Stravinsky's neo-classical masterpiece asks many questions about the desire for wealth vs. honor and what we sacrifice in the quest for power and freedom. The piece also presents a powerful view of society in moral decay. American director Lydia Steier returns to Theater Basel to capitalize on her great success there with 2016's critically acclaimed production of Stockhausen's Donnerstag aus Licht, taking on the monumental challenge of The Rake's Progress. Conducted by Kristiina Poska, the cast includes American soprano Hailey Clark as Anne Trulove, Deutsche Oper Berlin ensemble member Matthew Newlin as Tom Rakewell, Eve-Maud Hubeaux as Baba the Turk, and Seth Carico appears as the devilish Nick Shadow.
Graham Vick's celebrated, intimate production, a meditation on obsession and all-encompassing love, returns to the Deutsche Oper with a stellar cast under the baton of the company's General Music Director, Donald Runnicles. The cast includes Peter Seiffert as Tristan, Ante Jerkunica as King Marke, Ricarda Merbeth as Isolde, and Samuel Youn as Kurwenal. Mr. Carico appears as the Steuermann.
Boleslaw Barlog's seemingly immortal production of Tosca has run every season at the Deutsche Oper Berlin since 1969 for good reason. It is a classic representation of Puccini's immense talent as a dramatist. The production makes no effort to change the composer's work and yet manages to remain entirely fresh and exciting up to this very day. Seth will appear as the Sacristan, and Pier Giorgio Morandi and Ivan Repusic will be at the podium, leading this magnificent cast, also featuring Marcelo Álvarez and Jorge de León as Cavaradossi, Erwin Schrott and Zeljko Lucic as Scarpia, Samuel Dale Johnson and Derek Welton as Angelotti, and the thrilling sopranos Anja Harteros and Carmen Giannattasio in the title role.
Ole Anders Tandberg has taken the Deutsche Oper Berlin by storm with his brutal, unrelenting, and hilarious satires, in the form of successful productions of Lady Macbeth from Mtsensk and Carmen. Now he returns to take on the task of Alban Berg's dark masterpiece exploring man's relationship with fate and consequences. This exciting project will be lead by Donald Runnicles at the podium, and the spectacular cast will include Johan Reuter as the title character, Thomas Blondelle as the Drum Major, Matthew Newlin as Andres, Burkhard Ulrich as the Captain, and Elena Zhidkova as Marie. Mr. Carico will appear as the sadistic Doctor.
Seth is appearing as the wily servant Leporello in Roland Schwab's dark, provocative production of Mozart's Don Giovanni. Guiding the soloists, chorus, and orchestra of the Deutsche Oper Berlin will be the young, up-and-coming conductor, Daniel Cohen, and the cast will feature Samuel Dale Johnson as Don Giovanni, Flurina Stucki as Donna Anna, Matthew Newlin as Don Ottavio, and Jana Kurucová as Donna Elvira.
David Hermann continues his string of hits with the Deutsche Oper Berlin by bringing his intense vision to Janácek's moody, psychological The Makropulos Affair. After their sensational collaboration on Xenakis' Oresteia, Mr. Carico is teaming up with Hermann once more as Doctor Kolenaty, alongside Evelyn Herlitzius as Emilia Marty, Ales Briscein as Albert Gregor, and Philipp Jekal as Jaroslav Prus, with Marko Letonja on the podium.
After a successful collaboration in Basel with the celebrated director Lydia Steier for Stravinsky's The Rake's Progress, Mr. Carico joins her again there for the world premiere of Michael Wertmüller's Diodati. Unendlich, with a libretto by prolific German playwright Dea Loher. Telling the story of the famous meeting in Geneva of Lord Byron and the Shelleys, which resulted in the creation of several landmarks of gothic literature, Seth will be seen as Dr. John Polidori. Titus Engel will conduct.
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Günter Krämer's landmark production of Die Zauberflöte has been a staple of the Deutsche Oper Berlin's repertoire since 1991. This sensitive, peaceful treatment of Mozart's masterpiece continues to delight audiences of all ages, and will do so for many years to come. Seth is appearing as the wise Speaker under the steady baton of Stephan Zilias, and his castmates will be Tobias Kehrer as Sarastro, Matthew Newlin as Tamino, Daniela Cappiello as the Queen of the Night, Siobhan Stagg as Pamina, and Philipp Jekal as Papageno.
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Seth appears as the honorable, uncompromising Biterolf under the baton of Stefan Blunier in Kirsten Harms' stirring production of Wagner's masterpiece. This thrilling cast will include Ante Jerkunica as Landgraf Hermann, Simon Keenlyside as Wolfram, Clemens Bieber as Walther, Emma Bell as Venus/Elisabeth, and Stephen Gould and Peter Seiffert in the title role.
The music of the Lebanese composer Zad Moultaka cannot be neatly compartmentalised. A multi-disciplinary artist who is equally at home as a fine artist, Moultaka has drawn on eclectic influences and traditions to build his own idiosyncratic style. This is the first Berlin project of the young director Wolfgang Nägele, a recipient of the Tischlerei Award for his RING concept, following his work at institutions such as the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich.