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July 30, 2022
On July 30, 2022, Michael Nagl will make his debut at the Salzburg Festival as Papageno in Die Zauberflöte. In the revival of Lydia Steier's staging, which premiered in Salzburg in 2018, Michael Nagl will share the stage with Tareq Nazmi, Mauro Peter, Brenda Rae/Jasmin Delfs, Regula Mühlemann, Ilse Eerens, Sophie Rennert, Noa Beinart, Maria Nazarova, Peter Tantsits, Henning von Schulman, Simon Bode and Roland Koch. Joana Mallwitz will conduct the performances which will take place at the Haus für Mozart. Michael Nagl will be the first Austrian Papageno to appear at the Salzburg Festival since ten years. He has previously sung the part at the Opéra national de Lorraine in Nancy, where he made his role debut in 2018. The premiere of Die Zauberflöte at the Salzburg Festival will be telecast live on July 30 at 6:30pm CET by Mezzo, with re-transmissions on August 11 on Servus TV and on August 20 on Medici.tv. On August 12, the recording will be screened open-air on the Kapitelplatz in Salzburg. Live performances of Die Zauberflöte in Salzburg will take place on July 30, August 3, 6, 10, 17, 20, 24 and 27, 2022. [Photo: Andrew Bogard]
July 22, 2022
On July 22 and 24, 2022, George Gagnidze will sing the role of Germont in La traviata at the Teatro San Carlo of Napoli, in a production by Ferzan Özpetek and under the musical direction of Francesco Ivan Ciampa. He will share the stage with Pretty Yende alternating with Claudia Pavone in the title role and Francesco Demuro as Alfredo Germont. The Georgian baritone has already appeared at the Teatro San Carlo this April as Scarpia in Tosca, a role he also performed in Napoli in 2020. At the Teatro San Carlo, he also sang Alfio in Cavalleria rusticana in 2019 as well as Germont last year. He has long made a specialty of Germont père, having performed it in many prestigious opera houses and festivals such as Teatro alla Scala Milan, Royal Opera House Covent Garden London, Opéra National de Paris, Liceu Barcelona, Deutsche Oper Berlin and Arena di Verona.
July 22, 2022
On July 22, 2022, Sonya Yoncheva will sing the title role in Norma at the Gran Teatre del Liceu of Barcelona, in a production by Àlex Ollé and under the musical direction of Domingo Hindoyan, the first of a series of four performances running through July 31, 2022. She will share the stage with Airam Hernández as Pollione, Teresa Iervolino as Adalgisa and Marko Mimica as Oroveso. Sonya Yoncheva, who made her Liceu debut this past April with an operatic concert, already sang the role of the Druidic priestess when this same Àlex Ollé production was first unveiled at the Royal Opera House in London in 2016, making her celebrated role debut. Following the shows in Barcelona, will reprise the role of Norma in 2023 at the Metropolitan Opera. [Photo: Victor Santiago]
July 06, 2022
On July 6, 2022, George Gagnidze will sing the title role of Nabucco at the Teatro Real Madrid, in a production by Andreas Homoki and under the musical direction of Maestro Nicola Luisotti, the first of a series of six performances running through July 19, 2022. He will sing alongside Saioa Hernández as Abigaille, Roberto Tagliavini / Alexander Vinogradov alternating as Zaccaria, Michael Fabiano / Eduardo Aladrén as Ismaele and Elena Maximova as Fenena. Nabucco is a role George Gagnidze has performed at many of the world’s most prestigious opera stages such as the Wiener Staatsoper, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Staatsoper Hamburg and the Chorégies d’Orange. His 2017 appearance in the role in a new production at the Arena di Verona is available on DVD/Blu-Ray. The Georgian baritone is returning to the Teatro Real after having sung the title role in Simon Boccanegra, Scarpia in Tosca and Amonasro in Aida in previous seasons. Photo: O-PR
July 03, 2022
On July 3, 2022, Irina Lungu will make her role debut as Alice Ford in Falstaff at the Opernhaus Zürich, in a production by Sven-Eric Bechtolf and under the musical direction of Maestro Gianandrea Noseda, the first of a series of five performances running through July 10, 2022. She will share the stage with Sir Bryn Terfel in the title role, Konstantin Shushakov as Ford, Sandra Hamaoui as Nannetta, Cyrille Dubois as Fenton and Marianna Pizzolato as Mrs Quickly. Earlier in her career, Irina repeatedly sang the part of Nannetta in the same opera on stages such as the Teatro alla Scala. The Russian soprano has already appeared at the Opernhaus Zürich as Violetta in La traviata and as Lucia di Lammermoor in a new production. Just this past month, she made her acclaimed debut as Imogene in Il pirata on this same stage. Photo: O-PR
July 02, 2022
Sonya Yoncheva is scheduled to perform in four concerts in summer 2022. On July 2, she will make her Japanese debut with the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra led by Maestro Nayden Todorov presenting a program featuring music by Verdi, Puccini and Bellini. Sonya will return to the Prinzregententheater in Munich for the Munich Opera Festival on July 13, presenting an all-Handel program conducted by Maestro William Christie leading Les Arts Florissants. On July 17, the soprano will join Plácido Domingo in a concert of arias and duets led by Maestro Jordi Bernacer at the Teatro Real Madrid. In Spain, she will also appear at the Festival Castell in Peralada, where she will present her much acclaimed program Ad una stella, making her Peralada debut with Malcolm Martineau on the piano. Photo: Victor Santiago