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New production of 'Tristan und Isolde' at The Metropolitan Opera

3 September 2016 — René Pape sings King Marke, one of his signature roles, in a spectacular new production of Wagner's Tristan und Isolde this season at The Metropolitan Opera. The staging, directed by Mariusz Treliński, opens the Met's 2016/17 season, with performances from September 26 through October 27. This highly anticipated production will also receive a Live in HD broadcast to theaters worldwide on October 8.

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Grafenegg – Festival Opening Concert

26 July 2016 — René Pape is the bass soloist in Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, on August 19 at the Grafenegg Festival. The concert, which opens the annual Festival season, also features two world premiere works by Christian Jost, and Beethoven’s Overture to Collin's tragedy “Coriolan,” Op. 62. Colleagues joining Mr. Pape for this performance include Camilla Nylund, Elena Zhidkova, and Klaus Florian Vogt, with the Tonkunstler Orchestra and Wiener Singverein led by Yutaka Sado.

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Festival Song Recital - Munich Opera Festival

8 July 2016 — René Pape presents a solo recital this summer at the Prinzregententheater, as part of the Munich Opera Festival. The recital, which takes place on July 28, also features pianist Camillo Radicke, with repertoire including highlights from Mr. Pape's illustrious career. Please note tickets are now sold out in several seating areas throughout the theater.

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Wagner and Boito in Germany

28 June 2016 — René Pape sings Wotan in concert presentations of Wagner's epic Die Walküre on July 7 & 10 at the Festspieulhaus Baden-Baden, with Maestro Valery Gergiev and the Mariinsky Orchestra. Mr. Pape has also been featured as Wotan on a critically acclaimed recording of Die Walküre, with the Orchestra and Mr. Gergiev, on the Mariinsky Label.

July 7, 10
Die Walküre (in concert)
Baden-Baden
Festspielhaus Baden-Baden
Wotan
Valery Gergiev, conductor
July 21, 24
Mefistofele
Munich
Bayerische Staatsoper
Mefistofele
Omer Meir Wellber, conductor

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'Don Carlo' - San Francisco Opera

Stephen Smoliar - Examiner.com
"Equally compelling was Pape’s ability to contrast Philip’s autocratic authority in the first two acts of the opera with his solitary confrontation with the consequences of his actions in the fourth act."
James Ambroff-Tahan - San Francisco Examiner
"The great bass René Pape was a regally stirring Philip, showing poise ruling almighty Spain, but also fretting over his marriage to Elizabeth, knowing full well that her heart belongs to his son. Pape’s stentorian voice resonated throughout, especially in the Act 4 aria “Ella giammai m’amo,” in which he is as much a man with feelings as Europe’s most powerful monarch."
Georgia Rowe - The Mercury News
"The cast's other powerhouse was René Pape as Philip. Singing with dark, magisterial tone, the German bass made the king a commanding, intriguingly complex character . . ."
SFGate - Joshua Kosman
"Yet perhaps the afternoon’s most commanding contribution came from bass René Pape as King Philip II, Carlo’s father and rival in both love and war. With his gleaming, polished sound and impeccably focused phrasing, Pape created a character at once formidable and sympathetic; his long Act 4 soliloquy, accompanied by the San Francisco Opera Orchestra’s great principal cellist David Kadarauch, was a virtuoso display of fierce pathos."
The Opera Tattler
"René Pape is completely believable as King Philip II, his rich tones sounded mature . . ."

13 June 2016 — "Equally compelling was Pape’s ability to contrast Philip’s autocratic authority in the first two acts of the opera with his solitary confrontation with the consequences of his actions in the fourth act."

Stephen Smoliar - Examiner.com

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