Olga Pudova, Markus Werba and Brindley Sherratt star in the new production of Die Zauberflöte at the Wiener Staatsoper directed by Patrice Caurier and Moshe Leiser and conducted by Christoph Eschenbach.
Olga Pudova makes her house debut as the Queen of the Night. She will return to this part at the Opernhaus Mannheim, at the Teatro del Lago Chile, at the Nantes Angers Opera and at the Opernhaus Zurich, also in a new production. She has just made her role debuts as Gilda in Rigoletto and Lucia in Lucia di Lammermoor at Kazan Opera. Furthermore, Olga has sung Contessa di Foleville in Il Viaggio à Reims at Festspielhaus Baden-Baden under the baton of Valery Gergiev.
Markus Werba returns to his signature role of Papageno. In 2013/14 his opera engagements include Don Giovanni for the Zurich Opera, Don Alfonso Cosi fan tutte with the Theater an der Wien and Harnoncourt and both Marcello La bohème and Harlequin Ariadne for the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. His future projects also include a tour of concerts with Enrique Mazzola and the Orchestre national d’ile de France, Rodrigo Don Carlos for the New National Theatre in Tokyo, and recital appearances for the Musée d’Orsay, alongside Angelika Kirchschlager and accompanied by Gary Matthewman, and at the Wigmore Hall.
Brindley Sherratt also makes his house debut as Sarastro, a role he has sung at Covent Garden, De Nedelandse Opera, at the Hamburgische Staatsoper and at the Opéra National de Bordeaux. It is the first of several significant debuts for him this season. In February he makes his operatic debut in New York as Claggart when the Glyndebourne Festival tours its acclaimed production of Billy Budd to the Brooklyn Academy of Music and, in March, he makes his debut at the Bayerische Staatsoper as Pimen in Boris Godunov. He returns to the Wiener Staatsoper for further performances of Die Zauberflöte in June.
Performances are on 17th, 20th, 24th, 27th, 30th November and 2nd December.