May 16, 2008

Berlin Staatsoper 2008-09

After the turmoil of the last few months ending yesterday with the resignation of Peter Mussbach, Daniel Barenboim was giving a press conference this evening to unfold the new season (already online).

Among the premieres, Gounod's Faust will receive a new treat with Charles Castronovo (Faust), René Pape (Méphistophélès) and Marina Poplavskaya (Marguerite) in February 2009.
Lohengrin will also premiere in a new production directed by Daniel Barenboim, with Burkhard Fritz as Lohengrin and René Pape (Heinrich der Vogler) in April.

The returning repertoire will include performances by Ermonela Jaho in La Traviata (she seems to start a tour with her Violetta, doesn't she?) in October and November.

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