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Dec 15

Staatsoper, Vienna

Lulu
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Berg, Lulu
Vienna State Opera
Ingo Metzmacher, Conductor
Ruth Orthmann, Director
Wolfgang Gussmann, Set Designer
Susana Mendoza, Costume Designer
Agneta Eichenholz, Lulu
Angela Denoke, Countess Geschwitz
Herbert Lippert, Alwa
Charles Workman, Alwa
Bo Skovhus, Dr. Schön / Jack the Ripper
Franz Grundheber, Schigolch, an old man
Wolfgang Bankl, Animal Tamer
Concert Association Vienna State Opera Chorus
Orchestra of the Vienna State Opera
Dec 15, 17 mat, 19, 21, 23, 27, 29, 31

Opera Vlaanderen, Antwerp, Antwerp

Verdi, Falstaff
Tomáš Netopil, Conductor
Christoph Waltz, Director
David Warren, Set Designer
Judith Holste, Costume Designer
Thomas Johannes Mayer, Sir John Falstaff
Jacquelyn Wagner, Alice Ford
Johannes Martin Kränzle, Ford
Julien Behr, Fenton
Anat Edri, Nannetta
Iris Vermillion, Mistress Quickly
Kai Rüütel, Meg Page
Koor Opera Vlaanderen
Symfonisch Orkest Opera Vlaanderen
Dec 15, 16

Auditorio de Valladolid, Valladolid

Carmen
Bizet, Carmen
Jean-Christophe Spinosi, Conductor
Dara Savinova, Carmen
Migran Agadzhanyan, Don José
Igor Onishchenko, Escamillo
Ekaterina Bakanova, Micaëla
Ensemble Matheus
Coro Voces Blancas de Valladolid
Dec 15, 17, 20, 25, 27 mat, eve

Erkel Színház (Erkel Theatre), Budapest

Puccini, La bohème
Balázs Kocsár, Conductor
János Kovács, Conductor
Kálmán Nádasdy, Director
Gusztáv Oláh, Set Designer
Tivadar Márk, Costume Designer
Boldizsár László, Rodolfo
Attila Fekete, Rodolfo
Gabriella Létay Kiss, Mimì
Csaba Szegedi, Marcello
Levente Molnár, Marcello
Orsolya Hajnalka Rőser, Musetta
Zita Váradi, Musetta
Attila Dobák, Schaunard
Csaba Sándor, Schaunard
András Palerdi, Colline
Krisztián Cser, Colline
Gábor Németh, Benoît
András Habetler, Benoît
Tamás Szüle, Alcindoro
Lajos Geiger, Alcindoro
László Beöthy-Kiss, Parpignol
Dec 15, 17 mat

Teatro sociale, Bergamo

Verdi, Rigoletto
Fondazione Donizetti
Pietro Rizzo, Conductor
Elena Barbalich, Director
Tommaso Lagattolla, Set Designer, Costume Designer
Angelo Veccia, Rigoletto
Chiara Pavone, Gilda
Matteo Falcier, The Duke of Mantua
Alessio Cacciamani, Sparafucile
Katarina Giotas, Maddalena
Nadiya Petrenko, Giovanna
Giuseppe Zema, Count Ceprano
Anna Bessi, Countess Ceprano
Giuseppe Distefano, Borsa
Matteo Mollica, Monterone
Guido Dazzini, Marullo
Orchestra I Pomeriggi Musicali
Coro di Opera Lombardia
Massimo Fiocchi Malaspina, Choirmaster / chorus director
Dec 15, 17, 19, 21, 23, 26, 28, 30, 2018 Jan 01

Opéra de Lyon, Lyon

La Cenerentola
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Rossini, La Cenerentola (Cinderella)
Opéra de Lyon
Stefano Montanari, Conductor
Stefan Herheim, Director
Daniel Unger, Set Designer
Esther Bialas, Costume Designer
Cyrille Dubois, Don Ramiro
Nikolay Borchev, Dandini, valet to Ramiro
Renato Girolami, Don Magnifico
Clara Meloni, Clorinda
Katherine Aitken, Tisbe
Michèle Losier, Angelina (Cinderella)
Simone Alberghini, Alidoro
Choeurs de l'Opéra de Lyon
Orchestre de l’Opéra de Lyon
Dec 15, 18, 21

Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia: Sala Principal, Valencia

Verdi, Don Carlo(s)
Palau de Les Arts Reina Sofia
Ramón Tebar, Conductor
Marco Arturo Marelli, Director
Dagmar Niefind, Set Designer
Alexander Vinogradov, Philip II
Andrea Carè, Don Carlo
Plácido Domingo, Rodrigo
Maria José Siri, Elisabetta di Valois
Violeta Urmana, Princess Eboli
Dec 15

Grieg Hall (Grieghallen), Bergen

Verdi, Otello (Semi-staged)
Edward Gardner, Conductor
Peter Mumford, Director, Set Designer
Lester Lynch, Iago
Hanna Hipp, Emilia
Vladimir Dmitruk, Cassio
Latonia Moore, Desdemona
Ørjan Hartveit, Herald
Jongmin Park, Lodovico
David Hansford, Montano
Remus Alazaroae, Roderigo
Bergen Philharmonic Choir
Edvard Grieg Choir
Collegium Musicum Choir
Håkon Matti Skrede, Choirmaster / chorus director
Dec 15, 17 mat, 19, 21, 23, 27, 29, 31, 2018 Jan 02, 04, 06

L'Opéra des Nations, Geneva

Der Zigeunerbaron (The Gypsy Baron)
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Strauss II, Der Zigeunerbaron (The Gypsy Baron) (Nouvelle production)
Stefan Blunier, Conductor
Alan Woodbridge, Conductor
Christian Räth, Director
Leslie Travers, Set Designer, Costume Designer
Jean Pierre Furlan, Sándor Barinkay
Christophoros Stamboglis, Kálmán Zsupán
Mélody Louledjian, Arsena
Jeannette Fischer, Mirabella
Loïc Felix, Ottokar
Marie-Ange Todorovitch, Czipra
Eleonore Marguerre, Saffi
Grand Théâtre Opera Chorus
Orchestre de la Suisse Romande
Dec 15

Nationaltheater, Munich

Lucia di Lammermoor
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Donizetti, Lucia di Lammermoor
Antonino Fogliani, Conductor
Barbara Wysocka, Director
Barbara Hanicka, Set Designer
Julia Kornacka, Costume Designer
Ludovic Tézier, Enrico
Adela Zaharia, Lucia
Olga Pudova, Lucia
Piotr Beczała, Edgardo
Galeano Salas, Arturo
Sergiu Saplacan, Normanno
Rachael Wilson, Alisa
Nicolas Testé, Raimondo
Bayerisches Staatsorchester
Chor der Bayerischen Staatsoper
Dec 15

Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona

Tristan and Isolde
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Wagner, Tristan und Isolde
Josep Pons, Conductor
Àlex Ollé, Director
Alfons Flores, Set Designer
Josep Abril, Costume Designer
Iréne Theorin, Isolde
Stefan Vinke, Tristan
Albert Dohmen, King Marke
Dame Sarah Connolly, Brangäne
Francisco Vas, Melot
Jorge Rodríguez-Norton, Young seaman
Greer Grimsley, Kurwenal
Germán Olvera, Helmsman
Cor del Gran Teatre del Liceu
Orquestra Simfònica del Gran Teatre del Liceu
Dec 15, 2018 Feb 24

Opernhaus, Leipzig

Don Carlo
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Verdi, Don Carlo(s)
Anthony Bramall, Conductor
Jakob Peters-Messer, Director
Markus Meyer, Set Designer
Sven Bindseil, Costume Designer
Riccardo Zanellato, Philip II
Gaston Rivero, Don Carlo
Mathias Hausmann, Rodrigo
Runi Brattaberg, Grand Inquisitor
Gal James, Elisabetta di Valois
Kathrin Göring, Princess Eboli
Randall Jakobsh, A Monk
Stefania Abbondi, Tebaldo
Magdalena Hinterdobler, Tebaldo
Danae Kontora, A Voice from Heaven
Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
Leipzig Opera Chorus
Dec 15, 17, 18, 19, 20, 23, 25, 26, 27, 29, 30, 2018 Jan 02, 03, 04, 07, 08

