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Dec 16, 17, 19, 20, 22, 23

Opéra de Dijon, Dijon

Les Contes d'Hoffmann (Tales of Hoffmann)
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Offenbach, Les Contes d'Hoffmann (Tales of Hoffmann)
Nicolas Chesneau, Conductor
Mikaël Serre, Director
Nina Wetzel, Set Designer
Fanny Brouste, Costume Designer
Kevin Amiel, Hoffmann
Marie Kalinine, Nicklausse, The Muse
Damien Pass, Lindorf, Coppélius, Miracle, Dappertutto
Samantha Louis-Jean, Olympia/Giulietta/Antonia/Stella
Marianne Beate Kielland, Mezzo-soprano
Dec 16 mat, 17 mat

Wortham Theater Center: Houston Grand Opera, Houston

The House without a Christmas Tree
World première
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Gordon, The House without a Christmas Tree
Bradley Moore, Conductor
James Robinson, Director
Allen Moyer, Set Designer
James Schuette, Costume Designer
Lauren Snouffer, Adelaide "Addie" Mills
Daniel Belcher, James "Dad" Addison Mills III
Patricia Schuman, Grandma Mills
Heidi Stober, Miss Thompson, Helen Mills, Adelaide Mills
Christopher Akerlind, Lighting Designer
Houston Grand Opera Orchestra
Houston Grand Opera Juvenile Chorus
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, 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, 19, 21, 23, 26, 28, 30, 2018 Jan 01

Opéra de Lyon, Lyon

La Cenerentola
New production
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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, 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, 18, 19, 20, 23, 25, 26, 27, 29, 30, 2018 Jan 02, 03, 04, 07, 08

Teatro Real, Madrid

La bohème
New Production
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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, 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 17 mat, 20, 23, 26 mat, 29, 2018 Jan 01, 05, 07, 10

Opernhaus, Zürich

Madama Butterfly
New Production
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Puccini, Madama Butterfly
Daniele Rustioni, Conductor
Ted Huffman, Director
Michael Levine, Set Designer
Annemarie Woods, Costume Designer
Svetlana Aksenova, Cio-Cio-San (Madama Butterfly)
Judith Schmid, Suzuki
Saimir Pirgu, Pinkerton
Brian Mulligan, Sharpless
Ildo Song, The Bonze
Huw Montague Rendall, Prince Yamadori
Martin Zysset, Goro
Stanislav Vorobyov, The Imperial Commissioner
Natalia Tanasii, Kate Pinkerton
Philharmonia Zürich
Zurich Opera Chorus
Dec 17, 30

Komische Oper Berlin, Berlin

Fairytale at the Grand Hotel: Concert-based
New Production
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Adam Benzwi, Conductor
Katrin Kath, Costume Designer
Lindenquintett Berlin
Dec 17, 20, 23, 27, 30, 2018 Jan 01

Nationaltheater, Munich

Il trittico
New Production
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Puccini, Il tabarro
Puccini, Suor Angelica
Puccini, Gianni Schicchi
Kirill Petrenko, Conductor
Lotte de Beer, Director
Bernhard Hammer, Set Designer
Jorine van Beek, Costume Designer
Wolfgang Koch, Michele
Eva-Maria Westbroek, Giorgetta
Yonghoon Lee, Luigi
Martin Snell, Tinca, Simone
Kristof Klorek, Talpa
Heike Grötzinger, La Frugola, La badessa
Dean Power, Song Vendor, Gherardo
Ermonela Jaho, Suor Angelica
Michaela Schuster, La zia principessa, Zita
Helena Zubanovich, La suora zelatrice
Jennifer Johnston, La maestra delle novizie, La Ciesca
Anna El-Khashem, Suor Genovieffa
Ambrogio Maestri, Gianni Schicchi
Rosa Feola, Lauretta
Pavol Breslik, Rinuccio
Selene Zanetti, Nella
Christian Rieger, Betto di Signa
Sean Michael Plumb, Marco
Donato di Stefano, Maestro Spinelloccio
Andrea Borghini, Ser Amantio di Nicolao
Milan Siljanov, Pinellino
Boris Prýgl, Guccio
Alex Brok, Lighting Designer
Sören Eckhoff, Choirmaster / chorus director
Malte Krasting, Dramaturgy
Bayerisches Staatsorchester
Chor der Bayerischen Staatsoper
Dec 17
Wagner, Lohengrin
Donald Runnicles, Conductor
Axel Kober, Conductor
Kasper Holten, Director
Steffen Aarfing, Set Designer, Costume Designer
Marko Mimica, Heinrich der Vogler
Günther Groissböck, Heinrich der Vogler
Ain Anger, Heinrich der Vogler
Brandon Jovanovich, Lohengrin
Klaus Florian Vogt, Lohengrin
Rachel Willis-Sørensen, Elsa von Brabant
Anja Harteros, Elsa von Brabant
Thomas Johannes Mayer, Friedrich von Telramund
Simon Neal, Friedrich von Telramund
Anna Smirnova, Ortrud
Petra Lang, Ortrud
Derek Welton, The King's Herald
Thomas Lehman, The King's Herald
Ya-Chung Huang, 1st Nobleman of Brabant
Andrew Dickinson, 2nd Nobleman of Brabant
Byung Gil Kim, 3rd Nobleman of Brabant
John Carpenter, 4th Nobleman of Brabant
Berlin Deutsche Opera Orchestra
Berlin Deutsche Opera Chorus
Dec 17, 26, 28, 2018 Jan 01, 04, 07

