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Royal Opera House announces season 22/23

Royal Opera House announces season 22/23
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Getting ready for the recently announced upcoming season at the Royal Opera House! 

London season will start with “Don Giovanni”. It opens on September 8, with Adam Palka making his ROH debut as Il Commendatore and Thomas Faulkner returning to London as Masetto. In November 2022 Adam Palka will also join the cast of “La Boheme” as Colline, joined by Simona Mihal and Lukasz Golinski reprising their roles of Musetta and Marcello. Later in the season Lukasz Golinski will also return to ROH as The High Priest in “Samson et Dalila”. 

On September 25 don’t miss the opening night of “Aida”, featuring Agnieszka Rehlis, who makes her house debut as Amneris.

Aigul Akhmetshina will return to her home-theatre in a role debut as Charlotte in Massenet’s “Werther”, followed by Rosina in “Il barber di Siviglia” alongside Konu Kim as Count Almaviva. 

Aleksandra Olczyk will take the stage as The Queen of the Night, joined by Kseniia Nikolaieva as the Third Lady and  Colin Judson in the role of Monostatos in "Die Zauberflote”.

In February 2023 Ewa Plonka will make her London ROH debut as Venus in Wagner’s “Tannhauser” and Yulia Matochkina will make her house debut as Princess Eboli in “Don Carlo” in Summer of 2023. 

Alexander Kravets will take the stage as  The Emperor Altoum in Puccini’s “Turandot” and as Goro in “Madama Butterfly”, joined by Kseniia Nikolaieva as Suzuki. 

In April 2023 UK premiere of Kaija Saariaho's opera "Innocence" will feature Timo Riihonen as The Priest. 

Looking forward to an amazing season in London! 

Aigul Akhmetshina

Aigul Akhmetshina

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Adam Palka

Adam Palka

Bass

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"...it is simply a permanent joy to listen to him on stage, or on record. Endowed with almost colossal, telluric vocal means"

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Iuliia Matochkina

Yulia Matochkina

Mezzo Soprano

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"... the ideal mélange of metal and velvet in her timbre, authentically Italianate in style" - The Opera Critic

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Lukasz Golinski

Lukasz Golinski

Bass-Baritone

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"ein perfekter König Roger" - BR Klassik

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Ewa Płonka

Ewa Płonka

Soprano

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“... a wonderful continuous vocal line and impressive stage presence[...]solid low notes, broad middle range and brilliant high notes of her...

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Thomas William Gatehouse Faulkner

Thomas Faulkner

Bass

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"Faulkner’s opulent, cavernous bass heralds a true successor to the likes of John Tomlinson and Richard van Allan in the role (...) an ample...

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Konu Kim

Tenor

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"secure with a delicious creamy tone to the middle and upper parts of his voice — you just want him to keep singing." - Louise Flind

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Kseniia Nikolaieva

Kseniia Nikolaieva

Mezzo Soprano

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Alexander Graf

Alexander Kravets

Tenor

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Aleksandra Olczyk

Aleksandra Olczyk

Soprano

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"Triumphant Queen of the Night by Aleksandra Olczyk in those two great and imperishable arias that created the greatest composer of all times"

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Simona Mihai

Simona Mihai

Soprano

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“There’s an emotional honesty about her singing and acting that tugs at my heartstring”

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Colin Judson

Colin Judson

Tenor

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"...impressive was Colin Judson's Mime, absolutely top-world-class.... " - Rodney Milnes Opera Magazine

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Agnieszka Teresa Rehlis

Agnieszka Rehlis

Mezzo Soprano

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'Agnieszka Rehlis sang Azucena in Sevilla masterfully with the voice perfectly balanced across the scale, with immensely strong expression from...

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Timo Riihonen

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Bass

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