Gioachino Rossini | Il Turco in Italia
Sun, Feb. 05, 2023, 6.00 pm - 9.15 pm
Master degrees in Piano, Conducting
Best young Conductor Opera Awards (2016)
Barbiere di Siviglia , Moïse et Pharaon, Don Carlo, Ballo in Maschera, Turandot, Traviata, Rigoletto, Trovatore, Madama Butterfly, Boheme , Anna Bolena, Norma, et al.
Opera Paris, Wiener Staatsoper, ROH London, Rossini Opera Festival, Glyndebourne Festival, Bayerische Staatsoper, Oper Frankfurt, Dresden Semperoper, Bolshoi Theater Moscow, et al.
Principal Guest Conductor in Teatro Petruzzelli - Bari. (2022-2024), Music Director Tbilisi State Opera Georgia (2022-2025)
Cooperations with Orchestras:
RAI Torino, Seattle Symphony Orchestra , Hungarian Philarmonic, Essener Philarmoniker , Ross Sevilla, Filarmonica Fenice Venice , St.Petersburg Philarmonic,, Wiener Staatsoper Orchester, Paris Opera orchestra, et al.
Find further information about Giacomo Sagripanti here.
photo: Julien Benhamou
Associate Chorus Master
Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
Conducting at University of Music and Performing Arts Munich, conducting lessons with Neeme Järvi, Jorma Panula and Gianluigi Gelmetti
Relation to the Hamburg State Opera:
Assistant Chorus Master at Hamburg State Opera since the 2019/20 season
Assistant of the Chorus Master at Hamburg State Opera (2008-2019), regular guest appearances at NDR-Chorus (since 2018), Guest Chorus Master at Zürich Opera House (2018), Assistant of Eberhard Friedrich with the Chorus of the Bayreuth Festival (2017), Guest engagements at Music Festival Bremen, at Festival der Projektgruppe Neue Musik Bremen as well as at Oh Ton-Ensemble Oldenburg, Leader of the Ensemble “Atelier Neue Musik”, Lectureship at the Hochschule für Künste Bremen (since 2007), Associate Chorus Master and Leader of the children's chorus at Theater Bremen (2002-2007), 2nd Capellmeister at Theater Bremen (2005-2007), Conductor of the Ensemble “piano possible” Munich (1996-2007), Guest répétiteur at Stuttgart State Theater, Theater am Gärtnerplatz in Munich and at the Biennale in Munich
Cooperation with choruses:
Chorus of Hamburg State Opera, NDR Chorus, Children's chorus of Theater Bremen, et al.
Musical studies at the Gnessin State Academy of Music with Prof. Artur Eizen and Prof. Pavel Lisitsian
Prize winner of nine international singing competitions, inter alia, second prize in the “Neue Stimmen” Competition in Gütersloh (1997), second prize in the 2nd International Singing Competition in Shizuoka (2000), first prize in the Ondina Otta Competition in Marburg (1999)
Relation to the Hamburg State Opera:
Ensemble member of the Hamburg State Opera since 2005/06
Ramfis (Aida), König René (Jolanthe), Salieri (Mozart und Salieri), Fiesco (Simon Boccanegra), Dulcamara (L’Elisir d’Amore), Figaro (Le Nozze di Figaro), Sulpice (La Fille du Régiment), Colline (La Bohème), Basilio (Il Barbiere di Siviglia), Selim (Il Turco in Italia), Banco (Macbeth), Pagano (I Lombardi alla prima Crociata), Daland (Der fliegende Holländer), Dossifei (Chowanschtschina), Fasolt (Das Rheingold), Rodolfo (La Sonnambula), Raimondo (Lucia di Lammermoor) Don Magnifico (La Cenerentola), Philippe II (Don Carlos), Méphistophélès (Faust), Fürst Galizky (Fürst Igor), Ein Eremit (Der Freischütz), Doktor (Wozzeck), Oroveso (Norma) , Pimen (Boris Godunov), et al.
Novaya Opera Theatre of Moscow, Bolshoi Theatre, Metropolitan Opera, Teatro alla Scala, Opéra National de Paris, Teatro Real in Madrid, Bayerische Staatsoper, Wiener Staatsoper, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Salzburg Festival, Theater an der Wien, Bregenz Festival, Staatsoper Unter den Linden Berlin, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Opéra Bastille, St. Galler Festspiele, et al.
