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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 19 mat, eve, 20 mat, 26

Stadttheater, Bern

Die Zauberflöte für Kinder
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Mozart, Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute)
Stadttheater Bern
Hans Christoph Bünger, Conductor
Lisa Katharina Holzberg, Director
Nigel Lowery, Set Designer
Anne-Sophie Raemy, Costume Designer
Lilian Farahani, Pamina
Marielle Murphy, Queen of the Night, Papagena
Nazariy Sadivskyy, Tamino
Carl Rumstadt, Papageno
Andreas Daum, Sarastro
Eleonora Vacchi, First Lady
Cloete Andries, Monostatos
Bern Symphony Orchestra
Kids event
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 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, 19, 22, 2018 Jan 02, 05

La Scala, Milan

Andrea Chénier
New Production
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Giordano, Andrea Chénier
Teatro alla Scala
Riccardo Chailly, Conductor
Mario Martone, Director
Margherita Palli, Set Designer
Ursula Patzak, Costume Designer
Yusif Eyvazov, Andrea Chénier
Anna Netrebko, Maddalena de Coigny
Luca Salsi, Carlo Gérard
Annalisa Stroppa, Bersi
Mariana Pentcheva, La comtesse de Coigny
Gabriele Sagona, Roucher
Costantino Finucci, Pietro Fléville
Gianluca Breda, Fouquier-Tinville
Francesco Verna, Mathieu
Carlo Bosi, L'Incredible
Manuel Pierattelli, The Abbé
Romano Dal Zovo, Schmidt
Judit Kutasi, Madelon
Pasquale Mari, Lighting Designer
Coro del Teatro alla Scala
Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala
Dec 19 mat, eve

Erkel Színház (Erkel Theatre), Budapest

Hänsel und Gretel
New production
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Humperdinck, Hänsel und Gretel
János Kovács, Conductor
Rafael Villalobos, Director, Costume Designer
Emanuele Sinisi, Set Designer
Zsófia Kálnay, Hänsel
Gabriella Balga, Hänsel
Helga Nánási, Gretel
Mária Celeng, Gretel
Csaba Szegedi, Peter / Father
Zsolt Haja, Peter / Father
Lúcia Megyesi Schwartz, Gertrude / Mother
Atala Schöck, Gertrude / Mother
Judit Németh, Witch
Bernadett Wiedemann, Witch
Krisztina Simon, Sandman
Eszter Zavaros, Sandman
Ildikó Jakab, Dew Fairy
Ingrid Kertesi, Dew Fairy
Dec 19, 25

Komische Oper Berlin, Berlin

La Belle Hélène
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Offenbach, La Belle Hélène
Henrik Nánási, Conductor
Barrie Kosky, Director
Rufus Didwiszus, Set Designer
Buki Shiff, Costume Designer
Dec 16, 19, 21, 26 mat, 29
Puccini, La bohème
Andrea Battistoni, Conductor
Benedict Andrews, Director
Johannes Schütz, Set Designer
Victoria Behr, Costume Designer
Sergey Romanovsky, Rodolfo
Eleonora Buratto, Mimì
Mattia Olivieri, Marcello
Olga Kulchynska, Musetta
Thomas Oliemans, Schaunard
Gianluca Buratto, Colline
Matteo Peirone, Benoît, Alcindoro
Morschi Franz, Parpignol
Astrid van den Akker, Revival Director
Nieuw Amsterdams Kinderkoor
Chorus of Dutch National Opera
Residentie Orkest
Dec 16, 19

Staatsoper, Vienna

Der Rosenkavalier
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Strauss R., Der Rosenkavalier
Vienna State Opera
Ádám Fischer, Conductor
Otto Schenk, Director
Rudolf Heinrich, Set Designer
Erni Kniepert, Costume Designer
Krassimira Stoyanova, Feldmarschallin
Erin Morley, Sophie
Stephanie Houtzeel, Octavian
Peter Rose, Baron Ochs
Adrian Eröd, Herr von Faninal
Jochen Schmeckenbecher, Herr von Faninal
Concert Association Vienna State Opera Chorus
Orchestra of the Vienna State Opera
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 16, 19, 22

Opernhaus, Zürich

La Fille du régiment
New Production
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Donizetti, La Fille du régiment (Concert performance)
Speranza Scappucci, Conductor
Andreas Homoki, Director
Sabine Devieilhe, Marie
René Barbera, Tonio
Pietro Spagnoli, Sulpice
Liliana Nikiteanu, Marquise de Birkenfeld
Birgit Karin Steinegger, The Duchess of Krakenthorp
Philharmonia Zürich
Zurich Opera Chorus
Dec 19, 26 mat, 28, 2018 Feb 10 mat, 13, 16, Mar 30 mat, Apr 02 mat, 12, 14 mat, 18, 20, May 03, 05 mat, 09
The Merry Widow (Die Lustige Witwe)
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Lehár, The Merry Widow (Die Lustige Witwe)
Royal Swedish Opera
Ole Anders Tandberg, Director
Erlend Birkeland, Set Designer
Maria Geber, Costume Designer
Elin Rombo, Hanna Glawari
Jeremy Carpenter, Count Danilo Danilovich
Roine Söderlundh, Choreography
Henrik Dorsin, Baritone
Vivianne Holmberg, Soprano
Klas Hedlund, Tenor
Pierre Gylbert, Tenor
Niklas Björling Rygert, Tenor
Miriam Treichl, Mezzo-soprano
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 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 19, 21, 23, 25 mat, 27, 29, 31

