November and December bring excellent guests on the opera stage
On November 28 and December 27 the U.S. tenor Michael Wade Lee stars as Alfredo in Verdi’s “La traviata”. Critics have described Lee as “…that rarity among operatic tenors, a really good-looking, virile, well-built and gifted thespian with a wide-ranging voice to match”. The timeless opera classics “La traviata” has become one of the most beloved operas in the whole world. It is also one of the most frequently performed operas at the Estonian National Opera to which the audience has applauded in seven premieres within nearly a hundred years. With the performance on December 20, Estonian National Opera celebrates the 80th anniversary of an Estonian tenor Hendrik Krumm.
On November 22 and December 18, Don José in Bizet’s “Carmen” will be sung by a Canadian tenor Luc Robert, whom the critics have labelled as “a gold treasure from Canada”. On December 18, he will be partnered by Stella Grigorian as Carmen – Grigorian is a passionate and charming mezzo-soprano from Georgia. There are still some tickets available for the performance on December 18, whereas the performance in November is sold out.
December 4 and 6 feature Wagner’s “Tannhäuser” with Alexander Schulz in the title role and Aile Asszonyi in the double role of Elisabeth and Venus. The staging by a British director Daniel Slater won the annual Estonian Theatre Award 2013 in the category of The Best Production.