Season 2009/10: Repertoire and Casts

Over forty débuts mark the cast lists for the 2008/2009 season. The mix between unknown, but promising singers and big names on the operatic scene always makes for new, thrilling constellations and an ongoing high standard for every role, all the way to the smallest supporting part.
Also in the coming season there will be a number of opportunities to discover new singers as well as to rediscover repertoire performances with new artists in the cast.

Among the highlights will be the joint appearance of Elina Garanca and Jonas Kaufmann as Carmen and Don José, Nadja Michael as Salome, Nina Stemme as Senta as well as Angelika Kirchschlager’s delineation of Prince Orlofsky in Die Fledermaus. The role of Elisabetta (Don Carlo) will receive two new interpretations, both Anja Harteros as well as Olga Guryakova are making débuts in this role.

Ariadne auf Naxos will not only be moving from the Prinz Regent Theater to the stage of the National Theater, but will also be revived with promising new artists in the principal roles: Jane Archibald will be presenting herself to Munich’s audiences as Zerbinetta and Anja Kampe will be making her role début in the title role along with Klaus Florian Vogt as Bacchus/The Tenor.

Following Parsifal, Tristan und Isolde and Lohengrin, which will open the 2008 Munich Opera Festival, Kent Nagano now expands his Wagnerian repertoire at the Bavarian State Opera in the coming season with Tannhäuser. Under his musical direction, both John Treleaven and Peter Seiffert will be portraying the title role for the first time, as will Petra-Maria Schnitzer as Elisabeth.

April 9, 2009