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Eric Cutler, Tenor

Eric Cutler’s uniquely virtuosic voice has been celebrated in the world’s leading opera houses. Making a name for himself in French heroic and German repertoires, Eric’s recent roles include Iopas Les Troyens (Metropolitan Opera new production by Francesca Zambello), Le Chevalier des Grieux Manon (Philharmonie Luxembourg), Leicester Maria Stuarda (Houston Grand Opera), the title role of Faust (Greek National Opera) and Raoul de Nangis Les Huguenots (La Monnaie new production by Olivier Py, cond. Marc Minkowski).

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Title role debut in ‘Peter Grimes’ at Theater an der Wien

This month, Eric Cutler will make his highly anticipated title role debut in Britten’s Peter Grimes at Theater an der Wien. This revival of the award-winning 2015 production directed by Christof Loy was requested by Theater an der Wien’s audiences as it was voted as one of the top three productions by the company.

Taking place on October 16, 18, 20, 23 and 25, Mr. Cutler will share the stage with a fantastic cast of artists, including Gieorgij Puchalski as Peter’s new apprentice, Agneta Eichenholz as Ellen Orford, and Andrew Foster-Williams as Balstrode, among others. This dark and thrilling opera will also feature the Arnold Schoenberg Chor with the ORF Radio-Symphonieorchester Wien, under the baton of Thomas Guggeis.

Debut at Bayreuth Festival in a new production of ‘Der fliegende Holländer’

Eric Cutler makes his highly anticipated debut at the Bayreuth Festival this month, starring as Erik in Wagner’s Der fliegende Holländer. The festival opens with this new production by Dmitri Tcherniakov, featuring Oksana Lyniv conducting a star-studded cast and the Choir and Orchestra of the Bayreuth Festival.

Performances will take place on July 25, 31, August 4, 7, 11, 14, & 20. Cutler is joined by a fantastic cast on stage, including John Lundgren as the title role, Asmik Grigorian as Senta, Georg Zeppenfeld as Daland, Marina Prudenskaya as Mary, and Attilio Glaser as The helmsman.

Cutler’s previous performance as Erik at the Houston Grand Opera garnered rave reviews with Theater Jones saying, “[Cutler] shows off a real leading man tenor voice perfectly suited to Wagner’s demanding music,” and Texas Classical Review praising, “[he] boasted a voice with ring and security.”

The premiere will be streamed live on 25 July at 6pm CEST via BR-KLASSIK.DE, with a live radio transmission beginning at 6pm via MDR KULTUR. The production will be available to stream via DG Stage, beginning on July 27 and available until 2 August. Additionally, the production will be broadcast live in selected cinemas across Germany. To find a cinema near you, click here.

Debut and new production of ‘Rusalka’ at Teatro Real de Madrid

Eric Cutler returns to the Teatro Real de Madrid to make his highly anticipated debut as the Prince in Christof Loy’s new production of Dvořak’s Rusalka. This magnificent production features set design by Johannes Leiacker, costume design by Ursula Renzenbrink, and lighting by Bernd Purkrabek.

Performances will take place on November 12, 14, 16, 22, 25, 27. Ivor Bolton conducts the Chorus and Orchestra of the Teatro Real, and a star-studded cast including Asmik Grigorian as the title role, Karita Mattila as Cizi Knezna, Maxim Kuzmin-Karavaev as Vodnik, and Katarina Dalayman as Ježibaba, among others.

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