Opéra Comique, Paris

Le Comte Ory
New Production
Rossini, Le Comte Ory
Opéra Comique
Louis Langrée, Conductor
Denis Podalydès, Director
Éric Ruf, Set Designer
Christian Lacroix, Costume Designer
Philippe Talbot, Count Ory
Julie Fuchs, Countess Adèle
Gaëlle Arquez, Isolier
Eve-Maud Hubeaux, Ragonde
Jean-Sébastien Bou, Raimbaud
Jodie Devos, Alice
Patrick Bolleire, Le gouverneur
Choeur Les Eléments
Orchestre des Champs-Elysées
Dec 16, 19, 28, 2018 Jan 11, 13, 15, 28 mat, Feb 09

Schloss Schwetzingen: Rokokotheater, Schwetzingen

Mitridate (Porpora)
Porpora, Mitridate
Theater und Orchester Heidelberg
Felice Venanzoni, Conductor
Jacopo Spirei, Director
Madeleine Boyd, Set Designer
Sarah Rolke, Costume Designer
David DQ Lee, Mitridate
Antonio Giovannini, Sifare
Shahar Lavi, Farnace
Katja Stuber, Ismene
Yasmin Özkan, Semandra
Zachary Wilson, Archelao
Philharmonisches Orchester Heidelberg
Dec 19, 20

Manchester Central Library, Manchester

Manchester Opera Ensemble, A Dinner Engagement
Berkeley, A Dinner Engagement
Manchester Opera Ensemble
Ewan Gilford, Conductor
Broadbent, Charlotte, Director
David Cane, Baritone
Juliet Montgomery, Soprano
Leonie Maxwell, Soprano
Lucy Vallis, Mezzo-soprano
Christopher Littlewood, Tenor
John Wood, Tenor
Ingvild Schultze-Florey, Mezzo-soprano
Dec 16, 19

Staatsoper, Hamburg

La bohème
New production
Puccini, La bohème
Hamburg State Opera
Stefano Ranzani, Conductor
Guy Joosten, Director
Johannes Leiacker, Set Designer
Jorge Jara, Costume Designer
Arturo Chacón-Cruz, Rodolfo
Iulia Maria Dan, Mimì
Kartal Karagedik, Marcello
Adriana Ferfecka, Musetta
Zak Kariithi, Schaunard
Alexander Roslavets, Colline
Reinhard Dorn, Benoît
Shin Yeo, Alcindoro
Sascha Kramer, Parpignol
Davy Cunningham, Lighting Designer
Hamburger Alsterspatzen
Hamburg Philharmonic
Hamburg State Opera Chorus
Christian Günther, Choirmaster / chorus director
Dec 19, 2018 Jan 06, Apr 07, 30, May 04

National Theatre (Národní divadlo), Prague

Andrea Chénier
Giordano, Andrea Chénier
Prague National Theatre Opera
Petr Kofroň, Conductor
Michal Dočekal, Director
Martin Chocholoušek, Set Designer
Kateřina Štefková, Costume Designer
Rafael Alvarez, Andrea Chénier
Hector Sandoval, Andrea Chénier
Roman Janál, Carlo Gérard
Svatopluk Sem, Carlo Gérard
Petra Šimková-Alvarez, Maddalena de Coigny
Anda-Louise Bogza, Maddalena de Coigny
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 19, 22, 25, 31, 2018 Jan 13, 26, Feb 07, 10, 11

Opernhaus, Düsseldorf

Der Graf von Luxemburg
Lehár, The Count of Luxembourg (Der Graf von Luxemburg)
Deutsche Oper am Rhein
Lukas Beikircher, Conductor
Jens-Daniel Herzog, Director
Mathis Neidhardt, Set Designer
Sibylle Gädeke, Costume Designer
Bo Skovhus, René, Graf von Luxemburg
Kay Stiefermann, René, Graf von Luxemburg
Juliane Banse, Angèle Didier
Heidi Elisabeth Meier, Angèle Didier
Romana Noack, Angèle Didier
Cornel Frey, Armand Brissard
Florian Simson, Armand Brissard
Lavinia Dames, Juliette Vermont
Monika Rydz, Juliette Vermont
Chor der Deutschen Oper am Rhein
Duisburger Philharmoniker
Düsseldorfer Symphoniker
Dec 19, 31

