Tenor Bryan Register makes history tonight as he opens in Semperoper Dresden’s first ever performance of Berlioz’s Les Troyens. Performing the leading role of Énée in a six-performance run of the composer’s most ambitious work, the tenor reprises this role following highly-acclaimed performances at Oper Frankfurt earlier this year, with the Frankfurter Rundschau labelling his debut as possesing ‘visionary greatness’. This run marks the first ever outing of this opera at Semperoper Dresden.
These performances follow a successful summer for Register, which saw him perform the role of Siegmund in Grange Park Opera’s Die Walküre, which Opera magazine hailed as ‘magnetic’ whilst the Spectator heralded Register as ideal in this part, claiming him as a ‘a moving actor, a powerful and sensitively used voice, with an intelligent understanding of this sympathetic role’.
Berlioz’ Les Troyens at Semperoper Dresden opens tonight and follows with performances on 6, 9, 21, 27 October, concluding on 3 November.