Cooperation with directors:
Achim Freyer, Yona Kim, Jochen Biganzoli, David Alden, Andreas Homoki, Vincent Boussard, Stefan Herheim, Florentine Klepper, Francesca Zambella, et al.
Cooperation with conductors:
Sir Colin Davis, Zubin Mehta, James Levine, Mstislav Rostropovich, Carlo Rizzi, Simone Young, Plácido Domingo, Kent Nagano, Sylvain Cambreling, Valery Gergiev, Michel Plasson, Jukka-Pekka Saraste, Michael Tilson-Thomas, Daniel Oren, Mark Wigglesworth, Philippe Jordan, Daniele Callegari, Riccardo Frizza, et al.
Find further information about Tigran Martirossian here.
photo: Martina Cyman
The lyric coloratura soprano Elena Tsallagova studied at the Saint Petersburg Conservatory where she won first prize at the Rachmaninov Singing Competition. In France, she continued her training with Ileana Cotrubaș and was accepted into the Paris Opéra's Atelier Lyrique opera studio. In 2008 she was heard at the Opéra in the title role in Das schlaue Füchslein.
Guest engagements have taken Elena Tsallagova to the most important opera houses in the world, including the Bavarian State Opera in Munich, the Berlin State Opera, the Opéra national du Rhin, the Teatro Real in Madrid, Opera Vlaanderen, Lyric Opera in Chicago, De Nationale Opera in Amsterdam and the Canadian Opera Company. She has also appeared at the Salzburg, Bregenz and Glyndebourne Festivals and at the Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro.
She has a longstanding collaboration with the Deutsche Oper Berlin, where she sang roles such as Micaëla (Carmen), Adina (L'elisir d'amore), Gilda (Rigoletto), Pamina (Die Zauberflöte), Corinna (Il viaggio a Reims),Mimi(Bohème) and Liù (Turandot). She has also appeared as Violetta (La traviata) at the Stuttgart State Opera and in a staged production of Mozart's adaptation of Handel's The Messiah at the Salzburg Mozart Week, the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées and the Grand Théâtre de Genève.
More recently, she sang Fiorilla (Il turco in Italia) at Glyndebourne, in a Romeo Castellucci-directed production of Mozart's Requiem at the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía in Valencia, and in Barrie Kosky's new production of Das schlaue Füchslein in Munich. She toured with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra in the same role.
In 2021, she was nominated for an Opus Classic Award for "Best Female Singer of the Year." Previously, there was a Grammy nomination for the role of the Infanta in Alexander von Zemlinsky's "The Dwarf" at the Deutsche Oper Berlin.
Engagements in the 2021/2022 season have taken Elena to three major summer festivals: At the Salzburg Festival she performs La Vierge in Honegger's "Jeanne d'Arc", at the Munich Opera Festival of the Bavarian State Opera she can be heard in the role of the Cunning Vixen, and at the BBC Proms in London with "Ein deutsches Requiem" by Johannes Brahms.
In 2022, she made her role debut at the Stuttgart State Opera as Alcina. Elena successfully kicked off the current 2022/2023 season as Princess Eudoxie in Jacques Fromental Halévy's "La Juive" at the Grand Theatre de Génève with conductor Mark Minkowski.
Future engagements will take her to Hamburg as Fiorilla (Il turco in Italia) and back to the Deutsche Oper Berlin as Gilda (Rigoletto) and Zdenka (Arabella).
