Sydney Mancasola, Nicole Chevalier, Arturo Chacón-Cruz, Scott Hendricks, Annette Dasch, Francesca Dotto lead the 2021-22 season of the Komische Oper Berlin
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The Komische Oper Berlin has announced its 2021-22 season. Here is an overview of the lyrical and vocal performances.
Opera – Premieres
Enescu’s rarely performed masterpiece “dipeâOpens the season. The opera stars Jens Larsen, Joachim Goltz, Vazgen Gazaryan, Shavleg Armasi, Johannes Dunz, Christoph SpÃ¤th, Karolina Gumos, Katarina BradiÄ, Mirka Wagner and Leigh Melrose in the title role. AinÄrs RubiÄ·is is directing a production by Evgeny Titov.
Performance dates: August 29 – September 26, 2021
The next step is that of Kurt Weill “Rise and fall of the city of Mahagonny. “The opera features Nadine Weissmann, Ivan TurÅ¡iÄ, Jens Larsen, Nadja Mchantaf, Alma SadÃ©, Peter Renz, Tom Erik Lie, Tijl Faveyts, GÃ¼nter Papendell and Allan Clayton as Jim Mahoney. AinÄrs RubiÄ·is directs a production of Barrie Kosky.
Performance dates: Oct. 2 – Nov. 13, 2021, July 1, 2022 (Opera Festival)
Kinderoper “Die ZaubermelodikaÂ»Presents Alma SadÃ© and Mirka Wagner as Pamina, Johannes Dunz as Tamino, Philipp MeierhÃ¶fer as Sarastro and Stefan Sevenich as Queen of the Night. The cast also includes Maria Fiselier, Karolina Gumos, Tom Erik Lie and Christoph SpÃ¤th. Koen Schoots directs a production of Nicole C. Weber.
Performance dates: October 24, 2021 – February 13, 2022
Magnus Vigilius plays Boris and Annette Dasch stars in LeoÅ¡ JanÃ¡Äek’s production of Jetske Mijnssen “KÃ¡Å¥a KabanovÃ¡. “Jens Larsen, Doris Lamprecht, Ivan TurÅ¡iÄ, Karolina Gumos, Susan Zarrabi, Timothy Oliver and Maria Fiselier complete the cast with GiedrÄ Å lekytÄ in charge.
Performance dates: November 27, 2021 – January 22, 2022, July 5, 2022 (Opera Festival)
from OffenbachOrpheus in the UnderworldâStars Sydney Mancasola as Eurydike and Tansel Akzeybek in the title role. The cast also includes Max Hopp, Hagen Matzeit, Wolfgang Ablinger-Sperrracke, Peter Bording, Karolina Gumos, Alma SadÃ©, Maria Fiselier, Peter Renz and Nadine Weissmann. Adrien Perruchon directs a production of Barrie Kosky.
Performance dates: December 7 – 31, 2021
Concerts from Paul Abraham’s operetta “Die Blume of HawaiiWill feature Katharina Thalbach, Alma SadÃ©, Tansel Akzeybek, Johannes Dunz, JÃ¶rn-Felix Alt, Mirka Wagner, Peter Renz and Josefine Mindus. Koen Schoots directs.
Performance dates: December 19 – 30, 2021
Nadja Mchantaf plays Euridice, Josefine Mindus plays Amore and Carlo Vistoli plays the title role in the production of Damiano Michieletto of Gluck’s “Orfeo and EuridiceEdited by David Bates.
Performance dates: January 23 – March 6, 2022, July 3 – 7, 2022 (Opera Festival)
“ÃÃ§Ã¼ncÃ¼ mevki – Klasse, the dritter of Im WagenHighlights the music group KardeÅ TÃ¼rkÃ¼ler.
Performance dates: February 3 – 4, 2022
The rarely performed opera by JaromÃr Weinberger â vanda dudÃ¡kStars Kiandra Howarth as Dorota, Tilmann Unger as Babinsksse, Ursula Hesse von den Steinen as Queen and Daniel Schmutzard as title role. The cast also includes Johannes Dunz, Jens Larsen, Ivan TurÅ¡iÄ, Philipp MeierhÃ¶fer and Timothy Oliver. AinÄrs RubiÄ·is is directing a production by Andreas Homoki.
