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Metropolitan Opera 2016-17 Preview: Sonya Yoncheva Set To Enchant In Verdi’s ‘La Traviata’
Willy Decker's production of Verdi's "La Traviata" opens on Friday, marking the final revival of the acclaimed production. Sonya Yoncheva reprises her acclaimed Violetta which critics said, "was a creation full of searching details."  The soprano has been hailed as one of the great Violettas of our time and has sung the role in Munich, Paris, Zurich and London. Michael Fabiano makes his Met role debut as Alfredo and Thomas…
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Fashion Week 2017: A Unique “Traviata” Designed By Valentino Haute Couture in Valencia
This article was done in collaboration with OperaFashion, a blog dedicated to fashion and the opera world.  On Feb. 9 at the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofìa in Valencia, "La Traviata," Giuseppe Verdi's beloved opera, premiered in a new production from the Teatro dell'Opera in Roma and the Foundation of Valentino Garavani and Giancarlo Giammetti. The production included costumes designed by the Maison Valentino. Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli, creative directors of Valentino in…
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Palau de les Arts 2016-17 Preview: Marina Rebeka, Placido Domingo and Arturo Chacon-Cruz Lead a Star-Studded ‘La Traviata’
This week the Palau de les Arts will continue its season with a new production of Verdi's "La Traviata" Directed by filmmaker Sofia Coppola, the production comes from the Teatro dell'Opera di Roma. Marina Rebeka takes on the title role after having it performed at the Metropolitan Opera, the Vienna State Opera, the Royal Opera, the Latvian National Opera, the Bavarian State Opera, and the Deutsche Berlin Oper among others. Arturo Chacón…
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Everything You Need to Know About The Dallas Opera’s 2017-18 Season
The Dallas Opera has announced its 2017-18 season. The company will feature five operas next season, all of them repertory staples. Samson et Dalilah Saint-Saëns’ “Samson et Dalilah” will kick off the proceedings on Oct. 20, 2017 for a run of five performances that ends on Nov. 5. The opera will feature Olga Borodina, who will be making her company debut in the title role of Dalilah. Clifton Forbis will…
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Anna Netrebko To Sing ‘La Traviata’ at the Opera National De Paris
Anna Netrebko will sing Violetta in Verdi's "La Traviata" at the Opera National de Paris. While the 2017-18 season has not been announced, this morning an Instagram account entitled Netrebko, La Splendida released a picture of the 2017-18 program. Netrebko will perform alongside Charles Castronuovo and Placido Domingo. The soprano will alternate with Latvian soprano Marina Rebeka and she will sing with Rame Lahaj and Vitaliy Bilyy. Dan Ettinger will conduct all…
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Weekend Preview (1/20-22, 2017) – USA: Houston Grand Opera Debuts & Opera Naples Features Renata Scotto
The Houston Grand Opera makes a big return as opera companies slowly but surely get prepared for the spring. Houston’s opening comes on Friday Jan. 20 with a production of John Adams’ “Nixon in China.” Scott Hendricks, Andriana Chuchman and Chad Shelton lead the production which will also take the stage on Sunday, Jan. 22. The Metropolitan Opera continues its busy schedule with the season premiere of Verdi’s “Rigoletto,” starring…
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5 Exciting Stars Who Should Not Be Missed At the San Francisco Opera’s 2017-18 Season
 The San Francisco Opera announced its 2017-18 season and this season the company will be presenting five operas and the complete Ring Cycle. As with every season, there are always exciting new productions and great classics to see. But what artists should audiences be on the lookout for? The following is a list of the five stars that cannot be missed this season. Karita Mattila - The Ring Cycle It's…
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On This Day: A Look At The Opera Roles Katia Ricciarelli and Pilar Lorengar Shared
On Jan. 16 two of opera's legendary sopranos will celebrate their birthdays. Pilar Lorenagr, who died in 1996 and Kata Ricciarelli. Both sopranos were recognized for their versatility and immense repertoire. While Ricciarelli focused on the Bel Canto and lyric repertoire, Lorengar delved into Mozart's demanding works and sang multiple Wagner repertoire. She was also an expert in Zarzuela. As a result, it was very rare for the two sopranos…
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Weekend Preview (1/13-15) – USA: Seattle & Atlanta Back in Action As Candide Ends Run At NYC Opera
Another weekend in 2017, even more operatic activity around the United States. Of course the Metropolitan Opera continues its busy schedule with “Il Barbiere di Sivilgia,” “La Bohème” and “Roméo et Juliette” the three major offerings with such stars as Javier Camarena, Pretty Yende, Ailyn Pérez, Michael Fabiano, Vittorio Grigolo and Diana Damrau leading the casts for their respective operas (Click on the respective titles to find out what OperaWire…
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Everything You Need to Know About Houston Grand Opera 2017-18 Season
The Houston Grand Opera announced its 2017-18 season Thursday with opening night featuring Verdi’s “La Traviata.” In sum, there will be seven operas overall between October 20, 2017 and May 11, including one World Premiere. The 2017 Operas “La Traviata” opens the season for seven performances with Albina Shagimuratova. This will be the soprano’s fourth run of the work in the last four years and the first time she takes…