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photo (Monika Rittershaus) from February 2014

new production of FALSTAFF

is back from September 19th

Keith Warner's production of Falstaff opened last February. Now it is back with Jonathan Lemalu, who enjoyed great success here last season in the new production of Rossini's Thieving Magpie in the title role. The rest of the cast is sung by members of our wonderful Ensemble, conducted by Jonathan Darlington.


Dominic Betz (Telegonos)  Michael Mendl (Odysseus, actor)  photo: Wolfgang Runkel


next performance September 18th

Sirens – Scenes of Desire and Destruction was commissioned by Oper Frankfurt. The composer Rolf Riehm (*1937) has been fascinated about the myth of the Sirens for many years. Martyn Brabbins conducts, Tobias Heyder directs. A very famous German actor Michael Mendl (Odysseus when old) is taking part. The incredible countertenor Lawrence Zazzo is Odysseus when young and his Kirke (Circe) is our wonderful Tanja Ariane Baumgartner. Further performances: September 18, 21, 26, October 2 & 4, which all begin at 7.30pm


Karen Vuong (Mimi) & Mario Chang (Rodolfo) - photo: Wolfgang -Runkel

Puccini's La Bohème opened the season

next performance September 20th

Alfred Kirchner's popular production of Puccini's La Bohème is back with wonderful new singers in the cast. The show on September 28th, which begins at 3.30pm, is an Opera for Families performance: an adult purchasing a ticket can apply for 3 free tickets for people under the age on 19. There is also FREE CHILD MINDING during the performance.


Kwangchul Youn. photo: agency

KWANGCHUL YOUN in recital 8pm September 30th

singing Schubert's Winterreise

This Korean bass gave unforgettable performances of Philipp II when our production of Don Carlos first opened. Under contract to the Staatsoper in Berlin from 1993 - 2004, he is a regular guest at leading opera houses and festivals all over the world, including the Vienna State Opera, Covent Garden in London, the Met in New York and the Salzburg Festival. He sang Herman, Daland and Hunding at this summer's Bayreuth Festival. His accompanist for this recital is Burkhard Kehring.


Mario Chang (photo: Agency)

MARIO CHANG wins 2014 OPERALIA competition

sings Rodolfo in La Bohème

Mario Chang made his debut at Oper Frankfurt (as a new member of our Ensemble) on September 5th. He has just won 1st Prize, the Zarzuela Prize AND the Audience Prize at Plácido Domingo's Operalia competition, probably the most important competition in the world. So don't miss the chance of hearing him as Rodolfo in our revival of La Bohème (see next News item for more information). Other roles here this season are Cassio (Otello), Edwin (Die Csárdásfürstin) and the Italian Singer (Rosenkavalier).


Brenda Rae (Zerbinetta) & Camilla Nylund (Ariadne) - photo: Monika Rittershaus

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(and ensure you don't miss something wonderful during the new season)

There are more than 25 subscriptions to choose from. They can be purchased in writing, by email: aboservice.oper@buehnen-frankfurt.de. Click here to view them or visit our Abo (subscription) and Information Service office: Neue Mainzer Straße 15, normal opening hours: Mon to Sat (except Thursdays) 10am-2pm, Thursdays 3-7pm
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CD of LOHENGRIN just released

recorded, live, at Oper Frankfurt

A new addition to the wonderful series of live, OehmsClassics, recordings made at Oper Frankfurt (and RING on DVD). (all listed here). The wonderful cast, conducted by Bertrand de Billy, includes Falk Struckmann (Heinrich), Michael König (Lohengrin) Camilla Nylund (Elsa), Robert Hayward (Telramund), Michaela Schuster (Ortrud) and Daniel Schmutzhard (Herald). On sale - €35 - in the foyers when the theatre is open for performances and from our advance box office (open: Mon-Fri 10-6, Sat 10-2)



for fans of our wonderful Ring production

only €99 for DVD box set of Oper Frankfurt's extremely successful Ring des Nibelungen (OehmsClassics - Option: German or English surtitles). Make Christmas shopping easier and order a copy here, and here, is a list of our other wonderful live (CD) recordings, including Humperdinck's Königskinder - named CD of the month October 2013 by Opera Magazine and Deutsche Bühne.
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Concerts by the Frankfurter Opern- und Museumsorchester
Monday 21.10.2013 20:00 h
Main auditorium Alte Oper

next new production:

Engelbert Humperdinck
Sunday 12.10.2014 18:00 h
Opera House


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