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Sydney Summer 2022-Opera Programme

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Sydney Summer 2022- Opera Programme

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Anna Dowsley,Richard Anderson,Gennadi Dubinsky,

MOZART: Don Giovanni | Conductor Guillaume Tourniaire | Director Sir David McVicar

McVicar’s celebrated production returns to the JST with several exciting debuts, including first appearances in Australia by Ukranian baritone Andrei Kymach in the titular role, and Israeli bass Yuri Kissin as Leporello. Young Artist Sophie Salvesani will make her official mainstage opera debut for OA in the role of Donna Anna, after stepping in last minute during the Sydney Winter season to play Violetta. She will share the role with Celeste Lazarenko. Spanish tenor Juan de Dios Mateos will reprise his Don Ottavio. Bronwyn Douglass and Jane Ede will sing Donna Elvira and will be joined by Cathy-Di Zhang, Andrew Williams, and David Parkin. Sydney Opera House, 5 January – 17 February


PUCCINI: La Bohème | Conductor Michelangelo Mazza | Director Gale Edwards

Audiences will have one last chance to bid farewell to this beloved production of La Bohème by Gale Edwards. Korean soprano Karah Son will soar as Mimì while Peruvian tenor Iván Ayón Rivas will debut in Australia, as Rodolfo, sharing the role with Atalla Ayan who will make his OA role debut. The superb cast includes OA principals Julie Lea Goodwin, Esther Song, Haotian Qi, Alexander Sefton, Shane Lowrencev and Richard Anderson. Sydney Opera House, 12 January – 11 March

CILÈA: Adriana Lecouvreur | Conductor Renato Palumbo | Director Rosetta Cucchi

The Australian premiere of Rosetta Cucchi’s production of Cilèa’s Adriana Lecouvreur, co-produced with Teatro Comunale di Bologna and Fundación Opera de Óviedo, features an exceptional cast of some of the world’s best voices. Star Albanian dramatic soprano Ermonela Jaho will perform the title role opposite American tenor Michael Fabiano as Maurizio, Romanian mezzo-soprano Carmen Topciu as The Principessa and Italian baritone Giorgio Caoduro as Michonnet. Sydney Opera House, 20 February – 7 March

DONIZETTI: Roberto Devereux | Conductor Renato Palumbo

This rarely performed Tudor history retelling by Donizetti will be delivered in concert with Italian tenor Valerio Borgioni returning to Australia as the titular character. Making her Australian debut, Italian soprano Roberta Mantegna will sing Elisabetta, and fellow countryman baritone Giorgio Caoduro returns as the Duke of Nottingham. After her 2020 and 2021 performances were postponed, Polish mezzo-soprano Agnieszka Rehlis will make her long-awaited Australian debut in the role of Sara. Sydney Opera House, 16 + 18 March

Ferruccio Furlanetto in Concert | Pianist Natalia Sidorenko

The globally renowned Ferruccio Furlanetto will deliver a one night only concert showcasing his vast vocal range, thundering power and vocal abilities for which he is known around the world. One of the world’s most sought-after singers, Furlanetto will traverse the emotional landscape of Brahms, Mussorgsky and Rachmaninov along with a variety of recognisable bass arias from Le Nozze di Figaro, Don Giovanni, Boris Gudanov, Don Carlo and more. City Recital Hall, 27 April

Chorus! | Conductor Paul Fitzsimon | Director Matthew Barclay

Attracting great acclaim and accolades for many years as one of the best opera choruses in the world, the renowned Opera Australia Chorus will have the spotlight all to themselves in an hour-long showcase of great operatic choral pieces. Led by Chorus Master Paul Fitzsimon, forty-six OA choristers will explore the vast musical terrain of opera repertoire. Sydney Opera House, 4, 11, 24 February, 4, 10 March

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