James Hall

James Hall

Zu James Halls jüngsten Projekten zählen u. a. Partien wie Farinelli / FARINELLI AND THE KING BELASCO am Theatre New York, Narciso / AGRIPPINA beim The Grange Festival, Guildenstern in Brett Deans HAMLET bei Glyndebourne on Tour, Oberon / A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM an der Opéra de Montpellier und dann auch in der Neuproduktion der Deutschen Oper Berlin, Mago Cristiano / RINALDO im Rahmen des Glyndebourne Festivals sowie mit The English Concert in der Carnegie Hall, Pallade / L’INCORONAZIONE DI POPPEA an der Opéra de Lyon, Monteverdis L’ORFEO an der Opéra Royal de Versailles mit dem Monteverdi-Choir, Adalberto / OTTONE beim Festival de Beaune, Zephyrus / APOLLO ET HYACINTHUS an der Classical Opera, CORONATION ANTHEMS, THE FAIRY QUEEN sowie Händels JEPHTHA an der Academy of Ancient Music sowie nicht zuletzt First Angel/Boy (cover) / WRITTEN ON SKIN am Royal Opera House Covent Garden in London.

Außerdem zählen zu seinen künstlerischen Höhepunkten auf der Opernbühne Pastore / L’ORFEO an der Bayerischen Staatsoper, mit dem Monteverdi-Choir und bei den BBC Proms, Oronte / RICCARDO PRIMO im Rahmen des London Handel Festival, Oberon (Cover) in Brittens A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM beim Glyndebourne Festival, Spirit und Second Witch / DIDO & AENEAS mit Vignette Productions und OperaUpClose, THE FAIRY QUEEN mit dem Temple Ensemble, Cupid und Huntsman VENUS AND ADONIS mit dem Dunedin Consort und der Opera Lyrica, Osmida / LA DIDONE mit dem Ensemble Serse, Endymion / LA CALISTO bei der Hampstead Garden Opera sowie Bertarido / RODELINDA mit den Amade Players.

Auf dem Konzertpodium gestaltete der junge Künstler Bachs „Weihnachtoratorium“ in Solomon’s Knot, Bachs „Johannes-Passion“ mit der Lavenham Sinfonia, Bachs „Matthäus-Passion“ und Monteverdis „Vespro della Beata Vergine“ am St John’s Smith Square, Bachs „b-moll Messe“ an der St Alban’s Abbey, Händels „Messiah“ mit Ars Eloquentiae und „Israel in Egypt“ mit La Nuova Musica. Darüber hinaus gab er Liederabende mit Albion Baroque sowie dem Pianisten James Bailleau.

Auch der zeitgenössischen Musik gilt sein Interesse, so interpretierte er Military Governor A / NIGHT AT THE CHINESE OPERA mit der British Youth Opera, sang in der Uraufführung Nathaniel in Na’ama Zissers BLACK SAND in Grimeborn und bei Tete-a-Tete, wirkte in Unsuk Chins CANTATRIX SOPRANICA in Utrecht (Silbersee & Asko|Schönberg) mit, coverte Hamlet in David Bruces THE FIREWORK MAKER’S DAUGHTER mit The Opera Group und sang Johan in der Uraufführung von David Bruces NOTHING in einer Koproduktion zwischen Glyndebourne und dem Royal Opera House Covent Garden in London.



James Hall singt „Welcome Wanderer“ aus A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM
Video – 04:54 min.

„Welcome Wanderer“ (A Midsummer Night's Dream)

A Midsummer Night's Dream ... Kurz erklärt
Video – 01:59 min.

A Midsummer Night's Dream ... Kurz erklärt

A Midsummer Night's Dream ... A short introdution
Video – 01:59 min.

A Midsummer Night's Dream ... A short introduction

A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Video – 02:17 min.

