Staatsoper Unter Den Linden’s 2024-25 Season


by Opera Charm Team
May 15, 2024


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The Staatsoper Unter den Linden has announced its 2024-25 season.


Luca Salsi and Anna Netrebko team up for Verdi’s “Nabucco.” Ivan Magrì, Marina Prudenskaya, and René Pape join them. Anastasia Bartoli also performs. Bertrand de Billy conducts the new production by Emma Dante.

Performance Dates: Oct. 2-26, 2024

Gounod’s “Roméo et Juliette” receives a new production featuring multiple casts. Aida Garifullina and Nino Machaidze share the role of Juliette, while Amitai Pati, Long Long, and Juan Diego Flórez sing Roméo. Marina Prudenskaya, Katharina Kammerloher, Ema Nikolovska, Corinna Scheurle, Jaka Mihelač, and Nicolas Testé also star in Mariame Clément’s new production. Stefano Montanari and Giuseppe Mentuccia conduct.

Performance Dates: Nov. 10, 2024-June 21, 2025

György Kurtág’s “Fin de Partie” will be conducted by Alexander Soddy and directed by Johannes Erath. The production will star Stephan Rügamer, Dalia Schaechter, Laurent Naouri, and Bo Skovhus.

Performance Dates: Jan. 12-Feb. 2, 2025

Carl Maria von Weber’s “Der Freischütz für Kinder” will be directed by Kai Anne Schuhmacher. Elias Corrinth conducts a cast that includes Sonja Herranen, Serafina Starke, Andrés Moreno García, Friedrich Hamel, Manuel Winckhler, and Dionysios Avgerinos.

Performance Dates: Feb. 14-23, 2025

Leoš Janáček’s “Die Ausflüge des Herrn Brouček” will be conducted by Simon Rattle and directed by Robert Carsen. The cast will include Peter Hoare, Aleš Briscein, Gyula Orendt, Lucy Crowe, Carles Pachon, Clara Nadeshdin, Natalia Skrycka, Taehan Kim, Arttu Kataja, Stephan Rügamer, and Linard Vrielink.

Performance Dates: March 16-April 3, 2025

Rachel Willis-Sørensen and Irina Lungu sing the title role of Bellini’s “Norma” with Dmitry Korchak, Elmina Hasan, and Riccardo Fassi. Francesco Lanzillotta conducts the new production by Vasily Barkhatov.

Performance Dates: April 13-29, 2025

Bernard Foccroulle’s “Cassandra” will star Katarina Bradić, Jessica Niles, Susan Bickley, Sarah Defrise, Valdemar Villadsen, Joshua Hopkins, Gidon Saks, Sandrine Mairesse, and Lisa Willems. Anja Bihlmaier conducts the production by Marie-Eve Signeyrole.

Performance Dates: June 20-July 11, 2025

Peter Rose, Iris Vermillion, Samuel Hasselhorn, Siyabonga Maqungo, Brenda Rae, Evelin Novak, Rebecka Wallroth, Dionysios Avgerinos, Manuel Winckhler, and Friedrich Hamel star in Strauss’ “Die schweigsame Frau.” Christian Thielemann conducts the production by Jan Philipp Gloger.

Performance Dates: July 19-24, 2025


Zubin Mehta, Giuseppe Mentuccia, and Nicola Luisotti conduct Puccini’s “Tosca” starring Lise Davidsen, Ailyn Pérez, Aleksandra Kurzak, Freddie De Tommaso, Vittorio Grigolo, Michael Fabiano, Gerald Finley, Roman Burdenko, and Lucio Gallo.

Performance Dates: Sept. 6, 2024-May 6, 2025

Siyabonga Maqungo, Giulio Mastrototaro, Tara Erraught, Jongmin Park, and Gyula Orendt feature in Rossini’s “Il Barbiere di Siviglia.” Leonardo Sini conducts.

