Highlights for October

Saturday 18th October will see three major premieres for Haydn Rawstron artists: Sergei Leiferkus in Dresden, Ira Levine in Sao Paulo and Kristinn Sigmundsson in Reykjavik.

Following his success with the role at Glyndebourne, in 2012, Sergei Leiferkus sings the Forester in a new production of The Cunning Little Vixen at The Semperoper Dresden. Tomáš Netopil conducts and the production is directed by Frank Hilbrich.

Ira Levin conducts performances of Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana and Leoncavello’s I Pagliacci at the Teatro Municipal, Sao Paulo, where he was Music and Artistic Director from 2002-2005.

Kristinn Sigmundsson makes a welcome return to his native country when he sings Philip II in Verdi’s Don Carlo in Reykjavik. This is the first time the opera will be performed in its entirety in Iceland.

Vera Egorova makes her role debut as Brangäne in Regensburg (27th September).

Also in October, Anna Virovlansky returns to the Deutsche Oper am Rhein as Violetta; Kartal Karagedik sings further performances of Sharpless in Erfurt, and Jochen Kupfer sings Marcel in the revival of Meyerbeer’s Les Huguenots at the Staatstheater Nürnberg.