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On December 17th, M. E. Cencic will be Germanico in Germania

On December 17th, 2018, Max Emanuel Cencic is excited to sing the title-role of Nicola A. Porpora's great opera Germanico in Germania at Moscow's Tchaikovsky Hall. Max is very much looking forward to working with great collegues and artists like Julia Lezhneva as Ersinda, Nian Wang as Arminio, Dilyara Idrisova as Rosmonda, György Hanczar as Segeste, and Hasna Bennani as Cecina. Max is keen to perform with capella cravoviensis on period instruments under the baton of Jan Tomasz Adamus.

Performances as Nerone in L’Incoronazione di Poppea at the Staatsoper Unter den Linden in Berlin had to be canceled!

Unfortunately, Max Emanuel Cencic has caught a cold and will have to give his voice a rest.
Therefore he, with a heavy heart, has decided to cancel his performances as Nerone at the Staatsoper Unter den Linden.
Max was looking forward to resuming this role and to meeting again with his Berlin audience. Alas, it is not to be.
Max Emanuel Cencic apologizes to his devoted audience, sends his best wishes to his fans and is dedicated to singing for them again soon.
He wishes his colleagues in the Poppea team successful performances.

On 2 Nov. 2018, Max Emanuel Cencic will present his new program Bach&Zelenka in Lausanne

On November 2nd, 2018, Max Emanuel Cencic will perform his (partly) new program Bach&Zelenka in the Cathedrale de Lausanne, accompanied by Nuovo barocco conducted by Dimitris Karakantas.
The producer is Parnassus Arts Productions.

LIVE on Arte TV: La Donna del Lago, directed by Max Emanuel Cencic

The new production of La Donna del Lago, staged by Max Emanuel Cencic and conducted by George Petrou at the Opera de Lausanne, will be broadcasted LIVE on Arte TV under the following Link: on April 27, 7.55 pm CET. The link will be available for six months.

Max Emanuel Cencic will sing also the central and huge Hosenrollen part of Malcolm, and it’s a worldpremiere that the role of Malcolm will be sung by a male singer. George Petrou will conduct the Orchestra Chambre de Lausanne, the two heavy tenor roles – Uberto / Giacomo and Rodrigo – will be sung by Daniel Behle (Uberto / Giacomo) and Juan Francisco Gatell, and Lena Belkina will mime the title role. Enjoy the broadcasting of the new production of La Donna del Lago with it’s production details as follows:

LA DONNA DEL LAGO, Opera by Giacchino Rossini in two acts
Performances on april 27th,  2018, 7.55 pm CET, from the Opera de Lausanne

Livret d’Andrea Leone Tottola, d’après The Lady of the Lake de Walter Scott
Worldpremiere at Teatro San Carlo, Neapel, on 24th Oktober 1819
Edition G. Ricordi & Co. Bühnen- und Musikverlag GmbH, Berlin

New production of Opéra de Lausanne, in coproduction with the National Theater Zagreb

Elena: Lena Belkina
Malcolm: Max Emanuel Cencic
Giacomo V (Uberto): Daniel Behle
Rodrigo: Juan Francisco Gatell
Duglas d’Angus: Daniel Golossov
Albina: Delphine Gillot
Serano: Tristan Blanchet
Bertram: Aurélien Reymond-Moret

Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne
Choir Opéra de Lausanne under Antonio Greco

Conductor: George Petrou
Stage Director: Max Emanuel Cencic
Set + costumes: Bruno de Lavenère
Light: David Debrinay
Video: Étienne Guiol
Stage Director assistant: Constantina Psoma

CD Porpora honoured with a Diapason d'Or!

In its April 2018 issue, the French opera magazine Diapason has honoured Max Emanuel Cencic's newly released CD Porpora Opera Arias, dedicated to the memory of the great composer Nicola Porpora during the 250th anniversary of his death, with their prestigious Diapason d'Or.
The CD has been recorded by:
Max Emanuel Cencic (countertenor)
Armonia Atenea (orchestra)
George Petrou (conductor)
Decca Classics (CD label)
Parnassus Arts Productions (producer)

CD Germanico in Germania awarded a Diapason d'Or!

In its March 2018 issue, the French opera magazine Diapason has awarded the newly released CD Germanico in Germania (opera by Nicola Porpora) with their prestigious Diapason d'Or.
The CD honoured in this way has been performed by:
Max Emanuel Cencic (Germanico)
Julia Lezhneva (Ersinda)
Dilyara Idrisova (Rosmonda)
Mary-Ellen Nesi (Arminio)
Juan Sancho (Segeste)
Hasna Benmani (Cecina)
Capella Cracoviensis (orchestra)
Jan Tomasz Adamus (conductor)
Decca Classics (CD label)
Parnassus Arts Productions / Capella Cracoviensis (producers)