Teatro Real, Madrid

La bohème
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Puccini, La bohème
Paolo Carignani, Conductor
Richard Jones, Director
Stewart Laing, Set Designer
Stephen Costello, Rodolfo
Piero Pretti, Rodolfo
Anita Hartig, Mimì
Yolanda Auyanet, Mimì
Étienne Dupuis, Marcello
Alessandro Luongo, Marcello
Carmen Romeu, Musetta
Joan Martín-Royo, Schaunard
Manel Esteve Madrid, Schaunard
Mika Kares, Colline
Fernando Javier Radó, Colline
José Manuel Zapata, Benoît
Roberto Accurso, Alcindoro
Alan Barnes, Revival Director
Chorus of the Teatro Real
Orchestra of the Teatro Real
Dec 15, 21, 28
Mozart, Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro)
Nicholas Carter, Conductor
Götz Friedrich, Director
Herbert Wernicke, Set Designer, Costume Designer
Davide Luciano, Count Almaviva
Thomas Lehman, Count Almaviva
Federica Lombardi, Countess Almaviva
Seth Carico, Figaro
Alexandra Hutton, Susanna
Irene Roberts, Cherubino
Stephen Bronk, Doctor Bartolo
Ronnita Miller, Marcellina
Gideon Poppe, Don Curzio
Burkhard Ulrich, Don Basilio
Andrew Harris, Antonio
Marrero Meechot, Barbarina
Berlin Deutsche Opera Orchestra
Berlin Deutsche Opera Chorus
Dec 15, 18, 20, 26, 2018 Jan 05, 14 mat, eve, 20

Komische Oper Berlin, Berlin

The Magic Flute (Die Zauberflöte)
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Mozart, Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute)
Henrik Nánási, Conductor
Barrie Kosky, Director
Esther Bialas, Set Designer, Costume Designer
Fri 15 Dec at 20:30

Philharmonie 1: Grande salle Pierre Boulez, Paris

Strauss R., Elektra
Mikko Franck, Conductor
Nina Stemme, Elektra
Waltraud Meier, Klytaemnestra
Emily Magee, Chrysothemis
Matthias Goerne, Orest
Norbert Ernst, Aegisth
Chœur de Radio France
Victor Jacob, Choirmaster / chorus director
Dec 15, 23, 25, 31, 2018 Jan 06, 10, 13

Oper Frankfurt, Frankfurt am Main

Il trovatore
Verdi, Il trovatore
Oper Frankfurt
Jader Bignamini, Conductor
David Bösch, Director
Patrick Bannwart, Set Designer
Meentje Nielsen, Costume Designer
Tassis Christoyannis, Il conte di Luna
Leah Crocetto, Leonora
Tanja Ariane Baumgartner, Azucena
Alfred Kim, Manrico
Daniel Miroslaw, Ferrando
Elizabeth Sutphen, Ines
Theo Lebow, Ruiz
Thesele Kemane, An old gipsy
Olaf Winter, Lighting Designer
Tilman Michael, Choirmaster / chorus director
Deborah Einspieler, Dramaturgy
Frankfurt Opera Chorus
Opera Frankfurt Orchestra
Dec 15, 20, 23, 28, 2018 Jan 05, 11, 14 mat

Theater Duisburg, Duisburg

Maria Stuarda
New production
Donizetti, Maria Stuarda
Deutsche Oper am Rhein
Lukas Beikircher, Conductor
Guy Joosten, Director
Roel van Berckelaer, Set Designer
Eva Krämer, Costume Designer
Olesya Golovneva, Maria Stuarda
Iryna Vakula, Anna
Sarah Ferede, Elisabetta
Gianluca Terranova, Earl of Leicester
Laimonas Pautienius, Cecil
Bogdan Talos, Talbot
Bernhard F. Loges, Dramaturgy
Gerhard Michalski, Choirmaster / chorus director
Chor der Deutschen Oper am Rhein
Duisburger Philharmoniker
Dec 15, 27, 2018 Jan 02, 05, 14