Performance Dates: Sept. 7-Oct. 1, 2024

Sondra Radvanovsky and Anna Samuil lead Puccini’s “Turandot” alongside Riccardo Massi, Brian Jagde, René Pape, Grigory Shkarupa, Elena Stikhina, and Evelin Novak. Keri-Lynn Wilson and Giuseppe Mentuccia conduct.

Performance Dates: Sept. 14-Oct. 31, 2024

Robert Jindra conducts Janáček’s’ “The Makropoulos Case” with Dorothea Röschmann, Aleš Briscein, Stephan Rügamer, Natalia Skrycka, and Adam Plachetka starring.

Performance Dates: Oct. 11-Nov. 18, 2024

Constantin Trinks conducts Strauss’ “Die Frau ohne Schatten” starring Andreas Schager, Camilla Nylund, Michaela Schuster, Lauri Vasar, and Elena Pankratova.

Performance Dates: Oct. 27-Nov. 9, 2024

Mozart’s “Die Zauberflöte” will star René Pape, Friedrich Hamel, Patrick Zielke, Bogdan Volkov, Siyabonga Maqungo, Andrés Moreno García, Serena Sáenz, Evelin Novak, Gabriela Scherer, Carles Pachon, Roman Trekel, Kathryn Lewek, Regina Koncz, and Caroline Wettergreen. Eva Ollikainen and Giuseppe Mentuccia alternate at the pit.

Performance Dates: Nov. 14, 2024-Jan. 4, 2025

Alexander Soddy conducts Wagner’s “Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg” with Christopher Maltman, Christof Fischesser, Hanna-Elisabeth Müller, Klaus Florian Vogt, Siyabonga Maqungo, and Katharina Kammerloher headlining.

Performance Dates: Dec. 1-22, 2024

Gaëlle Arquez, Ivan Gyngazov, Łukasz Goliński, and Clara Nadeshdin star in Bizet’s “Carmen.” Valentin Uryupin conducts.

Performance Dates: Dec. 7, 2024-Jan. 5, 2025

Diana Damrau, David Steffens, Emily D’Angelo, Roman Trekel, and Regula Mühlemann star in Strauss’ “Der Rosenkavalier” with Axel Kober conducting.

Performance Dates: Jan. 19-Feb. 1, 2025

Simone Young conducts Strauss’ “Elektra” with Evelyn Herlitzius, Iréne Theorin, Vida Miknevičiūtė, Stephan Rügamer, and Lauri Vasar headlining.

Performance Dates: Jan. 26-Feb. 14, 2025

Gyula Orendt, Evelin Novak, Maria Kokareva, Riccardo Fassi, and Rebecka Wallroth lead Mozart’s “Le Nozze di Figaro.” Finnegan Downie Dear conducts.

Performance Dates: Jan. 27-Feb. 21, 2025

Dvořák’s “Rusalka” will star Christiane Karg, Brian Jagde, Pavol Breslik, Anna Samuil, Jongmin Park, and Anna Kissjudit. Tomáš Hanus conducts.

Performance Dates: Feb. 9-27, 2025

Carlo Montanaro conducts Puccini’s “Madama Butterfly” with Maria Agresta, Natalia Skrycka, Katharina Kammerloher, Adam Smith, and Carles Pachon in the cast.

Performance Dates: Feb. 20-March 9, 2025

Mozart’s “Idomeneo” will star Rolando Villazón, Emily D’Angelo, Serena Sáenz, Hanna-Elisabeth Müller, and Gonzalo Quinchahual. Alessandro De Marchi conducts.

Performance Dates: Feb. 28-March 14, 2025

Ludovic Tézier sings the title role of Verdi’s “Simon Boccanegra” alongside Elena Stikhina, Marko Mimica, Fabio Sartori, and Alfredo Daza.

Performance Dates: March 21-April 4, 2025

Andreas Schager stars in Wagner’s “Parsifal” with Tómas Tómasson, Elīna Garanča, Lauri Vasar, and René Pape. Philippe Jordan conducts.

