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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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CD/DVD Releases – Week of May 29: Wagner and Handel Dominate Releases
This week opera lovers get a chance to discover new music from Robert Franz and Handel and relive a classic work from Wagner. They also get a chance to listen to some of the world's foremost Baroque specialists and Wagner singers. Check it out! Parsifal  A new recording of Wagner's "Parsifal" is scheduled for release this week as part of Elder's new series. The CD stars Lars Cleveman in the title role…
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Metropolitan Opera 2016-17 Review – Rusalka: Mary Zimmerman, Kristine Opolais & Company Take Us On Dramatically Rich Journey To Find Operatic Identity
We acknowledge that OperaWire is late to the “Rusalka” party, but here is our review for the performance on Feb. 17, 2017, the fifth performance of this run. Antonín Dvorák’s “Rusalka” is the epitome of a metaphorical operatic identity crisis. The opera, which is a grim version of Hans Christian Andersen's “The Little Mermaid,” follows the story of a water nymph who desires to be a human so she can…
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Metropolitan Opera Preview 2016-17: Kristine Opolais Set to Enrapture Audiences in ‘Rusalka’
Dvorak’s “Rusalka” makes a much-anticipated return to the Metropolitan Opera this Thursday, Feb. 2 in a brand-new production by noted director Mary Zimmerman. The Director Zimmerman made a splash at the Met with her work on three operas from the Bel Canto three – Donizetti, Rossini and Bellini. Her work in “Lucia di Lammermoor” was universally hailed for gothic style. Her “Armida,” the last of the three she took on also…