2019 news so far…

Bass-baritone DAVID IRELAND has made his debut in Avignon as Colline La Bohème, with further performances in the same role as part of ENO’s current revival … conductor DAVID CHARLES ABELL has finished a successful run of Sweeney Todd in Zurich with Bryn Terfel and Angelika Kirchschlager … mezzo-sopranos AHLIMA MHAMDI and LUCIE ROCHE are in rehearsal for the Ring cycle in Geneva … tenor SAMY CAMPS has sung in the latest reprise of Mam’zelle Nitouche in Lausanne and is now in rehearsal for his first Don José Carmen … mezzo-soprano POLLY LEECH has received excellent notices for her appearance as Abra in Vivaldi’s Juditha Triumphans at Dutch National Opera … bass-baritone JOHN SAVOURNIN is currently enjoying his role debut as Sarastro in Opera North’s The Magic Flute … baritone CHRISTIAN IMMLER has sung Schubert’s Stabat Mater at Opéra de Dijon and is currently in rehearsal with the Insula Orchestra for Der Freischütz (as the Hermit) with performances across Europe during the course of 2019 … soprano ELIZABETH KARANI will shortly appear as Nanna/Embla in the world premiere of The Monstrous Child at the Royal Opera House … counter-tenor PAUL-ANTOINE BÉNOS-DJIAN has appeared in concert with Le Poème Harmonique and finishes a long run of performances of La Nuit des rois at the Comédie Française in Paris (with a film to follow), before reprising the title-role in Stradella’s San Giovanni Battista with Le Banquet Céleste … mezzo-soprano MARIE LENORMAND has appeared in Les p’tites Michu and sings concerts at the Carnevale di Venezia with the Palazetto Bru Zane … soprano MARIE LYS sings Adelaide Lotario in Bern … soprano AXELLE FANYO appeared in Jenufa in Caen, before travelling to New York to work on her song repertoire with Renée Fleming … bass NATHANAËL TAVERNIER sings Badger/Priest The Cunning Little Vixen in Karlsrühe, ahead of concerts with La Chapelle Rhénane … soprano MARLÈNE ASSAYAG has finished a very successful run as Die Königin der Nacht Die Zauberflöte in Fribourg, before beginning rehearsals as Marguerite in Faust … tenor NATHAN VALE has been in Poland for performances as Hippolyte in Hippolyte et Aricie with Capella Cracoviensis … baritone DAMIAN THANTREY is enjoying a successful run of Sondheim’s Marry Me A Little at the Théâtre Marigny, Paris … and violinist JOO YEON SIR has made her debut with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, playing the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto.