Ekaterina Semenchuck

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Top 5 Operas to See This Weekend – International (7/6-8)
It's festival season and that means many stars are heading over to major companies to make role debuts, perform signature roles, or simply make important debuts with companies. Here is a look at what OperaWire recommends for this weekend. Nabucco - State Opera Stara Zagora, Bulgaria  Maria Guleghina takes on her signature role of Abigaille alongside Romanian baritone Ionut Pascu and bass Ivailo Dzhurov. Ivaylo Krinchev conducts Verdi's early masterpiece. L'Elisir d'Amore - Bayerische…
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Ildar Abdrazakov, Plácido Domingo & Maria José Siri Lead Teatro Alla Scala’s 2018-19 Season
The Teatro alla Scala has announced its 2018-19 season featuring a number of new productions and operatic classics. The season will once again include a number of Italian operas continuing the theater's initiative to bring back Italian opera. Here is a look! Productions  The season opens with a new production of Verdi's "Attila" starring Ildar Abdrazakov. David Livermore directs the new production which also stars Saioa Hernandez, Fabio Sartori, and …
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Ekaterina Semenchuck To Sing Full Run Of ‘Cavalleria Rusticana’
Eva-Maria Westbroek has canceled her four performances for the Metropolitan Opera’s revival of “Cavalleria Rusticana.” The Met announced that the soprano canceled due to illness. As a result, Ekaterina Semenchuk who opened the revival on Monday will takeover. OperaWire praised Semenchuck’s opening night performance stating, “Ekaterina Semenchuck is one of the few dramatic mezzos today that can perform this role to such perfection. Her technique is unmatched and her timbre has…
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Metropolitan Opera 2017-18 Review – Cavalleria Rusticana / Pagliacci: Roberto Alagna Triumphs With Two Incredible Divas
"Pagliacci" and "Cavalleria Rusticana" is one of the signature double bills in opera that show offs the many qualities of a leading tenor. Both parts are known for their demanding vocal challenges and in many cases are sung by two different tenors. However, in the Metropolitan Opera's current revival of David McVicar's production, Roberto Alagna triumphed in two of his best performances in recent Met history alongside two incredible divas. The…
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Chorégies d’Orange Summer 2018 Season To Feature Erwin Schrott, Olga Peretyatko, Aida Garifullina, Among Others
The Chorégies d’Orange has announced its 2018 season which will include two productions and recitals, among other things. Everything kicks off on May 25, 2018 with “Pop the Opera,” a concert featuring hundreds of artists from around the aria, performing famous excerpts from the world of opera. There will also be pop tunes and film music, giving the experience a wide range for all audiences. From there, the company will…
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C Major to Record Anna Netrebko’s ‘Aida’ From Salzburg Festival
C Major has revealed that it will be recording a performance of “Aida” from this summer’s Salzburg Festival. The company put up the recording information for the production on its website. Why is this important? Because it hints at the possibility of the performance being released on DVD at a later date. And of course, these performances from Salzburg will feature soprano Anna Netrebko in her role debut as the…
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‘Adriana Lecouvreur’ Preview: Anna Netrebko Makes Long-Awaited Debut as ‘Adriana Lecouvreur’
On June 18, 2017, Anna Netrebko returns to the Mariinsky Theater for her long-awaited debut in the title role of Cilea’s "Adriana Lecouvreur." Over the past few years, the soprano has performed Adriana's opening aria repeatedly and even featured it on her Grammy-nominated album, "Verismo." The role debut will mark Netrebko's fourth verismo role following forays into Puccini's "Manon Lescaut" and "La Bohème" in the roles of Mimì and Musetta.…
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Aida Garifullina Headlines New Production Of ‘The Snow Maiden’
On April 15, Rimsky-Korsakov's "The Snow Maiden" will premiere at the Opera National de Paris. The Russian opera is slated to star Aida Garifullina in the role. The young soprano, who recently released her debut album on Decca will be making her debut at the Paris opera in the opera. The soprano is slated to return to Paris for performances of Puccini's "La Boheme" next season in the role of…
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Anna Netrebko To Return To Baden Baden in Major Opera
Anna Netrebko will sing the title role in Cilea's "Adriana Lecouvreur" at the 2018 Baden-Baden Festival. The opera is slated to be performed in a production from the Mariinsky Theatre St. Petersburg by Isabelle Partiot-Pieri with Netrebko's husband Yusif Eyvazov and Ekaterina Semenchuck alongside Valery Gergiev. Performances will be held in July of 2018. Netrebko is slated to make her role debut as "Adriana Lecouvreur" in May at the Mariinsky…
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Weekend Preview – International (1/20-1/22): Juan Diego Florez and Aida Garifullina Team Up while Jonas Kaufmann Perform’s ‘Lohengrin’
Do you have any plans this weekend? If not the world's greatest singers are currently on stage all over Europe and you may have a chance to catch them singing a great opera. Austria  The weekend kicks off at the Vienna state Opera  with Korngold's "Die Tote Stadt" with Klaus Florian Vogt, Camilla Nylund and Adrian Erod. Mikko Franck conducts the performance which concludes the run at the company. On Saturday…