October 16, 2023

Max Emanuel CENCIC, countertenor, director, festival director of Bayreuth Baroque and producer

Max Emanuel Cencic will be guesting in the role of Tolomeo in a concert version of George Frideric Handel’s masterpiece Giulio Cesare from 19 October to 1 November 2023 in Luxembourg (19 Oct), Paris (23, 25 Oct), Brussels (27 Oct), Amsterdam (30 Oct) and Cologne (1 Nov). Alongside Cecilia Bartoli, Kristina Hammerström, Carlo Vistoli, Justin Kangmin Kim, Jose Coca Loza and under the musical direction of Gianluca Capuano, the Giulio Cesare tour will continue in 2024 with staged performances at the Opera de Monte Carlo and the Vienna Staatoper, as well as a concert performance at the Opera royal de Versailles. The orchestra performing will be Les Musiciens du Prince-Monaco.

Following the highly successful fourth edition of Bayreuth Baroque 2023, where artistic director Max Emanuel Cencic staged a new production of Handel’s opera Flavio and sang the role of Guido, Max Emanuel Cencic is delighted that the international Opera Awards nominated his festival Bayreuth Baroque, which he founded together with Dr. Clemens Lukas and Georg Lang in 2020, as “Festival of the Year 2023”. The Opera Awards have been presented since 2013 in conjunction with Opera Magazine, the most prestigious English-language opera magazine. The 2022 winner was the Santa Fe Festival in the USA, and the 2021 winner was the Salzburg Festival. The gala with the announcement of the winners will take place on 9 November at the Teatr Wielki in Warsaw.

The Bayreuth Baroque 2023 new opera production, Flavio (George Frideric Handel) with the beautiful staging by Max Emanuel Cencic (who also sang the part of Guido excellently), under the musical direction of Benjamin Bayl and in collaboration with Helmut Stürmer (stage), Corina Gramosteanu (costumes), Romain de Lagarde (lighting) and Concerto Köln (Resident Orchestra 2023) has received 23 rave reviews to date and can be seen in livestream here.

Toi, toi, toi, dear Max Emanuel!