René Pape sings Wagner in Berlin

19 February 2017 — On February 26 and March 5 & 19, René Pape returns to the Staatsoper Berlin as Hermann, Landgrave of Thuringia in Wagner's epic Tannhäuser. Simone Young conducts both performances, which feature Stage Direction and Choreography by Sasha Waltz. Burkhard Fritz sings the title role, with Marina Prudenskaya as Venus and Anne Schwanewilms as Elisabeth. This production was previously captured on a DVD/Blu-ray release, with Mr. Pape as Hermann. Purchase your copy via


Mozart's 'Die Zauberflöte' with Opéra national de Paris

20 January 2017 — In addition to his critically lauded performances as König Heinrich der Vogler in Wagner's Lohengrin at Opéra national de Paris, René Pape continues on stage at the Opéra Bastille this season singing Sarastro in Mozart's Die Zauberflöte.


René Pape stars as Heinrich der Vogler in new production of 'Lohengrin' in Paris

10 January 2017 — Opening on January 18, Opéra national de Paris presents a new production of Wagner's Lohengrin featuring René Pape as Heinrich der Vogler. The staging, created by Claus Guth, highlights a spectacular cast including Jonas Kaufmann in the title role, Martina Serafin as Elsa, Evelyn Herlitzius as Ortrud, and Wolfgang Koch sings Friedrich.


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


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