Thursday evening sees Lucy Crowe sing the title role in Janáček’s The Cunning Little Vixen with the Berliner Philharmoniker under Sir Simon Rattle, also starring Hanno Müller-Brachmann as Harašta. Lucy has previously sung the role to critical acclaim at the Glyndebourne Festival, being credited for her “glowingly sung” and “radiantly sung Vixen” (The Telegraph and The Sunday Times). The three performances this week (12, 13 & 14 October) in Berlin are directed by Peter Sellars, who has a long-term artistic and personal friendship with Sir Simon Rattle whose collaboration began in 2006.
Lucy opened her season with her first Donna Elvira with the Budapest Festival Orchestra under Iván Fischer in Edinburgh, New York and Budapest, and makes returns to the Royal Opera House this autumn for her Gilda in David McVicar production’s of Rigoletto and to the English National Opera for her first Countess in Le nozze di Figaro, before joining Gustavo Dudamel and Peter Sellars for the title role in Los Angeles Philharmonic’s production of Schumann’s Paradies un die Peri.
Hanno’s season highlights include concerts with the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Ein deutsches Requiem at Elbphilharmonie Hamburg and Herkulessaal München and Mahler songs at Concertgebouw Amsterdam and Philharmonie Luxembourg under Maestro Bernard Haitink. He will also celebrate Iván Fischer’s last season in Berlin with Mozart’s Requiem and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9.
The Berliner Philharmoniker’s production of Janáček’s The Cunning Little Vixen will be broadcast live in the Digital Concert Hall on Saturday evening, 6pm BST. Full cast and performance details can be found here.