photo: Alex Fritsch Fotografie
bei Roberto Coviello, Katia Ricciarelli und Bianca Maria Casoni an der Accademia Lirica Internazionale di Desenzano del Garda, bei Alberto Zedda an der Accademia Rossiana in Pesaro
Preisträger des Caruso-Wettbewerbs (2000), Gewinner des Bastianini Awards (2006)
Dandini und Don Magnifico (La Cenerentola), Figaro und Don Bartolo (Il Barbiere di Siviglia), Don Alvaro und Don Profondo (Il Viaggio a Reims), Tobia Mill und Slook (La Cambiale di Matrimonio), Monsù Traversen (La Gazzetta), Germano (La Scala di Seta), Isidoro (Matilde di Shabran), Martino (L'occasione fa il Ladro), Vingradito (La gazza Ladra), Ping (Turandot), Schaunard (La Bohème), Belcore und Dulcamara (L´Elisir d´Amore), Enrico (Il Campanello), Don Pasquale und Malatesta (Don Pasquale), Sulpice (La Fille du Régiment), Papageno (Die Zauberflöte), Guglielmo und Don Alfonso (Così fan tutte), Leporello und Masetto (Don Giovanni), Figaro und Bartolo (Le Nozze di Figaro), Lorenzo (I Capuleti e i Montecchi), Peter (Hänsel und Gretel), Giove (Le Nozze di Teti e di Peleo), u. a.
Teatro alla Scala, Rossini Opera Festival, Opéra National de Paris, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, Teatro Regio Turin, Ravenna Festival, Verdi Festival in Parma, Donizetti Festival, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Wiener Staatsoper, Teatro Real, Hamburgische Staatsoper, Bayerische Staatsoper, Wexford Opera Festival, Gran Teatre del Liceu, Sydney Opera House, Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia, Washington National Opera, Festival de Strasbourg, Mozart Festspiele in La Coruña, Toulon Opera, Oper Nizza, Seoul Arts Center, Nationales Zentrum für Darstellende Künste in Beijing, Tchaikovsky Concert Hall, Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Teatro San Carlo, Teatro Regio Parma, Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Teatro Arriaga, Teatre Principal de Maó, Michailowski-Theater, u. a.
Zusammenarbeit mit Regisseuren:
Daniele Abbado, Francesco Bellotto, Ruggero Cappuccio, Andrea Cigni, Giorgio Barberio Corsetti, Rosetta Cucchi, Enzo Dara, Beppe De Tomasi, Joan Font, Davide Livermore, Christof Loy, David McVicar, Francesco Micheli, Damiano Michieletto, Andy Morton, Simon Phillips, Gabriele Salvatores, Emilio Sagi, Jacopo Spirei, Graham Vick, Eric Vigié, u. a.
Zusammenarbeit mit Dirigenten:
Roberto Abbado, Yves Abel, Antonello Allemandi, Maurizio Arena, Marco Armiliato, Arnold Bosman, Bruno Campanella, Riccardo Chailly, Constantinos Carydis, Fabrizio Cassi, Alan Curtis, Alessandro De Marchi, Dan Ettinger, Gabriele Ferro, Christopher Franklin, Riccardo Frizza, Lü Jia, Dimitry Korchak, Francesco Lanzillotta, Jesús López Cobos, Michele Mariotti, Andrea Molino, Stefano Montanari, Kent Nagano, Evelino Pidò, Marc Piollet, Daniele Rustioni, Donato Renzetti, Corrado Rovaris, Christophe Rousset, Speranza Scappucci, Claudio Scimone, Hubert Soudant, Daniele Squeo, Mikhail Tatarnikov, Carlo Tenan, Guillaume Tourniaire, Alberto Zedda, Stefano Ranzani, u. a.
Find further information about Paolo Bordogna here.
Bachelor of Music from Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing, Master of Music in Voice from Manhattan School of Music in New York City, Artist Diploma in Opera from the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia
Neue Stimmen International Vocal Competition (2017), ARD International music competition (2018), Song Prize of the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World (2019)
Nemorino (L'elisir d'amore), Don Ramiro (La Cenerentola), Almeric (Iolanta), Ferrando (Cosi Fan Tutte), Ernesto (Don Pasquale), Tamino (Die Zauberflöte), Dorvil (La Scala di seta), Fenton (Falstaff), Don Naciso (Il Turco in Italia) ,et al.
Lyric Opera of Chicago, Staatsoper Stuttgart, Wiener Konzerthaus, Opernhaus Zürich, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Dutch National Opera Amsterdam, Salzburger Festspiele, et al.
Cooperations with directors:
Marilyn Horne, Warren Jones, Christoph Loy, et al.
