In his Scandinavian début Harry Fehr directs L’Elisir d’Amore (Elskovsdrikken) for Den Jyske Opera (Danish National Opera). The production opens in Odense on October 6 and tours Denmark until December 2. The production is designed by Yannis Thavoris and conducted by Per-Otto Johansson.
Choreographer and movement director Sarah Fahie’s work can be seen in cinemas on October 3 in La Bohème live from The Royal Opera House. The staging by Richard Jones is conducted by Antonio Pappano and is a co-production with the Teatro Real, Madrid and Chicago Lyric Opera. From October 2 Garsington Opera’s production of Semele in Annalese Miskimmon’s staging with Sarah’s movement direction will be available to view on BBC Arts Online for six months.
Mezzo-soprano Kate Howden tours the highlands and islands with Scottish Opera this autumn giving a programme of opera highlights from Monteverdi to Offenbach. There are 17 dates between September 21 and October 29. “Howden’s lovely mezzo – full of character, feeling and insight – suggests she is a singer to watch.” Opera Today
We are delighted to welcome Lithuanian mezzo-soprano Laura Zigmantaitė to CPM. A recent graduate of the National Opera Studio in London Laura is a Scottish Opera Emerging Artist where this season she will sing Flora La Traviata, Laura Iolanta (in concert) plus roles in Mark-Anthony Turnage Greek and Dryad Ariadne auf Naxos.