Opernwelt crowns Marlis Petersen as ‘Singer of the Year’
The authoritative German magazine Opernwelt has released its Jahrbuch 2020. After questioning 50 independent and internationally renowned critics, it takes stock of the past opera season. After awards in 2004, 2010, and 2015, Marlis Petersen,currently performing at La Monnaie in Die tote Stadt, has been proclaimed ‘Sängerin des Jahres’ for the fourth time. Nobody can imitate the German soprano.
‘Is this the end?’ to proceed as planned, an homage to Patrick Davin
The unexpected and tragic death of conductor Patrick Davin made a deep impression on our institution as well as the international music scene. Our thoughts are with his family and friends, with all colleagues who knew him, and with the many artists and coworkers closely involved in the preparations for Is this the end?. In accord with the wishes of the family, we have decided that this creation, in which Patrick poured so much energy and passion, will be performed as planned.