Karine Babajanyan

begins the new season as title role in the new production of Manon Lescaut at the Staatstheater Hannover.

Premiere: 10 September 2016

Performances: 15 / 24 September, 9 / 14 / 28 October, 18 November und 1. December 2016


She returns as Elena in Mefistofele to the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich.

Performances: 4 / 7 / 10 November 2016


Furthermore, she will sing at the Staastheater Hannover the title role in Tosca and Mimì in La Bohème.


Tosca: 2 October, 5 / 11 / 25 November 2016

La Bohème: 23 November, 10 / 13 / 28 December 2016


Andrea Baker

will perform as Amme in Strauss' Frau ohne Schatten at the Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden.

Performances: 25 / 29 September, 3 / 8 / 15 / 21 October 2016


She will also sing Ortrud in a concert version of Lohengrin in Helsinborg.

Concerts: 10 und 13 November 2016


With her own show Sing Sistah Sing! she will be guest at the Tucherschloss Nürnberg.

Concert: 1 December 2016


Heike Grötzinger

is member of the ensemble of the Bavarian State Opera and sings there amongst others Annina in La Traviata, Marta in Mefistofele, Marcellina in Le Nozze di Figaro and Aksinja in a new production of Schostakowitsch' Lady Macbeth von Mzensk.


Detailed information about all performances you can find on the Website of the Bayerische Staatsoper:


Dorothea Herbert

starts the new season 2016/17 singing Senta in a new production of Der Fliegende Holländer at the Oper Halle.

Premiere: 23 September 2016
Performances: 30 September, 8 / 30 October 2016
Emily Hindrichs

is a member of the ensemble of the Opera Cologne and will perform there next season amongst others Teresa in Benvenuto Cellini, Nannetta in FalstaffAdele in a guest performance of Tree of Codes in Dresden and Cunégonde in a new production of Candide.

Benvenuto Cellini: 28 August (guest performance), 18 / 22 / 24 September, 3 October 2016
Tree of Codes (guest performance): 26 October 2016
Falstaff: 30 October (Prem), 6 / 12 November 2016
Candide: 4 (Prem) / 7 / 9 / 11 / 15 / 20 / 22  / 29 / 31 December 2016
La Bohème: 16 December 2016
Andreas Hörl

is guesting as Timur in Puccini's Turandot at the Theater Chemnitz.

Performances: 30 September and 30 November 2016


Furthermore, Richard Wagner Association has invited him to Singapur to perform Daland in Der Fliegende Holländer.

Performances: 23 / 25 / 28 / 30 October 2016
Anja Kampe

is singing Tove in Schönberg's Gurrelieder at the Edinburgh International Festival.

Concert: 28 August 2016

She is guesting with the Duisburger Philharmoniker in their first concerts of the season with Wagner Arias,

Concerts: 7 / 8 September 2016

and will perform Brünnhilde's Schlussgesang in a concert with parts of the Ring des Nibelungen under the baton of Philippe Jordan at the Opéra National de Paris as well as at the Musikverein Wien.
Concert (Opéra Batille): 15 September 2016
Concert (Musikverein Wien): 17 September 2016
Hiroshi Matsui

is as Bass in the ensemble of the Saarländisches Staatstheater Saarbrücken and is singing there in this season amongst others Tom in Un ballo in maschera, Komtur in a new production of Don Giovanni, the Water Goblin in Rusalka and Sparafucile in Rigoletto.


Detailed information about the performances can be found on the Website of the Saarländisches Staatstheater:


He is also guesting as Colline in La Bohème at the New national Theatre Tokyo.

Performances: 17 / 20 / 23 / 26 / 30 November 2016


Sebastian Pilgrim

is starting new season as Filippo II. at the Theater Bielefeld in a new production of Don Carlo.

Premiere: 30 September 2016

Performances: 5 / 16 / 25 October, 18 / 26 November, 10 / 13 December 2016

Sayaka Shigeshima

is in the ensemble at the Deutsches Nationaltheater Weimar and is there to be seen amongst others as Magdalena and Amme in Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg in a coproduktion with the Theater Erfurt, as Octavian in Der Rosenkavalier, as Prinz Orlofsky in Die Fledermaus, as Ronja in Schneekönigin, as 3. Dame in Die Zauberflöte und in the Opera Gala Concert "Kennst du das Land...?".


Detailed information about the performance dates can be found on the Website of the Nationaltheater Weimar:


Matthias Wohlbrecht

is in the ensemble of the Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe and is singing there this season amongst others Loge in Das Rheingold, Die Knusperhexe in Hansel und Gretel and Houston Stewart Chamberlain in a new production of Wahnfried.

Detailed information about the performance dates can be found on the Website of the Badisches Staatstheater:


Gianluca Zampieri

performs as Tichon in Janaceks Katja Kabanova at the National Theatre Brno in a new production by Robert Carsen and under the baton of Ondrej Olos.

Premiere: 7 October 2016

Further Performances: 9 / 28 October, 21 /22 November 2016