Sunday, March 15, 2015

Christopher Bolduc making Wagnerian debut

Christopher Bolduc
Christopher Bolduc in making his Wagnerian debut today as the King's Herald in Lohengrin in Wiesbaden, Germany. His only prior on-stage performance of the great German composer was singing the aria "O du, mein holder Abendstern" from Tannhäuser at his undergraduate recital.

Performances run throught May 25th with two casts, although Bolduc is in all of the performances. It opens with Marco Jentzsch as Lohengrin, Johanni van Ostrum as Elsa and Andrea Baker as Ortrud, with those roles being taken over by Klaus Florian Vogt, Barbara Haveman and the great Waltrud Meier. Tickets and additional cast information are available online.

In the 2013-14 Bolduc made his Metropolitan Opera debut as Jake in Nico Muhly’s Two Boys.
Last season, he also performed Christopher as the Huntsman in Heinz Holliger’s Schneewittchen at Theater Basel and Belcore in L’elisir d’amore at Oper Köln.

At the Staatstheater Wiesbaden, the American barihunk has performed Marcello in Puccini's La Bohème and Figaro in Rossini's Il Barbiere di Siviglia. On May 3rd he takes on another great German composer in Wiesbaden when he sings Der Einäugige (the one-eyed man) in Richard Strauss' Die Frau Ohne Schatten.

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