By David Salazar
The Theater Erfurt has unveiled its 2022-23 season.
First up is Strauss’ “Elektra.” The opera will star Aile Asszonyi in the title role with Cheryl Studer as Clytemnestra and Jessica Rose Cambio as Chrysothemis. Ewandro Stenzowski takes on the role of Aegisthus and Kakhaber Shavidze will be Orestes. Alexander Prior conducts and Giancarlo del Monaco directs.
Performance Dates: Oct. 10 – Nov. 25, 2022
Offenbach’s “Die Schöne Helena” will be conducted by Yannis Pouspourika and directed by Ulrich Peters. It will star Julian Freibott, Almeria Delic, Katja Bildt, and Rainer Zaun, among others.
Performance Dates: Nov. 5 – Dec. 26, 2022
Nester Taylor’s “Elena” will be conducted by Myron Michailidis and directed by Guy Montavon. Jessica Rose Cambio headlines the production alongside Brett Sprague, Candela Gotelli, Kakhaber Shavidze, and KS. Máté Sólyom-Nagy, among others.
Performance Dates: Dec. 3, 2022 – Jan. 15, 2023
Rossini’s “Le Siège de Corinthe” will be directed by Markus Dietz with Yannis Pouspourika conducting. Kakhaber Shavidze, Jessica Rose Cambio, Yuri Batukov, and Jörg Rathman, headline the opera.
Performance Dates: Jan. 28 – March 3, 2023
Richard Rodgers’ “The Boys of Syracuse” will be directed by Geertje Boeden. The opera will star Tobias Weis, Daniel Gerstenmeyer, Candela Gotelli, Katja Bildt, Livio Cecini, and KS. Máté Sólyom-Nagy.
Performance Dates: March 11 – April 8, 2023
Gluck’s “Telemaco ossia L’Isola di Circe” will star Valeria Mudra, Julian Freibott, Candela Gotelli, Evelina Liubonko, and Daniela Gerstenmeyer. Alexander Prior conducts and Thomas Thieme directs.
Performance Dates: April 22 – May 21, 2023
Next up is Felix Weingartner’s “Orestes” with Alexander Prior in the pit and Guy Montavon directing. The opera will star Kakhaber Shavidze, Siyabulela Ntale, Ilia Papndreou, Brett Sprague, and Daniela Gerstenmeyer.
Performance Dates: May 20 – June 9, 2023
Baritone John Brancy will headline a concert featuring Schubert’s “Winterreise” as well as music by Fausto Romitelli, John Adams, and Alexander Prior, who will also be conducting the concert.
Performance Dates: Feb 23 & 24, 2023
Yannis Pouspourikas will present “Opera Meets Nature” alongside tenor Andreas Schager and the Erfurt Philharmonia Orchestra.
Performance Dates: June 24, 2023