Savonlinna debut for Kristian Benedikt and Yana Kleyn in Otello

Lithuanian tenor Kristian Benedikt and Yana Kleyn have debut at the prestigious Savonlinna Festival in Finland, as Otello and Desdemona.

The role of Desdemona marks the role debut of Yana Kleyn in the role where as the titel role is the 12th production of Mr. Benedikt.

Premiere is on 08 of July followed by performances on 12, 19, 21, 27 and 29 of July 2016.

Christel Elizabeth Smith at Bergen International Festival
On the 26 and 27 of May 2016, Christel Elizabeth Smith has her debut at the prestigious Bergen International Festival.
She sings the soprano part in a dramatised concert of Bach Cantatas "Falsche Welt, dir trau ich nicht".
World famous stage director Peter Konwitschny is behind the project, which continues on 1,2,3,4/06; 11,12,14,16,18,19/06 2016 at Theater Chur (Switzerland) and Teater Trier (Germany).
Re-premiere for Yana Kleyn as Liù
Danish/Russian soprano Yana Kleyn sings the re-premiere at Royal Opera in Stockholm as Liù in Turandot on the 25 of May 2016.
This is followed by performances on 28, 31 of May and 2, 7 and 10 of June.
Tadas Girininkas and Yana Kleyn sings Dvorak Requiem

Lithuanian bass Tadas Girinikas and Russian/Danish soprano Yana Kleyn sing Dvorak's Requiem with Aalborg Symphony Orchestra on the 12 of May 2016.

Pitrenas with Sct. Petersburg Philharmonic

On the 28 of April 2016, the Lithuanian conductor Modestas Pitrenas had his debut with St. Peterburg Philharmonic conducting Griegst "Im Herbst" and Piano Concerto, as well as Tchakovsky's "Hamlet" and 1812 Overture.

Turandot debut in Oslo
Elizabeth Blancke-Biggs has her long anticipated debut as Turandot at Oslo Opera on 30.04.2016.
This is followed by further performances on 04.05.2016, 09.05.2016, 13.05.2016, 16.05.2016, 24.05.2016, 29.05.2016 
Così in Stockholm.

On 24/04 2016 Luthando Qave sings Guglielmo and Khanyiso Gwenxane sings Ferrando in the re-premiere of Cosí van tutte at the Royal Opera in Stockholm.

This is followed by performances on 26, 29 of April, 3, 5, 9, 13, 16, 19, 30 of May 2016.

Dmitry Bertman staging Golden Cockerel in DOAR

Russian renowned Stage Director, Dmitry Bertman, stages a new production of The Little Golden Cockerel (Золотой петушок) at Deutsche Oper am Rhein in Germany.

Premiere is on 15/04 2016 followed by further performances on 17, 23, 27, 30/04; 04,08, 15/05 2016.

World premiere for Olga Heikkilä
The Finnish soprano Olga Heikkilä sings Kassandra in the world premiere of Steingrimur Rohloff's opera "Lysistrate" on 14/04 2016 at Den Fynske Opera (The Fuenen Opera) in Denmark.
Further performances on 15,19,20,21/4 2016.

Walküre in Odense

On 15/04 2016,  Finnish soprano Miina-Liisa Värelä sings Sieglinde, Kristian Benedikt sings Siegmund and Sandra Fechner sings Grimgerde in Richard Wagner's Walküre.

The concertant performance is in Odense, Denmark with Odense Symphony Orchestra conducted by Alexander Vedernikov.