Salzburg Festival – ‘Le nozze di Figaro’ now available on DVD

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Anett Fritsch’s star turn as the Countess Almaviva in the 2015 Salzburg Festival production of Le nozze di Figaro is now available to enjoy on a new DVD release from Euro Arts. The cast also highlights Luca Pisaroni as the Count Almaviva, Martina Janková is Susanna, and Ann Murray is Marcellina, with Adam Plachetka singing the title role. Dan Ettinger leads the Wiener Philharmoniker for the production, featuring a staging by Sven-Eric Bechtolf. Purchase your copy today via Amazon.de.

‘Le nozze di Figaro’ at the Théâtre du Capitole

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Anett Fritsch stars as Susanna in Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro this spring, at the Théâtre du Capitole in Toulouse. Dario Solari sings the title role, with Lucas Meachem as Count Almaviva, Nadine Koutcher as Countess Almaviva, and Ingeborg Gillebo as Cherubino. Maestro Attilio Cremonesi leads the Orchestre national du Capitole for these performances taking place April 15, 17, 19, 22, 24, 26, which feature a spectacular staging directed by Marco Arturo Marelli.

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Mozart: Don Giovanni on DVD

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A 2-disc DVD of the 2014 Salzburg Festival Don Giovanni, featuring Anett Frisch in the fiery role of Donna Elvira, has been released on the EuroArts label and is available for purchase via Amazon.de. This new Bechtolf-directed production won critical acclaim for Anett, who’s performance was heralded as “a discovery . . . she could sing superbly.” (New Criterion)

She is joined by an extraordinary cast on this recording, including Ildebrando D’Arcangelo in the title role, Luca Pisaroni as Leporello, and Lenneke Ruiten as Donna Anna, with Maestro Christoph Eschenbach leading the Vienna Philharmonic and Chorus.

Anett sings the Countess in Le nozze di Figaro in Salzburg

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This summer, Anett Fritsch will return to the Salzburg Festival as the Countess Almaviva, in a new production of Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro. Ms. Fritsch is joined by a spectacular group of colleagues for this ever-popular work, including Luca Pisaroni as Count Almaviva, Martina Janková as Susanna, Adam Plachetka as Figaro, and Margarita Gritskova as Cherubino. Sven-Eric Bechtolf will direct the production, which also features the Vienna Philharmonic and Vienna State Opera Choir, led by Dan Ettinger. Performances begin on July 28, and continue on August 2, 5, 9, 12, 15 & 18.

Salzburg Festival debut

Salzburg Festival debut

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Ms. Fritsch sings the role of Donna Elvira in one of Mozart’s greatest operas, Don Giovanni, at the Salzburg Festival. This is Anett’s first time performing at the Festival, and she is joined by a remarkable cast, including Ildebrando D’Arcangelo in the title role, Luca Pisaroni as Leporello, Lenneke Ruiten as Donna Anna, and Valentina Nafornita sings Zerlina. World-renowned conductor Christoph Eschenbach leads members of the Vienna Philharmonic for this production.

Performances take place July 27 and 30, and August 3, 6, 12, 15 and 18. Several dates are already sold-out; purchase your tickets and learn more about this exciting production here.

Così fan tutte at Wiener Festwochen

Così fan tutte at Wiener Festwochen

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Anett Fritsch sings Fiordiligi in Mozart’s operatic comedy Così fan tutte at the Wiener Festwochen on June 2, 4 and 5 (tickets available here). This production, co-produced with the Teatro Real – Madrid and De Munt / La Monnaie in Brussels, reunites the original cast, including Paola Gardina as Fiordiligi’s sister Dorabella, Andreas Wolf as Guglielmo and Juan Francisco Gatell as Ferrando, their suitors, and Kerstin Avemo as Despina the ladies’ maid and Wiliam Shimell as Don Alfonso, the philosopher.

Ms. Fritsch received excellent reviews for her previous outings in this production: “Splendid singing is also delivered by Anett Fritsch, whose Fiordiligi is younger than most and the fearsome Come scoglio is impressively assured.” (MusicWeb International)

Academy Award Winning director Michael Haneke leads the cast in this critically-acclaimed production. The original presentation from Madrid is now available on DVD.

Anett sings Pamina in spectacular Magic Flute production

Anett sings Pamina in spectacular Magic Flute production

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Ms. Fritsch sings the role of Pamina in the critically-acclaimed Barrie Kosky/1927 production of Mozart’s The Magic Flute, at the Deutsche Oper am Rhein this December. This incredible production originated at the Komische Oper Berlin to rave reviews, and utilizes hand-drawn animations projected on stage, to create a silent film-inspired fantasy world (see images here).

Anett is joined by an incredible cast, including Hans-Peter König as Sarastro, Ovidiu Purcel as Tamino and Beate Ritter as the Queen of the Night, with Music Director Axel Kober leading the orchestra. Performances take place December 15, 19, 25 and 29. This is a production you won’t want to miss!

The Marriage of Figaro on tour

The Marriage of Figaro on tour

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Anett Fritsch will sing the role of Cherubino in a semi-staged presentation of Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro with the Freiburger Barockorchester, on tour throughout Europe this fall. Maestro René Jacobs leads orchestra in this production, which travels to Opéra de Lyon on September 9th, Salle Pleyel – Paris on October 10th, the Konzerthaus – Freiburg on November 29th, the Philharmonie – Köln on December 1st, and the Palau de la Música Catalana – Barcelona on December 3rd.