• ORCHESTRE NATIONAL DE FRANCE

    EMMANUEL KRIVINE MUSICAL DIRECTOR — The Orchestre national de France, a musical group of Radio France, is the first permanent symphonic orchestra created in France. It was founded in 1934 with the desire of implementing a tool to serve the symphonic repertoire. That ambition added to the broadcasting of concerts ...
  • Emmanuel Krivine

    Musical Director Born to a Russian father and to a Polish mother, Emmanuel Krivine started very young a career as a violonist. Awarded a first prize from the Paris conservatoire when he was sixteen, the boarder of the Queen Elizabeth College of Music notably studied with Henryk Szeryng and won ...
  • Nikolay Didenko

    Russian bass Nikolay Didenko graduated from the Moscow Academy of Choral Art in both singing and conducting. He was previously a soloist of the ‘New Opera’ in Moscow and a member of the Houston Grand Opera Studio. His operatic roles include Don Geronio Il Turco in Italia with the Royal ...
  • Ricarda Merbeth

    SOPRANO The German soprano Ricarda Merbeth is one of the leading singers in her field. Audiences and critics alike regard her as one of the most outstanding interpreters of Wagner and Strauss of our time. She made her debut as Marzelline in Fidelio at the Vienna State Opera House in ...
  • 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

    Soprano 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 („Ariadne auf Naxos“), Chrysothemis („Elektra“), Feldmarschallin („Der Rosenkavalier“), Empress („Die Frau ohne Schatten,  Danae („Die Liebe der Danae“), Elsa („Lohengrin“), Elisabeth („Tannhäuser“), Desdemona („Otello“), ...
  • 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

    Tenor The German singer Torsten Kerl is one of the most sought-after Heldentenors in the world. In this season opera projects will lead him to the Théâtre du Capitole in Toulouse as Paul in Die tote Stadt, as Tannhäuser to the New National Theatre Tokyo and as Rienzi to the ...