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Dec 20, 21, 22

Rudolfinum: Dvořák Hall, Prague

Fišer, Martinů, Strauss
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Fišer, Double for orchestra
Martinů, Double Concerto for two string orchestras, piano and timpani, H 271
Strauss R., Ein Heldenleben (A Hero's Life), Op.40
Ivo Kahánek, Piano
Semyon Bychkov, Conductor
Dec 21, 22

Palacio Euskalduna, Bilbao

Concierto de Navidad
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Haydn, Symphony no. 94 in G major "Surprise"
Mendelssohn, Von Himmel hoch, choral cantata
Pärt, Fratres
Bach, Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme - Cantata, BWV140
Naroa Intxausti, Soprano
José Antonio López, Baritone
Sociedad Coral de Bilbao
Enrique Azurza, Choirmaster / chorus director
Johannes Debus, Conductor
Bilbao Orkestra Sinfonikoa
Dec 22, 25, 27, 29

Staatsoper, Vienna

Die Zauberflöte
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Mozart, Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute)
Vienna State Opera
Ádám Fischer, Conductor
Moshe Leiser, Director
Christian Fenouillat, Set Designer
Agostino Cavalca, Costume Designer
Olga Bezsmertna, Pamina
Hila Fahima, Queen of the Night
Jörg Schneider, Tamino
Thomas Tatzl, Papageno
René Pape, Sarastro
Patrice Caurier, Director
Concert Association Vienna State Opera Chorus
Orchestra of the Vienna State Opera
Christophe Forey, Lighting Designer
Beate Vollack, Choreography
Dec 16, 21, 22, 27, 29, 31 mat, eve, 2018 Jan 07, 13, Feb 20, 21 mat, Mar 03, 11, 16, Apr 01, 29

Komische Oper Berlin, Berlin

Anatevka (Fiddler on the Roof)
New Production
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Bock, Fiddler on the Roof
Koen Schoots, Conductor
Barrie Kosky, Director
Rufus Didwiszus, Set Designer
Max Hopp, Tevye
Dagmar Manzel, Golde
Talya Lieberman, Tzeitel
Alma Sadé, Hodel
Maria Fiselier, Chava
Johannes Dunz, Motel Kamzoil
Jens Larsen, Lazar Wolf
Barbara Spitz, Yente
Jan-Frank Süße, Mordcha
Peter Renz, Rabbi
Denis Milo, Mendel
Chor der Komischen Oper Berlin
Dec 22, 26 mat, mat, 28

Nationaltheater, Munich

Alice in Wonderland
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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (Christopher Wheeldon)
Myron Romanul, Conductor
Bob Crowley, Set Designer, Costume Designer
Bayerisches Staatsorchester
Dec 19, 22

Konzerthaus: Großer Saal, Vienna

Weihnachtsoratorium
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Bach, Christmas Oratorio (Weihnachtsoratorium), BWV248 (Kantaten I - III)
Philippe Jordan, Conductor
Julia Kleiter, Soprano
Wiebke Lehmkuhl, Contralto
Werner Güra, Tenor
Andrè Schuen, Baritone
Wiener Singakademie
Heinz Ferlesch, Conductor
Dec 21, 22, 23

Opera Vlaanderen, Ghent, Ghent

Ravel / Debussy
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Mother Goose (Ma mère l'Oye) (Jeroen Verbruggen)
Faun (Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui)
Exhibition (Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui)
Opera Ballet Vlaanderen
Dec 16 mat, eve, 17 mat, 20 mat, 22, 23 mat, eve, 24 mat
Cinderella (Sir Frederick Ashton)
The National Ballet of Japan
Martin Yates, Conductor
Wendy Ellis Somes, Director
David Walker [set designer], Set Designer, Costume Designer
Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra
Dec 16 mat, eve, 17 mat, 21, 22 mat, eve, 23 mat, eve, 24 mat, 25 mat, 26 mat, eve, 28 mat, eve, 30 mat, eve, 31 mat, eve

