Dear Visitor to my online chateux,
the turn of the year has come and gone and yesterday I signed something with 2018 for the first time of the year. It is always a strange feeling, I find.
However, the first week hasn’t passed yet and I’m enjoying as many different New Year’s concerts and galas as I can. Collecting inspiration from the audience side of things isn’t bad at times.
But this is the time to grab the year by the horns and get applications out, set the final touch on planned recital programmes and take some refreshing lessons.
The rest of the season is exciting indeed, with some for me new challenges. I will have to travel intensely between Nürnberg and Gothenburg for some weeks, for example.
The Soldaten – vocally the biggest challenge of this season, start in the end of this month. I’m excited to test my voice in this repertoire and work with director Peter Konwitschny again, for two productions even; Soldaten and Boris in Gothenburg. I’m curious about learning to know the conductor Leo Hussain and returning to my “home house” from my student years.
Later in spring I’ll be returning to Carmen, but this time in German, which will be interesting and in Summer, a new acquaintance for me, Cherubini – Medea, the french version, also in German translation.
Some concerts are yet to be squeezed in, so do excuse me if I get behind with the updates… Dates and more info for each performance can be found under calendar
I wish you all a healthy, joyful and successful 2018!