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Unbelievable, but true: Max' birthday and 35th stage anniversary, all at once!

It all began 35 years ago, in what is today called HNK, the opera of Zagreb. Max Emanuel Cencic sang the coloratura of Die Koenigin der Nacht, went on tour with Paris' Sorbonne at the tender age of 7, and started performing infants' roles at the opera of Zagreb on September 1982.

To celebrate Max' 35th stage anniversary as well as his birthday, the opera of Zagreb will organize a gala event on September 21st, 2017.
There, the artist will perform the title role of Orfeo in Christoph W. Gluck's Orfeo ed Euridice, under the baton of Maestro Niksa Bareza.

Ottone "Opera of the Month" in Opera Magazine

The Opera Magazine has selected Parnassus' Ottone as "opera of the month" (August 2017).
That's good, right?

Sacred Music for the Royal Chapel of Dresden

Jan Dismas Zelenka (1679-1745), Bohemian-Austrian composer. A well-known name to the avid music lover…
However it is surprisingly rare to see an entire recital dedicated to his work alone. Zelenka is known for his use of harmonic structures that were seen as quite audacious for his time and he composed often extremely demanding pieces, both technically and musically, ranging from unrelenting virtuosity to the most delicate and diaphanous of melodies.

On June 10th, 2017, Parnassus Arts Productions presented this programme selected and sung by Max Emanuel Cencic, accompanied by Ensemble Desmarest conducted by Ronan Khalil:

10. Juni 2017: Eglise Romane Froville (FR)

18. Juli 2017: Cathédrale Saint-Thédorit, Uzes (FR)

03. Dezember 2017: Konzerthaus Wien (AT)

24. März 2018: Lyon (FR)

Release of the CD Ottone on May 26, 2017. Pre-release starts now!

The brand new CD Ottone (opera by George Friderick Handel) with star-countertenor Max Emanuel Cencic in title role and produced by Parnassus Arts Productions has been released through Decca on May 26th, 2017.
The high carat cast is as follows:

Ottone: Max Emanuel CENCIC
Gismonda: Ann HALLENBERG
Teofano: Lauren SNOUFFER
Ernando: Pavel KUDINOV
Matilda: Anna STARUSHKEVYCH
Adalberto: Xavier SABATA
conductor: George PETROU
orchestra: Il Pomo d‘Oro

The CD Ottone can be ordered here.

In April: two Mozart-Rossini recitals with piano

In April 2017, Max Emanuel Cencic sings two Mozart-Rossini recitals accompanied by piano:
on April 4th at Konzerthaus Berlin (his house debut), accompanied by Megumi Otsuka,
and on April 14th at Festival Biarritz , accompanied by Ronan Khalil.
See more details in the schedule.

 

Germanico in Germania: concert tour to be resumed on March 30th

Parnassus Arts Productions' tour with the staged version of Germanico in Germania (the opera by Nicola Porpora), which started on January 27th, 2017 at the Opera Rara Festival in Krakow, will be resumed on March 30th, 2017 at Vienna's Theater an der Wien, with the following cast:

Germanico: Max Emanuel CENCIC
Ersinda: Julia LEZHNEVA
Arminio: Mary-Ellen NESI
Segeste: György HANCZAR
Cecina: Hasnaa BENANNI
Rosmonda: Dilyara IDRISOVA
conductor: Jan Tomasz ADAMUS
orchestra: Capella Cracoviensis