Erkel Színház (Erkel Theatre), Budapest

The Nutcracker
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The Nutcracker (Tamás Solymosi, Wayne Eagling)
Hungarian National Ballet
Kálmán Szennai, Conductor
Imre Kollár, Conductor
András Déri, Conductor
Péter Halász, Conductor
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 22, 23 mat, 24 mat

NHK Hall, Tokyo

Beethoven Symphony no.9
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Beethoven, Symphony no. 9 in D minor "Choral", Op.125
Christoph Eschenbach, Conductor
Ai Ichihara, Soprano
Etsuko Kanoh, Mezzo-soprano
Kei Fukui, Tenor
Eijiro Kai, Baritone
Tokyo Opera Singers
Dec 22, 23

Auditorio Nacional de Música, Madrid

Ciclo Sinfónico: Händel Made in China
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Handel, Messiah
Xian Zhang, Conductor
Sabina Puértolas, Soprano
Sonia Prina, Mezzo-soprano
Matthias Stier, Tenor
Christian Senn, Baritone
Dec 21, 22

Teatro Cervantes, Málaga

Handel, Mozart
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Handel, Messiah
Mozart, Arrangement of Handel's Messiah, K572
Isabel Monar, Soprano
Marta Infante, Mezzo-soprano
Enrico Iviglia, Tenor
Thomas Laske, Bass
Coral Carmina Nova
Diego González Ávila, Choirmaster / chorus director
Igor Ijurra Fernández, Director
Dec 22 mat, 23 mat, mat, eve

Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

The Hallé - The Snowman
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Stephens, We're Going on a Bear Hunt
Blake, The Snowman
Jonathon Heyward, Conductor
Tom Redmond, Presenter
Dec 21 mat, 22 mat

Fraumünster, Zürich

Weihnachtskonzert mit Anne Sofie von Otter
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Handel, Concerto Grosso in D minor, Op.6 No.10, HWV 328
Handel, Theodora, HWV 68: As with rosy steps
Bach, Christmas Oratorio: Schließe mein Herze, BWV 248
Vivaldi, The Four Seasons: Concerto in F minor "L'Inverno (Winter)", RV 297, Op.8 no.4 (Allegro non molto)
Handel, Rinaldo, HWV7: Cara sposa
Vivaldi, The Four Seasons: Concerto in F minor "L'Inverno (Winter)", RV 297, Op.8 no.4 (Largo, Allegro)
Corelli, Concerto grosso in G minor "Christmas Concerto", Op.6 no.8
Jones, A child is born
Berlin, White Christmas
Wells, The Christmas song
Traditional, O Tannenbaum
Anne Sofie von Otter, Mezzo-soprano
Daniel Hope, Conductor
Zurich Chamber Orchestra
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 22, 23

L'Auditori: Sala Pau Casals, Barcelona

A Night on Broadway with Andrew Lloyds Webber and OBC
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Lloyd Webber, Musical excerpts from Cats, Love Never Dies, Evita, Sunset Boulevard, The Woman in White, Jesus Christ Superstar, The Phantom of the Opera
Alfonso Casado, Conductor
Mariano Detry, Artistic Director
Celinde Schoenmaker, Voice
Joanna Ampil, Voice
John Owen-Jones, Tenor
Geronimo Rauch, Voice
Orquestra Simfònica de Barcelona i Nacional de Catalunya
Dec 22, 23

De Doelen: Grote Zaal, Rotterdam

Christmas Concert
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Mozart, 12 German Dances, K586 (selection)
Korngold, Violin Concerto in D major, Op.35
Tchaikovsky, The Nutcracker Suite, Op.71a
Otto Tausk, Conductor
Michael Foyle, Violin
Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra
Dec 15 mat, eve, 16 mat, eve, 17 mat, 19 mat, eve, 20 mat, eve, 21 mat, mat, eve, 22 mat, eve, 23 mat, eve, 24 mat, 26, 27 mat, eve, 28 mat, eve, 29, 30 mat, eve, 31 mat, 2018 Jan 02, 03, 04 mat, eve, 05, 06 mat, eve

