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Juan Diego Flórez, Anna Netrebko & Nina Stemme To Be Featured In Vienna State Opera’s 2018-19 Season
The Vienna State Opera has announced the 2018-19 season, which is incidentally the company’s 150-anniversary year.  The season will include six new productions, including a world premiere production. Here is a breakdown of what’s to come. New Productions (In Order of Opening) Berlioz’s “Les Troyens” will be the first new production, starting on Oct. 14, 2018. David McVicar directs while Alain Altinoglu conducts an ensemble that includes Brandon Jovanovich, Adam…
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Charles Castronovo To Replace Bryan Hymel In Roméo Et Juliette
Bryan Hymel has canceled performances of Gounod’s “Roméo et Juliette.” The Metropolitan Opera announced that Hymel canceled due to illness. As a result, Charles Castronovo will sing the role of Roméo. Castronovo returns to the Met after singing an acclaimed run of “Die Zauberflöte” earlier this season. He recently sang a run of “Roméo” at the Badishes Staatstheater and Don José in “Carmen” in Toulouse. He is slated to return to the…
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Anna Netrebko, Nina Stemme, Angela Gheorghiu & Jonas Kaufmann Headline Royal Opera’s 2018-19 Season
The Royal Opera has announced its 2018-19 season, which is set to include five new productions, classic revivals, and operas that span the entire breadth of the repertory. New Productions The Royal Opera will begin its season with a cycle of works for families over the next few Seasons, beginning with a new production of Humperdinck's "Hansel and Gretel" by director/designer Antony McDonald. Hanna Hipp, Jennifer Davis, and Michaela Schuster headline the new…
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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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Top 5 Operas to See This Weekend – International (3/9-11): Jonas Kaufmann & Bryan Hymel Open New Productions
After a number of adventurous choices last week, this weekend we're sticking to some of the greatest hits in opera as this week will feature  the greatest singers in the world. One simply cannot ignore when singers like Jonas Kaufmann and Bryan Hymel are performing major works. Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci - La Monnaie, Belgium  Damiano Michieletto's acclaimed production of the popular verismo double continues its acclaimed run with Eva Maria Westbroek and Teodor…
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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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Royal Opera House 2017-18 Review – Cavalleria Rusticana / Pagliacci: Verismo Duo Falls Prey to Verismo Schtick
In the beginning of the 20th-century there was a snootiness about verismo opera. All of its propagators – Puccini, Giordano, Mascagni, among others - were accused of simplifying opera by eliminating many of its challenges. Those long showy lines of coloratura were long gone. In place of it, the singers began interspersing notes and passages with great long sighs or yells – and those ubiquitous raised hands and eyebrows. And…