actor role
Conductor William Christie
Director Robert Carsen
Set design Patrick Kinmonth
Light design Robert Carsen, Peter van Praet
Choreographer Philippe Giraudeau
Einstudierung Regie & Choreografie Elaine Tyler-Hall
Semele Cecilia Bartoli
Jupiter / Apollo Charles Workman
Cadmus/Somnus David Pittsinger
Ino Malena Ernman
Athamas Matthew Shaw
Iris Kerstin Avemo
Orchestra Les Arts Florissants
Chorus Arnold Schoenberg Chor
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David Pittsinger


Pittsinger, DavidThe Native American studied in his home state Connecticut at Yale School of Music and performed in the Merola Program at San Francisco Opera House. He is internationally renown for his very detailed role-portraits since debuting at Metropolitan Opera in Strawinski’s The Rake's Progress. He furthermore sang amongst others in Britten's Death in Venice, Gounod's Faust, Mozart’s Le nozzle di Figaro, Barber's Antony and Cleopatra or Handel's Rolando. On CD he is documented amongst others in Floyd’s Susannah and in Cavalli’s La Calisto. He lives with his wife Patricia Schuman and both their children in Conneticut. At Theater an der Wien he has already performed as Massenet’s Don Quichotte at the festival KlangBogen in 2002 and in 2010 as Seneca (Monteverdi: L’incoronazione di Poppea).