May 2, 2023

Polifemo by Nicola A. Porpora tours in May 2023

Parnassus Arts Productions and his artistic director Max Emanuel Cencic remain true to their reputation for rediscovering unknown Baroque operas, some of which have not been performed since the 18th century. In this spirit, Parnassus presents the upcoming revival tour of Nicola Antonio Porpora’s opera Polifemo.

Two concert performances of this magnificent opera will be presented on Thursday 4 May 2023 at 19:00 in Hall E of the Museumsquartier Wien, which is the venue of the Musiktheater an der Wien under the new artistic directorship of Stefan Herheim, and on Saturday 6 May 2023 at 13:00 as part of the Zaterdaag series in Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw. On 27 May 2023 at 19:30, the staged version of Polifemo directed by Max Emanuel Cencic, which was acclaimed by the press and audience in Salzburg, will finally be shown again at the International May Festival at the Hessisches Staatstheater. All information about the Polifemo performance in Wiesbaden and how to order tickets can be found at Staatstheater Wiesbaden.

Max Emanuel Cencic, artistic director of Bayreuth Baroque, singer, director, producer and agent, will stage the production Polifemo in Wiesbaden and will take on the role of Ulisse.

In Wiesbaden there will be an exclusive CD sale of the new Polifemo CD after the performance. In Vienna and Amsterdam the Polifemo CD’s can be pre-ordered. You can also order the new recording on the Parnassus webshop. The pre-sale of the Polifemo CD starts on 20 May 2023, the Polifemo CD will be released in September 2023.


Here is an overview of the Polifemo cast:

Musical Director: George Petrou (Vienna, Amsterdam) / Markellos Chryssicos (Wiesbaden).
Director: Max Emanuel Cencic
Set design: Ann-Margit Berger
Costumes: Giorgina Germanou
Light designer: Stella Kaltsou
Video: Sarah Scherer
Assistant director: Constantina Psoma

Ulisse: Max Emanuel Cencic
Aci: Franco Fagioli (Vienna, Amsterdam) / Yuriy Mynenko (Wiesbaden)
Galathea: Julia Lezhneva
Polifemo: Sreten Manojlovic
Calipso: Sonja Runje
Nerea: Rinnat Moriah

Orchestra: Armonia Atenea