This season Juanita Lascarro, a valued member of the ensemble at Oper Frankfurt for many years, sang Brigitta (role debut) in Tchaikovsky's Iolanta, repeated her wonderful portrayal of Hanna Glawari in Die lustige Witwe / The Merry Widow, sang The Friend in a new production of Schönberg's Von heute auf Morgen / From Today till Tomorrow and now adds the roles of Calypso / Penelope to her repertoire in this new production of Dallapiccola's Ulisse. During the 2022/23 season roles include Iseut, the fair, and the Fake Angèle in new productions of Frank Martin's Le vin herbé and Kurt Weill's Der Zar lässt sich fotografieren / The Tsar has his Photograph Taken and Graumann's Wife in our wonderful production of Schreker's Der ferne Klang / The Distant Sound. She enjoyed great success in the title role of Martinů's Julietta (CD - OehmsClassics), a Křenek triple bill and a role in new production of Neuwirth's Lost Highway. Other roles for the company have included Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte and Marchesa Matilda Spina in the first ever performances in Frankfurt of Trojahn's Enrico. This soprano, who was born in Columbia, sang many important roles for the first time in Frankfurt, including the title role in Lucia di Lammermoor, Micaëla (Carmen) and Ninetta (Die diebische Elster / The Thieving Magpie). Other roles in recent seasons have included the soprano in staged performances of the Messiah, the title roles in Manon, Lulu, Agrippina, and Daphne, Violetta (La Traviata), Donna Clara (Zemlinsky's Der Zwerg / The Dwarf, CD - OehmsClassics), Agilea (Handel's Teseo), Ilia (Idomeneo), Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni) and Pamina (Die Zauberflöte). Guest engagements have taken her to the Berlin, Munich and Vienna state operas, Theater Freiburg, Zürich Opera, the Theater an der Wien, Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona, Opéra National de Paris, the Royal Opera House Covent Garden in London, Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie in Brussels, the Teatro Real in Madrid, Palma di Mallorca and Bogotá. She also sang Strauss’ Daphne under Christian Thielemann at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, Ingo Metzmacher at the Nationale Opera and Edo de Waart, in concert, in the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. An extensive discography documents her broad and varied repertoire.
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