November concerts throughout Europe

5 November 2015 — On November 8, René Pape is a featured soloist at a Gala Concert, marking the 50th Anniversary of the Antonín Dvořák International Vocal Competition in Karlovy Vary. He is joined by several laureates of the competition, including Adam Plachetka, Roman Janál, Kateřina Kněžíková, Joo-Anne Bitter, and Nicholas Davis. Mr. Pape sings the arias “Ella giammai m’amo” from Verdi’s Don Carlo and “Le veau d’or” from Gounod’s Faust, with conductor Libor Pešek leading The National Theatre Orchestra. The concert will also receive a live broadcast via Czech Television. Tickets are available at the following link; please know there is limited inventory for this special event. 


Mefistofele at the Bayerische Staatsoper

12 October 2015 — René Pape returns to the Bayerische Staatsoper this fall in the title role of Boito's Mefistofele, October 24 & 29 and November 1, 6, 10 & 15. Joseph Calleja is Faust and Kristine Opolais sings Margherita, with conductor Omer Meir Wellber and the Bayerisches Staatsorchester and Bayerische Staatsoper Chorus. This new staging is directed by Roland Schwab and designed by Piero Vinciguerra. Opening night will be broadcast live via BR-Klassik, and the November 15 performance will stream live online via


Metropolitan Opera ‘Macbeth’ available soon on DVD

29 September 2015 — René Pape’s 2014 Metropolitan Opera performance as Banquo in Verdi’s Macbeth can be seen on DVD and Blu-ray formats beginning October 30, and is now available for pre-order via Amazon. The production features a thrilling cast, including Željko Lučić in the title role and Anna Netrebko as Lady Macbeth, with Fabio Luisi leading the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus. Mr. Pape’s portrayal of the ill-fated general garnered spectacular acclaim from critics:

 “The formidable bass René Pape makes a gravely dignified Banquo, a general in Duncan’s army, who is murdered by assassins at the command of Macbeth: The witches have foretold that Banquo will be the father of kings to come, and Macbeth cannot take a chance.”

Anthony Tommasini – The New York Times 



‘Elektra’ in concert with the Bayerische Staatsorchester

25 August 2015 — René Pape sings Orest in a concert presentation of Strauss’ Elektra on September 13 at the George Enescu Festival in Bucharest. Orest is a signature role for Mr. Pape, whose previous performances have been heralded by audiences and critics alike: “The great bass René Pape was a vocal and dramatic giant in the role of Orest, Elektra's exiled brother . . . “ (The New York Times)


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