The London Coliseum, London

ENB: The Nutcracker
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The Nutcracker (Marius Petipa, Lev Ivanov)
Dec 16, 17, 19, 21, 22, 23 mat

Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool

Spirit of Christmas
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Ian Tracey, Conductor
Jesus Leon, Tenor
John Suchet, Reader
Liverpool Philharmonic Youth Choir
Simon Emery, Artistic Director
Dec 15, 17 mat, 18, 20, 22, 23, 24 mat, 25 mat, 27, 28 mat, 30, 31 mat, 2018 Jan 01 mat
The Sleeping Beauty (Sir Peter Wright)
Boris Gruzin, Conductor
Philip Prowse, Set Designer, Costume Designer
Dec 21, 22, 23, 24 mat, 26, 27, 29, 30, 31 mat

Théâtre du Capitole, Toulouse

The Nutcracker
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The Nutcracker (Marius Petipa, Lev Ivanov, Kader Belarbi)
Ballet du Capitole
Koen Kessels, Conductor
Antoine Fontaine, Set Designer
Philippe Guillotel, Costume Designer
Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse
Maîtrise du Capitole
Dec 22, 2018 Jan 05, 13

Vidmarhallen 1, Bern

Dayer, Alzheim
Stadttheater Bern
Jochen Hochstenbach, Conductor
Ludger Engels, Director
Ric Schachtebeck, Set Designer
Romy Springsguth, Costume Designer
Marielle Murphy, Pflegerin
Evgenia Grekova, Margret
Claude Eichenberger, Magda
Robin Adams, Buddha
Grazia Pergoletti, Mariann
Heidi Maria Glössner, Lisa
Jürg Wisbach, Meinhard
Joey Zimmermann, Brabbler
Marcus Calvin, Gustl
Bern Symphony Orchestra
Dec 22, 2018 Jan 27, Jun 23

Opernhaus, Leipzig

Puccini, Turandot
Matthias Foremny, Conductor
Balázs Kovalik, Director
Heike Scheele, Set Designer
Sebastian Ellrich, Costume Designer
Jennifer Wilson, Turandot
Derek Taylor, The Unknown Prince (Calaf)
Olena Tokar, Liù
Gal James, Liù
Randall Jakobsh, Timur
Martin Petzold, Emperor Altoum
Jonathan Michie, Ping
Patrick Vogel, Pang
Dan Karlström, Pong
Sejong Chang, Mandarin
Leipzig Opera Chorus
Kinderchor der Oper Leipzig
Zusatzchor der Oper Leipzig
Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
Dec 21, 22

Gran Teatro de Córdoba, Córdoba

Orquesta de Córdoba
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Françaix, L'Horloge de Flore, for oboe and orchestra
Manen, Concerto for oboe and orchestra
Schubert, Symphony no. 3 in D major, D.200
Orquesta de Córdoba
Cristina Gómez Godoy, Oboe
Winner of the conducting competition, Conductor
Dec 20, 21, 22, 23, eve

Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona

Anna Karenina
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Anna Karenina (Boris Eifman)
Boris Eifman Ballet, Director
Conrad van Alphen, Conductor
Zinovy Margolin, Set Designer
Vyacheslav Okunev, Costume Designer
Orquestra Simfònica del Gran Teatre del Liceu
Dec 15, 16 mat, eve, 17 mat, eve, 19, 20, 21 mat, eve, 22, 23 mat, eve, 24 mat, 27 mat, eve, 28 mat, eve, 29, 30 mat, eve, 31 mat, 2018 Jan 02, 03, 04, 05, 06 mat, eve, 07 mat, eve, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13 mat, eve, 14 mat, eve, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20 mat, eve, 21 mat, eve, 23, 24 mat, eve, 25 mat, eve, 26, 27 mat, eve