Performance dates: March 5 – April 15, 2022, July 8, 2022 (Opera Festival)
Ruzan Mantashyan plays Mrs. Alice Ford, GÃ¼nter Papendell plays Ford, Karolina Gumos plays Mrs. Meg Page and Scott Hendricks plays the title role in Verdi’s production of Barrie Kosky “Falstaff. “Ivan TurÅ¡iÄ, Johannes Dunz, Galeano Salas, Oleksiy Palchykov, James Kryshak, Jens Larsen, Alma SadÃ©, Penny Sofroniadou and Agnes Zwierko complete the cast under the direction of AinÄrs RubiÄ·is.
Performance dates: April 30 – June 25, 2022, July 9, 2022 (Opera Festival)
Dagmar Manzel, Katharine Mehrling, Max Hopp, Helmut Baumann, Helene Schneiderman, Alma SadÃ©, Ivan TurÅ¡iÄ, Dominik KÃ¶ninger and Philipp MeierhÃ¶fer star in Barrie Kosky’s production of “All-Sung and All-Dancing Yiddish Revue by Barrie KoskyÂ»Edited by Adam Benzwi.
Performance dates: June 10 – 29, 2022, July 2 – 10, 2022 (Opera Festival)
Opera – Covers
Dagmar Manzel and Max Hopp star in Oscar Straus ‘Barrie Kosky production’Eine Frau, die weiÃ, was sie will!Â»Edited by Adam Benzwi.
Performance dates: September 10 – 25, 2021
Long Long plays Alfredo Germont, GÃ¼nter Papendell and Boaz Daniel alternately as Giorgio Germont, and Francesca Dotto plays Violetta ValÃ©ry in Nicola Raab de Verdi’s production “La Traviata. “Maria Fiselier, Susan Zarrabi, Christiane Oertel, Caren van Oijen and Ivan TurÅ¡iÄ complete the cast with AinÄrs RubiÄ·is in charge.
Performance dates: Sep 18 – Oct 16, 2021
Kim-Lillian Strebel plays Pamina; Tansel Akzeybek, Caspar Singh and Aaron Blake alternate as Tamino; Olga JelÃnkovÃ¡, Antonina Vesenina and Gloria Rehm play Die KÃ¶nigin der Nacht; and Tijl Faveyts plays Sarastro in Mozart’s Barrie Kosky and Suzanne Andrade productionDie ZauberflÃ¶te. “Dominik KÃ¶ninger, Tom Erik Lie, Josefine Mindus, Mirka Wagner, Karolina Gumos, Maria Fiselier, Susan Zarrabi, Caren van Oijen, Johannes Dunz, Carsten Sabrowski and Christoph SpÃ¤th complete the cast with Elisa Gogou and David Reiland directing.
Performance dates: October 10, 2021 – March 27, 2022
“from Shostakovich”The noseHighlights GÃ¼nter Papendell, Jens Larsen, Madeleine Shaw, James Kryshak, Ivan TurÅ¡iÄ, Ursula Hesse von den Steinen and Mirka Wagner. AinÄrs RubiÄ·is is directing a production by Barrie Kosky.
Performance dates: 31 Oct – 11 Dec 2021
Jerry Bock’s “AnatevkaStars Max Hopp, Markus John, Dagmar Manzel, Talya Lieberman, Alma SadÃ©, Maria Fiselier, Johannes Dunz, Carsten Sabrowski, Jens Larsen, Ivan TurÅ¡iÄ, Nicky Wuchinger, Peter Renz, Barbara Spitz and Sigalit Feig. Koen Schoots directs a production of Barrie Kosky.
Performance dates: November 6, 2021 – January 16, 2022
Sydney Mancasola plays the roles of Stella, Olympia, Antonia and Giulietta, while Ric Furman and Arturo ChacÃ³n-Cruz play the title role in “The Tales of Hoffmann. The cast also includes Karolina Gumos, Andrew Foster-Williams, Peter Renz and Philipp MeierhÃ¶fer. Alevtina Ioffe is directing a production of Barrie Kosky.
