Rene Pape
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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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Summer performances at San Francisco Opera

21 May 2016 — This summer, René Pape makes his highly anticipated return to the San Francisco Opera, as Philip II in Verdi's epic masterpiece, Don Carlo. Performances take place June 12, 15, 18, 21 & 24, with a spectacular international cast including Michael Fabiano in the title role, Ana María Martínez as Elisabetta, Nadia Krasteva as Princess Eboli, and Mariusz Kwiecien as Rodrigo.

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La Scala Recital - June 2017

18 May 2016 — René Pape makes his highly anticpated return to Milan's Teatro alla Scala next season on June 5, in a solo recital with pianist and frequent collaborator Camillo Radicke. Tickets will go on sale beginning April 5, 2017 for this not-to-be-missed event!

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A return to the Vienna State Opera for ‘Boris Godunov’ and ‘Don Carlo’

17 April 2016 — This spring, René Pape makes his highly anticipated return to the Vienna State Opera, in the title role of Mussorgsky’s epic Boris Godunov, May 6, 9, 13 & 16. Marko Letonja leads from the pit for these performances, which also feature Norbert Ernst as Schuiskij, Kurt Rydl as Pimen, and Parian Talaba as Grigori, in a production staged and designed by Yannis Kokkos.

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April appearances in Germany

31 March 2016 — René Pape returns to Munich's Bayerische Staatsoper this spring, in two of his signature roles. Pape sings Orest in Strauss' Elektra on April 13, 16, & 22. Simone Young leads the Bayerisches Staatsorchester for these performances, which also feature Evelyn Herlitzius in the title role, Gabriele Schnaut as Klytämnestra, Edith Haller as Chrysothemis, and Ulrich Reß sings Aegisth. Pape can also be heard as Orest on a Deutsche Grammophon release with the Staatskapelle Dresden.

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