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