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Aleksandra Kurzak, Nino Machaidze & Carmen Giannattasio Headline Teatro San Carlo’s 2018-19 Season
The Teatro San Carlo has announced its 2018-19 season. The season will include some of the biggest stars in opera as well as some rare gems. Here is a look at what San Carlo will offer operagoers next season. Productions Riccardo Muti conducts the opening night with a new production by Chiara Muti of Mozart's "Così Fan Tutte." Alessio Arduini, Maria Bengtsson, Paola Gardina, and Pavel Kolgatin headlining the cast.…
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Artist Profile: Iréne Theorin, A Great Brünhilde of the 21st Century
Iréne Theorin, born on June 18, 1963, is one of Sweden’s most renowned artists, known for her interpretations of the dramatic repertoire. She studied at the Academy of Music and Drama of the University of Gothenburg, which led to a contract with The Göteborg Opera. Then she studied in Copenhagen, where she made her professional debut. From there, her career has burgeoned and she has appeared with such companies as…
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Irene Theorin Replaces Evelyn Herlitzius In The Ring Cycle In San Francisco Opera
German soprano Evelyn Herlitzius, scheduled to make her San Francisco Opera debut as Brünnhilde in Wagner’s "Der Ring des Nibelungen," has withdrawn from the upcoming engagement due to health reasons. In a personal statement from her home in Dresden, Evelyn Herlitzius wrote, "I regret very much that due to unforeseen health reasons, I am forced to withdraw from my Ring commitment to San Francisco Opera. I wish the company all…
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Iréne Theorin, Zoran Todorovich & Corinne Winters Headline Opera Vlaanderen’s 2018-19 Season
Opera Vlaanderen and Ballet has announced its 2018-19 season, featuring a number of rarely performed works and repertoire staples. There will also be a world premiere and a number of concerts. For this season announcement, we have only focused on the vocal events. Productions  Wagner's "Lohengrin" opens the season with Zoran Todorovich in the title role. David Alden directs the production which also stars Liene Kinča, Iréne Theorin, Craig Colclough. Alejo Pérez conducts. Performance…
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Top 6 Operas To See This Weekend (4/13-15): Iréne Theorin, Evelyn Herlitzius & Anna Caterina Antonacci Lead Weekend
This week we look at six different operas scattered around Europe that are sure to bring about unique experiences. Götterdämmerung - Wiener Staatsoper, Austria  Stephen Gould, Eric Halfvarson, and Iréne Theorin lead the final installment in Wagner's Tetralogy. The opera, which will also be live streamed, is set to be conducted by Adam Fischer. It will also be the final performance of the work this season. Benvenuto Cellini - Opera de…
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Nina Stemme, Plácido Domingo & Piotr Beczala Headline Teatro Reals’ 2018-19 Season
The Teatro Real has announced its 2018-19 season, featuring a number of repertory staples and rarities. The season will also include a number of superstars and modern classics. Here is a look at all the vocal highlights in the season. Productions  The season opens with Gounod's "Faust" with two different casts. Piotr Beczala and Ismael Jordi star in the title role alongside Marina Rebeka and Irina Lungu in the role…
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Anja Kampe, Gatson Rivero & Karine Babajanyan Headline Oper Leipzig’s 2018-19 Season
The Oper Leipzig has announced its 2018-19 season with multiple new productions, concert performances, and revivals. It will also feature a number of international stars, as well as ensemble singers, that will perform some of the greatest operatic masterpieces in the repertoire. New Productions Karine Babajanyan and Anja Kampe headline a new production of Puccini's "La Fanciulla del West" with Simon Neal and Tuomas Pursio sharing the role of Jack…
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Diana Damrau & Matthias Goerne Headline Barcelona Obertura Spring Festival
The Barcelona Obertura Spring Festival has announced its upcoming 2019 festival. The festival, which will take place from March 4 to the 17, unites the Gran Teatro del Liceo, el Palau de la Música Catalana, el Auditorio de Barcelona and Barcelona Global, with the collaboration of Ibercamera and the backing of Ayuntamiento de Barcelona. The festival will include a number of opera's greatest stars and complete opera performances. Here is…
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Top 5 Operas to See This Weekend – International (1/12-14): Angela Gheorghiu, Malin Byström & Maria Guleghina Lead Weekend Performances
It's a star-studded weekend with many artists performing signature roles in legendary productions. Here is a taste of what is in store for this weekend. "Tosca" - Vienna State Opera, Austria  Vienna audiences are in for a treat with Angela Gheorghiu in the title role as Tosca, her signature role and one she has dominated throughout the world. She is joined by Massimo Giordano in the role of Cavaradossi. Erwin Schrott sings…
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Top 5 Opera To See This Weekend – International (12/1-3): Jonas Kaufmann & Sonya Yoncheva Lead Productions
The weekend sees two new high profile productions open with star-studded casts. Meanwhile, Jonas Kaufmann and Elina Garanca headline major revivals throughout Europe. Hagen-Siegfried-Brundhilde - Theater an der Wien, Austria On Dec. 1, the Theater an der Wien will open a new ring cycle which was developed based on Richard Wagner's music and was especially done for the Theater an der Wien. Starting Daniel Brenna, Ingela Brimberg, Stefan Kocan, and Aris Argiris,…