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:

‘Le Nozze di Figaro’ featured in “10 Must See Opera Productions Of The Fall” by Operawire

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8. Le Nozze di Figaro -Bayerische Staatsoper 

Christof Loy is one of the most acclaimed directors of our time, and this season he will direct a new production of Mozart’s masterpiece. Constantinos Carydis conducts the production which stars a young cast including Anett Fritsch, Christian Gerhaher, Federica Lombardi, Alex Esposito and Olga Kulchynska. The production opens Oct. 17 and will be broadcast on BR Klassik.

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Anett Fritsch is the Countess Almaviva in ‘Le nozze di Figaro’ at the Gran Teatre del Liceu

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Anett Fritsch will star as the Countess Almaviva in a lively production of Mozart’s Le nozze di FigaroNovember 7, 10, 12, 14, 16, 19 & 20 at Barcelona’s Gran Teatre del Liceu. She appears alongside Gyula Orendt as Count Almaviva, Mojca Erdmann and Elena Copons alternate as Susanna, Kyle Ketelsen sings Figaro, and Anna Bonitatibus and Gemma Coma-Alabert star as Cherubino on alternate dates. Conductor Joseph Pons leads from the pit for these performances.

The Countess is a signature role for Ms. Fritsch, whose recent portrayal at the Salzburg Festival was bestowed with critical acclaim.

“… Anett Fritsch, with a beguiling soprano voice, embodies the ideal Countess, with subtle intimately-soulful singing.”

{Anett Fritsch mit betörender Sopranstimme und innig-beseeltem Gesang die feinsinnige Gräfin ideal verkörpert.}

Hannes S. Macher – Donakurier

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Salieri’s ‘Falstaff’ at the Theater an der Wien

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Anett Fritsch sings Alice Ford in Salieri’s rarely-performed comic opera Falstaff, this autumn at the Theater an der Wien, October 14, 16, 19, 21 & 23. René Jacobs leads the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin for these performances, which feature stage direction by Torsten Fischer and sets and costumes designed by Herbert Schäfer and Vasilis Triantafilopoulos. Christoph Pohl sings the title role, with Maxim Mironov as Mr. Ford, Alex Penda as Mrs. Slender, and Arttu Kataja as Mr. Slender.

‘Le nozze di Figaro’ at the Salzburg Festival

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Anett Fritsch reprises her portrayal of Countess Almaviva in Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro, this summer at the Salzburg Festival. Ms. Fritsch previously performed the role to great acclaim at last year’s Festival, which is also captured on an expertly praised DVD release from Euro Arts. Luca Pisaroni returns as Count Almaviva, Anna Prohaska is Susanna, Adam Plachetka stars in the title role, and Margarita Gritskova is Cherubino. Dan Ettinger leads from the pit for these performances, which take place August 16, 19, 22, 25, 28 & 30.

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