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Washington National Opera To Broadcast ‘The Barber of Seville’ During Opera In The Outfield
The Washington National Opera will celebrate the eleventh season of free opera broadcasts at Nationals Park with Opera in the Outfield on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018. The evening will showcase Rossini’s "The Barber of Seville," in high-definition on the Nationals Park scoreboard at 7 p.m. Hosted by WNO Artistic Director Francesca Zambello, the production directed by Peter Kazaras is set to star Isabel Leonard, Taylor Stayton in his WNO debut, and…
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Thomas Hampson & Isabel Leonard Out Of Two Bayerische Staatsoper Revivals
The Bayerische Staatsoper has undergone two cast changes in the past few days. The first is Thomas Hampson who has withdrawn from his upcoming performances of "Così fan tutte." As a result, Luca Tittoto will replace the baritone As Don Alfonso. Over the past years Tittoto has become a sought-after bass, singing at La Fenice, Venice, Teatro Comunale, Teatro di San Carlo, Naples, Teatro Real, Madrid, Teatro Massimo, Palermo, Teatro…
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Isabel Leonard, Nathan Gunn & Kathryn Lewek To Celebrate Bernstein At Washington National Opera
The Washington National Opera has announced the 2018 WNO Gala, which takes place on Sunday, May 20 in the Kennedy Center Opera House. This year's annual Gala will celebrate Leonard Bernstein's centennial and will feature Tony and Grammy Award-winning actor Patti LuPone, Emmy nominated singer and actor Tituss Burgess, Grammy winner Isabel Leonard, and soprano Kathryn Lewek. The gala will also include Nathan Gunn, who will host and perform, alongside his…
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Vienna State Opera 2017-18 Live Stream: Isabel Leonard Leads ‘La Cenerentola’
The Vienna State Opera will be live streaming its presentation of Rossini’s “La Cenerentola” on Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018. The performance features Isabel Leonard in the title role. But the superstar will also be joined by the likes of Luca Pisaroni, Alessio Ardiuni, Maxim Mironov, and Paolo Rumetz. Jean-Christophe Spinosi will conduct with Sven-Eric Bechtolf as director. The stream kicks off at 7 p.m. local time and is slated to…
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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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5 Singers Who Are Poised to Dominate the Metropolitan Opera’s 2018-19 Season
Every year, one superstar rises above the rest to become one the centerpieces of a particular Metropolitan Opera season. With the 2018-19 season, there is no doubt that this will continue to be the case with a number of singers getting chances to really stake their claim as major forces at the Met for years to come. This season we have seen the likes of Ailyn Pérez and Sonya Yoncheva…
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Renée Fleming & Isabel Leonard To Headline Aspen Music Festival 2018
The Aspen Musical Festival 2018 has announced its upcoming Festival. Like many festivals, we are looking only at what is being offered on the operatic side. The festival will mark a new partnership with Grammy-Award-winning vocal ensemble Seraphic Fire. The new two-week educational program in Aspen will be the only summer program in the country designed to train professional ensemble singers. Seraphic Fire will present Mozart's Requiem with the Aspen Chamber Symphony on…
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Isabel Leonard, On Site Opera & Susan Graham Headline Caramoor Festival 2018
The Caramoor Festival has announced its 2018 Festival with a number of opera stars participating and operatic selections. The season opens with Audra McDonald as she performs from the American Songbook accompanied by Andy Einhorn, the music director of the Caramoor Festival. The orchestra of St. Luke's accompanies. Performance Date: June 16, 2018 Isabel Leonard and Sharon Isbin take the stage for an evening of Spanish song. The program will feature…
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Top 5 Operas To See This Weekend (1/5-7, 2018): Clay Hilley, Isabel Leonard, & Felix Jarrar Share Stage With Met Opera
The opera season has quieted down around much of the US and Canada, but the city that never sleeps, and other towns, still have a wide range of opera offerings. Not all of them are staged productions as there are two recital offerings worth your time! Wagner Society of New York – Clay Hilley in Recital Up-and-coming tenor Clay Hilley will showcase his talents as the winner of the Top…
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Metropolitan Opera 2017-18 Review – Le Nozze di Figaro: Three Latinas Lead One of Best Casts of Season
It was Latin night at the Met on Friday, Dec. 29, 2017, with three Latin American artists headlining a revival of Mozart’s “Le Nozze di Figaro.” Ailyn Pérez, Isabel Leonard, and Nadine Sierra all topped the billing of a cast that also included two Eastern Europeans, Ildar Abdrazakov and Mariusz Kwiecien, as Figaro and the Count Almaviva respectively. To put it succinctly, every one of these five major artists had…