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Emily Newton is Elisabeth von Valois in the new production of Don Carlos at the Staatstheater Nürnberg opening on 29. September. Intendant Jens-Daniel Herzog is responsible for the direction and GMD Joana Mallwitz conducts. 

Eric Fennell takes over the title role in Hoffmanns Erzählungen on 1. Oktober at the Staatstheater Mainz. Samuel Hogarth conducts the performance.

American tenor Michael Pegher is the Second Man in the revival of Kiss Me, Kate! at the Staatstheater Darmstadt on 2. October. Michael Nündel conducts.

The Virginia Opera presents Puccini’s Tosca in Norfolk, Fairfax, and Richmond, opening on 4. October. Matthew Vickers sings Cavaradossi under the musical direction of Adam Turner.

Offenbach’s Orpheus in the Underworld premieres on 5. October at the English National Opera. Lucia Lucas debuts as Public Opinion in Emma Rice’s new interpretation. Sian Edwards is the conductor.

Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla conducts the Birmingham Symphony Orchestra on 5. October in the Konzerthaus Dortmund and on 7. October in the Elbphilharmonie. The program includes Tippett’s oratorio A Child of our Time and features Joshua Stewart as tenor soloist.

The Oper Bonn presents Josef Ernst Köpplinger’s new interpretation of Der Rosenkavalier beginning on 6. October. Yannick-Muriel Noah sings the role of the Leitmetzerin under the musical direction of GMD Dirk Kaftan.

The Danish National Opera premieres its new production of Eugen Onegin on 9. October at the Concert Hall in Odense. American bass Valerian Ruminski is Gremin. The director is Hinrich Horstkotte and the conductor is Tecwyn Evans.

A further Tschaikowsky-opera premieres on 12. October at the Aalto-Musiktheater in Essen. Dutch soprano Gabrielle Mouhlen makes her debut as Lisa in Philipp Himmelmann‘s new production of Pique Dame under the musical direction of GMD Tomáš Netopil.

Darius Milhaud‘s rarely-performed opera Christophe Colomb opens on 12. October at the Theater Lübeck. Korean bass Minhong An is the Patron. The director of the new production is Milo Pablo Momm.

Lithuanian mezzo-soprano Milda Tubelytė makes her debut as Siebel in Markus Bothe’s new production of Gounod’s Faust, premiering on 18. October at the Staatstheater Braunschweig. Christoph Lichtenstein conducts.

American bass Stephen Clark appears as Masetto in the new production of Don Giovanni at the Theater Bremen opening on 20. October. Tatjana Gürbaca directs and Hartmut Keil conducts the Bremer Philharmoniker.

Albrecht Kludszuweit is again Dancairo in the revival of Carmen at the Aalto-Musiktheater Essen on 20. October. In addition, the tenor sings the role of Klaus Narr in Schoenberg’s Gurrelieder in the Essener Philharmonie on 24. and 25. October under the musical direction of GMD Tomáš Netopil.

Also American mezzo-soprano Jennifer Panara appears as Siebel in Gounod’s Faust in October. The Theater St. Gallen premieres Ben Baur‘s new production on 26. October under the musical direction of Michael Balke.

The Staatstheater Darmstadt presents a new production of Fidelio on 26. October, featuring Michael Pegher as Jaquino. The conductor is GMD Daniel Cohen and the director is Paul-Georg Dittrich.

Cristina Piccardi is Juliette Vermont in the new production of Der Graf von Luxemburg at the Theater Hagen opening on 26. October. Rodrigo Tomillo is the conductor and Roland Hüve the director.

The Theater Dortmund presents a Lohengrin-version for younger audiences under the title of Neverland on 26. October. Irina Simmes sings Elsa in the production of Alvaro Schoek. The conductor is Satomi Nishi.

The program of the Symphonie concerts of the Badische Staatskapelle includes Australian mezzo-soprano Katharine Tier with the Schlussgesang of Gräfin Geschwitz from Berg’s Lulu. GMD Justin Brown conducts the concerts on 27., 28., and 29. October.

Mine Yücel appears as Konstanze in Die Entführung aus dem Serail am 27. October at the Meininger Staatstheater. Aris Alexander Blettenberg conducts.

The Staatstheater Braunschweig presents two one-act operas premiering on 27. October in the new interpretations of Eva-Maria Weiss: Menotti’s The Telephone and Turnage’s Twice Trough the Heart. Jelena Bankovic is Lucy in The Telphone under the musical direction of Alexis Agrafiotis.