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 Parsifal Stefan Vinke takes over the title role instead of Brandon Jovanovich, who unfortunately has to cancel the production for health reasons. The role of Amfortas sings Lauri Vasar instead of Levente Molnar. +++ 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.