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Vienna State Opera 2017-18 Live Stream: Ambrogio Maestri Stars As ‘Falstaff’
This Saturday, the Vienna State Opera brings its season-long live stream series to an end with Verdi’s “Falstaff.” Per the official website, Verdi’s final masterwork will showcase Ambrogio Maestri in his signature role alongside Christopher Maltman as Ford. Among the other major stars of the showcase are Jinxu Xiahou, Olga Bezsmertna, Hila Fahima, and Monika Bohinec. James Conlon conducts Sir David McVicar's production. The performance kicks off at 7 p.m.…
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Los Angeles Opera 2017-18 Review – Rigoletto: Adela Zaharia Makes Triumphant Debut Alongside Michael Fabiano & Ambrogio Maestri
On Sunday, May 27, 2018, Los Angeles Opera presented Giuseppe Verdi’s “Rigoletto” with a new cast of singers that was equal to those who sang the premiere. For this unusual situation, I found it necessary to return to the City of Angels for another look. Having attended a matinee performance, I write about it as our car speeds eastward away from the pink and lilac sky of California recalling the…
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5 Stars You Can’t Miss At Teatro Alla Scala’s 2018-19 Season
Every year, one superstar rises above the rest to become one the centerpieces of a particular Teatro alla Scala season. This season, OperaWire pointed out five major artists that are poised to make high profile debuts or returns or headline major productions that are sure to see their profiles surge. Saioa Herenandez The Spanish soprano is set to make her Teatro alla Scala debut as well as her role debut…
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Ildar Abdrazakov, Plácido Domingo & Maria José Siri Lead Teatro Alla Scala’s 2018-19 Season
The Teatro alla Scala has announced its 2018-19 season featuring a number of new productions and operatic classics. The season will once again include a number of Italian operas continuing the theater's initiative to bring back Italian opera. Here is a look! Productions  The season opens with a new production of Verdi's "Attila" starring Ildar Abdrazakov. David Livermore directs the new production which also stars Saioa Hernandez, Fabio Sartori, and …
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Philadelphia Orchestra 2017-18 Review – Tosca: Yannick Nézet-Séguin Ends Season With Symphonic Take on Puccini Classic
“The crown! The crest! It's the Attavanti's!” Exclaimed the tempestuous diva Floria Tosca, pacing about in a frenzied fit of jealousy after being led to believe by the scheming and lascivious Barron Scarpia that her lover, the painter and maverick Mario Cavaradossi, had been dallying with a Marchesa in the chapel. In fact, no such dalliance occurred, as he had merely been working on his painting of Mary Magdalene. In…
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Top 5 Operas To See This Weekend – International (4/6-8): Diana Damrau Makes A Major Role Debut
This weekend, the opera world will see a major role debut from a major star, as well as a number of singers continuing runs of role debuts and house debuts. There will also be a concert performance of a rarely performed Verdi work. Il Trovatore - Finnish National Opera, Finland  Aquiles Machado sings the title in Verdi's ever-popular opera alongside rising star soprano Elena Stikhina. Sari Nordqvist, and Claudio Otelli…
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Evelyn Herlitzius, Nino Machaidze & Eric Owens Headline Dutch National Opera’s 2018-19 Season
The Dutch National Opera has announced its 2018-19 season featuring many operatic classics as well as rarely performed works. The company will continue its Opera Forward series as well as its Holland Festival, which concludes the season. Classics The Dutch National Opera opens its season with Mozart's masterpiece "Die Zauberflöte" in Simon McBurney's new production. Kathryn Lewek brings her compelling Queen of the Night with Stanislas de Barbeyrac as Tamino and Mari Eriksmoen…
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Bayerische Staatsoper To Live Stream ‘Il Trittico’
On Dec. 23 the Bayerische Staatsoper will present its new production of "Il Trittico" on its award-winning live stream service. The new production by Lotte de Beer stars Eva-Maria Westbroek and Yonghoon Lee in "Il Tabarro" and Ermonela Jaho in her signature role as "Suor Angelica." Michaela Schuster is the villainous Princess. The evening caps off with Ambrogio Maestri in the title role of "Gianni Schicchi." Rosa Feola is Lauretta and Pavol…
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Vienna State Opera 2017-18 Live Stream: Pieczonka, Maestri & Lee Lead Star Cast in ‘Tosca’
The Vienna State Opera’s current production of Puccini’s “Tosca” will get a live stream on Monday, Oct. 30, 2017, as part of the company’s season-long live streaming service. Led by conductor Jesús López Cobos, the production will feature soprano Adrianne Pieczonka as the famed diva and Yonghoon Lee as her lover Mario Cavaradossi. As the villainous Scarpia, audiences will get to see Ambrogio Maestri. The stream starts at 7:30 p.m.…
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Weekend Preview – International (9/1-3): Deutsche Oper Berlin Opens 2017-18 Season While La Scala Goes On Tour
It is a rather quiet weekend as many companies are in rehearsals gearing up for opening nights. However, some companies resume their 2016-17 seasons while others conclude summer festivals and others begin 2017-18 seasons. Here is a look at what to expect. Germany  The Deutsche Oper Berlin kicks off its 2017-18 season with Verdi's "La Traviata," starring Ben Bernheim and Salome Jicia. The company also has a Grand Opening Concert this…