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San Francisco Opera To Stage The Ring Cycle With Irene Theorin
This summer, the San Francisco Opera will present Richard Wagner’s "Der Ring des Nibelungen" in three complete cycles. The company will showcase each cycle over the course of one week as the composer originally intended, from June 12 through July 1 at the War Memorial Opera House.  The cast is set to include some of today's greatest Wagnerians including Irene Theorin (Brünnhilde), Greer Grimsley (Wotan), Daniel Brenna (Siegfried), Karita Mattila (Sieglinde), Brandon Jovanovich (Froh and Siegmund), Falk Struckmann (Alberich), and Jamie Barton (Fricka),…
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Juan Diego Flórez, Marina Rebeka Among 5 Artists to Dominate Vienna State Opera 2018-19 Season
The Vienna State Opera has announced the 2018-19 season, which will feature many of opera’s great stars. There are a ton of ensemble artists that are due for big years, including Olga Bezsmertna who is slated for a whopping nine roles this season. But here is a look at five other artists who are poised to be the must-see performers of the 150th season in Vienna. Juan Diego Flórez The…
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Jonas Kaufmann, Anja Kampe & Anja Harteros Headline Bayerische Staatsoper’s 2018-19 Season
The Bayerische Staatsoper has announced its 2018-19 season, which is set to include eight new productions and a number of revival productions. The season will also include a number of concert performances as well as recitals in the company's summer festival. Here is a look at all the operatic events. New Productions  Amélie Niermeyer directs a new production of Verdi's "Otello" with music director Kirill Petrenko conducting. Jonas Kaufmann stars in…
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Placido Domingo, Jonas Kaufmann & Cecilia Bartoli Headline Salzburg Festival
The Salzburg Festival has announced its 2018 summer festival. This season the festival will showcase eight operas in concert and staged performances. "Die Zauberflöte" will be the festival's sole Mozart offering starring Matthias Goerne as Sarastro, Mauro Peter as Tamino, Albina Shagimuratova in the role of the Queen of the Night, Christiane Karg as Pamina, and Adam Plachetka as Papageno. Constantinos Carydis conducts Lydia Steier's new production. Strauss' "Salome" will also be performed in a new production…
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LA Opera Adds Another ‘Carmen’ Performance
The Los Angeles Opera has added one more performance of “Carmen.” The opera, which will open the season on Sept. 9, 2017, will get an additional showcase on Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017, bringing its total presentations to seven. The opera will star Ana María Martinez in the title role. She will appear in all the performances and has noted that taking on the role back in 2014 “liberated her.” “You…
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Social Media Beat (8/4-1) – A Look At The Scene From Salzburg And Pesaro
It's festival season and many artists are performing in high profile concerts and productions while other are simply enjoying vacation time. This week on social media we'll focus on Salzburg and Pesaro. Salzburg While Michele Mariotti is working hard on "I Due Foscari," his wife Olga Peretyatko is enjoying vacation time after a fabulous season. She visited rehearsals of "Foscari" and even went to the second performance of "Aida." ❤️…
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Weekend Preview – International (8/4-6): Anna Netrebko Returns To The Salzburg Festival With Riccardo Muti & Francesco Meli
The Festival season continues with one of the most anticipated premieres slated to open. Austria That premiere, of course, is Anna Netrebko's role debut as Aida at the Salzburg Festival. She will be accompanied by Riccardo Muti and Francesco Meli, who is also making his role debut as Radamès, with Ekaterina Semenchuk as Amneris. The festival will also continue runs of "Lady Macbeth of Mtsenk" with Nina Stemme and Brandon…
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LA Opera To Simulcast ‘Carmen’
The LA Opera simulcast is back and this year the company will bring the experience to the Los Angeles community on Sept. 23, 2017. With the help of the Los Angeles County and the Board of Supervisors, the Los Angeles Opera will broadcast the evening's performance of "Carmen" to the Santa Monica Pier and Exposition Park. The opera is set to star Ana María Martinez in the title role with…
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Brandon Jovanovich Set For Salzburg’s ‘Lady Macbeth Of Mtsenk’
The Salzburg Festival's upcoming production of Shostakovich's "Lady Macbeth of Mtsenk" is getting some cast changes. Italian bass Ferruccio Furlanetto has stepped out of the upcoming production in the role of Boris Ismailov, stating that the role is not for him. As a result, Dmitry Ulyanov will replace him. The opera is also getting a new tenor as Russian tenor Maxim Aksenov has been replaced by the American tenor Brandon…
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Metropolitan Opera HD ‘Rusalka’ to Air on PBS
This Sunday, the Metropolitan Opera’s recent production of “Rusalka” will hit TVs around the country as part of PBS’s Great Performances series. The performance will air on June 18 at 12 p.m. EDT. The opera stars Kristine Opolais in the title role, Jamie Barton as the witch Jezibaba, Eric Owens as the Water Sprite, and Brandon Jovanovich as the Prince. The new production, which premiered in February, was directed by Mary…