Performance dates: January 8 – March 13, 2022
Ruzan Mantashyan sings Tatyana, Oleksiy Palchykov appears as Lensky, Tijl Faveyts plays Count Gremin and GÃ¼nter Papendell plays the title role in Barrie Kosky’s highly acclaimed production of “Tchaikovsky”Eugene Onegin. “Maria Fiselier, Stefanie Schaefer, Margarita Nekrasova and Christoph SpÃ¤th complete the cast with AinÄrs RubiÄ·is in charge.
Performance dates: January 27 – March 8, 2022
Paul Abrahams’ operetta “Ball in SavoieÂ»Presents Christoph SpÃ¤th, Dagmar Manzel, Katharine Mehrling, Agnes Zwierko, Peter Renz, Helmut Baumann, Christiane Oertel and Theo RÃ¼ster. Adam Benzwi directs a production of Barrie Kosky.
Performance dates: February 11 – May 15, 2022
Nadja Mchantaf plays Donna Anna, Karolina Gumos plays Donna Elvira, Philipp MeierhÃ¶fer plays Leporello and GÃ¼nter Papendell plays the title role in Mozart’s Herbert Fritsch production.Don Giovanni. Stefan Cifolelli, Tijl Faveyts, Nikita Voronchenko and Josefine Mindus complete the cast under the direction of Anthony Bramall.
Performance dates: March 20 – April 24, 2022
Kinderoper “Jim Knopf and Lukas der LokomotivfÃ¼hrerHighlights Georgina Melville, Natasha SallÃ¨s, Carsten Sabrowski, Nikita Voronchenko, Tom Erik Lie, Christiane Oertel, Caren van Oijen, Christoph SpÃ¤th, Paula Rummel and Julia Domke. Ivo Hentschel and Christoph Breidler direct a production by Christian von GÃ¶tz.
Performance dates: March 24 – June 21, 2022
Tansel Akzeybek takes on Paris, and Nicole Chevalier stars in Offenbach’s Barrie Kosky production “Die schÃ¶ne Helena. “Peter Renz, Karolina Gumos, Maria Fiselier, Tom Erik Lie, Philipp MeierhÃ¶fer, Stefan Sevenich, Dominik KÃ¶ninger and Uwe SchÃ¶nbeck complete the cast under the direction of Michele Spotti.
Performance dates: April 2 – June 4, 2022
Dominik KÃ¶ninger stars in Barrie Kosky’s production of “Monteverdi”L’Orfeo. Josefine Mindus, Peter Renz, Maria Fiselier, Stefan Sevenich and Tijl Faveyts round out the cast with Matthew Toogood in charge.
Performance dates: April 16 – May 21, 2022
“”Der ZigeunerbaronÂ»Presents Dominik KÃ¶ninger, Thomas Blondelle, Philipp MeierhÃ¶fer, Helene Schneiderman, Alma SadÃ©, Nadja Mchantaf, Mirka Wagner and Jasmin Etezadzadeh. Stefan SoltÃ©sz directs a production by Tobias Kratzer.
Performance dates: May 13 – June 30, 2022
Dagmar Manzel stars in Barrie Kosky’s production of Oscar Straus’ operetta “Die Perlen der Cleopatra.Stefan Sevenich, Dominik KÃ¶ninger, Alma SadÃ©, Johannes Dunz and Peter Renz complete the cast with Adam Benzwi in charge.
Performance dates: May 20 – June 24, 2022
Katharine Mehrling performs works by Kurt Weill alongside Barrie Kosky on the piano.
Performance dates: September 5, 2021 – February 14, 2022
Soprano Alma SadÃ© and mezzo-soprano HÃ©lÃ¨ne Schneiderman perform various lieder alongside Barrie Kosky on the piano.
Performance dates: Sep 19, 2021 – April 18, 2022
Soprano Talya Lieberman presents various music by Weill, Schulhoff, Eisler and Jarnach.
Performance date: October 4, 2021
The New Year’s concert features singers from the Komische Oper Berlin ensemble.
Performance date: January 1, 2022
An evening of baroque music with mezzo-soprano Karolina Gumos.
Performance date: January 24, 2022
Soprano Maria Bengtsson performs various lieder alongside pianist Sarah Tysman.
Performance date: May 22, 2022