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Top Five Operas To See This Weekend – International (7/13-15)
Fair warning - you'll notice that two countries dominate this weekend's choices and among those, one opera crops up a bit. It's a weekend with solid offerings all around, but our choices are filled with tremendous star power that was simply too potent to turn away from. Falstaff - Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, UK Verdi's final masterpiece gets a performance on Friday night in a showcase that received rave…
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Bayerische Staatsoper 2017-18 Review: Parsifal
"Parsifal. Parsifal." Real? Dreamed? Which? In the opening of the Bayerische Staatsoper Opernfest 2018, we couldn’t tell. The new production by Pierre Audi and Georg Baselitz, which featured Jonas Kaufmann, René Pape, Christian Gerhahar, Nina Stemme, Wolfgang Koch, and conductor Kirill Petrenko, took us to a world far-beyond the drizzly night outside the doors, and watched a human and sacred tale that raised similar questions. Set in a nameless wood,…
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Bayerische Staatsoper 2017-18 Live Stream: Jonas Kaufmann Leads Starry Cast in ‘Parsifal’
The Bayerische Staatsoper will live stream its new production of Wagner’s “Parsifal” on Sunday, July 8, 2018. The production, directed by Pierre Audi, will be led by Music director Kirill Petrenko and star Jonas Kaufmann, Christian Gerhaher, René Pape, Wolfgang Koch, and Nina Stemme. The stream kicks off at 5 p.m. local time. That’s around 12 p.m. EDT and 9 a.m. PST for the start time. This is the last…
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Jonas Kaufmann & The 5 Stars You Can’t Miss At The Bayerische Staatsoper in 2018-19
The Bayerische Staatsoper has announced its 2018-19 season and many of today's greatest stars will be performing in the house. However, there are few singers that will have banner years with the company and will likely make headlines throughout the year. Here five stars OperaWire believes you cannot miss next season. Jonas Kaufmann For Kaufmann fans who have missed him in the states and other theaters, this season the Bayerische Staatsoper…
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Bryan Hymel Final Performances Of ‘Les Vêpres Siciliennes’
Bryan Hymel has canceled the full run of "Les Vêpres Siciliennes" at the Bayerische Staatsoper. The tenor announced the news via social next work with the following statement, "It is with heavy heart that I have had to withdraw from the Bayerische Staatsoper’s production of Les Vêpres Siciliennes. This is a role which I love and have lived with for the past 4 years. Our team has worked so hard…
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Bayerische Staatsoper Announces Two Major Cast Changes
The Bayerische Staatsoper announced two major cast changes for two different productions. The first cast will be seen in “Der Rosenkavalier.” Anna Prohaska will fill in as Sophie joining Angela Brower, Peter Rose, and Adrienne Pieczonka in the final performance of the season. Meanwhile, Leonardo Caimi will replace Bryan Hymel in “Les Vêpres Siciliennes.” Caimi heroically sang the final act backstage during opening night and performed the second performance for an ill…
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Leonardo Caimi Replaces Bryan Hymel In Munich
Bryan Hymel has canceled his second performance of Verdi’s “Les Vêpres Siciliennes.” The Bayerische Staatsoper announced via Twitter that due to illness Hymel would not be able to perform. As a result, Leonardo Caimi will fill-in as Henri singing his first fully staged performance of the work in Munich. During the opening night performance of the production, Hymel lost his voice and Caimi was forced to sing while Hymel acted…
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Leonardo Caimi Makes Heroic Cameo In Opening Of ‘Les Vêpres Siciliennes’ At The Bayerische Staatsoper
The Bayerische Staatsoper announced that during Act five of its premiere performance of Verdi's "Les Vêpres Siciliennes" tenor Bryan Terfel was substituted by tenor Leonardo Caimi. According to the company, while Hymel acted the role, Caimi sang backstage. According to reports, Hymel suffered a bad cough that impeded him from being able to finish singing the performance. Caimi recently performed "Les Vêpres" at the Oper Frankfurt and is currently starring in…
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The Bayerische Staatsoper Names A New Music Director
The Bayerische Staatsoper has announced its new intendant and music director. The company announced that starting in 2021, Belgian Serge Dorny will be the company's intendant and Russian conductor Vladimir Jurowski will serve as music director. Dorny currently works with the Opéra de Lyon and also worked for a short period in Dresden. Meanwhile, Jurowski served as music director at the Glyndebourne Festival and is the present music director of the…
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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…