Performances to end the year

After singing a recital with pianist Camillo Radicke at Wigmore Hall on November 6, René Pape flies to Berlin, where he sings Rocco in Fidelio on December 7, 9, 13, 16, 19. The rest of the cast features Roman Trekel as Don Fernando, Falk Struckmann as Don Pizarro, Klaus Florian Vogt as Florestan and Simone Schneider as Leonore.

By the end of the Fidelio run, he travels back and forth to Vienna, where he stars as Sarastro, one of his signature roles, on December 15, 18, 22, 26, 28, 30. Hila Fahima sings his rival, the Queen of the Night, Benjamin Bernheim is Tamino, Valentina Naforniţa is Pamina and Papageno is Clemens Unterreiner.