This coming Sunday sees German soprano Dorothea Röschmann return to Semperoper Dresden to make her role debut as Elisabeth in Wagner’s Tannhäuser. Peter Konwitschny directs, with Omer Meir Wellber conducting a first-rate cast featuring Stephen Gould as Tannhäuser.
This marks the first of two significant role debuts for Dorothea, who will sing the title role in Gluck’s Alceste for the first time at the Bayerische Staatsoper later this season.
As well as this season’s busy opera diary, Dorothea performs regularly on the concert platform throughout Europe. Recent appearances include Sieben Fruehe Lieder with Rafael Payare at the Barbican Centre in London, and Vier Letzte Lieder in Turin, Udine and Belfast. Later this month she performs Wagner’s Wesendonck Lieder with Robin Ticciati at the Philharmonie Berlin, and later returns to the Philharmonie to perform excerpts from Wozzeck conducted by Daniel Harding. Looking ahead to September 2019, Dorothea travels to Tokyo to sing the role of Tove in Schoenberg’s Gurre-lieder with Tokyo Symphony Orchestra.
In addition to Sunday’s performance, Dorothea will sing Elisabeth on 2 and 10 March. More information can be found on the Semperoper Dresden website.