Danielle de Niese makes role debut as Rosina in Il barbiere di Siviglia at Glyndebourne Festival Opera
Danielle de Niese returns to Glyndebourne Festival Opera this month to make her role debut as Rosina in Il barbiere di Siviglia, opening on 22 May 2016
Conducted by Enrique Mazzola and directed by Annabel Arden, De Niese leads the cast which includes Intermusica artists Christophoros Stamboglis, who makes his festival debut as Basilio, and Jerwood Artist Huw Montague Rendall as Fiorello. The production transfers to the Royal Albert Hall for the BBC Proms 2016 on 25 July.
De Niese returns to Glyndebourne after great success with her performances at the festival in 2015, when she performed in a Ravel double bill as Concepción in L’heure espagnole and the Child in L’enfant et les sortilèges:
“At the centre of both dramas was Danielle de Niese, who showed remarkable versatility in taking on both the errant Concepción in L’Heure and the tantrum-afflicted protagonist of L’Enfant. Her acting was a constant source of stage energy and joie de vivre, her French declamation was idiomatic and full of rhythmic élan, and she sang her one, exquisite little aria, ‘Toi, le Coeur de la rose’, to moving effect.”
Opera, September 2015
Rosina is de Niese's first Rossini role, and next season she makes another important role debut as Donna Elvira at Semperoper Dresden. Other highlights include her debuts at the Ravinia and Edinburgh Festivals as well as Wiener Staatsoper.
Stamboglis, a veteran of buffo roles, has recently appeared as Bartolo Le nozze di Figaro at Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Metropolitan Opera, Teatro Real and Grand Théâtre de Genève and the title role of Don Pasquale in Rennes. Future engagements include Royal Opera House Covent Garden and Bayerische Staatsoper.
Huw Montague Rendall is a 2016 Jerwood artist. Following his summer at Glyndebourne he will join the International Opera Studio in Zurich.
Following the opening on 22 May performances continue throughout May, June and July before closing with the exclusive performance at the BBC Proms on 22 July.
Christophoros Stamboglis performs in La Jaquerie with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France
Christophoros Stamboglis makes his role debut as Le Comte de Sainte-Croix in Edouard Lalo’s rarely performed opera La Jaquerie at Le Corum Palais des Congrès - Opéra Berlioz, Montpellier, on 24 July 2015. This concert performance with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France is conducted by Patrick Davin with Véronique Gens as Blance de Sainte-Croix and Nora Gubisch as Jeanne.
Stamboglis recently gave a critically acclaimed performance as the Duke of Ferrara Lucrezia Borgia at the Caramoor Music Festival:
“Christophoros Stamboglis… gave us a passionate and vengeful Alfonso D'Este, Duke of Ferrara and Lucrezia's husband. Always singing beautifully while still portraying the many emotions of the Duke, Mr. Stamboglis was a highlight of this production.”
NewsHub, July 2014
Future engagements for Stamboglis include debuts at the Glyndebourne Festival as Basilio Il barbiere di Siviglia, and Bayerische Staatsoper.
Christophoros Stamboglis returns to Grange Park Opera for Saint-Saëns’ Samson et Dalila
Christophoros Stamboglis returns to Grange Park opera from 20 June 2015, where he sings the role of an Old Hebrew in Saint-Saëns’ Samson et Dalila, conducted by Gianluca Marcianò.
A firm favourite at the festival, Stamboglis last appeared there in the summer of 2013 in I puritani:
“For me, the outstanding soloist was Christophoros Stamboglis…. His voice was strong, rich, warm, dripping with syrup… Stamboglis spread a warm glow whenever he was singing. His duet in Act …was the highlight of the opera: I could listen forever to the mingling of such warm and melodic voices.”
Bachtrack, June 2013
Future engagements for Stamboglis include returns at the Metropolitan Opera and Bayerische Staatsoper and his debut at the Glyndebourne Festival as Basilio Il Barbiere di Siviglia.
