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Jonathan Tetelman Replaces Piotr Beczala At Tanglewood
Tenor Jonathan Tetelman will replace Piotr Beczala in “La Bohème” at Tanglewood. Beczala was supposed to take on his signature role alongside soprano Kristine Opolais but opted for performing in “Lohengrin” at the Bayreuth Festival when Roberto Alagna stepped down from the production. Tetelman sang his first performances of Rodolfo in the Puccini masterpiece at the Fujian Grand Theatre in China. He has also appeared in performances at the Milan…
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Metropolitan Opera Announces 2018 Lineup Of Summer Encore Screenings
The Metropolitan Opera has announced its Live in HD Summer Encores series. The Met will rebroadcast four popular operas including Puccini’s "Madama Butterfly," starring Roberto Alagna and Kristine Opolais from 2016, followed by  Verdi’s "Il Trovatore" starring Anna Netrebko, Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Dolora Zajick, and Yonghoon Lee from 2015. The series will then feature Tchaikovsky’s "Eugene Onegin" with Renée Fleming, Hvorostovsky, and Ramón Vargas from 2007 and will conclude with Puccini’s…
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Plácido Domingo, Maria José Siri & Juan Diego Flórez Headline Royal Opera House Muscat’s 2018-19 Season
The Royal Opera House Muscat has announced its 2018-19 featuring 40 new programs and a total of 69 performances. The season will include some of the best conductors and singers in the world leading the world’s finest orchestras, the concentration of orchestral talent appearing at ROHM this season is impressive. Here is a look at the operatic and vocal events that will take place throughout the season. Productions  Alexander Borodin’s…
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Kristine Opolais Cancels ‘Lohengrin’ At The Royal Opera House
Latvian soprano Kristine Opolais has withdrawn from the role of Elsa in The Royal Opera's new production of "Lohengrin." The soprano withdrew to ensure her full recovery from a routine abdominal medical procedure. In a statement, Opolais said, "I withdraw from Lohengrin at the Royal Opera House with a heavy heart. I am incredibly sorry to disappoint my fans in London, but I look forward to returning to The Royal…
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Juan Diego Flórez, Anna Netrebko & Nina Stemme To Be Featured In Vienna State Opera’s 2018-19 Season
The Vienna State Opera has announced the 2018-19 season, which is incidentally the company’s 150-anniversary year.  The season will include six new productions, including a world premiere production. Here is a breakdown of what’s to come. New Productions (In Order of Opening) Berlioz’s “Les Troyens” will be the first new production, starting on Oct. 14, 2018. David McVicar directs while Alain Altinoglu conducts an ensemble that includes Brandon Jovanovich, Adam…
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Joseph Calleja, Kristine Opolais & Ramón Vargas Highlight Hamburg State Opera’s 2018-19 Season
The Hamburg State Opera has announced its 2018-19 season, featuring a number of international singers and six new productions. Here is a look at what's in store for operalovers. New Productions  The Hamburg State Opera's first new production of the season will be "Così fan tutte" with Maria Bengtsson, Stephanie Lauricella, Kartal Karagedik, Dovlet Nurgeldiyev, Oleksiy Palchykov, Sylvia Schwartz, and Pietro Spagnoli. Herbert Fritsch directs the new production, which is…
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Andris Nelsons & Kristine Opolais Announce Amicable Dissolution of Marriage; Will Continue to Collaborate
Conductor Andris Nelsons and soprano Kristine Opolais have announced that they will be ending their marriage. In a joint statement, the two artists explained that the dissolution of their marital relationship is being made on amicable terms and that the two will continue to work together professionally. "Sharing, with regret, that Andris Nelsons and Kristine Opolais have divorced following 7 years of marriage. Both Mr. Nelsons and Ms. Opolais are…
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Anna Netrebko, Nina Stemme, Angela Gheorghiu & Jonas Kaufmann Headline Royal Opera’s 2018-19 Season
The Royal Opera has announced its 2018-19 season, which is set to include five new productions, classic revivals, and operas that span the entire breadth of the repertory. New Productions The Royal Opera will begin its season with a cycle of works for families over the next few Seasons, beginning with a new production of Humperdinck's "Hansel and Gretel" by director/designer Antony McDonald. Hanna Hipp, Jennifer Davis, and Michaela Schuster headline the new…
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11 Anticipated Productions to See in 2018
With 2018 beginning there is so much to look forward to as many of the greatest stars will take on new roles while others will reprise signature parts in new productions alongside star-studded casts. The following is a look at some of the most anticipated new and revival productions that are all likely to create buzz and conversations around the world. Note that this only includes productions included as part…
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Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide 2017 For Opera Lovers: Anna Netrebko, Jonas Kaufmann, Plácido Domingo & Maria Callas CD/DVDs Among Major Highlights
It's the holiday season and that means gift buying and making difficult choices. As a result, OperaWire has lightened the task as we chose albums from some of our favorite artists and our key recommendations from the hundreds of releases from 2017. Maria Callas  If you are going to spend money this year, Maria Callas: The Live Recordings is OperaWire's number one recommendation. Featuring 42 discs, this box sets features…