Classical 91.5

It's the Royal Opera and Hamburg State Opera on WFMT Opera Series for October 2020

Sep 26, 2020

Hamburg State Opera House
Credit https://www.hamburgballett.de/

The month begins with four more presentations by the Royal Opera.  Then on 10/31 we travel to Hamburg Germany for the Hamburg State Opera's presentation of Bellini's Norma.

10/3    Britten: Death in Venice (in English) (Royal Opera)
CAST:
Gustav von Aschenbach        Mark Padmore
Voice of Dionysus        Sir Gerald Finley
Voice of Apollo            Randall Scotting
Strawberry seller        Rebecca Evans
Lace seller            Masabane Cecilia Rangwanasha
Danish lady            Elizabeth Weisberg
English lady            Katy Batho
Russian nanny            Rosie Aldridge
German mother            Hanna Hipp
Russian spinster        Amanda Baldwin
French mother            Rebecca Lodge Birkebaek
Hotel porter            Colin Judson
Boy player            Andrew Tortise
Glass maker            Sam Furness
Steward            Andrew O'Connor
English Clerk            Dominic Sedgwick
German father            Michael Mofidian
Lido boatman            ByeongMin Gil
Russian father            Dominic Barrand
Russian boy            Matthew Prichard
French girl            Adrianna Forbes-Dorant
Russian girl (1)            Fleur Hinchcliffe
Russian girl (2)            Harrie Howley

10/10    Donizetti: Don Pasquale (in Italian) (Royal Opera)
CAST:
Don Pasquale    Sir Bryn Terfel
Norina        Olga Peretyatko
Ernesto        Ioan Hotea
Dr. Malatesta    Markus Werba
Notary        Bryan Secombe

10/17    Massenet: Werther (in French) (Royal Opera)
CAST:
The Bailli, Charlotte's father    Alastair Miles
Hans, son of the Bailli        Pearse Cole
Gretel, daughter of the Bailli    Emily Barton
Karl, son of the Bailli        Laurence Taylor
Clara, daughter of the Bailli    Victoria Nekhaenk
Max, son of the Bailli        Paul Warren
Fritz, son of the Bailli        Toby Yates
Johann                Michael Mofidian
Schmidt                Vincent Ordonneau
Sophie, Charlotte’s sister    Heather Engebretson
Werther                Juan Diego Flórez
Charlotte            Isabel Leonard
Brühlmann, a young man    ByeongMin Gil
Käthchen, Brühlmann's fiancée    Stephanie Wake-Edwards
Albert, betrothed to Charlotte    Jacques Imbrailo

10/24    Handel: Agrippina (in Italian) (Royal Opera)
CAST:
Agrippina             Joyce DiDonato
Nerone, Agrippina's son         Franco Fagioli
Poppea             Lucy Crowe
Ottone                 Iestyn Davies
Claudio, Emperor of Rome     Gianluca Buratto
Pallante             Andrea Mastroni
Narciso             Eric Jurenas
Lesbo                 José Coca Loza

10/31    Bellini: Norma (in Italian) (Hamburg State Opera)
CAST:
Norma        Marina Rebeka
Pollion        Marcelo Puente
Adalgisa    Diana Haller
Oroveso    Liang Li
Clotilde        Gabriele Rossmanith
Flavio        Dongwon Kang