Theater an der Wien, Vienna

Brünnhilde
Wagner, Brünnhilde
Constantin Trinks, Conductor
Tatjana Gürbaca, Director
Henrik Ahr, Set Designer
Barbara Drosihn, Costume Designer
Ingela Brimberg, Soprano
Aris Argiris, Baritone
Daniel Brenna, Tenor
Ann-Beth Solvang, Mezzo-soprano
Samuel Youn, Bass-baritone
Károly Szemerédy, Baritone
Liene Kinča, Soprano
Mirella Hagen, Soprano
Raehann Bryce-Davis, Soprano
Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra
Arnold Schoenberg Choir
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 19, 21, 27

Semperoper, Dresden

Eugene Onegin
Tchaikovsky, Eugene Onegin
Dresden State Opera
Omer Meir Wellber, Conductor
Markus Bothe, Director
Robert Schweer, Set Designer
Esther Geremus, Costume Designer
Günter Papendell, Eugene Onegin
Aga Mikolaj, Tatyana
Anke Vondung, Olga
Tomislav Mužek, Lensky
Tichina Vaughn, Filippyevna
Kwangchul Youn, Prince Gremin
Timothy Oliver, Monsieur Triquet
Sabine Brohm, Madame Larina
Sächsischer Staatsopernchor Dresden
Staatskapelle Dresden
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 19 mat, 21, 23, 2018 Jan 04, 06, 11, 13, 16

Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London

Rigoletto
Verdi, Rigoletto
Royal Opera
Alexander Joel, Conductor
Sir David McVicar, Director
Michael Vale, Set Designer
Tanya McCallin, Costume Designer
Dimitri Platanias, Rigoletto
Sofia Fomina, Gilda
Lucy Crowe, Gilda
Michael Fabiano, The Duke of Mantua
Ivan Magrì, The Duke of Mantua
Andrea Mastroni, Sparafucile
Nadia Krasteva, Maddalena
Sarah Pring, Giovanna
Kathleen Wilkinson, Giovanna
James Rutherford, Monterone
Darren Jeffery, Monterone
Simon Shibambu, Count Ceprano
Francesca Chiejina, Countess Ceprano
Luis Gomes, Borsa
Dominic Sedgwick, Marullo
Royal Opera Chorus
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House Covent Garden
Dec 19, 23, 28

Opéra National du Rhin, Strasbourg

Francesca da Rimini
Zandonai, Francesca da Rimini
Opéra National du Rhin
Giuliano Carella, Conductor
Nicola Raab, Director
Ashley Martin-Davis, Set Designer, Costume Designer
Fanny Lustaud, Adonella
Alexia Voulgaridou, Francesca
Marta Bauzà, Garsenda
Francesca Sorteni, Biancofiore
Idunnu Münch, La Schiava
Josy Santos, Samaritana
Claire Péron, Altichiara
Tom Randle, Malatestino dall’Occhio
Marcelo Puente, Paolo il Bello
Stefan Sbonnik, Ser Toldo Berardengo
Marco Vratogna, Giovanni lo Sciancato
Dionysios Tsaousidis, Il Giullare
Levente Páll, Ostasio
Chœur de l’Opéra national du Rhin
Orchestre philharmonique de Strasbourg
Dec 19, 21, 2018 Jan 03, 04, 05, 07 mat, 09, 10

Teatro La Fenice, Venice

La traviata
Verdi, La traviata
Teatro La Fenice
Enrico Calesso, Conductor
Robert Carsen, Director
Patrick Kinmonth, Set Designer, Costume Designer
Claudia Pavone, Violetta Valéry
Mihaela Marcu, Violetta Valéry
Iván Ayón Rivas, Alfredo Germont
Leonardo Cortellazzi, Alfredo Germont
Giuseppe Altomare, Giorgio Germont
Armando Gabba, Giorgio Germont
Chorus of the Teatro La Fenice
Orchestra of the Teatro La Fenice
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, 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
Tue 19 Dec at 19:00

Konzerthaus, Dortmund

Rossini: Il barbiere di Siviglia (konzertant)
Rossini, Il barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville)
Jérémie Rhorer, Conductor
Catherine Trottmann, Rosina
Michele Angelini, Count Almaviva
Florian Sempey, Figaro
Peter Kálmán, Dr. Bartolo
Annunziata Vestri, Berta
Louis de Lavignere, Fiorello
Robert Gleadow, Don Basilio
ChorWerk Ruhr
Tue 19 Dec at 19:30
Bizet, Carmen (Concert form)
Jean-Christophe Spinosi, Conductor
Dara Savinova, Carmen
Migran Agadzhanyan, Don José
Igor Onishchenko, Escamillo
Ekaterina Bakanova, Micaëla
Mathieu Toulouse, Zuniga
Dániel Foki, Moralès
Emilie Rose Bry, Frasquita
Inés Moraleda, Mercédès
Gavan Ring, Le Dancaïre
Jordi Casanova, Le Remendado