Oper Köln: Staatenhaus Saal 2, Cologne

Rigoletto
Verdi, Rigoletto
Oper Köln
Gabriel Feltz, Conductor
Katharina Thalbach, Director
Ezio Toffolutti, Set Designer, Costume Designer
Nicholas Pallesen, Rigoletto
Nina Minasyan, Gilda
Liparit Avetisyan, The Duke of Mantua
Jeongki Cho, The Duke of Mantua
Lucas Singer, Sparafucile
Marta Wryk, Maddalena
Judith Thielsen, Giovanna
María Isabel Segarra, Countess Ceprano
Alexander Fedin, Borsa
Michael Mrosek, Monterone
Hoeup Choi, Marullo
Nam-Uk Baik, Court Usher
Sara Jo Benoot, Page
Birgit Meyer, Dramaturgy
Andreas Grüter, Lighting Designer
Nadine Schori, Choreography
Andrew Ollivant, Choirmaster / chorus director
Chor der Oper Köln
Dec 17, 2018 Jan 11, Feb 21, Mar 28, 31, May 24, Jun 14

National Theatre (Národní divadlo), Prague

Rusalka
Dvořák, Rusalka
Prague National Theatre Opera
Jaroslav Kyzlink, Conductor
Jiří Heřman, Director
Jaroslav Bönisch, Set Designer
Alexandra Grusková, Costume Designer
Dana Burešová, Rusalka
Maria Kobielska, Rusalka
Dec 17, 21, 29

Opernhaus, Düsseldorf

Madama Butterfly
New production
Puccini, Madama Butterfly
Deutsche Oper am Rhein
Antonino Fogliani, Conductor
Joan Anton Rechi, Director
Alfons Flores, Set Designer
Mercè Paloma, Costume Designer
Liana Aleksanyan, Cio-Cio-San (Madama Butterfly)
Zoran Todorovich, Pinkerton
Bogdan Baciu, Sharpless
Emma Sventelius, Suzuki
Peter Nikolaus Kante, The Bonze
Peter Aisher, Prince Yamadori
Johannes Preißinger, Goro
Sebastià Peris, The Imperial Commissioner
Maria Boiko, Kate Pinkerton
Volker Weinhart, Lighting Designer
Christoph Kurig, Choirmaster / chorus director
Bernhard F. Loges, Dramaturgy
Chor der Deutschen Oper am Rhein
Düsseldorfer Symphoniker
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 17 mat

Royal George Theatre, Chicago

Victoria Bond’s Hanukkah opera The Miracle of Light
Bond, The Miracle of Light
Victoria Bond, Conductor
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
Dec 17 mat, eve, 18 mat, 22, 27

Staatsoper, Hamburg

Hänsel und Gretel
Humperdinck, Hänsel und Gretel
Hamburg State Opera
Adrian Müller, Conductor
Peter Beauvais, Director
Jan Schlubach, Set Designer
Barbara Bilabel, Costume Designer
Vladimir Baykov, Peter / Father
Katja Pieweck, Gertrude / Mother
Nadezhda Karyazina, Hänsel
Hayoung Lee, Gretel
Jürgen Sacher, Witch
Narea Son, Dew Fairy
Ruzana Grigorian, Sandman
Susanne Raschig, Costume Designer
Hamburger Alsterspatzen
Dec 17, 21, 2018 Jan 05, 30, Feb 12, 24, Mar 05, 11, 20

Staatsoper Stuttgart, Stuttgart

Ariodante
Handel, Ariodante
Oper Stuttgart
Giuliano Carella, Conductor
Jossi Wieler, Director
Nina von Mechow, Set Designer, Costume Designer
Diana Haller, Ariodante
Ana Durlovski, Ginevra
Gerald Thompson, Polinesso
Lauryna Bendžiūnaitė, Dalinda
Kai Kluge, Lurcanio
Matthew Brook, King of Scotland
Philipp Nicklaus, Odoardo
Sergio Morabito, Director
Staatsorchester Stuttgart
Dec 17, 19, 21, 23

