Michael Fichtenholz will be appointed opera director at the Opernhaus Zürich from the 2018/19 season. +++ In the revival Werther, Melissa Petit will sing the role of Sophie instead of Rebeca Olvera. +++ Opernhaus Zürich is nominated for the International Classical Music Award 2018 (ICMA) with Messa da Requiem, Rachmaninov Piano Trios and Scheherazade by Rimsky-Korsakov. ++++ The recordings of Messa da Requiem, Frank Martin and the Mozart arias by Juan Diego Flórez are nominated for the German Record Critics' Award 2018. +++ The magazine Opernwelt appoints the Philharmonia Records recording by Frank Martin as «CD of the month» (February 2018). +++ In the revival of Der fliegende Holländer Steven Humes takes over the role of Daland instead of Lars Woldt. +++ Jean-Sébastien Bou sings the role of Escamillo in the revival of Carmen instead of Levente Molnar. +++ SRF2 Kultur reports on the premiere of Heinz Holliger's Lunea in the one-hour program Kontext (only available in German). +++ The recording of Jules Massenets Werther is now available on DVD! +++ In the revival Luisa Miller Nino Machaidze takes over the role of Luisa Miller instead of Maria Agresta.