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Joyce DiDonato, Nadine Sierra & Mariella Devia Lead Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia’s 2018-19 Season
The Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia has announced its 2018-19 season featuring an array of diverse repertoire. For this season announcement, we will only focus on the vocal performances. Orchestra Concerts  The season opens with Bernstein's "West Side Story" with Nadine Sierra and Alek Shrader in the lead roles with Antonio Pappano conducting. Jessica Vosk, Mark Stone, and Aigul Akhmetshina round out the cast. Performance Dates: Oct. 12-14, 2018 Adams' "The…
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Alek Shrader, Daniela Mack & Corinne Winters Headline Michigan Opera Theatre’s 2018-19 Season
The Michigan Opera Theatre has announced its 2018-19 season, which will feature five productions and a number of special events. The season will also feature a number of international stars and innovative programming. Take a look! Productions Tchaikovsky’s “Eugene Onegin,” opens the season with Iurii Samoilov in the title role and Soprano Corinne Winters as Tatiana. MOT Principal Conductor Stephen Lord leads in the pit. Tomer Zvulun directs a co-production with Lyric…
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Alek Shrader, Mariola Cantarero & Sabina Puértolas Headline Opera de Oviedo’s 2018-19 Season
The Opera de Oviedo has announced its 2018-19 season. The season will include five productions including some operatic classics and one Spanish opera. The season opens with Jorge Muñiz's "Fuenteovejuna" with Mariola Cantarero and Raquel Lojendio sharing the role of Laurencia. The opera also stars Antonio Lozano and José Luis Sola sharing the role of Frondoso and Felipe Bou and Ricardo Seguel as Esteban. Santiago Serrate conducts the production by Miguel del Arco. Performance Dates: Sept. 9-5,…
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Nicole Cabell, Alek Shrader & Miles Mykkanen Lead Minnesota Opera 2018-19 Season
The Minnesota Opera has announced its 2018-19 season featuring five productions including one world premiere and two modern masterpieces. The season opens with Puccini's rarely performed "La Rondine," which tells the tale of Magda a lively courtesan in Paris. Celine Byrne makes her debut in the title role with Leonardo Capalbo as Ruggero. Octavio Cardenas directs the new production which is slated to conducted by Sergio Alapont in his debut. Performance…
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Santa Fe Opera 2017 Review – Alcina: Lead Singers & Director David Alden Lead Satisfying Performance
You can tell who the real Handel lovers are by those who remain for the entirety of a three hour and 40-minute performance. However, at Santa Fe Opera’s production of “Alcina” on August 2, the house remained mostly full all the way to the curtain call. When it comes to Baroque performed in the 21st century, it helps to rely on many other dramatic factors to not only lure audiences in…
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Q &A: Alek Shrader and Daniela Mack on Living Opera Careers Together
Tenor Alek Shrader and mezzo-soprano Daniela Mack have enormous operatic careers and have sung all over the world both individually and together. The couple has joined forces in such operas as "La Cenerentola" and Handel's "Partenope" and this summer they will be reunited in Handel’s "Alcina" at Santa Fe Opera. I had the chance to speak with them on my way to the Santa Fe Opera, in anticipation of their…
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Seattle Opera Announces 2017-18 Season As Art Meets Real-Life In ‘Cosi Fan Tutte,’ ‘Beatrice & Benedict’
The Seattle Opera has announced it 2017-18 season featuring five operas, two of which will see art and real-life come together as one. The season opens August 5 with Puccini's "Madama Butterfly" starring Lianna Haroutounian and Alexia Voulgaridou alternating the title role of Cio-Cio San. Alexey Dolgov and Dominik Chenes will sing the role of Pinkerton while Weston Hurt will sing the role of Sharpless. The production will be followed by Rossini's…