January 4, 2017
Eric Cutler stars as Apollo in Strauss’ Daphne, this season at the Staatsoper Hamburg. Mr. Cutler previously debut in the role to tremendous acclaim from audiences and critics alike:
“Eric Cutler was a phenomenal Apollo, the voice seemingly without limits. It was a thing of wonder to hear how to the voice opened up thrillingly at the top and he was also able to fine down to the tone in an instant to produce some perfectly supported (and tuned) pianissimi. The way he executed those diminuendi without ever compromising the beauty of the tone was something very special indeed. The big duet with Eichenholz was absolutely glorious, the voice soaring higher and higher in the most thrilling way. His singing was always so utterly musical and never mannered … I doubt there has been a healthier sounding one and Cutler never succumbed to the urge to force. Outstanding.” (Operatraveller)
The cast also features Sara Jakubiak in the title role, Peter Lodahl as Leukippos, Renate Spingler as Gaea, and Tigran Martirossian sings Peneios. Michael Boder leads from the pit for these performances, which take place March 1, 4, 7 & 15.