Booking for a very exciting 2018/19 season
opens June 25 for all operas in the main house and recitals! Keep your eyes peeled for when booking opens for Bockenheimer Depot productions!
SEBASTIAN WEIGLE NEW CHIEF CONDUCTOR IN JAPAN
Sebastian Weigle, General Music Director of Oper Frankfurt since 2008, takes up the post of Chief Conductor of the Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra in Tokyo in 2019/20.
He begins a three year contract there, following on from another General Music Director of Oper Frankfurt, Sylvain Cambreling, on April 1 2019, but continues his work in Frankfurt, where his contract runs until 2023.
new merry widow opened to raptuous applause
With Marlis Petersen in the title role and Iurii Samoilov as Danilo, directed by Claus Guth, conducted by Joana Mallwitz. Come and have some fun - next performance May 27.
Adriana Lecouvreur back from May 26
Wonderful cast includes Angela Meade (Adriana) & Tanja Ariane Baumgartner (nasty Princess) - all dressed by Christian Lacroix and conducted by Steven Sloane.
BRITTEN'S BILLY BUDD
With Björn Bürger (title role), Michael McCown (Vere) & Thomas Faulkner (Claggart). A good man, brought down by an evil one. 2nd of 5 performances May 21: 3.30, with FREE CHILD MINDING (see Opera for You).
Tanja Ariane Baumgartner in recital June 12
The last recital of the season: something really special: Brahms, Mahler, Strauss and Wolf, with Malcolm Martineau (piano) and Philipp Nickel (viola).
Bellini's norma from June 10
Last new production this season: THE bel canto opera, with an exciting plot and wonderful cast led by Elza van den Heever. Conductor: Antonino Fogliani.