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

WORLD PREMIERE OF Reihm's Sirens

next performance, this evening, September 21st

Sirens – Scenes of Desire and Destruction was commissioned by Oper Frankfurt. Rolf Riehm (*1937) has been fascinated about the myth of the Sirens for many years (see video on right). Discussion after the performance, at which the director, composer and some of the singers will be present - begins at, c., 21.20 (no extra ticket required)
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Jonathan Lemalu (Falstaff) - photo: Wolfgang Runkel

new production of FALSTAFF

is back - next performance September 27th

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

Puccini's La Bohème

next performance September 28th

This popular production of La Bohème is back with wonderful new singers. The show on September 28th, at 3.30pm, is an Opera for Families performance: an adult purchasing a ticket can apply for 3 free tickets for people under 19. There is FREE child minding too.
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OPERA TO GO - AFTER WORK -

September 25th at 7pm

Part of NOW! Opera for You, our youth and outreach programme, is Opera to go - After Work. For people who feel like hearing an hour of classical music while having a drink in a relaxed atmosphere after work. Next chance: September 25 at 7pm (doors open 6.30). Theme - Strong Women - in love, scheming, evil – the various ways members of the fairer sex and portrayed in opera....

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Louise Alder (Gretel) - photo: Agency

Hänsel und Gretel - new production

opens on October 12th at 6pm

Keith Warner directs a new production of Hänsel und Gretel, Humperdinck's best known opera, which was composed in Frankfurt! One member of the wonderful cast is the young British, award winning, soprano Louise Alder (Gretel, see photo), who joined the ensemble this season. Conductor is GMD Sebastian Weigle.
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Kwangchul Youn. photo: agency

KWANGCHUL YOUN in recital 8pm September 30th

singing Schubert's Winterreise

Kwangchul Youn gave unforgettable performances of Philipp II when our production of Don Carlos first opened. 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 the 2014 Bayreuth Festival.

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Julia Kleiter - photo: Theodora Richter

CHANGE OF DATE: JULIA KLEITER'S RECITAL IS ON OCTOBER 21st - 8pm

instead of May 19th 2015

Julia Kleiter sings Lieder by Brahms, Mahler & Schubert, accompanied by pianist Michael Gees and clarinettist Jens Bischof. This German soprano's career took off after she sang Pamina (Die Zauberflöte) at the Opéra Bastille in 2004. She has appeared at leading opera houses around the world and sang Emma in Schubert's Fierrabras at the 2014 Salzburg Festival.

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Elza van den Heever - photo: Dario Acosta

Otello with ELZA VAN DEN HEEVER

from November 8th

An early tip to be sure to get tickets for Otello, because the cast is so wonderful! Elza van den Heever is back to sing Desdemona again, with Vincent Wolfsteiner (who joins the Ensemble next season) making his house debut with the title role. Cassio is sung by triple Operalia prize winner Mario Chang - currently singing Rodolfo in La Bohème.
November 8, 15, 20, 23, December 5, 13 & 19, which all begin at 7.30pm

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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).

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

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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)

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GREAT VALUE FOR MONEY

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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TESEO
Georg Friedrich Händel
Friday 07.06.2013 19:30 h
Bockenheimer Depot

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HÄNSEL UND GRETEL
Engelbert Humperdinck
Sunday 12.10.2014 18:00 h
Opera House

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