Cooperations with conductors:
Kent Tritle, Cornelius Meister, Lorenzo Viotti, Enrique Mazzola, Sir Andrew Davis, et al.
photo: Andrew Bogard
New York, NY
Bachelor of Music from The Juilliard School, taught by Sanford Sylvan, Domingo-Colburn-Stein Young Artist Program at Los Angeles Opera, taught by Stephen King
Sara Tucker Study Grant from the Richard Tucker Music Foundation (2018)
Career Grant from The Sullivan Foundation (2017)
Finalist - Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions (2016)
Papageno (Die Zauberflöte), Conte Almaviva (Le nozze di Figaro), Schaunard (La bohème), Escamillo (Carmen), Prosdocimo (Il Turco in Italia), Frédéric (Lakmé), Denis (Denis & Katya), Paul (Les Enfants Terribles), Charlie (Three Decembers), Mr. Kallenbach (Satyagraha), Josef K (The Trial), Horemhab (Akhnaten), Kaiser Overall (Der Kaiser von Atlantis), Le Directeur (Les Mamelles de Tirésias), Maximilian (Candide), Aeneas (Dido and Aeneas), Jailer (Les Dialogues des Carmélites), Steward (Flight)
Staatsoper Hamburg, Salzburg Mozartwoche, Los Angeles Opera, Seattle Opera, Israeli Opera, Opera Philadelphia, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, Opera Omaha, Des Moines Metro Opera, Atlanta Opera, Washington Concert Opera, et al.
Barrie Kosky, Sir David Pountney, Ted Huffman, Francesca Zambello, Mark Lamos, Mary Birnbaum, James Darrah, et al.
James Conlon, Plácido Domingo, Marin Alsop, Giovanni Antonini, Michele Gamba, Joseph Colaneri, Donald Runnicles, Teddy Abrams, Leon Fleisher, et al.
Find further information about Theo Hoffman here.
photo: Coral vom Zumwalt
Bachelor’s degree at the Musikhochschule Leipzig, Master’s degree at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna,
Kammeroper Rheinsberg (2015), Brahms competition (2014) Clara-
Schumann competition (2014), owner of a scholarship of the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes
Claudia Visca, Krassimira Stoyanova
Ottone (L’incoronazione di Poppea), Carmen (Carmen), Testo (Il Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda), Aschenputtel (Cenerentola), Annina (Romilda e Costanza), et al.
Staatstheater Cottbus, Oper Krakau, Opéra de Lyon, Royal Opera House Muscat, Opera de Tenerife, et al.
Cooperations with directors:
Michael Sturminger, et al.
Cooperations with conductors:
Stéphane Fuget, Antonino Fogliani, et al.
Find further information about Claire Gascoin here.
photo: Jörn Kipping
Seungwoo Simon Yang
Gwangyang, South Korea
Singing at Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hamburg with Prof. Carolyn Grace James
Nicola Martinucci, Seoul in Korea 2016
1st Prize Elise Meyer Competition (2020), 1st Prize of the Mozart Singing Competition (2020), Special Prize and 2nd Prize of the Maritim Music Award (2019), 2nd Prize of the Maritim Music Award (2018), 1st Prize of the Korean Singing Competition (2015), 1st Prize of the Korea Talent Award (2015), 1st Prize of the Ehwa & Kyunghyang Competition (2014), 1st Prize Shin Young-Ok Voice Competition (2014), 1st Prize of the Shinhan Music Award (2014)
Relation to the Hamburg State Opera:
Member of the International Opera Studio of the Hamburg State Opera since the 2020/21 season
Tamino (Die Zauberflöte), Ferrando (Così fan tutte), Pilade (Oreste), Nemorino (L'Elisir d'amore), Rodolfo (La Bohème), et al.
Korea, Belgien, Bergedorf Musiktage, Elbphilharmonie, Laeiszhalle
Cooperation with directors:
photo: Jörn Kipping
Philharmonisches Staatsorchester Hamburg
The Philharmonic State Orchestra is Hamburg’s largest and oldest orchestra, looking back on many years of musical history. When the “Philharmonic Orchestra” and the “Orchestra of the Hamburg Municipal Theatre” merged in 1934, two tradition-steeped orchestras combined. Philharmonic concerts have been performed in Hamburg since 1828, artists such as Clara Schumann, Franz Liszt and Johannes Brahms being regular guests of the Philharmonic Society. The history of the opera company goes back even further: Hamburg has been home to musical theatre since 1678, even if a regular opera or theatre orchestra was only formed later. To this day, the Philharmonic State Orchestra has embodied the sound of the Hansa City, a concert and opera orchestra in one.
