06 Apr 2019
On April 16 and 19, René Pape graces the stage of the Osterfestspiele Salzburg to sing Dvořák’s Stabat Mater, accompanied by Venera Gimadieva, Elisabeth Kulman and Pavol Breslik, with Christoph Eschenbach conducting.
He also sings Gurnemanz in Wagner’s Parsifal at the Wiener Staatsoper on April 18, 21 and 24. Joining him are Burkhard Fritz in the title role, Michael Nagy as Amfortas and Nina Stemme as Kundry. The April 21 performance will be broadcast live. The stream starts at 5:30 p.m. local time and is slated to run until around 10:30 p.m. That’s around 12:30 p.m. EDT and 9:30 a.m. PST for the start time.
Lastly, he returns to the role of Sarastro in Die Zauberflöte on April 26 and 28, and May 1, at the Staatsoper Berlin. Peter Sonn is Tamino, Evelin Novak is Pamina, Arttu Kataja is Papageno, Sónia Grané is the Queen of the Night and Florian Hoffmann is Monostatos.