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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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‘Der fliegende Holländer’ at Bayreuth Festival

On August 6, 16, 20 and 27, Eric Cutler will perform the role of Erik in Der fliegende Holländer at the world-renown Bayreuth Festival. This marks his second engagement with the festival following his debut in the same role in 2021.

First seen last summer, Dmitri Tcherniakov’s modern production brings focus to the psychological trauma of the Dutchman. Included in the brilliant cast will be Thomas J. Mayer as Dutchman, Georg Zeppenfeld as Daland, Elisabeth Teige as Senta, Nadine Weissmann as Mary and Attilio Glaser as the Steersman. Maestra Oksana Lyniv returns to conduct the run.

‘Lohengrin’ at Salzburg Easter Festival

On April 9 and 18, Eric Cutler will reprise the title role in Wagner’s Lohengrin at the prestigious Salzburg Easter Festival. This new production, co-produced with Vienna State Opera, has been envisioned by Jossi Wieler and Sergio Morabito and is set to be remounted in Vienna State Opera’s 2023-2024 season.

Sharing the stage with Mr. Cutler will be Hans-Peter König as Heinrich der Vogler, Jacquelyn Wagner as Elsa von Brabant, Martin Gantner as Friedrich von Telramund, Elena Pankratova as Ortrud and Markus Brück as Der Heerrufer. Staatskapelle Dresden and a trio of choirs (Dresden State Opera Choir, Salzburg Bach Choir, Salzburg State Theater Choir) will also appear under the baton of Christian Thielemann, who will finish his tenure as Artistic Director of the festival this year. 

A radio broadcast will occur on Saturday April 9 at 19:30 on Ö1.

‘Lohengrin’ in concert at Staatsoper Hamburg

This January, Eric Cutler will perform the title role in Wagner’s Lohengrin at Staatsoper Hamburg. Conducted by the illustrious Kent Nagano, the opera will be presented in concert with the Hamburg Philharmonic State Orchestra and the opera company’s chorus.

Quickly becoming one of the world’s leading Wagnerian tenors, Mr. Cutler made his debut as Lohengrin at Brussels’ La Monnaie which was featured on mezzo.tv.

Mr. Cutler will join a talented cast of artists including Simone Schneider as Elsa von Brabant, Wilhelm Schwinghammer as Heinrich der Vogler, Okka von der Damerau as Ortrud, John Lundgren as Friedrich von Telramund and Andrzej Dobber as Heerrufer. 

Performances will take place on January 16, 23, 26, 29.

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