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 batons of Ido Arad and Nikolas Nägele, and his castmates will be Tobias Kehrer and Ante Jerkunica as Sarastro, Attilio Glaser and Matthew Newlin as Tamino, Kathryn Lewek, Tuuli Takala, and Hulkar Sabirova as the Queen of the Night, Elena Tsallagova and Siobhan Stagg as Pamina, and Philipp Jekal, Simon Pauly, and John Chest as Papageno.
Deutsche Oper Berlin has commissioned a new work from celebrated Berlin composer, Aribert Reimann. L'invisible is a trio of three short operas from plays by Maurice Maeterlinck, and this piece marks Reimann's ninth opera and his fifth commissioned stage work for the Deutsche Oper. Conducted by GMD Donald Runnicles and staged by the exciting young director, Vasily Barkhatov, the world premiere will feature Mr. Carico as the father with an ensemble cast including Rachel Harnisch, Annika Schlicht, Ronnita Miller, Stephen Bronk, and Thomas Blondelle.
Robert Carsen's madcap production of Prokofiev's surreal and hilarious opera is every bit as entertaining as it is a heartfelt love letter to the theater world in Berlin. Under the steady hand of conductor Nicholas Carter, this fresh young cast will surely delight. Mr. Carico appears as the Herold and the demon Farfarello, Derek Welton is the King, Thomas Blondelle is the Prince, Noel Bouley is Léandre, Andrew Harris is the Cook, Thomas Lehman is Pantalon, and Andrew Dickinson is Truffaldino.
Kirsten Harms gets right to the gritty heart of this powerful story in her 2007 production of Strauss' overwhelming one act opera. This cast of the top international stars in their repertoire will be a true highlight of the Berlin season. Mr. Carico is Orest's tutor, Doris Soffel and is Klytämnestra, Tobias Kehrer takes on Orest, and Catherine Foster tackle the unrelenting role of Elektra, all under the baton of Donald Runnicles.
Seth appears as the honorable, uncompromising Biterolf under the baton of Michael Boder in Kirsten Harms' stirring production of Wagner's masterpiece. This thrilling cast will include Albert Pesendorfer and Ante Jerkunica as Landgraf Hermann, Markus Brück as Wolfram, Clemens Bieber as Walther, Emma Bell as Venus/Elisabeth, and Andreas Schager in the title role.
Closing out Deutsche Oper Berlin's four year cycle of Meyerbeer operas is Le prophète, a tale of love and familial duty set against the backdrop of religious strife during the Reformation. Enrique Mazzola returns to familiar territory in Berlin, having conducted two of the previous outings in this cycle, Dinorah and Vasco da Gama. French director Olivier Py will mount the grand production, featuring Gregory Kunde as Jean de Leyden, Clémentine Margaine as Fidès, Elena Tsallagova as Berthe, and Mr. Carico as Oberthal.
Mr. Carico will again take on the title role in Götz Friedrich's timeless, classic production of Mozart's masterpiece. The honest humanity portrayed in this production since it premiered in 1978 will be carried by this gifted young cast of singing actors, including Alexandra Hutton in her debut as Susanna, Federica Lombardi as the Countess, Irene Roberts as Cherubino, and Davide Luciano and Thomas Lehman as the Count.
Perhaps the most celebrated American opera composer of his generation, Jake Heggie's great rise to prominence began with one enormous success, the premiere of his devastating interpretation of Sister Helen Prejean's memoir, Dead Man Walking. Since its premiere in 2000, the piece has gone on to enjoy a unique interest internationally and continues to be the most performed new opera of the 21st century, certainly due to its realistic discussion of an always timely American theme, capital punishment, and what it means to truly seek redemption for our misdeeds. Conducted by Michael Christie and directed by Joel Ivany, the cast will include Catherine Martin as Sister Helen, Karen Slack as Sister Rose, Denyce Graves as Mrs. Patrick de Rocher, and Seth Carico as Joseph de Rocher.
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Cilea's rarely performed L'arlesiana is a fascinating story of a seductive woman whose very existence turns the people's lives in a small neighboring town upside down. Even though the audience never sees this title character, the effects of her actions and presence in the lives of the characters portrayed are the ripe subject matter for music that fully explores the passion of verismo and bel canto composition. Paolo Arrivabeni conducts this concert performance, including the star-studded cast of Dolora Zajick as Rosa Mamai, Joseph Calleja as Federico, Guanqun Yu as Vivetta, Markus Brück as Baldassare, and Seth Carico as Metifio.
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 John Fiore will be at the podium, leading this magnificent cast, also featuring Najmiddin Mavlyanov as Cavaradossi, Alexander Krasnov as Scarpia, Byung Gil Kim as Angelotti, and the thrilling soprano Tatiana Serjan in the title role.
Shostakovich's controversial opera centers around a strong businesswoman who finds herself in impossible circumstances, having to maneuver her life in a way that tests her moral fiber. A brutally human story, we find this dubious survivor to be sympathetic, in spite of her doing whatever she needs to survive in a world designed to hold her back. GMD Donald Runnicles leads this dark production from Norwegian director Ole Anders Tandberg. Mr. Carico appears as the corrupt Police Commissioner, joined by Kurt Rydl as Boris Izmailov, Thomas Blondelle as Zinoviy Izmailov, Evelyn Herlitzius as Katerina Izmailova, Sergey Polyakov as Sergei, Burkhard Ulrich as the Shabby Peasant, and Tobias Kehrer as the Priest.
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.
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