CLAUDIO VANDELLI APPOINTED NEW CHIEF CONDUCTOR OF THE WÜRTH PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA FROM JANUARY 2020

Claudio Vandelli will be holding the position of the Chief Conductor of the Würth Philharmonic Orchestra from January 2020 on. The orchestra, founded in 2017, gains an experienced and highly musical personality with the 51-year-old. Already from 2019 he will be active as the orchestra’s Artistic Consultant.

LENA BELKINA

“Rossini would have been thrilled by Lena“ , „fulminant, brilliant, beautiful voice”, “a touching mezzo”….these are only some of the press reviews about the sought-after mezzo soprano Lena Belkina.

The 2018/19 season will see Lena perform in productions like Alcina at the Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden or Katja Kabanova at the Teatro San Carlo (alongside Sergey Kovnir). Lena‘s successful career is characterised by the cooperation with important conductors/artists such as José Carreras, Marco Armiliato, Adam Fischer, Andrea Sanguineti or Riccardo Muti.

UPCOMING
Teatro San Carlo Napoli / Katja Kabanova / Juraj Valcuha
December 15 – December 20, 2018

ANDREA SANGUINETI

Acclaimed by critics and audiences and praised by experts as a ‚genius‘, Andrea Sanguineti is one of the most promising conductors of his generation.

Andrea Sanguineti will be in 2018/19 part of opera productions such as La Bohème at the Theater Essen, Carmen at the Tiroler Landestheater Innsbruck and Lucia di Lammermoor at the Opera Graz. He performed alongside internationally renowned soloists such as Annette Dasch or Franco Farina.

UPCOMING
Landestheater Innsbruck / Carmen
September 21 – December 22, 2018

Aalto Theater Essen / The Nutcracker
December 13, 2018 – January 5, 2019

Sergey Kovnir

SERGEY KOVNIR

Hailed amongst others by Daniel Barenboim as one of the brightest talents of the past years.

In 2018/19 opera productions with the artist include Nabucco and Katja Kabanova (with Lena Belkina), both in Naples. Thanks to his great voice technique and stage presence, Sergey Kovnir is among the most important and in-demand basses of our time.

UPCOMING
Teatro San Carlo Napoli / Katja Kabanova / Juraj Valcuha 
December 15 – December 20, 2018

ALEKSANDRA SZMYD

Already a star in her homecountry of Poland, Aleksandra Szmyd is eager to make a name for herself in the rest of the world.

The young soprano already gained experience by performing at renowned venues such as the Wiener Konzerthaus or the Musikverein Graz. Her speciality are works by Mozart, Händel, Haydn and Donizetti. Furthermore, she is also passionate about operetta and musicals, having sung roles like Hanna Glawari (Die Lustige Witwe), Grizabella (Cats), Christine Daaé (Phantom of the Opera) or Adele (Fledermaus).

UPCOMING
Concert tour/ China
December 19, 2018 – January 7, 2019 

ANDREA DANKOVA

Tosca, Jenufa, Woglinde or Donna Elvira – Andrea Dankova’s widespread range of roles has led her to the most important stages around the world.

The current season 2018/19 sees her singing with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, as well as making her debut as Elisabetta in Don Carlo in her native Slovakia. The soprano shared the stage with prominent figures like José Cura, Sir Colin Davis, Ivor Bolton, Daniele Gatti or Marco Armiliato.

UPCOMING
Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin / Khovanshchina / Vladimir Jurowski
June 7 – June 24, 2020

MARKUS BUTTER

One of the most versatile bass baritones of our time.

Highlights of the artists‘ 2018/19 season will be his debut at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden as Gunter in Götterdämmerung and a concert performance at the Konzerthaus Vienna. Markus worked with legendary conductors such as Sir Antonio Pappano, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Herbert Blomstedt, Semyon Bychkov or Zubin Mehta.

UPCOMING
Elbphilharmonie Hamburg/ Die Fledermaus / Manfred Honeck
December 30, 2018 – January 2, 2019

Roman Mamontov

ROMAN MAMONTOV

An admired lyric tenor and one-to-watch, Roman Mamontov is making his way up to the top.

One of his engagements in 2018/19 is Die Zauberflöte at the Nouvel Opera de Fribourg. Concert performances lead him to the major stages around the world.

UPCOMING
Nouvel Opéra de Fribourg / Die Zauberflöte / Laurent Gendre
December 29, 2018 – January 13, 2019