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Yolanda Auyanet, Jessica Muirhead & Daniel Johansson Lead Essen’s Aalto-Theater’s 2022-23 Season
11.05.2022

By Francisco Salazar
Essen’s Aalto-Theater has announced its 2022-23 season featuring five new productions.

Premieres

Wagner’s “Tannhäuser” will star Daniel Johansson, Karl-Heinz Lehner, Daniela Köhler, Deirdre Angenent, Heiko Trinsinger, and Albrecht Kludszuweit. Tomáš Netopil conducts the new production by Paul-Georg Dittrich. Georg Fritzsch also conducts with Corby Welch and Sebastian Pilgrim performing other shows.

Performance Dates: Sept. 24, 2022-Jan. 7, 2023

Jessica Muirhead sings the title role of Donizetti’s “Lucrezia Borgia” with Almas Svilpa, Francesco Castoro, Oreste Cosimo, and Liliana de Sousa. Andrea Sanguineti conducts the production by Ben Baur.

Performance Dates: Nov. 26, 2022-March 10, 2023

Verdi’s “Simon Boccanegra” will star Daniel Luis de Vicente, Jessica Muirhead, Carlos Cardoso, and Almas Svilpa. Friedrich Haider conducts the new production by Tatjana Gürbaca.

Performance Dates: Jan. 28-May 14, 2023

Tobias Greenhalgh, Lavinia Dames, Bart Driessen, Heiko Trinsinger, Marie-Helen Joël, Almuth Herbst, Etienne Walch, Maartje Rammeloo, Liliana de Sousa, Andrei Nicoara, Christina Clark, Rainer Maria Röhr, and Karel Martin Ludvik star in “Dogville.” Tomáš Netopil conducts the new production by David Hermann.

Performance Dates: March 11-April 30, 2023

Tobias Greenhalgh, Jessica Muirhead, Markéta Klaudová, Lisa Wittig, Baurzhan Anderzhanov, and Liliana de Sousa star in the new production of Mozart’s “Le Nozze di Figaro.” Tomáš Netopil conducts the production by Floris Visser.

Performance Dates: May 13-June 25, 2023

Revivals

Mozart’s “La Finta Giardiniera” will star Richard Samek, Giulia Montanari, Dmitry Ivanchey, Moritz Kallenberg, Sophia Brommer, Bettina Ranch, Christina Clark, and Tobias Greenhalgh. Wolfram-Maria Märtig conducts.

Performance Dates: August 28-Oct 3, 2022

Carlos Cardoso, Jānis Apeinis, Gabrielle Mouhlen, Helena Zubanovich, and Christina Clark star in Verdi’s “Un Ballo in Maschera.” Elias Grandy conducts.

Performance Dates: Sept. 30-Nov. 4, 2022

Gounod’s “Faust” will be performed by Raimonds Bramanis, Almas Svilpa, Tobias Greenhalgh, Jessica Muirhead, and Liliana de Sousa. Friedrich Haider conducts.

Performance Dates: Oct. 9-Nov. 13, 2022

Richard Samek, Lisa Wittig, Albrecht Kludszuweit, and Martijn Cornet lead J. Strauss’ “Eine Nacht in Venedig.”

Performance Dates: Nov. 5, 2022-Feb. 5, 2023

Thomas Hohler, Marie-Helen Joël, Brigitte Oelke, Henrik Wager, Albrecht Kludszuweit, Christina Clark, Alexander Franzen, and Martin Sommerlatte star in Heribert Feckler and Marie-Helen Joël’s “Yesterdate.” Heribert Feckler conducts.

Performance Dates: Dec. 8, 2022-March 12, 2023

Mozart’s “Die Zauberflöte” will star Andrei Nicoara, Manuel Günther, Karel Martin Ludvik, Sophia Theodorides, Lisa Wittig, and Tobias Greenhalgh.

Performance Dates: Dec. 15-April 9, 2023

Cristina Pasaroiu, Francesco Castoro, and Heiko Trinsinger lead Verdi’s “La Traviata” with Gianluca Marcianò conducting.

Performance Dates: Dec. 28, 2022-April 10, 2023

Tomáš Netopil conducts Strauss’ “Arabella” with Christoph Seidl, Bettina Ranch, Jessica Muirhead, Julia Grüter, and Heiko Trinsinger.

Performance Dates: Feb. 10-June 1, 2023

Yolanda Auyanet takes on the title role of Bellini’s “Norma” with Bettina Ranch, Carlos Cardoso, and Almas Svilpa. Giuliano Carella conducts.

Performance Dates: March 25-May 14, 2023

Francesca Tiburzi leads Puccini’s “Madama Butterfly” with Karin Strobos, Raffaele Abete, and Heiko Trinsinger. Giuseppe Finzi conducts.

Performance Dates: April 22-June 16, 2023

Luis Chapa, Almas Svilpa, Bettina Ranch, and Julia Grüter star in Bizet’s “Carmen.”

Performance Dates: June 3-24, 2023

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