Past Performances

Brooklyn Art Song Society
Brooklyn Historical Society

La France III: La Belle Epoque – Songs of Reynaldo Hahn

January 5, 2018 – 7:30PM



Colorado Symphony Orchestra

Alto Soloist – Handel’s Messiah

December 16, 17, 18, 2017


DEC 16 - 18

International Contemporary Ensemble – MetLiveArts
Metropolitan Museum of Art – New York City

Friday, December 8, 2017 – 8PM
Saturday, December 9, 2017 – 2PM & 8PM

La Dolce Morte – monodrama for countertenor and chamber orchestra
composed by Suzanne Farrin

DEC 8-9

Innsbruck Festival of Early Music

King Tiridates – Reinhard Keiser’s Octavia

August 22, 25, 26



AUG 22 - 26

Royal Opera House at Covent Garden

Farnace (cover) – W.A. Mozart’s Mitridate, re di Ponto

 June 26, 29, 2017
July 1, 7

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Mozart was a month shy of his 15th birthday at the premiere of Mitridate, re di Ponto on 26 December 1770. Given his youth, he had to battle some scepticism over his ability to write an opera for the prestigious Milan carnival, and spent the months leading up to the premiere hurriedly writing and rewriting arias to suite his singers’ demands (a practice that would continue even in later life). The premiere’s brilliant success immediately refuted Mozart’s critics, with the opera given a further 21 performances – a remarkable event for the time. Since its rediscovery in the 20th century, Mitridate has been reclaimed by new generations of singers capable of meeting the score’s astonishing demands.

Graham Vick’s 1991 production for The Royal Opera is ‘considered a milestone in the staging of 18th-century opera’ (The Guardian). Vick draws parallels between the stylized form of Baroque opera and the traditions of Japanese and Indian stagecraft – influences echoed in Paul Brown’s stunningly opulent designs.

Conductor: Christophe Rousset

Director: Graham Vick

JUN 26 - JUL 7

Berlin Komische Oper

Herold – Aribert Reimann’s Medea

May 21, 25, 2017
June 5, 20, 25
July 2, 15

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Opera in Two Parts [2010]
Text by the composer, based on the drama of the same name by Franz Grillparzer

First performed with overwhelming success in 2010, Aribert Reimann’s opera is coming to Berlin for the first time – with Nicole Chevalier in the title role of the tragic outsider who becomes a merciless avenger. Based on an ancient myth and yet utterly topical, this work is produced by the Australian Benedict Andrews, who already provided audiences with powerfully disturbing images in Prokofiev’s The Fiery Angel. Contemporary musical theatre at its best!

Conductor: Steven Sloane

Director: Benedict Andrews

MAY 21 - JUL 2

Wiener Staatsoper

Herold (cover) – Aribert Reimann’s Medea

April 7, 2017
April 11, 2017
April 15, 2017
April 19, 2017

Tickets and Info here:

Conductor: Michael Boder

Director: Marco Arturo Marelli

APR 7 - 19

Theater an der Wien

Oreste – Handel’s Oreste

March 6, 11, 13, 20, 23, 27, 29, 31
April 2, 2017

MAR 6 - APR 2

Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe

Siegfried (Fidi) – in the world premiere of Avner Dorman’s Wahnfried

January 28, 2017 (World Premiere)
February 2, 16
March 19
April 12, 28
May 12

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Wahnfried tells the story of how Wagner’s music became associated with Nazism and how Cosima Wagner, Houston Chamberlain, and other members of the Wagner circle, became a central part of nationalism in Germany. With an element of black humor coloring the narrative, Wahnfried emphasizes the grotesque nature of the pseudo-science and hatred underlying Chamberlain’s theories and the horrific consequences they had. The spirits of Wagner, Hermann Levi, and Mikhail Bakunin haunt Chamberlain through his rise and fall. Chamberlain has a final moment of hope after meeting his great admirer Adolf Hitler in 1924, but Wagner’s ghost continues to haunt him proclaiming: “Chamberlain, you didn’t understand anything: not me, not life, you’re just a marginal note, a wrong turn. Didn’t you know, that all my heroes fail?”

Conductor: General Music Director – Justin Brown

Director: Keith Warner

JAN 28 - MAY 12

Komische Oper Berlin

Peter Pan – in a new production of Richard Ayres’ Peter Pan

November 6, 13, 14, 18
December 8, 11, 22, 26

January 8
February 14, 20

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Children’s opera in two acts [2013]

Libretto by Richard Ayres and Lavinia Greenlaw /
Based on the story of the same name by James Matthew Barrie / German translation by Adelheid and Jürgen Dormagen

Co-production with Welsh National Opera

Flying children in Neverland! The renowned English composer Richard Ayres has taken James M. Barrie’s famous story of the boy who never wants to grow up and set it to music which is at times sensitive and emotional, at other times powerfully zippy, transforming it into a piece of furioso musical theatre for the whole family.

Conductor: Anthony Bramall

Director: Keith Warner

NOV 6 - FEB 20