With great sadness we learnt that the excellent German alto Barbara Bornemann passed away on May 12, 2018 at the age of 63 years. Barbara Bornemann was a wonderful musician, a great artist and a lovable person. We will always remember her kindness and her human warmth. REINHARD HAGEN: - Opéra National de Paris, Parsifal / Titurel (new production under Philippe Jordan), per-   formances on April 27, 30, May 5, 10, 13, 16, 20 and 23, 2018. RENÉ PAPE: - Dresden State Opera, Fidelio / Rocco (revival), performances on May 4, 9, 12 and 17, 2018   (leading team: Christine Mielitz / Adam Fischer). - Wroclaw Opera House, gala concert on May 15, 2018, arias by Verdi and Wagner. MICHAEL VOLLE: - Metropolitan Opera New York, Tosca / Scarpia, performances on April 21, 26, 30 and   May 4, 2018. - Berlin State Opera, Pelléas et Mélisande / Golaud (revival), production by Ruth Berghaus,   conductor: Daniel Barenboim, performances on May 27, 31, June 10 and 14, 2018. GABRIELA SCHERER: - Dresden State Opera, Le nozze di Figaro / Countess, performance on May 13, 2018. ROMAN TREKEL: - Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Florence, Mendelssohn-Bartholdy: Paulus, conductor:   Fabio Luisi, concert on May 29, 2018. STEPHAN RÜGAMER: - Berlin State Opera, King Arthur (leading team: Sven-Eric Bechtolf / René Jacobs),   performances on May 19 and 21, 2018. TOBIAS KEHRER: - Deutsche Oper Berlin   - Rigoletto / Sparafucile (conductor: Garcia Calvo), May 17, 2018   - Il Barbiere di Siviglia / Basilio, May 20, 2018.   - Die Zauberflöte / Sarastro, May 26 and June 14, 2018. JONAS ALBER: - Theater Regensburg, conductor of the new production Don Giovanni, performances   on June 16, 19, 22, 26, July 1 and 9, 2018.