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Elena Mikhailenko as Gioconda
The Russian soprano Elena Mikhailenko has her role- country- and stage debut in the tItle role of Amilcare Ponchielli's opera "La Gioconda" tonight (25/03) at Malmö Opera in Sweden.
 
Staffan Valdemar Holm is behind the staging and Alberto Hold Garrido conducts Malmö Opera's Choir and Orchestra.
Further performances of Ms. Mikhailenko on 29/3; 4,7,29/4;20,31/5; 03/06 2017.
 
Moskalenko debuts in France

 

Russian coloratura soprano Svetlana Moskalenko has her French debut as Queen Chemakha in Rimsky-Korsakov's "The Golden Cockerel" at Opéra National du Lorraine on 12 of March 2017, alongside a top international cast, conducted by Rani Calderon and staged by Laurent Pelly.
The opera is a co-production between Opéra national de Lorraine, La Monnaie / De Munt and Teatro Real de Madrid.
Further performances on 14, 16, 19 and 21 of March 2017.
 
Duus and Kanstrup in Viaggio

Danish bass baritone and baritone Simon Duus and Teit Kanstrup sings Don Prudenzio and Antonio in G. Rossini's "Il viaggio a Reims" at Royal Opera in Copenhagen.

Premiere is on 12 of March followed by further performances on 16, 19, 26, 29 of March and 02, 05, 08, 11, 25 of April 2017.
 
 
International top mezzo soprano joins Ascolta Artists

The international top mezzo Oksana Volkova has joined Ascolta Artists.

Despite her young age she has already appeared in top opera houses such as La Scala (Milano), The Metropolitan Opera, Bayerische Staatsoper, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Teatro Massimo di Palermo, Hamburgische Staatsoper, Tearo Colón (Buenos Aires), Teatro di San Carlo (Napoli), Opéra Nice (Côte d'Azur) and NCPA in Beijing,

Among her highly recognized roles are Carmen, Santuzza, Marguerite (La damnation du Faust), Dalila, Amneris and Fenena.

Hermann and Otello for Benedikt in Budapest

The international top tenor Kristian Benedikt had his role- and house debut as Hermann at Hungarian National Opera (Magyar Állami Operaház) on 3rd of March 2017. Further performances on 5 and 9 of March.

Mr. Benedikt continues at Hungarian National Opera with performances as Otello on 24/03, 30/03 and 01/04 2017.
 

Danish premiere for Sofie Jensen and Johanne Thisted Højlund in "Nothing"
On the 4th of February, Sofie Jensen and Johanne Thisted Højlund sings the roles of Agnes and Ursula at Danish National Opera in Aarhus, in the Danish premier David Bruce's opera "Nothing" based on Janes Teller's youth novel in a coproduction with Glyndebourne and Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.

Further performances on 5th and 8th of February 2017.
 
 
Busy concert January for the Artists of Ascolta Artists
January 2017, is a very busy month for the artists of Ascolta Artist.
Engagements include:
Opening of Aarhus as Cultural City of Europe with Beethoven 9 and Aarhus Symphony Orchestra on 05, 06 and 08 with Elena-Batoukova Kerl as mezzo, Torsten Kerl as Tenor and Simon Duus as bass-baritone.
Norman Reinhardt (Tenor) stars as guest soloist with Aalborg Symphony Orchestra in 9 New year concerts from 05-14,
Michael Balke (Conductor) safely guides Copenhagen Philharmonic through 6 New Year concerts until 13 of January.
Simon Duus (Bass Baritone) is the host and singer alongside Sofie Elkjær Jensen (Soprano) at the New Year concerts at Royal Opera Copenhagen.
Luthando Qave has his debut as Marcello in "La Bohème" at Royal Opera Stockholm alongside Yana Kleyn as Mimì, who also debuts as Mimì at Royal Opera in Copenhagen.
Sofie Jensen sings New Year concerts with Jysk Musikteater in Silkeborg.
Miina-Liisa Värelä finish her production of Rosalinde in "Fledermaus" at Finnish National Opera, and Magnus Vigilius sings Alfred 8 times from 12-20 with Aarhus Symphony Orchestra.
Teit Kanstrup has his role- and house debut at Royal Opera in Copenhagen on 24/01 as Owen Heart in the modern opera "Dead Man Walking"

Toi toi to all!!!
 
 
Soprano Soula Parassidis joins Ascolta Artists

Internationally renowned soprano Soula Parassidis joins Ascolta Artists.
Renowned for her interpretations of Vanessa in Barber's "Vanessa", Jehnny in Brecht's "Mahagonny", Vitellia in Mozart's "La Clemenza di Tito" and Gräfin Madaleine in Richard Strauss' "Capriccio" in renowned houses such as Oper Leipzig, Nürnberg Opera, Teatro Massimo Palermo and Opéra-Théatre de Metz Métropole, she is now looking forward to expand her repertoire to the full lyric soprano fach such as Chrysotemis in Elektra, Salome, Elsa in Meistersinger and Eva in Lohengrin.

 
Lars Møller at Royal Opera Copenhagen in Mahagonny

Danish baritone Lars Møller returns to Royal Opera in Copenhagen as Alaskawolf Joe in "Mahagonny"

Premiere is on 22nd of November followed by 14 performances on 22,29/11; 2/12 2017; 4,8,12,15,19,22/1; 4,9,25/2; 2,5/3.
 
 
Reinhardt jumps in as Nemorino

American tenor Norman Reinhardt jumps in as Nemorino at Opéra National du Rhin as Nemorino in Donizetti's L'elisir d'amore.

First performance is on 17/11 followed by performances on 25th and 27th of November 2017.