Directed and revived by Kasper Holten, the run opens on Saturday 16 February 2019, with additional performances on Tuesday 19 and Friday 22 February 2019. The cast features Bernard Richter, Rachel Frenkel, Irina Lungu, and Valentina Naforniţa.
This engagement follows a highly acclaimed Der Freischütz for Vienna Staastoper last season, as well as a successful Jenůfa directed by Katie Mitchell for Dutch National Opera last autumn. Tomáš Netopil’s other upcoming operatic engagements this season include The Bartered Bride for Dresden Semperoper, as well as Der Freischütz, Salome, Così fan tutte, Rusalka at Aalto Theatre where he is currently the General Music Director, a position he has held since 2013/14.
On the concert stage, Tomáš Netopil’s regularly appears at the helm of Essen Philharmoniker, of whom he is also General Music Director. An inspirational force in Czech music, Tomáš Netopil is also one of the two Principal Guest Conductors of the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra (the other being Jakub Hrůša) and he has recently conducted the televised opening concert of the Prague Spring Festival with them. Upcoming highlights this season include performing at the Bad Kissingen Festival with the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, and an engagement with the Tonhalle Orchester Zürich.
Tomáš Netopil and Vienna Staatsoper’s performances of Idomeneo will take place on 16,19, and 22 February 2019. Full details here.