During its long history, the orchestra encountered great artist personalities. Apart from composers of the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries, such as Telemann, Tchaikovsky, Strauss, Mahler, Prokofiev and Stravinsky, since the 20th century chief conductors such as Karl Muck, Joseph Keilberth, Eugen Jochum, Wolfgang Sawallisch, Horst Stein, Aldo Ceccato, Christoph von Dohnányi, Gerd Albrecht, Ingo Metzmacher and Simone Young have shaped the orchestra’s sound. Renowned conductors of the pre-war era such as Otto Klemperer, Wilhelm Furtwängler, Bruno Walter, Karl Böhm and Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt gave brilliant performances, as did outstanding conductors of our times: suffice it to mention Christian Thielemann, Semyon Bychkov, Kirill Petrenko, Sir Neville Marriner, Valery Gergiev and Sir Roger Norrington.
Starting with the 2015/2016 season, Kent Nagano has taken on the position of Hamburg’s General Music Director and Chief Conductor of the Philharmonic State Orchestra and the Hamburg State Opera. In his first season Kent Nagano initiated a new project, the Philharmonic Academy, focusing on experimentation and chamber music. In 2016 Nagano and the Philharmonic undertook a successful three-week concert tour in South America, a tour of Spain followed in 2019. Since 2017 Kent Nagano and the Philharmonic State Orchestra have continued the traditional Philharmonic Concerts at the new Elbphilharmonie, for which they commissioned Jörg Widmann to compose the oratorio ARCHE, which was given its world premiere during the hall’s opening festivities. The concert recording has been released at ECM.
The Philharmonic State Orchestra offers approximately 35 concerts per season and performs more than 240 performances per year at the Hamburg State Opera and the Hamburg Ballet John Neumeier, making it Hamburg’s busiest orchestra. The stylistic bandwidth covered by the 140 musicians, ranging from historically informed performance practice to contemporary works and including concert, opera and ballet repertoire, is unique throughout Germany. Chamber Music has a long tradition at the Philharmonic State Orchestra: what began in 1929 with a concert series for chamber orchestra has been continued since 1968 by a series of chamber music only.
In 2008 Simone Young and the Philharmonic State Orchestra won the Brahms Award of the Schleswig-Holstein Brahms Society. The orchestra has recorded the complete Ring by Wagner as well as the complete symphonies of Johannes Brahms and Anton Bruckner – the latter in the rarely-performed original versions – as well as works by Mahler, Hindemith and Berg, and has released DVDs of opera and ballet productions by Hosokawa, Offenbach, Reimann, Auerbach, J.S. Bach, Puccini, Poulenc and Weber.
The members of the Philharmonic State Orchestra feel equally beholden to Hamburg’s musical tradition and responsible for the city’s artistic future. Since 1978 the musicians have been participating in education programmes in Hamburg’s schools. Today, the orchestra maintains a broad education programme, including school and kindergarten visits, patronage for music projects, introductory events for children and family concerts. The orchestra’s own academy prepares young musicians for their professional careers. The Philharmonic’s musicians thereby make an equally enjoyable and valuable contribution to tomorrow’s music education in the music metropolis of Hamburg.
photo: Foto: Felix Broede
Chor der Hamburgischen Staatsoper
The chorus members appear on stage at the Hamburg State Opera in a different role almost every night. From one day to the next, they might be sailors, pilgrims or conspirators, then courtiers, hunters, the deranged or the imprisoned. In the role of crusaders in I Lombardi alla prima Crociata they travel to Jerusalem, other nights they are invited to Madama Butterfly's marriage or acclaim Prince Igor. The ladies and gentlemen of the opera chorus demonstrate their artistic prowess, their flexibility, and their love of the stage in every performance.
With a membership around 70, the chorus of the Hamburg State Opera has been one of the world’s best opera choruses for many years. The varied repertoire – almost always in the original language – is multifaceted and includes baroque operas and dramatic operas, major works by Verdi and Wagner as well as contemporary pieces. At the start of the 2013/14 season, Eberhard Friedrich took over the post of Chorus Master.
photo: Niklas Marc Heinecke