April appearances in Germany

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.

Mr. Pape also sings Sarastro in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte on April 15 in a return engagement at the Berlin State Opera, in a performance led by Maestro Alexander Soddy.