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Nicole Car, Enea Scala & Patrizia Ciofi To Be Featured In Opéra de Marseille’s 2018-19 Season
The Opéra de Marseille announced its 2018-19 season, featuring eight productions and a number of concert performances. The season will include a number of revivals and new productions as well as some of the biggest rising stars. Here is a look. Productions The season opens with Leo Nucci directing Verdi's "Simon Boccanegra" starring Juan Jesús Rodriguez, Riccardo Massi, and Olesya Golovneva. Paolo Arrivabeni conducts the beloved work. Performance Dates: Oct.…
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Top 5 Operas to See This Weekend – International (5/26-28): Rolando Vilazón, Marina Rebeka & Anna Pirozzi Sing Title Roles
It’s a weekend of role debuts, production debuts and continuing runs. It’s also a weekend to see rare works, as well as repertoire staples. Aida - Teatro Colón, Argentina  The Teatro Colón opens its production of Verdi's masterpiece with Latonia Moore starring in the title role and Nadia Krasteva as her rival Amneris. Riccardo Massi, Mark Rucker, and Roberto Scandiuzzi also star with Carlos Vieu conducting. From the House of the Dead -…
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Anita Hartig, Sophie Koch & Annick Massis Théâtre du Capitole de Toulouse’s 2018-19 Season
The Théâtre du Capitole de Toulouse has announced its 2018-19 Season featuring eight opera productions and a number of recitals. Here is a look at what the season will offer. Productions The season opens with Verdi's "La Traviata" conducted by George Petrou in a production by  Pierre Rambert. Anita Hartig and Polina Pastirchak alternate the lead role with tenors Airam Hernández and Kévin Amiel sharing Alfredo and Nicola Alaimo, and André…
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Metropolitan Opera 2017-18 Review – Thaïs: Ailyn Pérez & Gerald Finley Must Be Heard In Gorgeous Revival of Massenet Masterpiece
“The voice must be heard.” For the last two years, this has been the calling card for the Metropolitan Opera’s marketing department, a call to just come and listen to opera as it is intended to be. An invitation to experience something that can’t be experienced anywhere. For many, that tagline has been particularly emblematic of the vocal wizardry that has been apparent throughout the first moments of the 2017-18…
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Vienna State Opera 2017-18 Live Stream: Olga Peretyatko Leads ‘La Traviata’
The Vienna State Opera’s production of Verdi’s seminal masterpiece “La Traviata,” hits the internet live on Monday, Oct. 2, 2017. The production, which is part of the company’s annual series of showcasing its major shows online, features a star-studded cast. In the role of the famed courtesan will be soprano Olga Peretyatko, who has been dominating the role over the last few years, including a last second appearance at the…
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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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Breaking News: Arturo Chacon-Cruz Replaces Jean-Francois Borras in Monte Carlo
Arturo Chacon-Cruz will sing the role of Des Grieux in Massenet's "Manon" at the Opera de Monte Carlo. The tenor is replacing Jean-Francois Borras, who is ill. The opera premieres today and it marks the second replacement in a cast that was supposed to include Sonya Yoncheva in the lead role. Chacon-Cruz will sing alongside Anne-Catherine Gillet in the title role. A few days ago Chacon-Cruz made an unexpected debut at…
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Weekend Preview – International (1/20-1/22): Juan Diego Florez and Aida Garifullina Team Up while Jonas Kaufmann Perform’s ‘Lohengrin’
Do you have any plans this weekend? If not the world's greatest singers are currently on stage all over Europe and you may have a chance to catch them singing a great opera. Austria  The weekend kicks off at the Vienna state Opera  with Korngold's "Die Tote Stadt" with Klaus Florian Vogt, Camilla Nylund and Adrian Erod. Mikko Franck conducts the performance which concludes the run at the company. On Saturday…