Sadler's Wells Theatre, London

Matthew Bourne's Cinderella
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Cinderella (Matthew Bourne)
Matthew Bourne's New Adventures
Lez Brotherston, Set Designer, Costume Designer
Dec 22 mat, eve, 26, 2018 Jun 20, 21 mat, 22 mat

Mahen Theatre, Brno

Antonín Dvořák – The Devil and Kate
New production
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Dvořák, The Devil and Kate (Cert a Kácal)
Jiří Heřman, Director
Pavel Svoboda, Set Designer
Alexandra Grusková, Costume Designer
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
Fri 22 Dec at 13:30

Cheltenham Town Hall, Cheltenham

The Snowman and Carnival of the Animas
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Kids event
Fri 22 Dec at 14:00

Sage One, Gateshead

The Snowman (Relaxed Performance)
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Alan Fearon, Conductor
Sharon Durant, Presenter
Royal Northern Sinfonia
Fri 22 Dec at 15:30

Portsmouth Guildhall, Portsmouth

Blake, The Snowman
Chappell, Paddington Bear's First Concert
Hugh Brunt, Conductor
Pui Fan Lee, Presenter
Fri 22 Dec at 16:30

Cheltenham Town Hall, Cheltenham

Peter and the Wolf and Father Christmas
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Kids event
Fri 22 Dec at 18:00

Usher Hall, Edinburgh

RSNO Christmas Concert
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Blake, The Snowman
Christopher Bell, Conductor
RSNO Chorus
RSNO Junior Chorus
Fri 22 Dec at 19:30
Bach, Christmas Oratorio (Weihnachtsoratorium), BWV248
Cambridge Choir of Trinity College
Anna Dennis, Soprano
Helen Charlston, Mezzo-soprano
Gwilym Bowen, Tenor
Matthew Brook, Bass-baritone
Stephen Layton, Conductor
Fri 22 Dec at 19:30

City Halls: Concert Hall, Glasgow

Christmas with the BBC SSO
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Jamie MacDougall, Tenor
Stephen Bell, Conductor
Fri 22 Dec at 19:30

Portsmouth Guildhall, Portsmouth

Last Night of the Christmas Proms
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Anderson, Sleigh Ride
Wood, I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday
Pete Harrison, Conductor
Annie Skates, Voice
James Spilling, Voice
Fri 22 Dec at 19:30

Palau de la Musica: José Iturbi, Valencia

Orquesta de Valencia
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Sibelius, Finlandia, symphonic poem for orchestra, Op.26
Shostakovich, Violin Concerto no. 1 in A minor, Op.77 or Op.99
Mahler, Symphony no. 1 in D major "Titan"
Orquesta de Valencia
Sergey Khachatryan, Violin
Ramón Tebar, Conductor
Fri 22 Dec at 20:00
Operetta Concert with Klaus Florian Vogt
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Lehár, The Land of Smiles (Das Land des Lächelns), operetta (Excerpts )
Kálmán, Gräfin Mariza (Countess Mariza) (Excerpts)
Kálmán, Die Csárdásfürstin (The Gypsy Princess) (Excerpts)
Benatzky, The White Horse Inn (Im weissen Rössl) (Excerpts)
Klaus Florian Vogt, Tenor
Markus Brück, Baritone
Silvia Krüger, Soprano
Berlin Deutsche Opera Orchestra
Michael Boder, Conductor
Fri 22 Dec at 20:00

Die Residenz: Max-Joseph-Saal, Munich

Opening concert
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Programme to include:
Works by Mozart
Residenz Solisten
Fri 22 Dec at 20:00

Auditorio Príncipe Felipe, Oviedo

Orquesta Sinfónica del Principado de Asturias: Concierto de Navidad
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Handel, Messiah
Carlos Mena, Conductor
Maria Espada, Soprano
Cristina Faus, Mezzo-soprano
Juan A. Sanabria, Tenor
Josep Miquel Ramón, Bass
Coro de la Fundación Princesa de Asturias
Orquesta Sinfónica del Principado de Asturias
Fri 22 Dec at 20:00