Teatro Costanzi, Teatro dell'Opera, Rome

La damnation de Faust
Berlioz, The Damnation of Faust (La Damnation de Faust)
Teatro dell'Opera di Roma
Daniele Gatti, Conductor
Damiano Michieletto, Director
Paolo Fantin, Set Designer
Carla Teti, Costume Designer
Pavel Černoch, Faust
Alex Esposito, Méphistophélès
Véronica Simeoni, Marguerite
Goran Jurić, Brander
Coro del Teatro dell'Opera di Roma
Orchestra del Teatro dell'Opera di Roma
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 17, 2018 Jan 10, 13, 17 mat, 21 mat, 27

Civic Opera House, Chicago

Turandot
Puccini, Turandot
Lyric Opera of Chicago
Sir Andrew Davis, Conductor
Robert Tweten, Conductor
Rob Kearley, Director
Allan Charles Klein, Set Designer
Amber Wagner, Turandot
Stefano La Colla, The Unknown Prince (Calaf)
Maria Agresta, Liù
Janai Brugger, Liù
Andrea Silvestrelli, Timur
Chicago Lyric Opera Chorus
Chicago Lyric Opera Orchestra
Dec 17, 29

Theater an der Wien, Vienna

Hagen
New Production
Works by Wagner
Constantin Trinks, Conductor
Tatjana Gürbaca, Director
Henrik Ahr, Set Designer
Samuel Youn, Bass-baritone
Daniel Brenna, Tenor
Ingela Brimberg, Soprano
Martin Winkler, Baritone
Marcel Beekman, Tenor
Michael Scott, Tenor
Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra
Arnold Schoenberg Choir
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 17 mat, 21, 25

Palais Garnier (Opéra de Paris), Paris

La clemenza di Tito
Mozart, La clemenza di Tito
Dan Ettinger, Conductor
Willy Decker, Director
John Macfarlane, Set Designer, Costume Designer
Valentina Naforniţă, Servilia
Christina Gansch, Servilia
Amanda Majeski, Vitellia
Aleksandra Kurzak, Vitellia
Antoinette Dennefeld, Annio
Angela Brower, Annio
Stéphanie d'Oustrac, Sesto
Marianne Crebassa, Sesto
Ramón Vargas, Tito
Michael Spyres, Tito
Marko Mimica, Publio
Choeurs de l'Opéra National de Paris
Orchestre de l'Opéra National de Paris
Dec 17 mat, 20, 22, 2018 Jan 01

Oper Frankfurt, Frankfurt am Main

Così fan tutte
Mozart, Così fan tutte
Oper Frankfurt
Rory MacDonald, Conductor
Nikolai Petersen, Conductor
Christof Loy, Director
Herbert Murauer, Set Designer, Costume Designer
Juanita Lascarro, Fiordiligi
Karen Vuong, Fiordiligi
Cecelia Hall, Dorabella
Nina Tarandek, Dorabella
Ben Bliss, Ferrando
Michael Porter, Ferrando
Daniel Schmutzhard, Guglielmo
Iurii Samoilov, Guglielmo
Simon Bailey, Don Alfonso
Louise Alder, Despina
Malte Krasting, Dramaturgy
Olaf Winter, Lighting Designer
Tilman Michael, Choirmaster / chorus director
Frankfurt Opera Chorus
Opera Frankfurt Orchestra
Dec 17

Berlin State Opera, Unter den Linden, Berlin

Szenen aus Goethes Faust
New production
Schumann, Szenen aus Goethes Faust
Daniel Barenboim, Conductor
Vinzenz Weissenburger, Conductor
Jürgen Flimm, Director
Markus Lüpertz, Set Designer
Ursula Kudrna, Costume Designer
Elsa Dreisig, Gretchen
Katharina Kammerloher, Marthe
Stephan Rügamer, Ariel
Roman Trekel, Faust
René Pape, Mefisto
Gail Skrela, Choreography
Olaf Freese, Lighting Designer
Martin Wright, Choirmaster / chorus director
Detlef Giese, Dramaturgy
Staatskapelle Berlin
Staatsopernchor Berlin
Kinderchor der Staatsoper Unter den Linden
Dec 17 mat, 31, 2018 Jan 10, 24, Feb 15, Mar 02

Oper Graz, Graz

A Night in Venice
New production
Strauss II, A Night in Venice
Oper Graz
Marcus Merkel, Conductor
Marius Burkert, Conductor
Peter Langdal, Director
Ashley Martin-Davis, Set Designer
Karin Betz, Costume Designer
Elena Csilla Puszta, Annina
Sieglinde Feldhofer, Ciboletta
Stefanie Hierlmeier, Agricola Barbaruccio
Elisabeth Pratscher, Barbara Delacqua
Alexander Geller, Caramello
Lothar Odinius, Guido
Götz Zemann, Bartolomeo Delacqua
Dietmar Hirzberger, Stefano Barbaruccio
Ivan Oreščanin, Pappacoda
Juana Ines Cano Restrepo, Director
Peter Friis, Choreography
Jesper Kongshaug, Lighting Designer
Bernd Krispin, Dramaturgy
Bernhard Schneider, Tenor
Chor der Oper Graz
Grazer Philharmonisches Orchester