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Overwhelming reviews of Serse, directed by Max Emanuel Cencic in Karlsruhe

From 15 to 26 February 2019, Handel's opera Serse, directed by Max Emanuel Cencic, was shown at Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe.
The reviews of Cencic's directing, the musical performance and the singers just came in, and they are excellent.

The cast consisted of:

Musical direction: George Petrou, stage direction: Max Emanuel Cencic, stage design: Rifail Ajdarpasic, costumes: Sarah Rolke: choreography: Dave Laera,  assistant costume designer: Wicke Naujoks, lighting: Stefan Woinke, choir: Marius Zachmann, dramaturgy: Boris Kehrmann,
Franco Fagioli (Serse)
Max Emanuel Cencic (Arsamene)
Lauren Snouffer (Romilda)
Katherine Manley (Atalanta)
Ariana Lucas (Amastris)
Pavel Kudinov (Ariodate)
Yang Xu (Elviro)

M. E. Cencic's solo-CD Porpora Opera Arias nominated as best solo-recording

Opera awards has nominated Max Emanuel Cencic's most recent solo CD Porpora Opera Arias as best solo recital recording. We thank for the nomination and hope for the best at the final voting on April 29, 2019.

Xerxes, directed by M. E. Cencic, premieres on 15 February in Karlsruhe

In a new production, G. F. Handel's opera Xerxes will be presented to the audience at Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe by Max Emanuel Cencic, who functions as director and performs the role of Arsamene.
February 15th, 2019, will see the premiere. Performances will continue until February 26th, and are scheduled to be resumed in February 2020. (Dates to be released soon)

Happy New Year!

New York Times: Aria 'Se tu la reggia il volo' one of the "Best Tracks of the Year"

Max Emanuel Cencic is very proud to read that the New York Times have selected his amazing aria with the great George Petrou and the wonderful Armonia Atenea, Se tu la reggia il volo from Ezio by N. Porpora from his Decca recording as one of the best tracks in 2018.

Merry Christmas!