Potsdam Sanssouci Music Festival 2023 Season Announcement

By Afton Wooten
The Potsdam Sanssouci Music Festival released the lineup for its 33rd season.

Friendship is the theme for this year’s program. For this article, we will only focus on opera-related events.

The first of three rare operas to be performed is Andrea Bernasconi’s “L’Huomo.” Philipp Mathmann, Maria Ladurner, Francesca Benitez, Florian Götz, Alice Lackner, Simon Bode, Anna Herbst, and Johanna Rosa Falkinger star in the production directed by Nils Niemann. Dorothee Oberlinger leads the nine singers and Ensemble 1700 at the New Palace Court Theatre.

Performance Dates: June 11 – 15, 2023

Next is “David et Jonathas” by Marc-Antoine Charpentier at the Erlöserkirche in Potsdam. Leading roles include David Tricou as David and Caroline Arnaud as Jonathas. They are joined by the Opéra Royal/Château de Versailles Spectacles, the Ballets de L’Opera Royal du Château de Versailles, as well as the Marguerite Louise Chorus and Ensemble under Gaétan Jarry. This production serves as the German premiere and the first co-production by the two companies. Marshall Pinkoski directs with costumes by Christian Lacroix.

Performance Dates: June 16 – 17, 2023

The Potsdam Sanssouci Music Festival comes to a close with Bernardo Pasquini’s “Idalma.” Arianna Vendittelli takes on the title role alongside Diego Godoy, Margherita Maria Sala, Rocco Cavalluzzi, Morgan Pearse, Juan Sancho, and Anita Rosati. Alessandro De Marchi conducts the singers and the Innsbruck Festival Orchestra at the New Palace Court Theatre.

Performance Dates: June 23 – 24, 2023

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