Emily Magee

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CD / DVD Releases – Week of July 9
This week, four rarely performed works get new releases. Naxos, Dynamic, and Opus Arte are pulling the stops on showcasing some of the greatest works in the repertoire that need more visibility. Here is a look. Le Comte Ory Naxos will release a new production of Rossini’s final comedy. The production from the Malmo Opera stars Leonardo Ferrando in the title role, Erika Miklosa, and Daniela Pini. Tobias Ringborg conducts…
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Semperoper Dresden 2017-18 Review – La Forza del Destino: Mark Wigglesworth’s Music Making Overcomes Uneven Leads in Unique Production
Dresden’s Semperoper’s production of “La Forza del Destino” showed how Verdi once again cut a big swathe in subject matter: the idea of fate, “schicksal,” “destino”, destiny, and its power over human emotions and actions. Prize-winning British conductor Mark Wigglesworth led the orchestra through the highs and lows of the tension in such a dialectic, never sacrificing the glories of Verdi’s music. Keith Warner’s direction, along with that of Katarina…
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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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Pretty Yende, Diana Damrau & Russell Thomas Headline Deutsche Oper Berlin’s 2018-19 Season
The Deutsche Oper Berlin has announced its 2018-19 season featuring seven new productions and numerous revivals. The season will also include some of today's biggest stars as well numerous ensemble members. Here is a look! New Productions  Johan Reuter takes on the title role in Berg's "Wozzeck" in a new production by Ole Anders Tanberg's new production. Elena Zhidkova takes on the role of Marie while Burkhard Ulrich is Hauptmann.…
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Joseph Calleja, Kristine Opolais & Ramón Vargas Highlight Hamburg State Opera’s 2018-19 Season
The Hamburg State Opera has announced its 2018-19 season, featuring a number of international singers and six new productions. Here is a look at what's in store for operalovers. New Productions  The Hamburg State Opera's first new production of the season will be "Così fan tutte" with Maria Bengtsson, Stephanie Lauricella, Kartal Karagedik, Dovlet Nurgeldiyev, Oleksiy Palchykov, Sylvia Schwartz, and Pietro Spagnoli. Herbert Fritsch directs the new production, which is…
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Plácido Domingo, Angela Gheorghiu & Rolando Villazón Headline Semperoper Dresden’s 2018-19 Season
The Semperoper Dresden has announced its 2018-19 season featuring a number of superstars and nine new productions of operettas, chamber opera, and grand opera. As always, the following will only cover the operas that will be shown next season and not the ballets that were also included in the season announcement. New Production  Arnold Schönberg' "Mose und Aaron" gets a new production by Calixto Bieto conducted by Alan Gilbert. John…
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Jennifer Holloway To Make Bilbao Debut In ‘Salome’
Emily Magee has canceled her performances in the title role of “Salome” at the Bilbao Opera. The company announced the Magee would not be able to perform the Strauss work due to a fracture in her leg. As a result Jennifer Holloway will replace the soprano making her Bilbao debut. Holloway recently made her debut in the role at the Sächsische Staatsoper de Dresden last season and went on to perform…
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CD / DVD Releases – Week of November 13: Renée Fleming, Rolando Villazón & Elina Garanca Headline New Releases
With the holiday season approaching, this will be filled with numerous DVDs and CDs to choose from. Many of opera's top star in the releases including Sonya Yoncheva, Rolando Villazón and Renée Fleming. Norma  Bel Canto fans will be treated to a new Norma from the Royal Opera House with a stellar cast. Sonya Yoncheva stars in the Mount Everest of soprano roles as Norma alongside Joseph Calleja as Pollione.…
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Weekend Preview – International (4/28-30): Nadine Sierra, Ailyn Pérez and Sonya Yoncheva Lead Busy Weekend
The weekend will bring a wide variety of repertoire from rare Wagner and Rodgers and Hammerstein to Mozart and Rimsky-Korsakov. And as always the biggest stars including Sonya Yoncheva, Ailyn Pérez, Kate Lindsey, Aida Garifullina and Nadine Sierra will be on stage performing signature roles. Argentina  Wagner's "Das Liebesverbot" takes center stage at the Teatro Colón. The opera will see Lise Davidsen and Jaquelina Livieri alternate in the lead role of Isabella.…
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Weekend Preview – International (4/14-16): Edita Gruberova And Eleonora Buratto Lead Easter Weekend
Easter Weekend is upon us and the opera companies around the world are doing their utmost to bring people to the theater. Here is a look at the things going around in the international opera scene. Austria Reiman's "Medea" opens the weekend on Saturday at the Vienna State Opera with Claudia Barainsky, Stephanie Houtzeel, Monika Bohinec, Norbert Ernst, Adrian Eröd and Daichi Fujiki leading the cast. On Sunday Semyon Bychkov leads…