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PBS To Showcase Met Opera’s ‘Semiramide’ Starring Angela Meade
PBS will showcase “Semiramide” from the Metropolitan Opera as part of its Great Performances Series on Sunday, July 8, 2018. The broadcast will kick off at 12 p.m. EDT and will soprano Angela Meade in the title role, tenor Javier Camarena, mezzo-soprano Elizabeth DeShong, and bass Ildar Abdrazakov. Ryan Speedo Green rounds out the star cast. Per OperaWire’s review, DeShong was the standout of the production. “ The true star of…
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Top 5 Operas to See This Weekend – International (6/22-24): Lisette Oropesa, Javier Camarena & Edita Gruberova Light Up The Weekend
In a weekend of classics, there will be new productions opening, some revivals, and others closing. And then there will be a gala with one of a legendary sopranos who has surpassed all expectations. Here is a look! Gala Konzert - Wiener Staatsoper, Austria  Edita Gruberova offers a gala concert featuring music from "La Traviata," "Don Giovanni," "Die Entführung aus dem Serail," "Roberto Devereux," and "Idomeneo." Marco Armiliato conducts the gala…
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Lineup for Richard Tucker Gala 2018 Announced, Featuring Christian Van Horn & Anna Netrebko
The Richard Tucker Foundation has announced its lineup for its 2018 gala concert celebrating Christian Van Horn's recent Richard Tucker Award. The gala will see previous Richard Tucker winners Christine Goerke, Angela Meade, Nadine Sierra, Stephanie Blythe, and Michael Fabiano showcase their talents. Additionally, superstars Anna Netrebko, Javier Camarena, and Yusif Eyvazov will participate in the event. The starry lineup will be led by conductor Marco Armiliato, the New York Choral Society,…
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Ainhoa Arteta, Angela Meade & José Bros Headline Teatro La Maestranza’s 2018-19 Season
The Teatro La Maestranza has announced its 2018-19 season featuring opera, zarzuela, and recitals. Here is a look at what the season will offer. Opera The season opens with Donizetti's "Lucia di Lammermoor" Leonor Bonilla, José Bros, Vitaliy Bilyy, Mirco Palazzi, and Manuel de Diego. Filippo Sanjust directs the production with Renato Balsadonna conducting. Performance Dates: Oct. 26 - Nov. 4, 2018 Tomás Marco's "Tenorio" makes a rare appearance with Alfredo García,…
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Teatro Regio Torino 2017-18 Review – I Lombardi: Angela Meade & Francesco Meli Sparkle In Early, But Underdeveloped Verdi Opera
A number of Verdi’s early operas are closely associated with the Risorgimento, no more so than “Nabucco” with its famous chorus, “Va pensiero,” in which the people yearn for a homeland. Arguably, however, it was the follow-up and now rarely performed opera, “I Lombardi alla Prima crociata,” which best encapsulates the spirit of the Italian people’s desire for nationhood. Listening casually to a recording of the work one would probably…
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Top 5 Operas To See This Weekend (4/20-22): Corinne Winters, Eric Cutler & Ramon Vargas Lead Weekend
This weekend will see three Verdi masterpieces performed around the world and one of Wagner's most popular works in a new production. There will also be a performance of Shostakovich's greatest opera. Take a look at what OperaWire thinks you should see this weekend. La Traviata - Opera Australia, Australia  In Melbourne, Corinne Winters takes on her signature role of Violetta alongside Yosep Kang and José Carbó. Carlo Montanaro conducts Elijah Moshinsky's classic…
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Angela Meade, Ainhoa Arteta & Javier Camarena To Be Featured In of ABAO-OLBE 2018-19 Season
The Bilbao Opera has announced its 2018-19 Season featuring five main stage productions and four family-oriented productions. In total, the company will present 9 titles with a total of 46 performances. Main Stage The 67th Season of ABAO-OLBE opens on Oct. 20 with Puccini's "La Bohème." Soprano Ainhoa Arteta takes on the role of Mimì with Romanian tenor Teodor Ilincai making his Bilbao debut as Rodolfo. Baritone Artur Ruciński and…
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Metropolitan Opera 2017-18 Live in HD Preview: Rossini’s ‘Semiramide’ Hits Cinemas
This Saturday, audiences around the world will get a chance to see a rare performance of Rossini’s final Italian opera “Semiramide” in cinemas as part of the company’s famed Live in HD broadcast. The showcase kicks off at 12:25 p.m. EDT and will star Angela Meade in the title role alongside Elizabeth DeShong as Arsace, Ildar Abdrazakov as Assur, and Javier Camarena as Idreno. The work also features Ryan Speedo…
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Metropolitan Opera 2017-18 Review – Semiramide: Elizabeth DeShong Shines In Disappointing Revival
Of Rossini’s opera’s “Semiramide,” his final Italian work, is often considered one of his finest. You probably would not draw that conclusion from the performance at the Metropolitan Opera on Monday, Feb. 19, 2018. The opera, which tells the tale of the “battle” for the throne of Babylon in the wake of its fallen monarch Nino, is a rather long affair with a ton of characters and an expansive plot…
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Anna Netrebko, Elina Garanca & Jonas Kaufmann Headline Metropolitan Opera 2018-19 Season
The Metropolitan Opera has announced its 2018-19 season. Here is a rundown. New Productions  The Metropolitan Opera opens with Saint-Saëns' "Samson et Dalila" in a new production by Darko Tresnjak. Roberto Alagna and Elina Garanca reunite for the production which is also set to star Laurent Naouri, Elchin Azizov, and Dmitry Belosselskiy. Anita Rachevlishvili and Aleksandrs Antonenko will sing a later run of the production. Production Dates: Sept. 24, 2018-March…