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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‘Fidelio’ at Dutch National Opera

This June, Eric Cutler will reprise the role of Florestan opposite Jacquelyn Wagner as Leonore in Beethoven’s Fidelio at the Dutch National Opera. He has previously sung this role to great acclaim in Vienna, Hamburg, and Stuttgart.

A highlight of this year’s Holland Festival, Andriy Zholdak’s innovative new production employs visual symbolism to delve into the inner struggle between good and evil. The phenomenal cast also includes Mark Kurmanbayev as Don Fernando, James Creswell as Rocco, Nicholas Brownlee as Don Pizarro, Anna El-Khashem as Marzelline, Linard Vrielink as Jaquino, Stefan Kennedy as the First Prisoner, and Peter Arink as the Second Prisoner. Under the baton of Andrés Orozco-Estrada, the Dutch National Opera Chorus and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra will help bring Beethoven’s magnificent score to life.​​​​​​​

Performances are scheduled for June 5, 9, 11, 17, 19 and 23.

‘Die Walküre’ in Zurich

On May 5 and 20, Eric Cutler will revisit the role of Siegmund in Wagner’s Die Walküre with the Zurich Opera, reprising his debut performances from the fall of 2022 in Andreas Homoki’s production.

The stellar cast includes Christof Fischesser as Hunding, Tomasz Konieczny as Wotan, Daniela Köhler as Sieglinde, Claudia Mahnke as Fricka, Camilla Nylund as Brünnhilde, and a talented ensemble featuring Sarah Cambidge, Ann-Kathrin Niemczyk, Barbara Senator, Anna Werle, Simone McIntosh, Siena Licht Miller, Michal Doron, and Noa Beinart in supporting roles. Maestro Giandrea Noseda will lead from the podium.




‘Die Frau ohne Schatten’ in Dresden

On March 23, 27, 30, and April 2, Eric Cutler will reprise the role of Der Kaiser in Die Frau ohne Schatten at Semperoper Dresden. In this vibrant reinterpretation, director David Bösch skillfully accentuates the distinct realms of the Barak family and the Emperor and Empress, while also amplifying the importance of the nurse’s character through visually captivating techniques.

Mr Cutler will share the stage with an incredible cast that includes Oleksandr Pushniak as Barak, Camilla Nylund as Die Kaiserin, Miina-Liisa Värelä as Barak’s Frau, Evelyn Herlitzius as Die Amme, and Andreas Bauer Kanabas as Der Geisterbote, among others. Christian Thielemann conducts.


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