Tuesday, 15_05_2018 8 p.m. | 4th Subscription Concert h4 | with Introduction | Save date
Friday, 18_05_2018 6 p.m. | Festspielhaus Baden-Baden | Tour | Save date

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

John Lundgren, Der Holländer

John’s specialty is being the bad guy – the absolute villain of the opera. With his powerful voice and dramatic scenic appearance the evil characters have become the signature of John’s career. John Lundgren is born and raised in Sweden. While still...  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

Eric Cutler has won acclaim in such theaters as the Metropolitan Opera, New York; Bayerische Staatsoper, Munich; Salzburg Festival; Royal Opera House, Covent Garden; Teatro la Fenice, Venice; Lyric Opera of Chicago; La Monnaie, Brussels; Teatro...  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

Mikhail Petrenko, Daland

Mikhail Petrenko is one of the most sought after basses in the world. His performances are a success with both the public and critics, who describe his talent as: "When that rich, reverberating tone rises from the depths, then pours forth to fill the...  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