Tuesday, 15_05_2018 8 p.m. | Philharmonie im Gasteig | 4. Abo h4 | EV 15-05-18
Friday, 18_05_2018 8 p.m. | Festspielhaus Baden-Baden | Tour 18-05-18

Richard Wagner

Richard Wagner's (born on May 22th 1813 in Leipzig) music dramas had an extremely polarizing effect on his contemporaries. While half the public was completely drawn into the emotional power of his works, the other half found his music and his...  more

"The Flying Dutchman"


Valery Gergiev, conductor

Born in Moscow, Valery Gergiev initially studied conducting under Ilya Musin at the Leningrad Conservatory. While still a student, he won the Herbert von Karajan conducting competition in Berlin. In 1978, aged 24, Valery Gergiev became assistant...  more

Elena Stikhina, Senta

Following her graduation from The Moscow State Conservatory in 2012, where she studied with Larisa Rudakova, Elena Stikhina went on to win first prize in the Competizione dell’Opera in Linz, Austria in October 2014 and in 2016 was a finalist in...  more

Okka von der Damerau, Mary

Critically acclaimed Mezzo-Soprano Okka von der Damerau is considered one of the most compelling artists of her generation. In the 2015-16 season Okka von der Damerau returns to the Bayerische Staatsoper in three new productions: in her role debut...  more

Eric Cutler, Erik

American tenor Eric Cutler received his education at Luther College in his home state of Iowa and completed a course with the Metropolitan Opera Lindemann Young Artists Program. His vocal training was crowned with successful participations in such...  more

Benjamin Bruns, Der Steuermann

Benjamin Bruns began his singing career as an alto soloist with the boys’ choir in his home city of Hanover. After four years of private singing lessons with Prof. Peter Sefcik, he studied at the Academy of Music and Theatre in Hamburg under the...  more

Bryn Terfel, Der Holländer

The Welsh bass-baritone Bryn Terfel is just as much at home in the concert hall as he is on the international operatic stage. In this context, he has not only made a name for himself with roles like Jochanaan, Figaro, Falstaff or Wolfram, but also...  more

Günther Groissböck, Daland

Austrian bass Günther Groissböck received his vocal training at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna. As a grantee of the Herbert von Karajan Center he was a member of the Vienna State Opera during the 2002/2003 season, before...  more

Philharmonischer Chor München, musical production: Andreas Herrmann

The Philharmonic Chorus of Munich is one of the leading large scale concert choruses in Germany and partner chorus of the Munich Philharmonic. Its repertoire ranges throughout the choral music of every period, from early polyphonic works all the way...  more