Freddie De Tommaso returns to the Teatro alla Scala as Rodolfo in Franco Zeffirelli's classic production of La bohème conducted by Eun Sun Kim. This follows critically acclaimed performances of La bohème and Tosca at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.
La bohème runs from the 4th - 26th March. For performance dates and tickets, click here.
Hungarian mezzo-soprano / contralto Anna Kissjudit has joined the MWA roster for general management. Hailed as ‘the Berlin discovery of the year’, the 26-year-old is a prodigious talent having already debuted the role of Erda this season under the baton of Christian Thielemann in the new Ring Cycle at the Statasoper Berlin, where she is an ensemble member. Anna is currently singing the role of Gaea in Romeo Castellucci’s new production of Daphne at Staatsoper Berlin.
Find out more about Anna here.
David Butt Philip returns to the Royal Opera House this season as The Prince in a new contemporary staging of Rusalka. Natalie Abrahami and Ann Yee's production reveals humanity's uneasy relationship with the natural world.
Daphne runs from 19th February - 18th March. For performance dates and tickets, click here.
Pavel Černoch makes his role debut as Apollo in one of Strauss' most rarely performed works: Daphne at the Staatsoper Berlin. Romeo Castellucci's new production makes use of light and visual media, and is conducted by Thomas Guggeis.
Daphne runs from 19th February - 18th March. For performance dates and tickets, click here.
British audiences will be treated to Lise Davidsen as Elisabeth and Gerald Finley as Wolfram in Tim Albery’s production of Tannhäuser at the Royal Opera House, conducted by Sebastian Weigle. Wagner's masterpiece features Wolfram’s Hymn to the Evening Star and Elisabeth’s ‘Dich, teure Halle’
Tannhäuser runs from 29th January - 16th February. For performance dates and tickets, click here.
On the 8th of April, 19:00 Freddie De Tommaso will make his debut this season at the Festival Castell Peralada for the launch of their first ever Easter Festival. With pianist Audrey Saint-Gil, Freddie will present a lyrical recital of arias and songs featuring music by Puccini, Verdi and Tosti.
Full details of the recital can be found here
On December 12th, Anna Pirozzi makes her eagerly anticipated debut at the Opera de Paris as Leonora in Jean-Claude Auvray’s production of La Forza del Destino. Originally due to debut on the 24th December, Anna steps in for an ailing Anna Netrebko.
La Forza del Destino is the first production in a double appearance at the Opera de Paris. Anna also sings Leonara in Il Trovatore from 21st January – 17th February 2023, before returning to the Royal Opera House for Turandot and making her debut at the Greek National Opera in David McVicar’s new production of Medea conducted by Philippe Auguin as part of the Callas centenary.
La Forza del Destino runs from 12th - 30th December 2022. For performance dates and tickets, click here.
Lise Davidsen makes a major role debut this season at the Gran Teatre del Liceu as Giorgetta in Il Tabarro in Lotte de Beer’s production of Puccini’s Il Trittico under the baton of Susanna Mälkki. This marks her first Puccini role which will be followed later this season by Tosca in the opening of the Bergen International Festival (alongside Freddie De Tommaso) and Elisabetta in Verdi’s Don Carlo at the Royal Opera House.
Il Trittico runs from November 27 to 15 December 2022. For performance dates and tickets, click here.
Composed by Mozart at just 14 years old, Mitridate, Re di Ponto was the first of his opera seria. This new production by Japanese director Satoshi Miyagi combines ancient Japanese culture with the Roman republic. Angela Brower makes her house and role debut as Sifare, under the baton of Mark Minkowski.
Mitridate, Re di Ponto runs from 4 to 11 December 2022. For more information and tickets, click here
After making his debut at the Vienna State Opera as Laca in Jenůfa, David Butt Philip makes an eagerly anticipated debut on December 4th as Walther von Stolzing in Keither Warner’s new production of Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg conducted by Philippe Jordan. He concludes his triple appearance in Vienna as Don Jose in Carmen, before making his debut at the San Francisco Opera as Der Kaiser in Die Frau ohne Schatten conducted by Sir David Runnicles and returning to the Royal Opera House as the Prince in a new contemporary staging of Rusalka by Natalie Abrahami and Ann Yee.