Opernhaus, Düsseldorf

Hänsel und Gretel
Humperdinck, Hänsel und Gretel
Deutsche Oper am Rhein
Wen-Pin Chien, Conductor
Andreas Meyer-Hanno, Director
Gerda Zientek, Set Designer
Inge Diettrich, Costume Designer
Anooshah Golesorkhi, Peter / Father
Renée Morloc, Gertrude / Mother
Theresa Kronthaler, Hänsel
Anke Krabbe, Gretel
Bruce Rankin, Witch
Dimitra Kotidou, Dew Fairy
Maria Boiko, Sandman
Esther Mertel, Revival Director
Mathias Staut, Choirmaster / chorus director
Düsseldorfer Mädchen- und Jungenchor
Düsseldorfer Symphoniker
Dec 15, 21, 28, 30 mat

Finnish National Opera: Main Hall (Suomen Kansallisoopera: päänäyttämö), Helsinki

The Magic Flute (Die Zauberflöte)
Mozart, Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute)
Kurt Kopecky, Conductor
Suzanne Andrade, Director
Kristel Pärtna, Pamina
Iida Antola, Pamina
Aleksandra Olczyk, Queen of the Night
Matias Haakana, Tamino
Jussi Myllys, Tamino
Ville Rusanen, Papageno
Jussi Merikanto, Papageno
Jyrki Korhonen, Sarastro
Koit Soasepp, Sarastro
Margarita Nacér, Papagena
Johanna Isokoski, Papagena
Klaus Mäkelä, Conductor
Barrie Kosky, Director
Dec 15, 23, 28, 2018 Jan 10, 16, 23

Staatstheater Nürnberg, Nuremberg

Die Zauberflöte
Mozart, Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute)
Staatstheater Nürnberg
Guido Johannes Rumstadt, Conductor
Laura Scozzi, Director
Natacha Le Guen de Kerneizon, Set Designer
Jean-Jacques Delmotte, Costume Designer
Ina Yoshikawa, Pamina
Pauline Rinvet, Queen of the Night
Martin Platz, Tamino
Levent Bakirci, Papageno
Alexey Birkus, Sarastro
Staatsphilharmonie Nürnberg
Dec 15, 29

National Theatre (Národní divadlo), Prague

Jenůfa
Janáček, Jenůfa
Prague National Theatre Opera
Jaroslav Kyzlink, Conductor
Jiří Nekvasil, Director
Daniel Dvořák, Set Designer, Costume Designer
Alžběta Poláčková, Jenůfa
Eva Urbanová, Kostelnička
Aleš Briscein, Števa Buryja
Peter Berger, Laca Klemeň
Dec 15, 16, 17

Théâtre des Arts, Opéra de Rouen, Rouen

Il barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville)
Rossini, Il barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville)
Opéra de Rouen Haute Normandie
Adrien Perruchon, Conductor
Damien Robert, Director
Thibault Sinay, Set Designer
Irène Bernaud, Costume Designer
Inès Berlet, Rosina
Matthieu Justine, Count Almaviva
Anas Seguin, Figaro
Thibaut Desplantes, Dr. Bartolo
Guilhem Worms, Don Basilio
Orchestre de l’Opéra de Rouen Haute-Normandie
Dec 15

Bolshoi Theatre: Historic Stage, Moscow

Snegurochka, The Snow Maiden
Rimsky-Korsakov, Snegurochka, The Snow Maiden
Bolshoi Opera
Tugan Sokhiev, Conductor
Alexander Titel, Director
Vladimir Arefiev, Set Designer
Olga Seliverstova, Snegurochka
Olga Semenishcheva, Snegurochka
Elchin Azizov, Mizgir
Maxim Aniskin, Mizgir
Bogdan Volkov, Tsar Berendey
Alexei Neklyudov, Tsar Berendey
Alexandra Kadurina, Lel
Anna Bondarevskaya, Lel
Bolshoi Theatre Chorus
Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra
Dec 15, 19, 23 mat