Samson et Dalila opens on 20 June and runs until 16 July, directed by Patrick Mason.
Christophoros Stamboglis sings Don Alfonso in Cosi fan tutte at the Greek National Opera
Christophoros Stamboglis returns to Greek National Opera on the 24 October as Don Alfonso in Rodula Gaitanou’s production of Cosi fan tutte, which opens the Greek National Opera’s 2014/15 season.
Conducted by Miltos Logiadis, the production finds Stamboglis starring alongside fellow Greeks Myrtò Papatanasiu and Irini Karaianni. There will also be performances on 26 October and 2 November.
2014/15 also sees Stamboulis’s return to the Metropolitan Opera in Don Carlo, a debut as Monterone Rigoletto at the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, and Samson and Dalila at Grange Park Opera.
Christophoros Stamboglis makes house debut at Teatro Real
Christophoros Stamboglis makes his house debut at Teatro Real, Madrid, in the role of Bartolo in Le nozze di Figaro on 15 September under the baton of Ivor Bolton.
Having already sung the role to great critical acclaim on the stage of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Metropolitan Opera, New York, and Grand Théâtre de Geneve, he proves that he is at home within the buffo and dramatic roles. Stamboglis has just returned from New York where he made a role debut as Alfonso in Lucrezia Borgiato to utstanding acclaim at the Caramoor Festival:
"Also impressive was bass Christophoros Stamboglis, whose granite tone evoked the implacable nature of Lucrezia’s husband, the Duke of Ferrara.”
James Jorden, Observer, July 2014
“Christophoros Stamboglis, who wowed us last year in Caramoor's Don Carlo, gave us a passionate and vengeful Alfonso D'Este, Duke of Ferrara and Lucrezia's husband. Always singing beautifully while still portraying the many emotions of the Duke, Mr. Stamboglis was a highlight of this production.”
NewsHub, July 2014
“Christophoros Stamboglis’s rough-grained bass was an appropriately big and threatening sound”
Eric Myers, The Classical Review, July 2014
Le nozze di Figaro runs from 15 until 27 September.
Christophoros Stamboglis joins Intermusica for worldwide management
We are pleased to announce the signing of Greek bass Christophoros Stamboglis for worldwide management. A regular at Metropolitan Opera, New York, and Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, his repertoire includes more than 70 roles and he has performed in more than 250 productions. He has worked with esteemed conductors and directors on both the concert platform and the operatic stage, and has recorded for LYRA, EMI Classics, Bongiovanni Records, Fondazione Rossini and MDG.
At home in both the dramatic and buffo roles, his repertoire includes Leporello Don Giovanni, Basilio Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Alfonso Cosi Fan Tutte, Bartolo Le Nozze di Figaro, Silva Ernani, Fiesco Simone Boccanegra, Maometto II L’assedio di Corinto, Enrico VIII Anna Bolena, the title role of Attila and Gouveurneur Le Comte Ory.
Stamboglis made his US debut as Sobakin The Tsar’s Bride at Carnegie Hall under the baton of Eve Queler and made his Metropolitan Opera debut as Don Basilio Il Barbiere di Siviglia, later performing the roles of Bartolo Le Nozze di Figaro and Fernando Il Trovatore. He made his Royal Opera House debut as Ramfis Aida, returning as Rodolfo La Sonnambula. This season he performed the roles of Bartolo Le Nozze di Figaro at the Grand Théâtre de Geneve and the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Prince de Bouillon Adriana Lecouvreur in Nice, Leporello in a new production of Don Giovanni in Athens, and is about to make his role debut as Don Alfonso Lucrezia Borgia at the Caramoor Festival on 12 July.
Future engagements include Bartolo at Teatro Real, Madrid, Don Alfonso at Greek National Opera, a return to the Metropolitan Opera in their production of Don Carlo, Monterone Rigoletto at the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, and his debut at the Glyndebourne Festival as Basilio Il Barbiere di Siviglia.