San Francisco Opera announce a new Lohengrin for 2012

Written By The Wagnerian on Saturday, 21 January 2012 | 3:12:00 am

SF opera have announced the San Francisco Opera premiere of Danial Slater's production of Lohengrin (originally premiered at Geneva Opera in 2007 and then at HGO in 2008) - October 2012.

The title role is sung by Brandon Jovanovich, "a first-rate Wagner tenor" (San Francisco Chronicle) who was an electrifying Siegmund in Die Walküre (2011). As his doubt-plagued bride, soprano Camilla Nylund "evokes an affecting degree of dreamy distance in Elsa's account of her mysterious savior" (Gramophone). Daniel Slater's "thoughtful and tasteful" production (Associated Press) also features veteran Wagnerians Kristinn Sigmundsson, Gerd Grochowski and Petra Lang. Nicola Luisotti conducts his first Wagner opera for San Francisco Opera.

Co-production of Houston Grand Opera and Grand Théâtre de Genève

Dates
20, 24, 28(m), 31 October, 3, 6, 9 November 2012

Cast:
 
Lohengrin - Brandon Jovanovich 
Brandon Jovanovich (2007) - Winterstürme

Elsa -Camilla Nylund
"Einsam in trüben Tagen" Camilla Nylund

Telramund - Gerd Grochowski

Ortrud - Petra Lang

Heinrich der Vogler - Kristinn Sigmundsson

King's Herald-Brian Mulligan

Conductor: Nicola Luisotti

Director:  Daniel Slater

Set Designs: Robert Innes Hopkins

Costumes:  Robert Innes Hopkins

Lighting: Simon Mills