Auckland Philharmonia announces artist change to Opera in Concert

The Auckland Philharmonia announces an artist change to its upcoming Opera in Concert, Tristan und Isolde, on Saturday 10 August 2024.

Soprano Ricarda Merbeth will step in as the replacement Isolde in the orchestra’s performance of the epic Tristan und Isolde, one of Wagner’s best loved operas. Ms Merbeth is one of the world’s leading interpreters of Isolde, and has previously sung Isolde in Amsterdam, Hamburg, and at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, where she will reprise the role next season. She has been granted the title Kammersängerin at the Vienna State Opera, the most prestigious distinction for singers in Germany and Austria.

An outstanding ensemble cast will be joining Ricarda Merbeth to explore this sublime and powerful score with the Auckland Philharmonia, including Katarina Karnéus, and New Zealand heldentenor, Simon O’Neill. They will be complemented by the New Zealand Opera Chorus.

Ricarda Merbeth will replace the previously advertised Isolde, Manuela Uhl, who is no longer able to join us for this concert. The concert title, music programme and other cast are unchanged.

Opera in Concert: Tristan und Isolde
4.00pm, Saturday 10 August
Auckland Town Hall

Conductor Giordano Bellincampi

Tristan Simon O’Neill
Isolde Ricarda Merbeth
Brangäne Katarina Karnéus
Kurwenal Johan Reuter
King Marke Albert Dohmen
Melot Jared Holt
Sailor/Shepherd/Steersman Andrew Goodwin

with The New Zealand Opera Chorus

Stage Director Frances Moore

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