Irene, Opera by Johann Adolf Hasse, in Vienna
On 29 January 2020, Parnassus Arts Productions performed the opera Irene in concert version at Theater an der Wien. This opera by Johann Adolf Hasse had its premiere in 1738 and had not been performed until its successful revival at the Helsinki Musiikkitalo last December by Parnassus Arts Productions. Max Emanuel Cencic, who rediscovered this forgotten opera, has made a huge effort to bring it back on stage.
In Vienna, he again performed the role of Nicefero, together with the following cast:
Irene: Vivica Genaux
Nicefero: Max Emanuel Cencic
Eudossa: Dara Savinova
Orest: David DQ Lee
Isaccio: Bruno de Sá
Conductor: Aapo Häkkinen
Orchestra: Helsinki Baroque Orchestra
We thank everyone involved!