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.

Emma in Fierrabras at Teatro alla Scala

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The heroic-romantic work Fierrabras is set in the era of the Charlemagne’s expedition to Spain, which set out to reclaim the relics taken by the Moors. For his return to La Scala, Daniel Harding guides an exceptional cast – starring Anett Fritsch, Dorothea Röschmann, Bernard Richter, Marie-Claude Chappuis, Markus Werba, Tomasz Konieczny and Sebastian Pilgrim – through this work of awe-inspiring beauty, while the fairytale atmosphere of the story is entrusted to the creative genius of director Peter Stein.

The performances take place on June 5, 9, 12, 15, 19, 27 and 30.

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Anett Fritsch takes on Fiordiligi at the Bayerische Staatsoper

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Anett Fritsch sings Fiordiligi in Mozart’s Così fan tutte at the Bayerische Staatsoper on September 29 and October 1, 3 & 6.

This Dieter Dorn production features an all-star cast: Angela Brower as Dorabella, John Chest sings Guglielmo, Paolo Fanale appears as Ferrando, Hyesang Park is Despina and Don Alfonso is portrayed by Pietro Spagnoli. Constantin Trinks conducts all performances.

For more information and tickets, visit the Bayerische Staastoper’s website.

Watch a video excerpt of her debut as Fiordiligi at Teatro Real de Madrid: