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Conny Thimander as Tanzmeister and Scaramuccio

Huge toi toi to Conny Thimander who has his debut on 03.02.2018 as Tanzmeister and Scaramuccio in Richard Strauss' "Aridane auf Naxos" on Gothenburg Opera (Göteborgs Operan)

The opera has been directed by Rodula Gaitanou and conductor is Patrik Ringborg.
Further performances on 07, 11, 15, 18,21, 24 of February and 01 and 04 of March 2018.
Qave, Ølberg and Duus in Barbiere in Copenhagen
Luthando Qave in his house and role debut as Figaro and superb Simon Duus in his role debut as Basilio in G. Rossini's "Il barbiere di Sevilla" tonight on the 27 of January at the Royal Opera in Copenhagen.

Alternating with Luthando Qave as Figaro is Leif Jone Ølberg in later shows.

Stage director is Reumert awarded dramatic stage director Martin Lyngbo in his first production as opera director and conductor is Vincenzo Milletarì.

Further performances:
3/2; 10,17/3; 6,13/4; 15,25,29,31/5; 6,8/6 2018 (Qave)
09/02;14/03; 22/03; 18/04 2018 (Ølberg)
Trovatore with Lana Kos in Bern
Tonight on the 27 of January 2018, Lana Kos has her house debut at Konzert Theater Bern as Leonora in G. Verdi's "Il Trovatore".
Conductor is Jochem Highest Bach and stage director is Markus Bothe.
 
This marks her second production of Trovatore in the 17/18 season together with Graz and is followed by further performances on 31/1; 16,18,23/02; 6,14,23/3; 11,20/4 2018.

 

On the 19 and 20 of January 2018, Arnold Schöberg's huge cantata "Gurrelieder" can be heard in Aalborg and Aarhus in Denmark as a cooperation between Aarhus Symph. Orchestra and Aalborg Symph. Orchestra and Jutland Music Conservatory.

The composition is extremely rarely done in Denmark due to the enormous amounts of musicians and choir involved so Ascolta Artists is extremely proud to present Miina-Liisa Värelä as the soprano, Elena Kerl as Mezzo and Torsten Kerl and Arnold Bezuyen as tenors in these two epic concerts.

All under the baton of Marc Soustrot.

 

Austrian debut for Elena Mikhailenko

The Russian dramatic soprano, Elena Mikhailenko, has her Austrian debut on 25.11.2017 in the title role of Amilvare Ponchielli's "Gioconda" at Tiroler Landestheater in Innsbruck.

This marks her second production of "Gioconda in 2017 after her big success at Malmö Opera.
Further performances on 1,3,17,21,28/12 2017 ; 5,11,21,27,31/1; 7,16/2 2018

 
Fabio Mastrangelo continues his international success

Maestro Fabio Mastrangelo was the pillar of an amazing opera gala concert with Hamilton Symphony Orchestra in Canada on the 22nd of October with American soprano Shelley Jackson and Lithuanian tenor Kristian Benedikt. He arrived, with only a few days in between in Russia, after huge success conducting Mozart's "Die Entführung aus dem Serail" at Brucknerhaus Linz at the 10th of October.

 
Gilda jump in and Cunning Little Vixen

Finnish soprano Hanna Rantala made a great jump in as Gilda in Rigoletto on the 5th of October 2017 at Royal Opera Copenhagen on top of her rehearsals as Cunning Little Vixen at Finish National Opera where she sang the Vixen again on 14th of October with further performances at 20,28/10; 7,9/11 2017.

 
International top conductor to Ascolta Artists

Ascolta Artists is proud to announce cooperation with the Italian international top conductor GIAMPAOLO BISANTI for Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland.
Most recently he has been appointed General Music Director of the Teatro Petruzzelli in Bari.

Recent seasons include major opera productions in houses such as Deutsche Oper Berlin, Teatro Liceo in Barcelona, Oper Zürich, New National Theatre in Tokyo, Semperoper Dresden and Wiener Staatsoper.

Future seasons his international demand is underlined by top houses and festivals such as Choregies d’Orange, Zürich, Tokyo, Dresden, Zürich and Wien.

 
Lakmé debut for Moskalenko in Sweden

On the of October 2017 at Malmö Opera, the Russian rising star soprano Svetlana Moskalenko will have her long awaited role- stage- and country debut as the Indian priestess Lakmé, in Léo Delibes opera.

Stage director is Nicola Raab and the orchestra is conducted by Philippe Auguin....

Mrs. Moskalenko can be heard on further performances on 12,19,24/10; 4,9/11 2017.

Belcore at Danish National Opera

Danish baritone Lars Møller has premiere on 06.10 2017 as Belcore in Odense, Denmark with Danish National Opera
The production is touring all of Denmark over the next two months and Mr. Møller sings further performances on 6,26,29/10; 3,15,18,20,29/11; 1/12 2017.

Per-Otto Johansson is conducting and stage director is Harry Fehr.