Mozart’s Così fan tutte tells the story of four young lovers, set in the tumult of a holiday resort. As the plot unfolds, twists reminiscent of reality soaps arise, with some harsh lessons for the lovers. From October 3 – 21, Anett Fritsch stars as Fiordiligi at the Dutch National Opera, joining the cast of stellar singers including Angela Brower as Dorabella, Alfonso Sophia Burgos as Despina, Davide Luciano as Guglielmo, Sebastian Kohlhepp as Ferrando and Thomas Oliemans as Don Alfonso, with Ivor Bolton on the podium.
Lorenzo Viotti, conductor
Calixto Bieito, director
This month, Anett Fritsch makes her greatly anticipated debut with the Opéra National de Paris as Micaëla in Bizet’s Carmen. Featuring Calixto Bieito’s critically acclaimed and provocative production, performances will take place on May 14, 17, 20 & 23 at the Opéra Bastille.
Ms. Fritsch shares the stage with a starry cast, including Ksenia Dudnikova as Carmen, Jean-François Borras as Don José, Roberto Tagliavini as Escamillo, Valentine Lemercier as Mercédes, Gabrielle Philiponet as Frasquita, François Lis as Zuniga, Boris Grappe as El Dancairo, and François Rougier as El Remendado. Lorenzo Viotti conducts the Orchestra and Choir of the Opéra national de Paris.
“Sopranos Anett Fritsch, as Ilia, and Eleonora Buratto, as Elettra, were impeccable princesses: each merited an extended ovation for her key aria..”
“Anett Fritsch is a tender, dreamy Ilia”
Ivor Bolton, conductor
Robert Carsen, director
Anett Fritsch returns to the Teatro Real de Madrid to sing Ilia in a new production of Mozart’s Idomeneo. Ms. Fritsch has previously sung the Countess from Le nozze di Figaro (Mozart), Marzelline from Fidelio (Beethoven), and she made her house debut as Fiordiligi in Così fan Tutte (Mozart) at the Teatro Real. She returns to star in a new production of Idomeno directed by Robert Carsen.
The production features themes of displacement and war, which are two subjects Carsen believes are relatable to society today with the current refugee crisis in the Mediterranean basin. On February 19, 21, 23, 25, 27 & March 1, Ivor Bolton conducts the Chorus and Orchestra of the Teatro Real, and Anett shares the stage with colleagues including Eric Cutler in the title role, David Portillo as Idamante, Eleonora Buratto as Elettra, Benjamin Hulett as Arbace, Oliver Johnston as the High Priest of Neptune, and Alexander Tsymbalyuk as the voice of Neptune. Continue reading
Diego Fasolis, conductor
Frederic Wake-Walker, staging
“Anett Fritsch mocked her own character, Arminda, portraying her as an aristocrat from an opera-seria; overly serious, domineering and, of course, very jealous. It was an effective and convincing portrayal, underpinned by a solid singing performance.”
OperaWire – Alan Neilson
“Arminda, Belfiore’s new fiancée, was a temperamental Anett Fritsch, very secure over the whole range.”
Bachtrack – Laura Servidei
Heralded for her Mozart being a “sheer delight” by Gramophone, Anett Fritsch adds another role to her extensive list of Mozartean repertoire as Arminda in La finta giardiniera premiering at Teatro alla Scala this fall. This acclaimed new production by Frederic Wake-Walker, which originally premiered at the Glyndebourne Festival, will feature original instruments by the Scala Orchestra baroque ensemble, led by Diego Fasolis.
Written by Mozart at just 18 years old, the comic opera centers around seven characters in search of love. The production runs October 8 through 29 with an ebullient cast sharing the stage, including Hanna-Elisabeth Müller as Sandrina, Kresimir Spicer as Podestà, Bernard Richter as Belfiore, Lucia Cirillo as Ramiro, Giulia Semenzato as Serpetta, and Mattia Olivieri as Nardo.
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