Performance Dates: April 12-20, 2025

Juliana Grigoryan, Anthony León, Gyula Orendt, and David Wakeham perform in Bizet’s “Les pêcheurs de perles.” Giedrė Šlekytė conducts.

Performance Dates: April 27-May 7, 2025

Wagner’s “Der fliegende Holländer” will star James Rutherford, Falk Struckmann, Clara Nadeshdin, Andreas Schager, Anna Kissjudit, and Siyabonga Maqungo. Pablo Heras-Casado conducts.

Performance Dates: May 4-16, 2025

Anna Netrebko, George Petean, Riccardo Fassi, Agnieszka Rehlis, and Yusif Eyvazov headline in Verdi’s “Il Trovatore” with Alexander Soddy conducting.

Performance Dates: May 15-28, 2025

Giedrė Šlekytė conducts “Sacre.”

Performance Dates: June 6-15, 2025

Jeanine De Bique, Bogdan Volkov, George Petean, and Amartuvshin Enkhbat are featured in Verdi’s “La Traviata.” Jérémie Rhorer conducts.

Performance Dates: July 4-23, 2025


Susanna Mälkki conducts a program of music by Saairaho and Mahler. Wiebke Lehmkuhl, Eric Cutler, and Verneri Pohjola star.

Performance Dates: Sept. 2 & 4, 2024

Thomas Guggeis conducts Julia Kleiter and Simon Keenlyside in a program of music by Zemlinsky, Strauss, and Stravinsky.

Performance Dates: Dec. 16 & 17, 2024

Simone Young conducts Anne-Sophie Mutter and Jeanine De Bique in music by Mahler and Boulez.

Performance Date: April 19, 2025

Christian Thielemann and Erin Morley team up for a program of works by Liszt and Strauss.

Performance Dates: July 5 & 6, 2024


Domènech Terradellas’ “Merope” will be conducted by Francesco Corti and will star Emőke Baráth, Pia Francesca Vitale, Paul-Antoine Bénos-Djian, Valerio Contaldo, Sunhae Im, Margherita Maria Sala, and Matthew Newlin.

Performance Dates: Feb. 25, 2025

Sonya Yoncheva sings works by Claudio Monteverdi, Francesco Cavalli, and Henry Purcell. Leonardo García Alarcón conducts Cappella Mediterranea.

Performance Date: Sept. 8, 2024

Camilla Nylund and Helmut Deutsch perform music by Richard Strauss, Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Alexander Zemlinsky, and Gustav Mahler.

Performance Date: Oct. 3, 2024

Joyce DiDonato and Maxim Emelyanychev perform Franz Schubert’s “Winterreise.”

Performance Date: April 11, 2025

Elīna Garanča and Malcolm Martineau perform works byRichard Strauss, Henri Duparc, and Sergej Rachmaninow.

Performance Date: June 2, 2025


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Alice Lechner

Alice Lechner comes from a music-loving family. Her first encounter with the opera universe was at the tender age of six. The grandeur of the stage productions and costumes, the backstage chatter, and last, but definitely not least, the music left her in awe, beginning with Mozart’s Don Giovanni. The overall feeling that opera awakens in anyone who gets a glimpse into this part of artistic eternity, that each and every day passes the test of time, was what drew her to stay and be a part of this world. The Opera House of Brașov became her second home, and the people who worked there were her second family.

Since then, Alice has devoted her spare time to maximising her musical knowledge through instrumental studies, studying both piano and violin for a short time. In the following years, her number one passion stepped out of the limelight and graciously gave way to Law Studies.
Since 2018 she has been studying Law at “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University in Iași.

Her passion for opera, even if it is no longer her top professional priority in terms of career, it has most definitely become her priority during her free time. Wanting to experience the best of both worlds and extend her musical horizons, she regularly attends opera performances throughout Romania and abroad.
With OPERA Charm Magazine, Alice aims to nurture her creative side to help it flourish and bloom and to discover, alongside the magazine’s readers, the fascinatingly complex world of opera.

