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Opéra National De Paris 2017-18 Review – Don Carlos: Jonas Kaufmann, Elīna Garanča, Sonya Yoncheva & Company Deliver Performance For the Ages
The hotly anticipated production of Verdi’s five-act grand opera "Don Carlos" opened at the Opéra National de Paris on 10 October to a mixed reception. The outstanding cast comprised of German tenor Jonas Kaufmann in the title role, French baritone Ludovic Tézier as Rodrigo, Marquis of Posa, Russian basses Ildar Abdrazakov and Dmitry Belosselskiy as Philippe II and the Grand Inquisitor respectively, Bulgarian soprano Sonya Yoncheva as Princess Elisabeth de…
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Artist Of The Week: Elīna Garanča Brings Her Dramatic Skills As Eboli At The Opéra National De Paris
For years, Elīna Garanča  has been making headlines for her incredible technique, dramatic power, and incredible stage presence. She has conquered the works of Donizetti, Bellini, Bizet and Rossini and has also created memorable portrayals as Charlotte in "Werther," Leonore in "La Favorite" and a highly acclaimed "Carmen." After years of singing from the lyric repertoire and saying goodbye to pants roles, Garanča turns her eyes to the Verdi repertoire.…
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Paris National Opera 2017-18 Preview: Jonas Kaufmann, Sonya Yoncheva & 7 Reasons To See ‘Don Carlos’
Arguably the event of the fall season (at least we thought so) the Opéra National de Paris’ production of Verdi’s “Don Carlos,” in full five-act splendor is going to turn a ton of heads. The reason? There are seven of them. Let’s look at each of them. First off is Jonas Kaufmann. The star tenor is a must-see anywhere he goes, no matter what. Why? His interpretations and vocal artistry…
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Jonas Kaufmann and Sonya Yoncheva To Light Up The Silver Screen In ‘Don Carlos’
Opera fans who won't be in Paris for OperaWire's most anticipated production of the fall, "Don Carlos," will get a chance to see the opera live in cinemas. The Opéra National de Paris is teaming up with Arte, France Musique, FRA Cinema and Telemondis to bring the opera to theaters on Oct. 19. The new production by Krzysztof Warlikowski will star Jonas Kaufmann, Sonya Yoncheva, Elīna Garanča, Ludovic Tezier and Ildar Abdrazakov. Dmitry…
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Daniele Rustioni To Lead 3 Verdi Operas & Britten’s War Requiem As Part of Opera de Lyon’s 2017-18 Season
Conductor Daniele Rustioni is poised to change things up at the Opera de Lyon in coming seasons. The Italian maestro was presented as the newly minted Music Director of the company at a private reception in New York on Thursday at the Bar Boulud on Broadway. Along with him was Lyon Opera’s own General Director Serge Dorny to reveal the details of the 2017-18 season while providing hints of more…
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Peter Gelb Cancels A Major New Production And Announces Two New Productions For The Metropolitan Opera In Future Seasons
The Metropolitan Opera has cancelled plans to stage Damiano Micheletto's version of Saint-Saens' "Samson et Dalila." According to the AP, Gelb said, “Michieletto is a very talented director, however, this production of ‘Samson’ just didn’t click with the Parisian public.” As a matter of fact the production was booed when opened last year at the Opera de Paris. Michieletto restructured the opera's narrative, subverting and inverting major elements in the…
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‘Don Carlo’ Or ‘Don Carlos’ – What is the Best Version of Verdi’s Titanic Masterwork?
Verdi’s “Don Carlo” makes its return to La Scala for the first time in decades in its five act version. For many this is the best version of the opera, but the bottom line is that there is no such thing as a real version of the opera with differing versions having different strengths. The work premiered in 1867. Heavy revisions came in 1884 (the so-called "Milan Version") and then…
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On This Day: A Look At Waltraud Meier’s Roles Outside the Wagner Repertory
Waltraud Meier is recognized as one of the world's greatest Wagnerians as she has performed most of the great soprano and mezzo roles from the composer. For 20 years she was the Isolde of choice for most houses and she also succeeded as Kundry in "Parsifal." However, most will forget that the singer accomplished great acclaim in the types of repertoire. In honor of her 61st birthday, Operawire takes a…
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On This Day: Antonio Pappano & Operatic Progress at the Royal Opera House And Beyond
He has described his work as a conductor to that of “football” manager. He hates the label “eliticism” when referring to the world of opera, instead seeing it as an art for everyone. He loves all kinds of music and was once a lounge-bar pianist. If there is one thing that you can admire about Antonio Pappano, who was born on Dec. 30 57 years ago, is that he understands…
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Paris National Opera 2017-18 Season Leaked; Jonas Kaufmann to Open Season in ‘Don Carlo’
The 2017-18 season for the Paris National Opera was leaked online before the company ensured that the information taken offline. Despite the quick action from the Paris Opera, the information was online long enough to learn about the new engagements and that information currently resides on the blog Opera Critiques by David Le Marrec. Opening night at the Bastille will feature Verdi’s “Don Carlo (the blog lists the Italian and…