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg runs from 4 – 20 December. For more information and tickets, click here.
We are delighted to announce that Lise Davidsen and Erin Morley have been revealed as the recipients of the 18th Annual OPERA NEWS Awards, which will be fêted at a black-tie gala on Sunday, April 16, 2023 at the Plaza in New York City.
The two artists can be seen together on the stage of the Metropolitan Opera this spring in Strauss’ Der Rosenkavalier, which also marks Lise’s debut as the iconic Marschallin. Their most recent appearances at the Metropolitan Opera earned them each a Grammy nomination: Erin for title role of Matthew Aucoin’s new opera Eurydice and Lise for ‘A Concert for Ukraine’ conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin.
Following the world premiere at the Spoleto Festival in Charleston, Jamez McCorkle makes his debut at LA Opera in Rhiannon Giddons and Michael Abels’ opera Omar. McCorkle sings the title role Omar Ibn Said in this story inspired by the autobiography of a West African scholar sold into slavery in the United States. A vehicle for McCorkle this season, he will also perform the role at Boston Lyric Opera and Carolina Performing Arts.
Conducted by Kazem Abdullah, the production runs from October 22 – November 13. For more information and tickets, click here.
Seventeen years after the premiere of Doctor Atomic, Gerald Finley reunites with American composer John Adams to create a new opera, Antony and Cleopatra which opens in San Francisco Opera on 10 September. Based on Shakespeare's play, Finley plays the role of Mark Antony, a general whose love affair with the pharaoh Cleopatra triggers the collapse of the Roman Republic.
With a libretto by John Adams, Antony and Cleopatra will also be presented in future seasons at Grand Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona, when Adams himself will conduct the piece and at the Metropolitan Opera.
Antony and Cleopatra opens the centennial anniversary season of San Francisco Opera on 10 September, with further performances on 15, 18, 23, 27 Septmber and 2 and 5 October. Amina Edris sings the role of Cleopatra and Music Director Eun Sun Kim conducts the production staged by Elkhanah Pulitzer.
For tickets and more information click here.
Huw Montague Rendall, Brindley Sherratt and Michael Colvin join Opera de Paris for their upcoming performances of Mozat's ever so popular opera The Magic Flute which opens on 17 September.
Huw Montague Rendall makes his company debut as Papageno, a role he has performed to sensational critical acclaim for his debuts with Royal Opera House and Chicago Lyric Opera last season.
Michael Colvin is Monastatos, a role he performed together with Huw Montague Rendall last autumn at Royal Opera House. Colvin, who also sings Spoletta Tosca for the company, returns to Paris after having sung Basilio Le Nozze di Figaro and Duke of Cornwall Lear in previous seasons.
Brindley Sherratt also makes his company debut as Sarastro, one of his signature roles and a vehicle this season for his return to Royal Opera House and in future seasons to Metropolitan Opera.
This production of The Magic Flute runs from 17 September to 19 November. For performance dates and tickets please click here
Fresh from his debut at Arena di Verona as Alfredo La Traviata, Freddie De Tommaso kicks off the new season on 16 September with the open air concert of Bayerische Staatsoper, Oper für alle, joining star soprano Sonya Yoncheva
The concert, conducted by Daniele Rustioni, takes place at Mangfallpark in Rosenheim. The entrance is free. For more information and tickets please click here
One of the most celebrated classical artists today, the Norwegian soprano Lise Davidsen is set to make a huge splash as the star of the much coveted Last Night of the Proms, the UK’s greatest classical music event. She will perform among others her signature aria: Dich teure Halle from Wagner’s Tannhäuser, the Easter Hymn from Masagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana as well as taking on Lady Macbeth’s entrance scene Vieni t’affretta from Verdi’s Macbeth as a nod the British culture and history. She is joined by star cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason and conductor Dalia Stasevska.
Davidsen is currently the Artist in Spotlight at the Barbican, where her next appearance on 30th of May is a gala operatic evening together with none other than Freddie De Tommaso and pianist James Baillieu. For more ticket and more information click here.
Next season, UK audiences can also see Davidsen at the Royal Opera House as Elisabeth in Tannhäuser (29th January –16th February 2023) and her role debut as Elisabetta in Verdi’s Don Carlo (30th June – 15th July 2023).
