April 1, 2019
On April 9, 12, 14, 21 & 24, Eric Cutler returns to the Staatsoper Hamburg to sing Florestan in Beethoven’s Fidelio. Cutler sang at the house earlier this year as Der Kaiser in Die frau Ohne Schatten under the baton of Kent Nagano. Mr. Nagano will conduct the upcoming performances of Fidelio, with production by Georges Delnon.
Cutler shares the stage with an incredible cast of artists, including Kartal Karagedik as Don Fernando, Jochen Schmeckenbecher as Don Pizarro, Simone Schneider as Leonore, Wilhelm Schwinghammer as Rocco, Katharina Konradi as Marzelline, and Sascha Emanuel Kramer as Jaquino. More information and tickets are available via the Staatsoper Hamburg.
Operatraveller raved Cutler’s recent performance as Der Kaiser at the Staatsoper Hamburg:
“Eric Cutler gave us a glorious Kaiser. Again, it sounded like it took a couple of moments for the voice to get into gear, but then it really did take wing, Cutler opening up and soaring over that fabulous orchestral sound with total ease, offering us ecstatic, full-throated singing. In his Act 2 monologue he brought a lieder singer’s attention to the text, bringing a warm tenderness the tone that was ravishing, before the voice once again soared into the heights. A notable new role for this excellent singer going from strength to strength in this repertoire.”