• John Daszak

    Admired for his versatility, range and dramatic power, British tenor John Daszak made his operatic debut at English National Opera as Števa (Jenůfa). Now enjoying a vibrant international opera career, recent seasons have brought several important role debuts: Herod (Salome) at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden under Henrik Nanasi, Grishka Kuter’na (The Legend ...
  • Anne Schwanewilms

    Anne Schwanewilms is recognised as one of the leading interpreters of the works of Richard Strauss. Her extensive repertoire covers roles such as Arabella, Ariadne, Chrysothemis, Feldmarschallin, Empress, Danae but also Elsa, Elisabeth, Desdemona, Marie and Madame Lidoine. She has appeared at many of the major opera houses in the ...
  • Diana Damrau

    Soprano Diana Damrau has been performing on the world’s leading opera and concert stages for two decades. Her vast repertoire spans both lyric soprano and coloratura roles including the title roles in Lucia di Lammermoor (La Scala, Bavarian State Opera, Metropolitan Opera, Royal Opera House), Manon (Vienna State Opera, Metropolitan ...
  • Michael Pflumm

    Michael Pflumm, born in the South of Germany (Hechingen/Hohenzollern) is a graduate of Freiburg University of Music and completed his private training with Bernhard Gärtner in Stuttgart. After his studies he became a ensemble member of the Theater Basel, Deutsche Oper am Rhein Düsseldorf/Duisburg, Theater Bielefeld and the Komische Oper ...
  • Thomas Johannes Mayer

    German baritone Thomas Johannes Mayer first studied history, German language and literature, music education and philosophy, before beginning his vocal training at the College of Music in Cologne with Liselotte Hammes and Kurt Moll. Thomas Johannes Mayer has guested at many opera houses including De Nederlands Opera in Amsterdam, the ...
  • Torsten Kerl

    The German singer Torsten Kerl is one of the most sought-after Helden-tenors in the world. In the season 2017/18 he performed as Max in Der Freischütz at the New National Theatre in Tokyo and at the Semperoper Dresden. Furthermore he sang the leading role in Wagners Siegfried and Götterdämmerung in ...
  • Derek Welton

    Hailed as a major Wagnerian voice of the future, Australian Derek Welton made his first foray into the repertoire as Donner (Das Rheingold) under Richard Farnes at Opera North. He subsequently appeared as Klingsor (Parsifal) at the Beijing Music Festival and made his debut as der Heerrufer (Lohengrin) in an ...
  • Allison Cook

    Allison Cook’s reputation as one of today’s foremost exponents of contemporary and 20th century repertoire has been firmly established through the recent creation of a range of formidable characters including Marie in Wozzeck, the Duchess of Argyll in Powder her Face, Judith in Bluebeard’s Castle, Schoenberg’s Erwartung, and Kaija Saariaho’s Emilie. This season ...
  • Cosmin Ifrim

    With his full-throated, beautifully coloured tenor voice Cosmin Ifrim has been lauded in Verdi’s, Puccini’s and Mozart’s tenor roles as well as in Bel canto parts. In the 2017/18 season he appears as Ernesto in a new production of Don Pasquale at the Theatre Chemnitz and as Sylvester von Schaumberg ...
  • Kirill Petrenko

    Kirill Petrenko was born in Omsk, Siberia, in 1972 and studied piano at the school of music there. He appeared in public as a pianist for the first time at the age of eleven with the symphony orchestra in Omsk. In 1990 he moved with his family (father violinist, mother ...