Currently, she is an LL.M. in Business Law at “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University in Iași.

Oana Zamfir

Oana Zamfir is a second year MA student at the “George Enescu” National University of Arts, at the Department of Musicology.

She studied violin for 12 years at the “Stefan Luchian” High School of Art in Botosani, later focusing on the theoretical aspects of music. In 2019 she completed her bachelor studies in Musicology as a student of the National Academy of Music “Gheorghe Dima” in Cluj-Napoca. Her research during 2018-2019 brought to the forefront elements of the archaic ritual within works of composers who activated during the communist period, giving her the opportunity to start a research internship at the “Carl von Ossietzky” University in Germany. In this context, she recorded conversations with members of the Sophie Drinker Institute in Bremen, and had access to documents directly from the Myriam Marbé archive.

Since 2019 she has been a teacher of Music Education and Theoretical Music Studies, making full use of interactive methods in the musical training of students and working, at the same time, with the children’s choir founded in the first year of her activity.

Her interests include pursuing a degree in interior design in 2020.

Alexandru Suciu

Alexandru Suciu inherited his passion for art growing up in a family of several generations of musicians. He began his musical studies at the “Augustin Bena” School of Music in Cluj, where he studied piano and guitar. Even though his main study direction was philological, his passion for music prevailed. He began his academical journey at the Faculty of Letters of the “Babeș-Bolyai” University, studying Comparative literature and English. He continued by studying Opera Singing at the “Gheorghe Dima” National Music Academy. He also graduated the Musical Education section, followed by Artistic Directing at the Musical Performing Arts department.

His multidisciplinary education opened the doors towards research, which is seen both through his participation in national and international conferences and symposia, such as the Salzburg Easter School PhD-forum, organized by the Salzburg Universität or the Silesian Meeting of Young Scholars, organized by the Institute of English at the University of Silesia, as well as the collaboration with Opera Charm Magazine.

During his student years, he won several prizes, including the Grand Prize at the “Paul Constantinescu” National Musical Interpretation Competition, the Romanian Composers and Musicologists’ Union Prize at the same competition, the First Prize and the Schubert Prize at the “Ada Ulubeanu” Competition.

He further developed his artistic skills by specializing in courses and masterclasses held by personalities such as Vittorio Terranova, Giuseppe Sabbatini, Marian Pop, Ines Salazar, Riccardo Zanellato, Paolo Bosisio, Valentina Farcaș and Manuel Lange in contexts such as the Internationale Sommerakademie für Operngesang Deutschlandsberg, Corso Internazionale di Canto Lirico I.M.C. Licata or the Europäische Akademie für Musik und darstellende Kunst Montepulciano. Besides his activity on-stage, he currently teaches Opera Singing Didactics, and Pedagogical Practice within the Department for Teacher Education and Training at the “Gheorghe Dima” National Music Academy.

Cristina Fieraru

Cristina is a 24 year-old Romanian soprano & a student at the National University of Music Bucharest, where she pursues the MA program in Vocal Performance.

She made her debut in Pamina from “Die Zauberflöte” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart at only 19 years old at the Bucharest National Opera House, as a member of the Ludovic Spiess Experimental Opera Studio. Over the years she made her debut in roles such as Contessa d’Almaviva (Le nozze di Figaro), Mimì & Musetta (La Bohème), Alice Ford (Falstaff), Erste Dame (Die Zauberflöte) in her university’s opera productions.
Her passion and experience extends in the field of choral music, too.

She has been part of our dream team since the fall of 2021. For a good period of time she took care of OPERA Charm’s social media and took you on the monthly journey through the history of opera through our Legends rubric – and a few times through the Theaters around the World rubric.

Her little soul rubric – from 2021 to present – is definitely the Conductors of the Future, where, every month, she gives you the chance to meet a young star of the world of conducting and, of course, to find out what’s the most charming feature of opera in these artists’ views.


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