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Aleksandra Kurzak, Nino Machaidze & Carmen Giannattasio Headline Teatro San Carlo’s 2018-19 Season
The Teatro San Carlo has announced its 2018-19 season. The season will include some of the biggest stars in opera as well as some rare gems. Here is a look at what San Carlo will offer operagoers next season. Productions Riccardo Muti conducts the opening night with a new production by Chiara Muti of Mozart's "Così Fan Tutte." Alessio Arduini, Maria Bengtsson, Paola Gardina, and Pavel Kolgatin headlining the cast.…
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Aleksandra Kurzak Signs With Sony Classical
Aleksandra Kurzak has signed a contract to record with Sony Classical. The company announced that the Polish soprano, who was formerly with Decca, will release her first recording under the new contract this autumn. That album will be a duets recording with her husband Roberto Alagna, who signed with Sony back in January. Kurzak will also record a solo album set for spring of 2019. Kurzak, who holds a PhD in…
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Cecilia Bartoli, Robert Alagna & Gregory Kunde Headline Opera De Monte-Carlo’s 2018-19 Season
The Opera de Monte-Carlo has announced its 2018-19 season, featuring a number of important stars and numerous productions. Here is a look at the unique season Monte Carlo will offer. The season opens with an evening entitled Opera-Comique at the Chapelle Musicale Reine-Elizabeth. Performance Dates: Oct. 13-14, 2018 A screening of "La Veuve Joyeuse" continues the season. Performance Dates: Oct. 25, 2018 The Ballet de Shangai visits the Opera de Monte-Carlo…
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Vienna State Opera 2017-18 Live Stream: Lise Lindstrom, Roberto Alagna, Aleksandra Kurzak Star in ‘Turandot’
Puccini’s “Turandot” hits the web this week from the Vienna State Opera as part of its live stream series throughout the season. The showcase on April 20 is set to star Lise Lindstrom in the title role of the icy princess while Roberto Alagna plays Calaf and his wife Aleksandra Kurzak takes on the role of Liù. Frédéric Chaslin conducts while Marco Arturo Marelli directs. The stream kicks off at…
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Top 5 Opera To See This Weekend – International (3/16-18): Barbara Hannigan & Roberto Alagna Lead Starry Productions
This weekend will see opera houses in full swing presenting classics and new modern masterpieces. For this weekend preview, we've gone to Europe, South America, and Asia as many leading stars are performing around the world. Three Sisters - Teatro Colón, Argentina  Hungarian composer Peter Eötvös' opera opens the Teatro Colón in a new production by Rubén Szuchmacher. Jovita Vaskeviciute, Anna Lapkovskaja, and Elvira Hasanagić star in the lead roles. The company gives…
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Vienna State Opera 2017-18 Live Stream: Roberto Alagna and Aleksandra Kurzak Star in ‘Otello’
Verdi’s “Otello” takes over the Vienna State Opera’s streaming service on March 18, 2018. The final tragic masterwork of its creator will feature Roberto Alagna in the title role with his real-life wife Aleksandra Kurzak playing the ill-fated Desdemona. Dalibor Jenis portrays Jago and Alexandru Moisiuc as Lodovico. Dan Ettinger conducts. The stream kicks off at 6:30 p.m. local time and is slated to run until around 9:30 p.m. That’s…
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Jonas Kaufmann, Anna Netrebko & Sonya Yoncheva To Be Featured In Paris Opera 2018-19 Season
The 2018-19 Paris Opera will celebrate a double anniversary including the signing, in 1669, of the letters patent authorizing Perrin to establish an Academy of Opera - rapidly named the Royal Academy of Music and that of the inauguration of the Opéra Bastille in 1989. The season will feature a number of new productions, classic revivals, and world premieres. It will also feature some of the top artists in the…
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Danielle Pastin To Play Nedda In Metropolitan Opera Matinee of ‘Pagliacci’
Aleksandra Kurzak has canceled today's performance of "Pagliacci." The Metropolitan Opera announced via Twitter that Kurzak was ill and as a result, Danielle Pastin will be replacing her. Pastin made her Metropolitan Opera debut as Masha in "The Queen of Spades" in 2011 and was also featured as Frasquita in the Met’s production of "Carmen" in 2012 and 2013. This season she will be featured in Verdi’s Requiem with The Dayton Opera…
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Metropolitan Opera 2017-18 Review – Cavalleria Rusticana / Pagliacci: Roberto Alagna Triumphs With Two Incredible Divas
"Pagliacci" and "Cavalleria Rusticana" is one of the signature double bills in opera that show offs the many qualities of a leading tenor. Both parts are known for their demanding vocal challenges and in many cases are sung by two different tenors. However, in the Metropolitan Opera's current revival of David McVicar's production, Roberto Alagna triumphed in two of his best performances in recent Met history alongside two incredible divas. The…
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Roberto Alagna & Aleksandra Kurzak Beneift Concert In Puerto Rico
On Feb. 6, 2018, Roberto Alagna and Aleksandra Kurzak will perform in concert in San Juan. The concert will be held at the Conservatory of music of Puerto Rico and is being organized by CulturArte Puerto Rico in aid of the students and teachers affected by hurricanes Irma and Maria. Furter details are expected to be revealed later in the month. Alagna and Kurzak are currently preparing "Pagliacci" at the Metropolitan Opera, which is set to…