosta]
January 02, 2022
On January 5 and 9, Etienne Dupuis will bring one of his most performed roles to the Wiener Staatsoper, Marcello in La bohème. While the January 2 show had to be cancelled due to several cases of the Covid19 Omicron variant, the other two will see a cast featuring Nicole Car as Mimì, Saimir Pirgu / Benjamin Bernheim as Rodolfo, Slávka Zámečníková as Musetta, Ryan Speedo Green as Colline and Martin Häßler as Schaunard. Eun Sun Kim will conduct. The performances will take place in Franco Zeffirelli's historic production that premiered in 1963 with Mirella Freni, Gianni Raimondi, Rolando Panerai, Giuseppe Taddei, Ivo Vinco and Hilde Güden as the "bohémiens" and Herbert van Karajan in the pit. Etienne Dupuis first sung Marcello when he was a 19 years old singing student within the Summer Opera Lyric Theatre programme in Toronto. A signature experience for the young baritone, who stated in a recent interview with Opera Lounge that back then he realised he "could become a professional opera singer". Opera houses the star baritone later perfomed the part of the young painter include the Metropolitan Opera, the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, the Teatro Real of Madrid and the Deutsche Oper Berlin. [Photo by Yan Bleney]
December 21, 2021
From December 21, 2021 to January 12, 2022, Jacquelyn Wagner will sing Rosalinde in Die Fledermaus at the Staatsoper Hamburg. The opening night on December 21 will be the premiere in front of the audience of Renaud Doucet's and André Barbe's new production. Under the baton of Jonathan Darlington, Jacquelyn Wagner will share the stage with Bo Skovhus,Thorsten Grümbel, Jana Kurucová, Oleksiy Palchykov / Robert Watson, Bernhard Hansky, Peter Galliard, Narea Son, Gabriele Rossmanith and Jürgen Tarrach. Jacquelyn Wagner most recently sang the role of Rosalinde at the Deutsche Oper Berlin in the 2019/20 season. At the Staatsoper Hamburg, the American soprano previously performed Contessa d'Almaviva in Le nozze di Figaro and will return later this season in the title role of Fidelio. [Photo by Harald Hoffmann]
December 18, 2021
On December 18, 2021, Sonya Yoncheva will sing the role of Mimì in La bohème at the Berlin State Opera, in a production by Lindy Hume and under the musical direction of Domingo Hindoyan, the first of a series of six performances running through January 2, 2022. She will share the stage with Carles Castronovo as Rodolfo, Elsa Dreisig as Musetta, Adam Kutny as Marcello, Davia Oštrek as Colline, Charles Pachón as Schaunard and Olaf Bär as Benoit/Alcindoro. The soprano has performed performed the role of the young seamstress at many of the world's leading stages, such as the Teatro alla Scala Milan, the Opéra National de Paris, the Royal Opera House Covent Garden and the Metropolitan Opera, where she caused a sensation in her 2014 role debut only a few weeks after giving birth to her first child. Sonya returns to this production at the Staatsoper Unter den Linden following previous performances in the 2015/16 season. At the Staatsoper Unter den Linden, Sonya has also starred in new productions of La traviata and Médée, as Tosca and in the Rolex Perpetual Music Concert in support of musicians during the challenging period of COVID-19.