Berlin III – Jonathan Pell, TDO Artistic Director

by Megan Meister

Today was the final day of auditions in Berlin, and the quality was consistently higher than the previous two, with one outstanding Korean bass named Jongmin Park.  There were several other interesting singers today (an Australian mezzo, a Polish bass-baritone, a Finnish soprano and two Romanian sopranos) so all in all, this was well worth it.

It was wonderful to see colleagues from other theatres who were also here for the auditions, including representatives from the Metropolitan Opera, the Canadian Opera and the Palm Beach Opera in North America, as well as representatives from the opera companies of Berlin, Braunschweig, Bremen, Cologne, Darmstadt, Lyon, Magdeburg, Rome, Salzburg, Santiago, Toulouse, Vienna and the Welsh National Opera in Cardiff.

I will now hear a couple of performances at the Komische Oper before heading back to Dallas on Friday.

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