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Artist Profile: Soprano And Consummate Singing-Actress Eva-Maria Westbroek
Dutch soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek, born on April 26, 1970, is one of the great singing actresses of the 21st century opera world. Westbroek studied at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague between 1988 and 1995 eventually making her professional debut at the Aldeburgh Festival in 1994. While she won some awards in her 20s, she made her major international breakthrough in 2001 when she signed a five-year contract at the…
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Top 5 Operas To See This Weekend (4/20-22): Corinne Winters, Eric Cutler & Ramon Vargas Lead Weekend
This weekend will see three Verdi masterpieces performed around the world and one of Wagner's most popular works in a new production. There will also be a performance of Shostakovich's greatest opera. Take a look at what OperaWire thinks you should see this weekend. La Traviata - Opera Australia, Australia  In Melbourne, Corinne Winters takes on her signature role of Violetta alongside Yosep Kang and José Carbó. Carlo Montanaro conducts Elijah Moshinsky's classic…
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Barbara Hannigan, Cecilia Bartoli, Piotr Beczała & Joyce DiDonato Among International Opera Award Nominees
The International Opera Award nominations have bee announced. The organization, which seeks to recognize the best of the industry recognizes 18 categories. This year the nominees for Female Singer are Malin Byström, Carmen Giannattasio, Barbara Hannigan, who recently won the Grammy, Hui He, Ermonela Jaho and Eva-Maria Westbroek. In the Male Singer category, Piotr Beczała is nominated alongside Günther Groissböck, Peter Mattei, Eric Owens, Simone Piazzola and Michael Spyres. The Opera Company category will see the…
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Top 5 Operas to See This Weekend – International (12/22-24): Angela Gheorghiu & Piotr Beczala Headline ‘La Bohème’ In Berlin
It's the weekend and while many companies will take off for Christmas, a number still have high profile performances that will showcase some of opera's greatest stars. Take a look! Il Trittico - Bayerische Staatsoper, Germany  Kirill Petrenko leads a star-studded cast in Puccini's three operas. Ermonela Jaho sings her signature Suor Angelica while Eva-Maria Westbroek and Yonghoon Lee star in "Il Tabarro." Ambrogio Maestri sings the title role of Gianni Schicchi with…
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Bayerische Staatsoper To Live Stream ‘Il Trittico’
On Dec. 23 the Bayerische Staatsoper will present its new production of "Il Trittico" on its award-winning live stream service. The new production by Lotte de Beer stars Eva-Maria Westbroek and Yonghoon Lee in "Il Tabarro" and Ermonela Jaho in her signature role as "Suor Angelica." Michaela Schuster is the villainous Princess. The evening caps off with Ambrogio Maestri in the title role of "Gianni Schicchi." Rosa Feola is Lauretta and Pavol…
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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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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…
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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 (4/21- 23): Gregory Kunde And Maria Jose Siri Headline New ‘Andrea Chenier’
Another weekend, more opera performances around the world. Here are the big highlights. Austria  The weekend kicks off at the Vienna state Opera with Janacek's "Katya Kabanova" starring  Dan Paul Dumitrescu, Misha Didyk, Jane Henschel, Leonardo Navarro and Angela Denoke. It will be followed by Shostakovich's "Lady Macbeth of Mtsenk" with Wolfgang Bankl, Eva-Maria Westbroek and Brandon Jovanovich. The weekend concludes with Verdi's "Un Ballo in Maschera" with Piotr Beczala, George Petean…
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12 Modern Operas That Yannick Nézet-Séguin Must Bring to the Metropolitan Opera
A few weeks ago, Metropolitan Opera Music Director Designate Yannick Nézet-Séguin made the proclamation that he would be bringing newer and fresher composers to the Metropolitan Opera throughout his tenure. A few days later it was reported that among the new composers he would be bringing would be Jake Heggie’s “Dead Man Walking.” It’s a great start, considering Heggie, who has been played everywhere around the world, has essentially been…