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Metropolitan Opera cancels entirety of 2020/20201 season

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Metropolitan Opera New York has cancelled the entire 2020/2021 season. Also affected by the cancellation are the performances of Richard Strauss' „Die Frau ohne Schatten“" with Klaus Florian Vogt as Emperor, scheduled for April 2021. For the 2021/2022 season, Artistic Director Peter Gelb announced a series of performances of Richard Wagner's „Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg“ with Klaus Florian Vogt, Lise Davidsen and Michael Volle as well as Antonio Papano at the podium.

„Familienzauberflöte“ instead of „Tannhäuser“ in Berlin

The performances of Richard Wagner's „Tannhäuser“ scheduled for October and November at the State Opera Unter den Linden have been cancelled due to corona. Instead, five performances of August Everding's production of Mozart's „The Magic Flute“ have been put on the programme. Klaus Florian Vogt sings the role of Tamino in this shortened version for the whole family, which will be performed without intermission. Performances are on 25, 26 and 31 October 2020.

CD Release: „Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg“

At the 2019 Salzburg Easter Festival, Christian Thielemann conducted „Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg2 and let Wagner's masterpiece shine in new splendor. Together with an illustrious cast led by Georg Zeppenfeld and Klaus Florian Vogt, he created an interpretation rightly acclaimed by the critics, which will not only inspire Wagner fans. The CD has now been released by Edition Staatskapelle Dresden and can be ordered via jpc.