This year’s festival on Lake Constance will feature three appearances by AH artists across two exciting new productions.
Following a triumphant debut at the Wiener Staatsoper, conductor Enrique Mazzola returns to this year’s festival to lead a new production of Verdi’s Rigoletto, directed by Philipp Stölzl. Following this, Enrique will go on to close his 2018/19 season with his debut appearance at the Salzburg Festival, conducting Barrie Kosky’s new production of Offenbach’s Orphée aux enfers.
In this same production of Rigoletto, American tenor Stephen Costello will make his Bregenz Festival debut, singing the role of the unscrupulous Duke of Mantua, a role which he has sung to critical acclaim in opera houses across the globe; including the Metropolitan Opera, Deutsche Oper Berlin and Semperoper Dresden. Stephen will complete his season with another festival debut, again singing Verdi, at the Arena di Verona as Alfredo in La traviata.
Performances of Rigoletto run from 17 July to 18 August and you can watch a trailer of Stölzl’s new production below:
Baritone Ilya Kutyukhin will also be appearing at this year’s festival, debuting in the title role in Jan Eßinger’s production of Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin from 12 to 17 August. Ilya has been enjoying tremendous success this season, winning both the “Claude Dassault” First Prize and the Audience Prize at the 2019 Paris Opera Competition earlier this year. Ilya will return to Paris next season to sing Figaro in Rossini’s Il barbiere di Siviglia at the Opéra Bastille.
To find out more about all the events at this year’s festival, check their website.