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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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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.

Beethoven’s ‘Fidelio’ at Theater an der Wien – broadcast on March 20

Eric Cutler’s upcoming live performances as Florestan in a new production of Beethoven’s Fidelio at the Theater an der Wien have been canceled due to the COVID-19 virus*. Although all live performances for the public have been canceled, on Friday, March 20, the production will be aired beginning at 7pm CET 2pm ET on myfidelio.at and 10:30pm CET / 5:30pm ET on ORF2 HD. The production was also captured for a DVD release from UNITEL (Release Date TBA).

The internationally celebrated actor, two-time Oscar winner and director Christoph Waltz makes his directional debut in Vienna in this new Fidelio production.

The top-class leading team includes Manfred Honeck leading the Wiener Symphoniker and the Arnold Schoenberg Choir, with stage design by Barkow Leibinger, and costume design by Judith Holste. Joining Mr. Cutler on stage is Nicole Chevalier as Leonore, Gábor Bretz as Don Pizarro, Christof Fischesser as Rocco, Mélissa Petit as Marzelline, Benjamin Hulett as Jaquino, Károly Szemerédy as Don Fernando, Johannes Bamberger as Erster Gefangener, and Dumitru Mădăraşăn as Zweiter Gefangener.

*Cancellation statement from Theater an der Wien: “The coronavirus outbreak has resulted in significant restrictions on public life in Austria. The health authorities have banned indoor events with over 100 people until the beginning of April. Our box offices and theaters remain closed during this time.” For more information, click here

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