A return to Berlin in Mozart's 'Die Zauberflöte'

12 December 2016 — This month, René Pape returns to the Berlin State Opera in a signature role, Sarastro in Mozart's masterful Die Zauberflöte. He performs on December 18, 23 & 27, with Alexander Soddy leading from the pit and a restaging of Karl Friedrich Schinkel's original sets.

Berlin State Opera
Alexander Soddy, conducto


Debut at London's Wigmore Hall

10 December 2016 —  

Wigmore Hall
Works by Beethoven, Dvořák, Quilter and Mussorgsky
Camillo Radicke, piano

René Pape sings works by Beethoven, Dvořák, Quilter and Mussorgsky on December 17 in his debut at London's Wigmore Hall. Mr. Pape is accompanied by pianist and frequent collaborator Camillo Radicke; please note that a very limited number of seats remain for this engagement. Visit Wigmore Hall online to confirm availability.



'Don Carlo' in Zurich

15 November 2016 — René Pape sings King Philip II, a signature role, in Verdi's Don Carlo this winter. Mr. Pape takes the stage at the Opernhaus Zurich for performances on November 27 and December 1, 4, 7 & 10, with a cast that includes Ramon Vargas in the title role, Anja Harteros as Elisabetta, Peter Mattei as Rodrigo, and Marina Prudenskaya sings Princess Eboli.

November 27
December 1, 4, 7 &


René Pape stars as 'Mefistofele' on new DVD/Blu-ray release

2 November 2016 — A new DVD/Blu-ray release of René Pape's electric portrayal of the title role in Boito's Mefistofele from the Bayerische Staatsoper is now available for pre-order via &

"René Pape sings with the entirety of his soul. His debut in this role was more than convincing. It is amazing, his voice and gestures as Mephistopheles will certainly be a performance to remember. His voice is beautiful, large, even if the range is truly low, and crosses the fine line between evil, deceit and undoubtedly the voluptuousness of what Boito wanted for his character." (Opera World)


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