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Forthcoming performances of Berlioz’s music around the world

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1, 4, 9, 11 June 2017
La Damnation de Faust

staged performance
Staatsoper im Schiller Theater, Berlin
Staatsoper Junge
Staatsoper Staatskapelle Berlin
conductor: Simon Rattle
director: Terry Gilliam
set designer: Hildegard Bechtler
video: Finn Ross
assistant to director: Leah Hausman
chorus master: Martin Wright
Marguerite: Magdalena Kožená
Faust: Charles Castronovo
Méphistophélès: Florian Boesch
Brander: Jan Martiník
Voice from heaven: Anna Charim/ Miho Kinoshita
Ini Dill / Renske Endel / Ula Liagaité / Carla Morera Cruzate / Martin Buczkó / Jofre Carabén van der Meer / Floris Dahlgrün / Connor Dowling / Damian Dudkiewicz / Carl Harrison / Angelo Smimmo / François Testory / Victor Villarreal

Further information: Staatsoper im Schiller Theater
10 June 2017
Les Nuits d’été

Ein Kreuzweg: La Reine / Die Königin [The Queen] staged performance to the music by Berlioz (Les Nuits d’été) and Wagner (Wesendonck-Lieder), sung in French and German respectively
Nationaltheater Mannheim, Opernhaus, Mannheim
conductor: Benjamin Reiners
director: Thomas Bischoff
Angela Denoke (soprano)
15, 16 June 2017
pre-concert talk at 7.00pm

17 June 2017
pre-concert talk at 6.00pm
Cléopâtre Philharmonie, Großer Saal, Berlin
Berliner Philharmoniker
conductor: Yannick Nézet-Séguin
Joyce DiDonato (mezzo-suprano)
18 June 2017
Overture Le Carnaval romain
Historische Stadthalle (Historic Townhall], Wuppertal
Sinfonieorchester Wuppertal
Konzertgesellschaft Wuppertal
conductor: Julia Jones
22, 23 June 2017
Les Nuits d’été Anneliese Brost Musikforum Ruhr, Großer Saal, Bochum
Bochumer Symphoniker
conductor: Steven Sloane
Véronique Gens (mezzo-soprano)
30 August 2017
Messe Solennelle Dom zu Verden, Verden
Le Cercle de l’Harmonie
Vokalakademie Berlin
conductor: Jérémie Rhorer
Vannina Santoni (soprano)
Daniel Behle (tenor)
Jean-Sébastien Bou (baritone)
27 September 2017
Les Troyens

Introductory talk on the opera and its forthcoming performances in October and November
(see below for details)

Gluck-Saal, Staatstheater Nürnberg, Nürnberg
30 September 2017
Les Nuits d’été (performed by mezzo) World Conference Center Bonn, Bonn
Les Musiciens du Louvre
conductor: Sebastien Rouland
soloist to be announced

The concert also includes excerpts from operas by Haydn, Gluck, Gounod and Offenbach.
3, 21 October 2017

6, 27 October 2017

9 October 2017

3 November 2017

Introductory talk, 45 minutes before each performance, in the Opernkeller [opera cellar, former cellar restaurant)
Les Troyens Semper Oper Dresden, Dresden
Sächsischer Staatsopernchor
Dresden Sinfoniechor Dresden
– Extrachor der Sächsischen Staatsoper Dresden
Kinderchor der Sächsischen Staatsoper Dresden
Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden
conductor Lothar Koenigs
chorus master: örn Hinnerk Andresen
director Lydia Steier
set design Stefan Heyne
costume design Gianluca Falaschi
lighting design Fabio Antoci
Eric Cutler: Énée
Christoph Pohl: Chorèbe
Tilmann Rönnebeck: Panthée
Evan Hughes: Narbal
Joel Prieto: Iopas
Emily Dorn: Ascagne
Jennifer Holloway: Cassandre
Christa Mayer: Didon
Agnieszka Rehlis: Anna
Simeon Esper: Hylas
Michael Eder: Priam
Alexandros Stavrakakis: Ghost of Hector / Mercure
Simeon Esper: Hélénus
Matthias Henneberg :1st Trojan soldier
to be announced: 2nd Trojan soldier
Tilmann Rönnebeck: Priester des Pluton
Ute Selbig: Hécube
Roxana Incontrera: Polyxène

Further information: Semper Oper Dresden
8, 15 October 2017

15 October 2017
Itroduction: Gluck-Saal

4, 11, 18 November 2017

26 November 2017
Les Troyens Staatstheater Nürnberg, Opernhaus, Nürnberg
Staatsphilharmonie Nürnberg
conductor: Marcus Bosch
producer: Calixto Bieito
Chorus master: Tarmo Vaask

Further information: Staatstheater Nürnberg

* Information on the cast is awaited.

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