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The Royal Opera presents nine operas beginning May 18, 2019

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5/18        Verdi:  Falstaff

CAST:
Sir Bryn Terfel, baritone                        Sir John Falstaff, a fat knight
Ana Maria Martínez, soprano                Alice Ford, wife of Ford
Simon Keenlyside, baritone   Ford, a wealthy man
Anna Prohaska, soprano       Nanetta, the Fords' daughter
Frédéric Antoun, tenor                          Fenton, one of Nannetta's suitors
Marie-Nicole Lemieux, contralto            Mistress Quickly
Marie McLaughlin, mezzo-soprano       Meg Page
Peter Hoare, tenor                Dr. Caius
Michael Colvin, tenor                            Bardolph
Craig Colclough, bass                          Pistol

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Johannes Martin Kränzle as a Mengele-like Alberich in Keith Warner's staging of Das Rheingold

5/25        Wagner: Das Rheingold, Part I of ‘The Ring of the Nibelung’
CAST:
John Lundgren, bass-baritone                             Wotan
Johannes-Martin Kränzle, baritone       Alberich
Alan Oke, tenor                                                   Loge
Wiebke Lehmkuhl, contralto                 Erda
Dame Sarah Connolly, mezzo-soprano Fricka
Lise Davidsen, soprano                                       Freia
Markus Eiche, baritone                                        Donner
Andrew Staples, tenor                                         Froh
Gerhard Siegel, tenor                                          Mime
Günther Groissböck, bass-baritone       Fasolt
Brindley Sherratt, bass                                        Fafner
Lauren Fagan, soprano                                       Woglinde
Christina Bock, mezzo-soprano                           Wellgunde
Angela Simkin, mezzo-soprano                           Flosshilde