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CD / DVD Releases – Week of June 11: Anna Netrebko, Barbara Hannigan & Leonard Bernstein Highlight New Releases
This week, Anna Netrebko, Barbara Hannigan, Leonard Bernstein and George Gagnidze release new DVDs and CDs. It will be a chance to see some of your favorite singers and conductors in signature roles as well as rarely performed works. Take a look! "Giovanna d'Arco" Anna Netrebko's celebrated interpretation of Verdi's early work comes to DVD. The production, which opened the Teatro Alla Scala's 2015-16 season will be released by Decca…
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Leo Nucci, Stéphane Degout, Anna Pirozzi Among Major Stars At Opéra De Lyon’s 2018-19 Season
The Opéra de Lyon has recently announced its offerings for the 2018-19 season, which will feature staged productions, concerts, and the Opera Underground series. Here’s a look at what’s on offer for next season. Opera Boito’s “Mefistofele” opens the season with the company’s Music Director Daniele Rustioni leading the musical forces. Evgenia Muraveva takes on the two lead roles of Margherita and Elena with John Relyea as the title character…
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Opera Di Roma 2017-18 Review – Billy Budd: Company Premiere of Britten Masterwork Given Pitch-Perfect Production
The central drama in “Billy Budd” unambiguously rotates around the relationships between Seaman Billy Budd, Captain Vere, and the Master-at-Arms, John Claggart. However, the exact nature of the relationships and the psychological motivations upon which they are founded are shrouded in a white mist, opening up the possibility for directors to pursue a variety of valid interpretations. Many recent productions have focused on the homoerotic impulses that are imbedded in…
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Den Norske Opera Announces Its 2018-19 Season
The Den Norske Opera has announced its upcoming 2018-19 season featuring a wide range of repertoire and rising stars as well as some of the leading Norwegian singers in the world. Here is a look. Productions  The season will open with Mozart's "Don Giovanni" and Enrique Mazzola conducting Richard Jones's production. Johannes Weisser, Jakob Bloch Jespersen, Brigitte Christensen, and Anthony Gregory star in the production. Performance Dates: August 8-29, 2018 Lothar Koenigs conducts…
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Sonya Yoncheva, Valery Gergiev & Gerald Finley To Be Featured At The Philharmonie De Paris’s 2018-19 Season
The Philharmonie de Paris has announced its 2018-19 season filled with numerous concerts and operatic selections. The season will see a number of international stars and orchestras as guest artists to this important Parisian hall. Here is a look at the vocal highlights. Valery Gergiev and the Mariinsky Orchestra continue their exploration of the Ring Cycle with "Siegfried." The opera is set to star Mikhaïl Vekua, Andreï Popov, Roman Burdenko,…
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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…
In Review Stage Reviews
New York Philharmonic 2017-18 Review – Die Walküre: Jaap van Zweden & Soloists Deliver Sublime Rendition of Act One of Wagner Masterwork
In 2018-19, Jaap van Zweden, the current Music Director Designate of the New York Philharmonic, will drop the Designate part of that label. And if the concert on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018 is any indication, he is going to be providing audiences with some dazzling music for years to come. In a series of concerts that kicked off on Valentine’s Day, van Zweden programmed two pieces that fit together beautifully.…