Cast change for “Elektra” on 4 April

04 Apr 2024

For health reasons, soprano Nina Stemme has regrettably been obliged to cancel her participation in the concert performance of Elektra under the direction of Kirill Petrenko on 4 April. Ricarda Merbeth will take over the title role of Elektra.

The Berliner Philharmoniker Foundation is very grateful to Ricarda Merbeth for being able to step in at such short notice. Ricarda Merbeth makes her debut with the Berliner Philharmoniker.

Ricarda Merbeth is in demand worldwide as an interpreter of Wagner and Strauss. She performs at leading opera houses, including the Staatsoper Unter den Linden Berlin, Bayreuth Festival, Hamburg State Opera, Bavarian State Opera, Vienna State Opera, La Scala Milan and Deutsche Oper Berlin. Here she sings all the important roles in her field, including Brünnhilde (Walküre, Siegfried und Götterdämmerung), Isolde (Tristan und Isolde), Färberin (Frau ohne Schatten), Elektra (Elektra), Helena (Ägyptische Helena), Salome (Salome), Turandot (Turandot) and Leonore (Fidelio).




(Photo: Mirko Jörg Kellner)