French tenor Stanislas de Barbeyrac joins the all-star line up of Nadine Sierra, Lea Desandre, Erwin Schrott and instrumentalists Alice Saraa Ott, Jérôme Ducros, Gautier Capuçon and Leonidas Kavakos for the biggest French celebration of the year, the Bastille Day Concert, which takes place every year in front of the Eiffel Tower in Paris. The event attended by huge crowds of people, precedes the extraordinary firework display and is broadcast on national radio and TV.
For more information on the programme and the event click here.
Freddie De Tommaso's newly launched album Il Tenore has debuted at No 1 in the Uk Classical Charts, with his interpretation of Puccini's Nessun Dorma attracting more than one million streams this year alone.
The album features a collection of arias and duets from famous operas by Puccini: Tosca, Turandot and Madama Butterfly and Bizet: Carmen. He is joined by fellow Decca artist Lise Davidsen (Tosca) and Natalya Romaniw (Cio-Cio-San) and Aigul Akhmetshina (Carmen).
We are thrilled to share that MWA Artists feature heavily in Summer Festivals both in the UK and Internationally in the 2021/22 season:
David Junghoon Kim: First Night of the Proms Verdi Requiem 15thJuly, 20:00 (cond. Sakari Oramo)
Lise Davidsen: Last Night of the Proms with cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason 10th September, 19:30 (cond. Dalia Stasevska)
Glyndebourne Festival Opera
Erin Morley: Norina in Don Pasquale
Huw Montague Rendall: Malatesta in Don Pasquale, 22nd July – 27th August (cond. Ben Glassberg, dir. Mariame Clément)
David Junghoon Kim: Rodolfo in La bohème, 7 – 14 August (cond. Jordan de Souza (conductor), dir. Floris Visser)
Grange Park Opera
Ruxandra Donose: Laura in La Gioconda, 11th June – 13th July (cond. Stephen Barlow, dir. Stephen Medcalf)
Opera Holland Park
Thomas Atkins: Lensky in Eugene Onegin, 31st May – 25thJune (cond. Lada Valešová, dir. Julia Burbach)
Stanislas de Barbeyrac: Mozart Requiem with the Münchener Bach-Chor, 20th July, 19:00
Iulia Maria Dan: Beethoven Symphony No.9 with the Münchener Bach-Chor, 18th July, 19:00 (cond. Gábor Takács-Nagy)
Freddie de Tommaso: Riccardo in Un ballo in maschera 2th July, 19:00 (cond. Gianandrea Noseda)
Lise Davidsen: Sieglinde in Die Walküre 1st – 26th August (cond. Pietari Inkinen, dir. Valentin Schwarz) and Elisabeth in Tannhäuser 8th – 24th August (cond. Axel Kober, dir. Tobias Kratzer)
Iréne Theorin: Brünnhilde in Die Walküre and Götterdämmerung5th – 30th August (cond. Pietari Inkinen, dir. Valentin Schwarz)
Brindley Sherratt: Swallow in Peter Grimes 9th – 12th July (cond. Edward Gardner, dir. Stefan Herheim)
Angela Brower: The Fox in The Cunning Little Vixen 11th – 16thJuly (cond. Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla, dir. Barrie Kosky)
Jacquelyn Stucker: the title role of L'incoronazione di Poppea 9th – 23rd July (cond. Leonardo Garcia Alarcon, dir. Ted Huffman)
Lise Davidsen: Strauss Vier letzte Lieder with the Wiener Symphoniker, 9th July, 19:30 (cond. Patrick Hahn)
Turku Music Festival
Lise Davidsen: Recital with pianist Leif Ove Andsnes, 15th August, 19:00
David Butt Philip: Boris in Káťa Kabanová 7th – 29th August (cond. Jakub Hrůša, dir. Barrie Kosky)
Festival Internacional de Musica Castell de Peralada.
Anna Pirozzi: Abigaille in Nabucco cond. Nicola Luisotti, 30thJuly, 22:00
Lise Davidsen: Recital with pianist Sophie Reynaud, 4th August, 19:00
Arena di Verona
Freddie De Tommaso: Alfredo in La Traviata cond. Marco Armiliato 20th August & 1st September, 20:45