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Arminio: performances at Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe and at Opera Rara Festival in Krakow

From February 5th to March 1st, 2017, the award-winning Parnassus-production of Arminio (the opera by George Frideric Handel) will be shown once in concert version, and three times on stage:

February 24th and 26th, as well as March 1st 2017 at Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe,
February 5th, 2017 at the Opera Rara Festival, Krakow.
The cast will be as follows:

Arminio: Max Emanuel CENCIC
Tusnelda: Lauren SNOUFFER
Sigismondo: Vince YI
Remise: Gaia PETRONE
Varo: Juan SANCHO
Tullio: Owen WILLETS (Karlsruhe) / Victor JIMINEZ-DIAZ (Krakow)
Segest: Pavel KUDINOV
conductor: George PETROU
orchestra: Armonia Atenea

Germanico in Germania: concert tour starts 27 January 2017

Beginning with January 27th, 2017 Parnassus Arts Productions will present the concert version of Germanico in Germania (the opera by Nicola Porpora) on tour.

We will show our new production at
Opera Rara Festival in Krakow, on January 27th, 2017,
and at
Theater an der Wien, Vienna, on March 30th, 2017,
with the following cast:

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

Two performances of Siroe at Opera de Lausanne

Early-November, Parnassus Arts Productions will present two semi-staged performances of Siroe (the opera by Johann Adolf Hasse). The successful production can be seen and heard on November 9th and 11th, 2016, with the following cast:

Siroe: Max Emanuel CENCIC
Laodice: Julia LEZHNEVA
Medarse: Mary-Ellen NESI
Cosroe:  Juan SANCHO
Emira: Roxana CONSTANTINCESCU
Arasse: Dilyara IDRISOVA

conductor: George PETROU
orchestra: Armonia Atenea
direction: Max Emanuel CENCIC
costumes: Bruno de LAVENERE
lighting: David DEBRINAY
video: Etienne GUIOL

Max Emanuel Cencic's new CD: "Fantastic Cencic"

On October 14th, 2016 Max Emanuel Cencic's new CD "Fantastic Cencic" was released!

Arminio wins Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik

Arminio, the Parnassus production of the Handel opera for stage and CD, has just received the prestigious Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik (which curiously translates to "Award of the German record critics").
The institution, established in 1963, consists of critics from Germany, Austria and Switzerland who meet quarterly to assess the quality of new musical releases, on what medium they may come along (not limited to vinyl discs, like the name may suggest).

The CD Arminio has been released by Decca Classics in March 2016. It has been produced by Parnassus Arts Productions with the following cast of singers: Max Emanuel Cencic (as Arminio), Layla Claire (as Tusnelda), Vince Yi (as Sigismondo), Ruxandra Donose (as Ramise), Juan Sancho (as Varo), Xavier Sabata (as Tullio) and Petros Magoulas. Armonia Atenea plays original instruments from the period, conducted by George Petrou.

Max Emanuel Cencic knighted!

We are delighted to learn about the decision of the French Ministry of Culture and Communcation, to make Max Emanuel Cencic a Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.

Here you see the letter of congratulations by the French embassador, Mr. Pascal Teixeira da Silva, in which he calls the decision a sign of the respect, Max Emanuel Cencic enjoys in his country, as well as an appreciation of his extraordinary artistic talent.