Lincoln Center: Metropolitan Opera House, New York City

Le nozze di Figaro
Mozart, Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro)
Harry Bicket, Conductor
Richard Eyre, Director
Rob Howell, Set Designer, Costume Designer
Luca Pisaroni, Count Almaviva
Rachel Willis-Sørensen, Countess Almaviva
Adam Plachetka, Figaro
Christiane Karg, Susanna
Serena Malfi, Cherubino
Maurizio Muraro, Doctor Bartolo
Hyesang Park, Barbarina
Katarina Leoson, Marcellina
The Metropolitan Opera Chorus
The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Jonathon Loy, Revival Director
Dec 15, 27

Staatstheater Darmstadt, Darmstadt

Tosca
Puccini, Tosca
Will Humburg, Conductor
Eva-Maria Höckmayr, Director
Julia Rösler, Set Designer, Costume Designer
Izabela Matula, Floria Tosca
Mickael Spadaccini, Mario Cavaradossi
Krzystof Szumanski, Baron Scarpia
Nicolas Legoux, Cesare Angelotti
Michael Pegher, Spoletta
Wiktor Czerniawski, Sciarrone
Thomas Mehnert, Sacristan
Orchester des Staatstheater Darmstadt
Dec 15, 16, 17 mat, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23

Teatro Comunale, Bologna

Tosca
Puccini, Tosca
Teatro Comunale di Bologna
Aziz Shokhakimov, Conductor
Daniele Abbado, Director
Luigi Perego, Set Designer, Costume Designer
Jolana Fogašová, Floria Tosca
Elena Rossi, Floria Tosca
Rudy Park, Mario Cavaradossi
Carlo Ventre, Mario Cavaradossi
Gábor Bretz, Baron Scarpia
Elia Fabbian, Baron Scarpia
Luca Gallo, Cesare Angelotti
Dave Monaco, Spoletta
Tommaso Caramia, Sciarrone
Nicolò Ceriani, Sacristan
Filarmonica del Teatro Comunale di Bologna
Coro di Teatro Comunale di Bologna
Andrea Faidutti, Choirmaster / chorus director
Dec 15, 19, 22

Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London

Cavalleria rusticana/ Pagliacci
Mascagni, Cavalleria rusticana
Leoncavallo, Pagliacci
Royal Opera
Daniel Oren, Conductor
Damiano Michieletto, Director
Paolo Fantin, Set Designer
Carla Teti, Costume Designer
Elīna Garanča, Santuzza
Bryan Hymel, Turiddu, Canio
Elena Zilio, Mamma Lucia
Mark S Doss, Alfio
Martina Belli, Lola
Carmen Giannattasio, Nedda
Simon Keenlyside, Tonio
Luis Gomes, Beppe
Andrzej Filonczyk, Silvio
Royal Opera Chorus
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House Covent Garden
Rodula Gaitanou, Revival Director
Dec 15, 17 mat, 19, 20, 22, 23

La Monnaie | De Munt: Grand Hall, Brussels

Dialogues des Carmélites
Poulenc, Dialogues des Carmélites
De Munt | La Monnaie
Alain Altinoglu, Conductor
Olivier Py, Director
Pierre-André Weitz, Set Designer, Costume Designer
Nicolas Cavallier, Marquis de la Force
Patricia Petibon, Blanche de la Force
Anne-Catherine Gillet, Blanche de la Force
Stanislas de Barbeyrac, Chevalier de la Force
Guy de Mey, Chaplain of the monastery
Sophie Pondjiclis, Madame de Croissy, the prioress
Véronique Gens, Madame Lidoine, the new prioress
Marie-Adeline Henry, Madame Lidoine, the new prioress
Sophie Koch, Mother Marie
Karine Deshayes, Mother Marie
Sandrine Piau, Sister Constance
Hendrickje van Kerckhove, Sister Constance
Mireille Capelle, Mother Jeanne
Angélique Noldus, Sister Mathilde
Yves Saelens, 1er commissaire
Arnaud Richard, 2ème commissaire
Nabil Suliman, Gaoler
Orchestre Symphonique et Choeurs de la Monnaie
Dec 15, 16

