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UPDATE: Julie Fuchs Forced Out of “Die Zauberflote” in Hamburg; Company Issues Statement
Soprano Julie Fuchs has announced on her Facebook page that she will no longer be performing in Staatsoper Hamburg’s upcoming production of Mozart’s “Die Zauberflote.” “Today, I have an unexpected announcement to make,” writes Fuchs. “The Staatsoper Hamburg has unfortunately informed me just this week that the artistic integrity of the Jette Steckel production of ‘Die Zauberflöte’ cannot be maintained if the soprano singing Pamina is four months pregnant. As…
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Komische Oper Berlin 2018-19 Season To Feature Anne Sofie Von Otter & Scott Hendricks
The Komische Oper has announced its 2018-19 season featuring a seven new productions and a number of unique rarely performed works. Here is a look at what the season will offer. Premieres Korngold’s “Die tote Stadt" featuring Ales Briscein, Sara Jakubiak, and Gunter Papendell. Robert Carsen directs the rarely performed classic. Performance Dates: Sept 30; October 6, 14, 31; November 18, 28; December 14, 25, 2018. June 28, 2019 The rarely…
High Notes
At The New Generation Festival, Old Meets Young for Captivating Concert
In August, The New Generation Festival will be returning to the gardens of Florence’s Palazzo Corsini following a successful first year. Highlights of this year’s festival will be its staging of Mozart’s “Don Giovanni” and Shakespeare’s “Henry V,” performed with live orchestration for the first time. Bringing audiences a taste of what the summer will have in store, The New Generation Festival took to New York City for a gala…
Opera For Beginners
Opera Profile: Janacek’s ‘From the House of the Dead’
Premiering on April 12, 1930, “From the House of the Dead” is the final opera composed by Leos Janacek. Adapted from the novel of the same name written by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, this opera is distinct from others composed by Janacek as it does not deal with themes of love. This work explores isolation and the past deeds of men held within a Serbian prison camp. When Janacek passed away in…
Interviews Stage Spotlight
Q & A: Soprano Anush Hovhannisyan On the BBC Cardiff Competition & The New Generation Festival
On April 9, 2018, audiences will gather at London’s Coliseum for the International Opera Awards to honor those who come from across the globe to make opera what it is today. Among them will be Armenia soprano Anush Hovhannisyan, who is coming off a massive success in 2017 when she was among the contestants for the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Competition. At the International Opera Awards, she is…
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Tenor Joel Prieto to Open Season with Opera Nacional de Chile’s ‘Don Giovanni’
Puerto Rican tenor Joel Prieto is set to sing the role of Don Ottavio when Opera Nacional de Chile opens its  season with a production of Mozart’s “Don Giovanni.” This will be Prieto’s third time performing at Chile’s Teatro Municipal, having made his debut there in 2009 as Arlecchino in “Pagliacci,” and returning in 2014 for “The Magic Flute.” Prieto says, “I have fantastic memories of the work we did…
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2018 Schwabacher Recital Series to Pay Homage to Bernstein with Final Performance
The 2018 Schwabacher Recital Series is readying to end with a bang; following the last three performances from the opera world’s next generation of stars, the series will conclude on April 4 with a recital featuring soprano Natalie Image, mezzo-soprano Ashley Dixon, tenor Amitai Pati, and bass-baritone Christian Pursell, led by pianist Kevin Murphy. San Francisco Opera Center Director Sheri Greenawald says: ““We are thrilled to have Kevin Murphy, the…
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Olivier Awards Announces Its Broadcast & Ceremony Plans
The Olivier Awards are set to air on Sunday, April 8, 2018. Those outside of the UK can tune in on the Facebook page of the Olivier Awards or through the radio coverage on Sirius XM. The ceremony will be returning to the Royal Albert Hall, where it will be hosted by Catherine Tate. Highlights of the evening will include a number of performances from Olivier-nominated works. In celebration of…
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Anne Sofie Von Otter Cancels Berlin Engagement Amid Family Tragedy
Mezzo-soprano Anne Sofie Von Otter has withdrawn from her involvement in Barrie Kosky’s upcoming comic opera cabaret titled “I wish I was a chicken,” which has been rescheduled for the following season. The move comes about in the wake of the tragic suicide of Von Otter’s husband, theatre director Benny Fredriksson. After sixteen years as CEO of Kulturhuset Stadsteatern in Stockholm, Fredriksson became the target of anonymous claims that he…
Stage Spotlight
Opera Omaha Announces 2018- 19 Season
Opera Omaha has announced its 2018- 19 season, offering audiences in the Nebraska region the chance to see classic works given fresh productions, as well as giving performance opportunities to the emerging artists. Pagliacci Timothy Myers will conduct the two performances of Leoncavallo’s timeless tragedy, starring Jonathan Burton as Canio, and Leah Partridge making her role debut as Nedda. Performance Dates: October 19 & 21, 2018 L’Elisir D’Amore Donizetti’s rags-to-riches…