This February, Domingo Hindoyan returns to the Staatsoper Berlin to conduct a month-long series of performances, featuring two of Puccini's most beloved works. He leads the Staatskapelle Berlin, Staatsopernchor, and principal artists in four performances of Tosca (February 10, 12, 17 & 19) and three performances of La bohème (February 11, 15 & 24). Tosca features Liudmyla Monastyrska in the title role, with Yonghoon Lee as Cavaradossi and Erwin Schrott as Scarpia, with a production by Alvis Hermanis. La bohème, staged by Lindy Hume, includes Anita Hartig as Mimì, Piotr Beczala sings Rodolfo, Anna Samuil is Musetta, and Alfredo Daza is Marcello.
Mr. Hindoyan received tremendous critical acclaim for his performances of Tosca last fall at the Staatsoper Berlin:
"Under the alert conducting of Domingo Hindoyan special mention has to be made of the playing of the Staatskapelle Berlin producing a quite glorious sound right from the first note to the last." (Seen and Heard International)
"The Staatskapelle Berlin was on excellent form, conducted by Domingo Hindoyan with meticulous attention to the details of the score. He had a sweeping vision of the overall arch of Puccini’s music, and at times brought symphonic majesty to the orchestral prelude. The woodwinds and brass were especially impressive in responding to his clear and insightful reading. He was also supportive of singers’ needs to turn the volume down as needed, but let the orchestra blast thrillingly at the end of Acts I and III. A magnificent job." (Bachtrack)