Eric Cutler, Tenor

Eric Cutler has won international acclaim in such theaters as the Metropolitan Opera, Bayerische Staatsoper, the Royal Opera House, Opéra national de Paris, Salzburg Festival, Teatro la Fenice, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Théâtre Royal de La Monnaie, Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, Canadian Opera Company, Houston Grand Opera, Opera Australia, Grand Théâtre de Genève, Glyndebourne Festival and Santa Fe Opera. Cutler began the current season with his first performances in the title role of Peter Grimes at the Theater an der Wien. He then appeared in the title role of Lohengrin at Staatsoper Hamburg and starred in a part of the new production at the Salzburg Easter Festival under Christian Thieleman. He will sing Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with the Houston Symphony later this season. In Summer of 2022, Cutler returns to the Bayreuth Festival as Erik.

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House Debut in ‘Ariadne auf Naxos’ at Wiener Staatsoper

On November 9, 11, 14 and 17, Eric Cutler joins the Vienna State Opera for his company debut as Bacchus in Richard Strauss’ Ariadne auf Naxos. Mr. Cutler sang his first performances of the role at Festival d’Aix-en-Provence in 2018, earning rave reviews and cementing him as one of today’s leading tenors in the Germanic repertoire.

“… Eric Cutler, once again proving himself a Straussian tenor of distinction. He sang his punishing music as if it were the easiest thing in the world.  Where so many before have run out of gas, he had room to spare.  He was also able to pull back and shade the tone ravishingly.  The final few minutes saw Cutler opening up and soaring on high in the most memorable way.”(Operatraveller)

Presented initially to Viennese audiences in 2012, Sven-Eric Bechtolf’s staging brings an intimacy to the light-hearted work with minimalistic set design by Rolf Glittenberg and effective costuming by Marianne Glittenberg. This production will also feature Camilla Nylund as Ariadne, Christina Bock as Komponist, Caroline Wettergreen as Zerbinetta, Thomas Eberstein as Tanzmeister, and Michael Arivony as Harlekin, among others. Thomas Guggeis conducts.

Role Debut as Siegmund in Zürich’s ‘Die Walküre’

Eric Cutler will begin his 2022-23 season with a highly anticipated role debut as Siegmund in Die Walküre with Zürich Opera. He has previously sung leading Wagnerian roles such as Erik in Der fliegende Holländer and the titular character of Lohengrin with several internationally renowned companies including the Bayreuth Festival, Houston Grand Opera, La Monnaie and Vienna State Opera.

This new production marks the second installment of Andreas Homoki’s Ring Cycle for Zürich which will be musically led by the renowned conductor, Gianandrea Noseda. Mr. Cutler will share the stage with Christof Fischesser as Hunding, Tomasz Konieczny as Wotan, Daniela Köhler as Sieglinde, Patricia Bardon as Fricka, Camilla Nylund as Brünnhilde, Sarah Cambidge as Helmwige, Julie Adams as Gerhilde, Justyna Bluj as Ortlinde, Anna Werle as Waltraute, Simone McIntosh as Siegrune, Susannah Haberfeld as Rosweisse, Freya Apffelstaedt as Grimgerde and Nana Dzidziguri as Schweiterleite.

Performances will take place on Sept 18, 21, 29, October 2, 5, 8 and 18.

Rusalka at Teatro Real DVD shortlisted for a Gramophone Award

Today, the 72 recordings that form the second round of the Gramophone Classical Music Awards 2022 are revealed in a free-to-view digital magazine. From this list of celebrated recordings, an album will be chosen as the winner in each of the 11 recording categories, and from that shortlist, a single album will be named ‘Recording of the Year’ on October 4.


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