January 5, 2021

ForumOpera: Carlo il Calvo ‘Best New Production of the Year’

Max Emanuel Cencic is extremely pleased to announce that the new production of the opera CARLO IL CALVO (by Nicola Antonio Porpora) staged by himself and performed at the Bayreuth Baroque Opera Festival 2020 has been voted the best new production of the year at the Forumopera Trophies 2020. Carlo il Calvo received 39.7% of the votes making it the ‘Nouvelle production de l’année‘.

 

The cast of the premiere of Carlo il Calvo:

Adalgiso: Franco Fagioli
Lottario: Max Emanuel Cencic
Gildippe: Julia Lezhneva
Giuditta: Suzanne Jerosme
Eduige: Nian Wang
Berardo: Bruno de Sá
Asprando: Petr Nekoranec

Musical direction: George Petrou
Orchestra: Armonia Atenea

Director: Max Emanuel Cencic
Stage design: Giorgina Germanou
Costumes: Maria Zorba
Lighting designer: David Debrinay
Dramaturgy: Boris Kehrmann
Assistant director: Constantina Psoma
Choreography: Dimitra Antonaki
Musical Assistant: Markellos Chryssicos

Orchestra: Sergiu Nastasa (Konzertmeister), Georgios Panagiotopoulos, Angeliki Kasda, Zoe Pouri, Ioannis Agraniotis, Filippos-Theodoros Matasaru, Carmen Otilia Alitsei, Athanasios Martzoukos, Angeliki Fanarioti, Luise Charlotte Ramos-Stahl, Laurentiu Octavian Matasaru, Eleftheria Togia, Iason Ioannou, Christopher Jarrett Humphrys, Dimitrios Tigkas , Dimitrios Vamvas, Styliani Nikolaidi, Sofia Siora, Spyridon Arkoudis, Daniele Bolzonella, Gabriele Rocchetti, Theodoros Kitsos, Markellos Chryssicos, Alexandros Ioannou

Actors: Antonis Strouzas, Marianna Roussou, Eleni Tzortzi, Alvertos Kalogeropoulos, Nikolaos Pirokakos, Athina Chiliopoulou, Natalia Bozika, Antonio Karastergiou, Angelika-Zoe Karagkouni, Manuel Mora, Karolos Kalogeropoulos, Vassilis Voutekakis, Maksym Godorozha, Manos Papadas, Lena Cherouveim, Chryssa Pozidou, Domenica Regkou, Ioanna Zerva

Backstage: Marisa Soulioti, Clementine Pradier, Jeremie Lesage (Production Manager), Adrien Mastrosimone (Production Manager assistent), Christina Polychroniadou, Maria Kakaroglou, Tina Skodra, Dina Strani, Elisabeth Petrou, Sotiria Malatesta, Alex Koniaris, Thomas Marias

Max Emanuel Cencic thanks everyone who voted for Carlo il Calvo at Forum Opera and all the great colleagues on and behind the stage, without whom such a great production would never have come about.

Carlo il Calvo will come back to the Bayreuth Baroque Opera Festival on September 1st, 3rd and 5th, 2021.

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