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Bryn Terfel Cancels Baden-Baden’s Whitsun Festival
Bryn Terfel has canceled his performance of Wagner's "Der Fligende Hollander" a the Baden-Baden Whitsun Festival. According to a press release, the bass-baritone is currently suffering from laryngitis. As a result, John Lundgren will take over the title role. Lundgren is one of the most in-demand dramatic baritones in the world. Next season he sings the role of Wotan at the Royal Opera House and Hamburg State Opera. He also sings Tomsky in "The…
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Diana Damrau, Bryn Terfel, Cecilia Bartoli & Anja Harteros Lead Opernhaus Zurich’s 2018-19 Season
Opera Zürich has announced its 2018-19 season slate, which is among the largest in the world. It will feature a whopping 12 new productions, among a glut of exciting revivals. Let’s dive in. Premieres  Gisbert Näther's "Konrad oder das Kind aus der Konservenbüchse" gets a new production by Claudia Blersch.  Ann-Katrin Stöcker conducts two cast which will include Irène Friedli, Katharina Peetz, Flurin Caduff, Valeriy Murga, Hamida Kristoffersen, and Sinéad O'Kelly. Performance Dates: Sept. 22,…
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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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Five Performances To See This Weekend (11/10-12): Anna Netrebko, Anja Harteros & Bryn Terfel Headline Productions
The weekend is always crowded and filled with a number of performances for audiences to choose from. Over the past year, we have put out lists of all the performances happening around the world in order to inform audiences what is being performed. But after analyzing the audience response, we thought of changing it up a bit. Instead of overwhelming audiences with a number of titles, OperaWire has decided to…
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Weekend Preview – International (11/3-5): Diana Damrau, Evelyn Herlitzius & Patrizia Ciofi Headlne Concerts
It's a rather quiet weekend for opera houses with many companies presenting ballet or concert series. Still, there are many favorites for opera fans! Austria "Katja Kabanova" highlights the Vienna State Opera starring Wolfgang Bankl, Herbert Lippert, Janina Baechle, Leonardo Navarro, Evelyn Herlitzius and Carlos Osuna. The company will also showcase "Un Ballo in Maschera" with Piero Pretti, Marco Caria, and Adrianne Pieczonka. Czech Republic  The Prague National Opera will present Donizetti's "Viva La mama"…
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Tanglewood Music Festival 2017 Review: Kristine Opolais, Bryn Terfel, & Andris Nelsons’ Combined Musical Genius Leaves Us Wondering What Could Have Been
On August 26, 2017, the Tanglewood Music Festival continued with an opera gala featuring Kristine Opolais and Bryn Terfel. Andris Nelsons conducted the Boston Symphony Orchestra in a performance that featured the second act of Puccini's "Tosca" and a number of arias from "Porgy and Bess" and other opera classics. The results were delightful and they showcased two artists at the top of their careers. Tosca  The first half of…
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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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Tanglewood’s ‘Tosca’ To Feature Metropolitan Opera’s Would-Be Duo
She won’t be singing “Tosca” at the Metropolitan Opera anymore next season, but Latvian soprano Kristine Opolais is still primed to take on the tragic heroine in the Northeast this summer. On Saturday, August 26, she will join husband and Boston Symphony Orchestra Music Director Andris Nelsons in the second Act of Puccini’s famed masterpiece. She will perform alongside Bryn Terfel, who was to be her Scarpia in the upcoming production of the work…
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Weekend Preview – International (6/24-26): Jonas Kaufmann, Olga Peretyatko, Nina Stemme & Piotr Beczala Headline The Weekend
The opera season continues in full swing as many of the top stars continue runs of important operas around the world. Austria The Vienna State Opera kicks off its weekend with Strauss' "Elektra" starring Waltraud Meier, Nina Stemme, Regine Hangler, Herbert Lippert and Alan Held. It follows on Saturday with Debussy "Pelléas et Mélisande" with Franz-Josef Selig, Bernarda Fink, Adrian Eröd, Simon Keenlyside and Olga Bezsmertna. The weekend concludes with Donizetti's "L'Elisir…