from Friday 7 to Monday 10 June 2024, 3 nights
Arrangement 42
Norma, V. Bellini, the 7.
Sonya Yoncheva
Sonya Yoncheva has been at home on the international opera stages for over ten years. Born in Bulgaria in 1981, the soprano first studied voice and piano in her hometown of Plovdiv before switching to the Geneva Conservatory for her master’s degree.
In 2010, Yoncheva won the "Operalia" competition, further awards such as the ECHO Klassik in the category Newcomer of the Year (2015) as well as the Reader’s Prize of "The International Opera Awards" (2019), followed. Her engagements have taken the soprano to all the renowned houses of our time: the Metropolitan Opera in New York, the Royal Opera House in London, the Teatro alla Scala in Milan, the Bavarian State Opera in Munich, the Berlin and Vienna State Operas, and the Opéra de Paris, to name but a few.
Her multifaceted repertoire spans works from almost all eras - this demands a great deal of flexibility from the voice, but that is precisely the singer’s main secret, as she revealed in an interview with Oper! magazine. Among others, the soprano shone in the title roles in "Tosca", "Alcina", "L`incoronazione di Poppea", as well as Mimi ("La bohème"), Marguerite ("Faust") or Violetta ("La traviata").
In addition to her stage activities, Sonya Yoncheva has released three successful solo albums exclusively on Sony Classical: "Paris, mon amour" (2015), "Händel" (2017) and "The Verdi Album" (2018).
Sonya Yoncheva, Tara Erraught,
Joseph Calleja
Maltese tenor Joseph Calleja was born on January 22, 1978 in Attard. Joseph Calleja discovers opera thanks to the film Le Grand Caruso. He began singing in his church choir at the age of sixteen. Joseph Calleja made his debut in Verdi’s Macbeth which he performed in Germany and for his American debut at the Seattle Opera. Winner of the Caruso Competition in Milan in 1998, Joseph Calleja played roles on the biggest stages in Europe in La Traviata, Les Puritains or La Bohême.
Joseph Calleja, Roberto Tagliavini
G. Puccini
"Tosca" was first performed on January 14, 1900 at the Teatro Costanzi, now the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, symbolically on the spot. The evening was a major social event, and in addition to the Prime Minister and the Queen, the composers Pietro Mascagni and Francesco Cilea were also present. With his "Tosca" Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924) entered a new century and, with his highly theatrical and effective scenes, he committed himself to Verist opera on the one hand and to the tragic-heroic grand opera on the other.
After seeing the drama of the same name by Victorien Sardous, which was a huge international success with Sarah Bernhardt in the leading role, the composer successfully applied to Sardou for the rights to create a libretto. The wealth of musical ideas (more than 60 themes appear as leitmotifs) and the breathless sequence of events are largely responsible for the immense tension and drama of the opera. By focusing on the main character, the work is considered a "prima donna opera" par excellence. Although it has always been suspected that a historical figure is behind Tosca, the characters and plot are freely invented.
However, the background against which the plot unfolds is historically determined by the Second Coalition War and the Battle of Marengo in 1800 between French and Austrian troops. Napoleon’s supposed defeat and his final victory over the coalition troops are reported in the first and second act of the opera.
Today "Tosca" is one of the most popular and most performed operas of all.
Tosca, G. Puccini, the 9.
Andrea Battistoni - Kornel Mundruczo
Eleonora Buratto,
Charles Castronovo
American tenor Charles Castronovo was born in New York on June 19, 1975. Plácido Domingo’s recordings introduced him to opera. Charles Castronovo then joined the Lindemann Young Artist Development Program at the Metropolitan, where Charles Castronovo made his debut in 1999 in Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci as Beppe. Charles Castronovo has since performed in major opera houses such as the Royal Opera House, the Paris Opera, the Vienna and Berlin Staatsoper ... His vast repertoire extends from tenor roles in works of Mozart such as Don Giovanni , Cosi Fan Tutte and La Flûte enchantée, and other great operas such as Lucia di Lammeroor, L’Elisir D’Amore or La Traviata.
Charles Castronovo,
Ludovic Tézier
Baritone Ludovic Tézier was born on September 10, 1968 in Marseille into a music-loving family. He developed a passion for opera very early on, and for Wagner in particular. Ludovic Tézier joined the Center national des Artistes Lyriques then the Lyric Art School of the Paris Opera. Ludovic Tézier began his career in 1992 on the stage of the Grand Théâtre de Genève, where he performed Pompeo in Berlioz’s Benvenuto Cellini. Speaking four languages, including Russian, Ludovic Tézier approaches with ease the most varied composers: from Mozart to Indy, via Verdi, Massenet or Tchaikovski.
Ludovic Tézier

Hotel informations for Munich 42
Rosewood Munich *****
The newly opened luxury hotel Rosewood Munich is located in the heart of Munich’s old town. Spread over two adjoining historic buildings, the hotel has a total of 118 classic-modern rooms and suites. Custom-made furnishings and Bavarian style elements as well as a spacious marble bathroom with underfloor heating ensure a cozy atmosphere. Culinary delights await you in the Brasserie Cuvilliés with innovative Alpine gourmet cuisine, while the Bar Montez invites you to round off the day in style. The State Opera is just a 5-minute walk away.
Munich, Bayerischer Hof Munich, Bayerischer Hof
Bayerischer Hof *****
The traditional Hotel Bayerischer Hof ***** has been welcoming guests from all over the world to Promenadeplatz since 1841. The rooms are furnished in different styles: classic or contemporary, colonial or floral-romantic - we are happy to fulfil your wishes. The Blue Spa on the 7th floor provides relaxation above the rooftops of Munich and offers a wonderful view of the Frauenkirche with its bar & lounge and conservatory. Thanks to its very central location, the State Opera House is just a few minutes’ walk from the hotel.

Munich, Vier Jahreszeiten Kempinski Munich, Vier Jahreszeiten Kempinski
Vier Jahreszeiten Kempinski *****
The Vier Jahreszeiten hotel ***** is, since 1858, an establishment of long tradition. It is located in the city centre on the Maximilianstrasse and only two minutes away on foot from the Opera. Offering 303 rooms and 62 luxurious suites, there are also numerous facilities to take advantage of. Its restaurant, Schwarzreiter, enjoys an excellent reputation and it is particularly appreciated after an evening at the Opera.
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Platzl Hotel ****
The Platzl hotel **** welcomes you in a charming atmosphere in the heart of Munich, only a few minutes away from the Opera. Its 167 rooms are comfortably equipped and tastefully decorated. The hotel also offers a restaurant of typical Munich ambience in a vaulted room as well as a health spa with sauna and Turkish bath.

All-inclusive price per person for Munich 42
Single room/ night
Rosewood Munich
2.950,- Euro
Auf Anfrage
Bayerischer Hof
1.790,- Euro
140-250,- Euro
Vier Jahreszeiten Kempinski
On request
130-240,- Euro
Platzl Hotel
1.420,- Euro
90-200,- Euro

The price includes
Overnights including breakfast, good opera tickets, travel cancellation expenses insurance.