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 The Metropolitan Opera

This spring, Eric Cutler takes on the role of Erik in the upcoming production of Der Fliegende Holländer at The Metropolitan Opera. Under the baton of conductor Thomas Guggeis, Cutler brings his exceptional artistry to this captivating production, with direction by the talented Francois Girard whose visionary approach seamlessly combines powerful storytelling, breathtaking visuals, and the iconic score of Wagner. Mr. Cutler shares the stage with esteemed colleagues including Elza van den Heever as Senta, Tomasz Konieczny as the Dutchman, Dmitry Belosselskiy as Daland, and Richard Trey Smagur as Steuermann.

The performances are scheduled for May 30, June 3, 7, and 10.

‘Der Freischütz’ at Bayerische Staatsoper

This month, Eric Cutler returns to Bayerische Staatsoper as Max in Dmitri Tcherniakov’s new production of  Der Freischütz. Mr. Cutler shares the stage with Andrew Hamilton as Ottokar, Bálint Szabó as Kuno, Julia Kleiter as Agathe, Mirjam Mesak as Ännchen, Nicholas Brownlee as Kaspar/Samiel, Wilhelm Schwinghammer as the Hermit, and Milan Siljanov as Kilian. Lothar Koenigs conducts.

Performances are on April 16. 19, 22, and 25.

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.


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