Benjamin Britten: A Midsummer Night’s Dream


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Adventskalender 2023

Just like cinnamon and biscuits, the musical Advent calendar is an integral part of the pre-Christmas period. In keeping with the motto "brevity is the spice of life", we will once again be presenting a varied programme in December from Monday to Friday from 5.00 p.m. in the foyers or in the Tischlerei to sweeten the wait for the big festive season. From the presentation of the new scholarship holders, who enrich the vocal ensemble, to readings, piano music and Christmas brass, to a visit from St Nicholas, there's something for everyone. Come along and experience our artists up close!

Our Advent Foyer Programme
Visit our chamber concerts and readings from Monday to Friday, from 5.00 p.m. to approx. 5.25 p.m., in the Rank foyer on the right, in the Parquet Foyer or in the Tischlerei. Admission is free.

1 December 2023 | 5.00 p.m. | Rank foyer on the right
"An American Christmas" - Favourite songs from North and South America
with Julie Wyma, Valeria Delmé and Jamison Livsey

4 December 2023 | 5.00 p.m. | Rank foyer on the right
African American Spirituals
with Christian Simmons and John Parr

5 December 2023 | 5.00 p.m. | Parquet foyer
César Franck: Sonata in A major for violin and piano
with Elisabeth Heise-Glass and Elda Laro

6 December 2023 | 5.00 p.m. | Tischlerei
St Nicholas comes to visit
with Gerard Farreras, Jens Holzkamp and the Junge Deutsche Oper

7 December 2023 | 5.00 p.m. | Parquet foyer
"Christmas is here again"
with the small chorus of the children's chorus, Rosemarie Arzt and Jisu Park

8 December 2023 | 5.00 p.m. | Parquet foyer
Excerpts from Johann Sebastian Bach's "Christmas Oratorio"
with soloists from the children's and youth chorus and the chorus

11 December 2023 | 5.00 p.m. | Tischlerei
"Ding Dong! Merrily on High"
with the VoiceChangers and Rosemarie Arzt

12 December 2023 | 5.00 p.m. | Tischlerei
Our scholarship holders introduce themselves
with Hye-Young Moon, Lilit Davtyan, Youngkwang Oh and Pauli Jämsä

13 December 2023 | 5.00 p.m. | Rank foyer on the right
Jewish music for Hanukkah
with Daniel Draganov, Natalie Buck and Maxime Perrin

14 December 2023 | 5.00 p.m. | Rank foyer on the right
"Roses et papillons" - songs by César Franck
with Andrea Schwarzbach and Christian Zacker

15 December 2023 | 5.00 p.m. | Rank foyer on the right
Maurice Ravel: "Chansons madécasses"
with Arianna Manganello, Elda Laro, Arne-Christian Pelz, Ruth Pereira-Medina

18 December 2023 | 5.00 p.m. | Rank foyer on the right
"Four tubas for a Merry Christmas"
with Vikentios Gionanidis, Péter Kánya, Thomas Leyendecker and Thomas Richter

19 December 2023 | 5.00 p.m. | Tischlerei
Karol Szymanowksi: Sonata for violin and piano, op. 9
with Magdalena Heinz and Elda Laro

20 December 2023 | 5.00 p.m. | Rank foyer on the right
The golden era of bel canto
with Arianna Manganello and Elda Laro

21 December 2023 | 5.00 p.m. | Rank foyer on the right
Hans Christian Andersen's "The Snow Queen" - A reading
with Dietmar Schwarz and Fanny Frohnmeyer

22 December 2023 | 5.00 p.m. | Parquet foyer
Christmas singing together
with the brass players of the Deutsche Oper Berlin

All further information in the respective daily door on our homepage

Raffles at the weekends
Because an Advent calendar is of course also filled at weekends and on Christmas Eve, you will find online prize draws on our homepage on Saturdays and Sundays as well as on 24 December. We would like to take this opportunity to thank our co-operation partners such as NAXOS and Sauerländer Audio.