Highland Park Ebell Club, Los Angeles

Pacific Opera Project Presents La Boheme: AKA "The Hipsters"
Puccini, La bohème
Pacific Opera Project
Suarez, Dane, Rodolfo
Somers, Daria, Mimì
Alex DeSocio, Marcello
Katherine Giaquinto, Musetta
E. Scott Levin, Schaunard
Colclough, Keith, Colline
William Grundler, Benoît, Alcindoro, Parpignol
Dec 15, 16 mat, eve, 18, 19, 20 mat, eve, 21, 22, 23 mat, eve

Arcola Theatre, London

OperaUpClose's Eugene Onegin at Arcola Theatre
Tchaikovsky, Eugene Onegin
OperaUpClose
Sonia Ben-Santamaria, Conductor
Lucy Bradley, Director
Vise, Rosanna, Set Designer
Lucy Hall, Tatyana
Thorpe, Josephine, Tatyana
Felicity Buckland, Olga
Anthony Flaum, Lensky
Cliff Zammit-Stevens, Lensky
Felix Kemp, Eugene Onegin
Tom Stoddart, Eugene Onegin
Flora McIntosh, Filippyevna
Julian Debreuil, Zaretsky
Kathryn Hannah, Madame Larina
Michael Bradley, Monsieur Triquet
Daggett, Caroline, Mezzo-soprano
Alexandra Stenson, Soprano
Dec 15, 2018 Jan 06, 18, Mar 07, 18

Oper Graz, Graz

Le Nozze di Figaro (Die Hochzeit des Figaro)
New production
Mozart, Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro)
Oper Graz
Marco Comin, Conductor
Marcus Merkel, Conductor
Maximilian von Mayenburg, Director
Stephan Prattes, Set Designer
Gabriele Jaenecke, Costume Designer
Markus Butter, Count Almaviva
Dariusz Perczak, Count Almaviva
Oksana Sekerina, Countess Almaviva
Sonja Sarić, Countess Almaviva
Peter Kellner, Figaro
Tatjana Miyus, Susanna
Sieglinde Feldhofer, Susanna
Anna Brull, Cherubino
Wilfried Zelinka, Doctor Bartolo
Yuan Zhang, Marcellina
Albert Memeti, Don Curzio
Manuel von Senden, Don Basilio
David McShane, Antonio
Lalit Worathepnitinan, Barbarina
Bernd Krispin, Dramaturgy
Bernhard Schneider, Tenor
Chor der Oper Graz
Grazer Philharmonisches Orchester
Dec 15, 16, 17

Teatro di San Carlo, Naples

La fanciulla del West
New Production
Puccini, La fanciulla del West
Juraj Valčuha, Conductor
Hugo de Ana, Director, Set Designer, Costume Designer
Emily Magee, Minnie
Rebeka Lokar, Minnie
Roberto Aronica, Dick Johnson
Marco Berti, Dick Johnson
Claudio Sgura, Jack Rance
Bruno Lazzaretti, Nick
John Paul Huckle, Ashby
Donato Di Gioia, Jim Larkens
Enrico Marchesini, Billy Jackrabbit
Francesco Musinu, José Castro
Gianfranco Montresor, Sonora
Alessandra Visentin, Wowkle
Carlo Checchi, Jake Wallace
Antonello Ceron, Trin
Paolo Maria Orecchia, Sid
Tommaso Barea, Bello
Orlando Polidoro, Harry
Enrico Cossutta, Joe
Ivan Marino, Happy
Orchestra del Teatro di San Carlo
Coro del Teatro di San Carlo