Tonhalle: Mendelssohn Saal, Düsseldorf

Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin
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Tchaikovsky, The Nutcracker Suite, Op.71a
Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra
Vladimir Jurowski, Conductor
Fri 22 Dec at 20:00

Maison de la radio:Auditorium, Paris

Noël à Broadway
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Programme to include:
Works by Sondheim
Works by Bernstein
Chœur de Radio France
Maîtrise de Radio France
Mikko Franck, Conductor
Fri 22 Dec at 20:00

Philharmonie im Gasteig, Munich

Berg, Schubert, Brahms
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Berg, Fünf Orchesterlieder, nach Ansichtskartentexten von Peter Altenberg, Op.4
Schubert, Alfonso und Estrella (Schober), D.732: Sei mir gegrüßt, o Sonne
Schubert, Alfonso und Estrella (Schober), D.732: O sing mir, Vater
Brahms, Symphony no. 4 in E minor, Op.98
Jakub Hrůša, Conductor
Christian Gerhaher, Baritone
Fri 22 Dec at 20:15

Flagey: Studio 4, Brussels

Milhaud, The Creation Of The World (La création du monde) Op.81
Connesson, Concerto pour saxophone “A Kind of Trane”
Poulenc, Les Biches
Timothy McAllister, Saxophone
Stéphane Denève, Conductor
Fri 22 Dec at 20:15
Concertgebouw Orchestra and Bach's Hohe Messe
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Bach, Mass in B minor, BWV232
Philippe Herreweghe, Conductor
Dorothée Mields, Soprano
Hana Blažíková, Soprano
Alex Potter, Countertenor
Benjamin Hulett, Tenor
Krešimir Stražanac, Bass-baritone
Collegium Vocale Gent
Fri 22 Dec at 20:30

Teatro sociale, Bergamo

Bach “A la maniera italiana”
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Bach, Flute Sonata in B minor, BWV1030
Bach, Sonata in D minor, BWV964
Bach, Flute Sonata in A major, BWV1032
Bach, Partita in A minor for flute, BWV1013
Bach, Sonata for violin and keyboard no. 6 in G major, BWV1019
Laura Pontecorvo, Flute
Rinaldo Alessandrini, Harpsichord
Fri 22 Dec at 20:30

Auditorio de Galicia, Santiago de Compostela

Real Filharmonía de Galicia
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Handel, Messiah
Daniel Reuss, Conductor
Capella Amsterdam
Real Filharmonía de Galicia
Berit Norbakken Solset, Soprano
Catherine Hopper, Mezzo-soprano
Nicholas Mulroy, Tenor
Peter Harvey, Baritone
Dec 16, 20, 22, 25, 27, 29, 31

Oper Köln: Staatenhaus Saal 1, Cologne

Die Fledermaus
New production
Strauss II, Die Fledermaus
Oper Köln
Marcus Bosch, Conductor
Petra Luisa Meyer, Director
Stefan Brandtmayr, Set Designer
Cornella Kraske, Costume Designer
Miljenko Turk, Gabriel von Eisenstein
TBC, Rosalinde
Oliver Zwarg, Frank
Kangmin Justin Kim, Prince Orlofsky
Marco Jentzsch, Alfred
Wolfgang Stefan Schwaiger, Dr Falke
Martin Koch, Dr Blind
Claudia Rohrbach, Adele
Maike Raschke, Ida
Jochen Busse, Frosch
Georg Kehren, Dramaturgy
Andreas Grüter, Lighting Designer
Athol Farmer, Choreography
Sierd Quarre, Choirmaster / chorus director
Chor der Oper Köln
Dec 15, 16, 18, 19, 21, 22, 23

Théâtre de la cité internationale, Paris

Robyn Orlin: Oh Louis... We move from the ballroom to hell while we have to tell ourselves stories at night so that we can sleep
Oh Louis ... (Robyn Orlin)
Benjamin Pech, Dancer