This week, soprano Asmik Grigorian makes her eagerly anticipated house debut at Teatro alla Scala in Korngold’s Die tote Stadt. This also marks her role debut as Marietta, performing alongside Klaus Florian Vogt as Paul and Markus Werba as Frank/Fritz. Directed by acclaimed stage director Graham Vick and conducted by Maestro Alan Gilbert, this will be the first time Korngold’s seminal masterpiece has ever been performed on the prestigious stage of La Scala.
The 2019/20 season sees Asmik return to Oper Frankfurt for Manon Lescaut , make her Royal Opera House debut in the title role of Jenůfa under Vladimir Jurowski, and return to Theater an der Wien for her role debut in Norma . In concert she will perform Strauss’ Four Last Songs with both the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande and the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France.
Die tote Stadt premieres this Tuesday 28 May, and continues on 31 May, 3, 7, 10, 14, and 17 June. The first performance will be live broadcast on RAI Radio 3 and is available here. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit the Teatro alla Scala website.
Asmik also recently spoke about preparing the role of Marietta, amongst others, which can be found here (in Italian).