My Operatic Highlights 2017

DIRECTORS

Ivo van Hove: Salome, Amsterdam

David Radek: Arsilda, Bratislava

 

DESIGNERS

Christophe Ouvrard: Der Freischütz, Münster

Falko Herold: Die Frau ohn Schatten, Linz

 

CONDUCTORS

Markus Poschner: Die Frau ohn Schatten, Linz

Lawrence Cummings, Lucio Silla, Buxton

 

SINGERS

soprano

Malin Byström: Salome, Amsterdam

Dshamilja Kaiser: Penthesilea, Bonn

mezzo

Ildiko Komlosi: Trompe-la-mort, Paris

Wallis Giunta: Cenerentola, Leeds

tenor

Brian Hymel: Vêpres siciliennes, Covent Garden

John Osborn: Le prophète, Essen

baritone

Michael Volle: Vêpres siciliennes, Covent Garden

Gabriel Urrutia: Life with an Idiot, Giessen

bass

Bruno De Simone: Che Originali, Bergamo

Tijl Faveyts: Le prophète, Essen

 

OPERAS NEW TO ME

Schnittke: Life with an Idiot, Giessen

Schoeck: Penthesilea, Bonn

 

MOST AWFUL PERFORMANCES

Contes d’Hoffmann, Innsbruck

Un Ballo in Maschera, West Green