‘King Arthur’ at the Staatsoper Unter den Linden

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Anett Fritsch returns to the Staatsoper Berlin to sing the Soprano in Purcell’s King Arthur. Performances will take place on November 2, 6 & 8. René Jacobs leads the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, with an inventive and imaginative staging by Sven-Eric Bechtolf and Julian Crouch. Ms. Fritsch received critical praise when she last starred in this magnificent production in 2017:

“Soprano Anett Fritsch marveled as Merlin’s trusty spirit Philidel and Cupido, her coloratura agile and light, her singing and speaking impressive both on stage and whilst airborne.” (Bachtrack)

Ms. Fritsch shares the stage with Benno Schachtner as the Altus, Reinoud Van Mechelen as the Tenor, and Neal Davies as the Bass, among others. For more information about the production and ticket links, click here.

Così fan Tutte at Dutch National Opera

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“Soprano Annet Fritsch successfully captured Fiordiligi’s highly strung earnestness.”

Opera Today

“Anett Fritsch toonde zich een gloedvolle Fiordiligi, die in stemkleuring en houding steeds iets van de standvastige rots uitstraalde waarmee zij zich in het eerste bedrijf karakteriseert.”

“Anett Fritsch showed herself to be a glowing Fiordiligi, who always radiated something of the steady rock with which she characterizes herself in the first company, in voice coloring and posture.”

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Così fan tutte at the Dutch National Opera

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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.

Debut with the Opéra National de Paris in ‘Carmen’

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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.

Anett Fritsch sings Ilia from Mozart’s ‘Idomeneo’ at Teatro Real de Madrid

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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

La finta giardiniera – Teatro alla Scala

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“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

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A return to Teatro alla Scala in Mozart’s ‘La finta giardiniera’

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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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Concerts with Manfred Honeck and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

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Launching the beginning of her 2018/19 season, Anett Fritsch joins the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and conductor Manfred Honeck for concerts in Amsterdam, Slovenia, Berlin and Switzerland. Her debut with the ensemble will take place August 23 at the Het Concertgebouw. The program (on September 3 and 4 as well) includes Ms. Fritsch as soloist in Berg’s Five Orchestral Songs, with Webern’s String Quartet Op. 5, and Bruckner’s Symphony No. 3 completing the performance.

Ms. Fritsch and the ensemble will then travel to Slovenia for a performance at the Ljubljana Festival. Her performance on September 3 marks the conclusion of the festival’s 66th season. Shortly after, Anett joins the ensemble for the Berlin Musikfest concert series at the Philharmonie on September 4. Presented by the Berliner Festspiel, the festival’s 2018/19 season includes 27 performances, featuring 22 instrumental and vocal ensembles with more than 30 soloists from the international music scene.

Her final performance with the ensemble will be at the Lucerne Festival. On September 5 at the Concert Hall Luzern, the evening’s program includes Ms. Fritsch as soloist in in Berg’s Five Orchestral Songs, with Wagner’s Prelude to the third act of Die Meistersinger, and Bruckner’s Symphony No. 3 concluding the program.