- EMI Classics just released a DVD featuring the Zurich Opera production of Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro.
Cast: Erwin Schrott, Malin Hartelius, Martina Janková, Michael Volle, Judith Schmid, Irène Friedli, Carlos Chausson, Martin Zysset, Andreas Winkler, Giuseppe Scorsin and Eva Liebau
Stage Director: Sven-Eric Bechtolf
Stage Design: Rolf Glittenberg
Costume Design: Marianne Glittenberg
Lighting: Jürgen Hoffmann
Conductor: Franz Welser-Möst
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chor und Orchester der Oper Zürich & Chor des Opernhauses Zürich
The Zurich Opera House has recorded more productions for DVD than any other opera house in the world. During the last twelve years, conductor Franz Welser-Möst has conducted more than fifty premieres with the Zurich Opera. They perform regularly together in London, Paris, Tokyo and other major international cities.
05/09/2008, noon: IT’S A BOY!!!
- Erwin Schrott and Anna Netrebko announce the birth of their son.Mother and baby are doing very well – father is still under a shock (hehe!).
- Anna Netrebko and Erwin Schrott are delighted to confirm that their son, Tiago Arua Schrott, was born today at a hospital in Vienna, Austria. He weighs 3550 g. Erwin Schrott, who is already the proud father of a ten year-old daughter, Iara, was present during the birth. He says: “Both Anna and the baby are doing great. I feel extremely blessed to have this very special experience for the second time in my life, and we are all very happy.“
— the name Tiago (no “h” inbetween) was chosen by Iara and it’s of Brazilian origin, and both parents like it because of its musicality.
— The name Arua is a Guarani word, which means “precious” and “peaceful“.
- Erwin’s official site has been launched!
- Interview (Das Opernglas, July 2008)
- David McVicar’s production of Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro released on DVD by Opus Arte.
- Erwin’s schedule has been updated.Please take note : I Lombardi alla prima crociata in Naples and the Rosenblatt concert in London are no more scheduled.
- Erwin’s schedule has been updated.Please take note : Attila in Verona is no more scheduled.
- New Other media files page added.
- audio files update: Aprite un po’ quegli occhi (W.A.Mozart, Le nozze di Figaro, New York, Met, 18th Oct 2007) mp3 file added.
- Erwin’s schedule has been updated.
- Erwin’s schedule has been updated.Please take note : L’Italiana in Algeri in Zurich and Le nozze di Figaro in Tokyo are no more scheduled for this year. Also, Les contes d’Hoffmann are scheduled for 2009 (we’ll keep you updated on that!).