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Social Media Beat (4/22-27): Dmitri Hvorostovsky Returns To The Stage
If there was one event that opera lovers couldn't miss this week, it was the return of Dmitri Hvorostovsky. The baritone was joined by Anna Netrebko and her Husband Yusif Eyvazov in a sold out concert that included some of the greatest hits in opera and a number of Russian selections. The performance was a big hit and Hvorostovsky showed his happiness in a picture alongside his children and friends. #Toronto…
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Joyce DiDonato’s ‘Ariodante’ To Be Live Streamed By Medici
On Sunday, April 30, Medici Tv will live stream Carnegie Hall's presentation of Handel's "Ariodante." Mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato sings the title role in the concert performance, which is part of her "Ariodante' tour around the United States. It is also part of Carnegie Hall’s critically acclaimed annual cycle of Handel operas in concert. DiDonato is joined by a remarkable international cast that includes Christiane Karg, Mary Bevan, David Portillo, Sonia Prina…
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Joyce DiDonato Cancels European Performances of ‘Ariodante;’ Still Set for Met Opera 50th Anniversary Gala
Joyce DiDonato has cancelled her European performances of Handel's "Ariodante" The mezzo-soprano uploaded a video and put out a statement noting that due to a cyst she would need time to recover from a medical procedure. The statement read, "It is with deep regret that Joyce DiDonato has announced that she will not be able to participate in the European performances of Ariodante with Harry Bicket and The English Concert…
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7 New Productions & 4 World Premieres Headline Royal Opera House’s 2017-18 Season
The Royal Opera House has announced its 2017-18 season, which will feature four World Premieres, seven new productions of established repertory classics and one concert performance. The New Productions The season opens on Sept. 11 with Richard Jones’ new take on Puccini’s “La Bohème.” Michael Fabiano leads the cast on opening night, though such notable artists as Maria Agresta, Benjamin Bernheim, Matthew Polenzani, Atalla Ayan, Mariusz Kwiecien, Nadine Sierra, Danielle…
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Weekend Preview (3/3-3/5) – International: Aleksandrs Antonenko Returns To ‘Otello’ While Karita Mattila Returns To ‘Jenufa’
Are you excited for the weekend? Well, we are as you will get to hear some of the most exciting stars singing in the world's leading opera houses. Check it out right here! Austria At the Vienna State Opera, audiences will get the chance to see Puccini's "Turandot" with a star-studded cast including Elena Pankratova, Heinz Zednik, Ryan Speedo Green, Stefano La Colla and Anita Hartig. The company will also…
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Weekend Preview – International (2/24-2/26): Ailyn Perez, Francesco Meli and Leo Nucci Preview Verdi’s “La Traviata” Among Weekend Highlights
What are you seeing this weekend? Is it Verdi, Wagner, Mozart or more experimental composers like Jake Heggie and Kurt Weill? These are only some of the many composer's the major theaters of the world will be showing this weekend. Austria The Wiener Staatsoper kicks off the weekend with two performances of "Die Zauberflöte" for kids, which is followed by a star-studded revival of Donizetti's "L'Elsir d'Amore" with Olga Peretyatko…
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Weekend Preview (International) – 2/17-19: Jose Cura Stars as Wagner’s ‘Tannhauser’ and Anna Netrebko Continues In ‘Il Trovatore’
It's the weekend and that means there is a lot  to see around the world. For opera goers the houses will offer lots of Puccini, Verdi and Mozart. There will also be Rossini, Berg and Janáček for the most adventurous opera lovers. Check it out! Austria  At the Wiener Staatsoper audiences will be able to hear two of the most popular Russian divas. On Friday Olga Peretyatko takes on the role…
Metropolitan Opera 2017-18 Season News
Everything You Need to Know About the Metropolitan Opera 2017-18 Season
The Metropolitan Opera has announced its 2017-18 season and as promised, it contains a lot of hotly anticipated productions and performances. Here is a quick rundown with OperaWire set to include additional content throughout the day. The New Productions The Metropolitan Opera season will feature five new productions. David McVicar's  new production of Bellini's "Norma" will open the season on Sept. with Sondra Radvanovsky, Joyce DiDonato and Joseph Calleja. Angela…
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Artist Of The Week: Joyce DiDonato Conquers Rossini’s ‘Semiramide’
For years Joyce DiDonato has been a master in the Bel Canto repertoire singing Rossini, Bellini and Donizetti. Her vocal flexibility and nuance has brought new musical insights to some of this neglected repertoire, her approach often innovative. This week DiDonato took on the role of Rossini's "Semiramide" for the first time at the Bayerische Staatsoper and after listening to the premiere it looks like DiDonato has conquered the difficult role. DiDonato…
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Weekend Preview – International (2/10- 2/12): Joyce DiDonato Headlines Rossini’s ‘Semiramide’ In A New Production
It's Feburary so all companies are in full swing. This weekend Verdi and Strauss highlight major houses and Joyce DiDonato returns to the stage with a new role. Here is a look! Austria  Audiences are in for a triple Verdi weekend at the Wiener Staatsoper starting with "Otello" starring Kristian Benedikt, Carlos Álvarez and Olga Bezsmertna. It will be followed by "Nabucco" with Leo Nucci and Anna Smirnova and will…