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Metropolitan Opera Announces Summer HD Festival 2018
The Metropolitan Opera’s annual Summer HD Festival is set to return for its tenth time this summer. The series, which will begin on August 25, 2018, through Sept. 3, 2018, will present 10 recent performances from the company’s acclaimed Live in HD series of movie theater transmissions. The series will also present the Marx Brothers’ classic film, "A Night at the Opera," which will be presented on the plaza on August 24, in association…
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Vienna Philharmonic 2017-18 Review: Elina Garanca Takes Us On A Transcendent Journey With Mahler
We go to Mahler for wisdom and depth and to Elina Garanca for beauty and rich interpretation. Both were present Sunday morning at the Wiener Konzerthaus. The Wiener Philharmoniker, conducted by the dynamic Venezuelan conductor, Raphael Payare, book-ended Mahler’s "Funf Lied (Five Ruckert Songs)," plus one song from "Der Knaben Wunderhorn," with Beethoven’s Leonore Overture and Bartok’s Concerto For Orchestra. It was sublime.  First the Orchestra The Wiener Philharmonike justly…
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Elina Garanca To Be Featured In Orquesta Filharmonica de Gran Canaria’s 2018-19 Season
The Orquesta Filharmonica de Gran Canaria has announced its 2018-19 season with Karel Marek Chichon leading as the Artistic Director.  The season will include some of the greatest clarinetists, guitarists, violinists, and cellists as well as some of the greatest singers. For this season announcement, we only focus on the vocal highlights. Performances  Eve-Maud Hubeaux and Elisandra Melián perform Mahler's Symphony No. 2 in the season-opening concert. Karel Marek Chichon conducts.…
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Vienna State Opera 2017-18 Review – Samson et Dalila: Despite Solid Turns From Roberto Alagna and Elina Garanca, Modern Makeover of Classic Bible Story Goes Up In Flames (Literally)
Taking the biblical element out of “Samson et Dalila” makes about as much sense as setting “Madama Butterfly” in Botswana. Typical of many opera directors trained in the theater, Alexandra Liedtke seems to have limited understanding of Saint-Saëns’ music and even less about Lemaire’s libretto. As is often the case when a regisseur feels their genius may be unappreciated, Liedtke chose to project some gratuitous quotes onto the proscenium scrim before…
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Vienna State Opera 2017-18 Live Stream: Elina Garanca & Roberto Alagna Star As ‘Samson et Dalila’
Before the Met showcases Elina Garanca and Roberto Alagna in “Samson et Dalila” this fall, audiences around the world will get to hear the duo live from the Vienna State Opera as part of its live stream series as the showcase on Friday, May 18, 2018, will be presented globally online. The production will be conducted by Marco Armiliato and will also feature Carlo Alvarez and Sorin Coliban. The performance…
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Top 5 Operas to See This Weekend (5/11-13): Barbara Hannigan, Elina Garanca & Mariella Devia Headline
It’s a weekend of firsts with two major stars making major role debuts, while two other major stars headline an important world premiere. But it is also a weekend of endings as one of the greatest opera legends says goodbye to staged opera. Here is a look at what will definitely an incredibly unforgettable weekend. L'Italiana in Algeri-Teatro Colón, Argentina After a successful Teatro Colon debut, Nancy Fabiola Herrera gives her…
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Top 5 Operas to See This Weekend – International (3/23-25): Anja Harteros & Joseph Calleja Headline New Productions
Let the Holiday season begin as many of the world's festivals begin their Easter celebrations. Here is a breakdown of the performances you should see this weekend. Tosca - Salzburg East Festival, Austria  The Easter Festival begins in Salzburg with a new production of "Tosca" starring the extraordinary Anja Harteros alongside Aleksandrs Antonenko and Ludovic Tézier. Christian Thielemann conducts the new production, which will be directed by Michael Sturminger. The production opens…
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Anna Netrebko, Elina Garanca & Jonas Kaufmann Headline Metropolitan Opera 2018-19 Season
The Metropolitan Opera has announced its 2018-19 season. Here is a rundown. New Productions  The Metropolitan Opera opens with Saint-Saëns' "Samson et Dalila" in a new production by Darko Tresnjak. Roberto Alagna and Elina Garanca reunite for the production which is also set to star Laurent Naouri, Elchin Azizov, and Dmitry Belosselskiy. Anita Rachevlishvili and Aleksandrs Antonenko will sing a later run of the production. Production Dates: Sept. 24, 2018-March…
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Elina Garanča, Marlis Petersen & René Pape To Be Featured In Wigmore Hall 2018-19 Season
The Wigmore Hall’s 2018-19 Season has been announced with a number of recitals from some of the world's greatest singers. The season will include a plethora of performances, including chamber music, song, piano, early music, contemporary music, and jazz. For this article, we will concentrate only on the singers. Mezzo-soprano Dame Sarah Connolly and Soprano Marlis Petersen will be featured as residents this season. Connolly will be featured  in a daytime masterclass,…
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The 5 Must-See Performers of the Paris Opera’s 2018-19 Season
The Paris Opera is set to celebrate two anniversaries and will bring together some of the greatest stars in the world. However, this season will also be special because it will feature stars making house debuts as well as role debuts. In one case, there will also be a world premiere. Here are five performers OperaWire believes audiences need to see this season. Barbara Hannigan - Berenice Coloratura soprano Hannigan…