Angelika Kirchschlager

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June 2007 reports:  "The eagerly anticipated Operetta CD by Simon [Keenlyside] and Angelika Kirchschlager will be released on the 17th August. It’s title is 'Dein ist mein ganzes Herz' . . . and it will contain highlights from the Viennese operetta (Lehar, Kalman, Strauß, von Suppé)."

May 2007

Pelléas et Mélisande, Royal Opera, Covent Garden

"The finest singing of the evening came from Gerald Finley as Golaud, who managed to put across all the inner torment and jealousy of the character by voice alone, which was no mean feat. Angelika Kirchschlager sang sensuously as Melisande but Simon Keenlyside sounded out of sorts as Pelleas – but then can you blame him? Young George Longworth was the best Yniold I've ever seen, and there was reliable support from the veteran bass Robert Lloyd as Arkel. The audience cheered the singers and conductor to the rafters, and booed the production team. A discerning audience if ever I heard one."--Keith McDonnell,, reviewing May 11 performance


"The serious disappointment of the production is considerably lessened by a nearly exemplary musical performance. The Royal Opera could not have fielded a more perfect cast for these performances. Angelika Kirchschlager is a delicate but passionate Mélisande; Gerald Finley an outstanding Golaud, portraying the character’s bewilderment at the unfolding events; and Simon Keenlyside both heroic and lyrical as Pélleas, his impeccable French reminding us too of his exceptional linguistic skills."--Dominic McHugh,


"Mélisande proves to be one of Angelika Kirchschlager’s most congenial roles, even though she has to play the part as a slightly dotty scarlet woman experiencing a very bad hair day."--Hugh Canning, The Sunday Times, at




Handel Ariodante
Les Talens Lyriques / Rousset
27 March 2007 / 19:00
Barbican Hall

Les Talens Lyriques
Christophe Rousset

Angelika Kirchschlager was to have performed the role of Ariodante, but Playbill Arts reported on March 27 that  "yesterday, the Barbican Centre sent out a notice to ticketholders saying that Angelika Kirchschlager, the star mezzo who was to sing the titular hero, had contracted laryngitis and would be replaced by Caitlin Hulcup, a young lyric mezzo from Australia. (Kirchschlager did perform the entire Paris run, which ended on March 22.)"

Danielle de Niese
Ildebrando D’Arcangelo Il Re
Topi Lehtipuu Lurcanio
Sandrine Piau Dalinda
Vivica Genaux Polinesso


11, 14, 16, 19, 21, and 23 May 2007

Pelleas et Melisande is given a new production [at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden,] from May 11, and the fantastic news is that Simon Rattle is returning home to conduct. Gerald Finley (Golaud), Simon Keenlyside (Pelleas) and Angelika Kirchschlager (Mélisande) make up the dream cast."--Dominic McHugh,


June 1, 2, and 3, 2007
Berlin Philharmonic
Performances of Weill's
The Seven Deadly Sins, conducted by Sir Simon Rattle, with William Burden  among the other soloists


7 October 2007
Herkulessaal, Munich
with Simon Keenlyside

11 October 2007

Philharmonie, Cologne
with Simon Keenlyside

15 October 2007
Philharmonie, Berlin
with Simon Keenlyside

17 October 2007
Laeiszhalle, Hamburg
with Simon Keenlyside



Angelika Kirchschlager in Boston, December 1, 2006

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