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‘Les Vêpres Siciliennes’ To Return To Metropolitan Opera
Stefan Herheim will direct a new production of “Les Vêpres Siciliennes” at the Metropolitan Opera. In a recent New York Times interview general manager Peter Gelb noted that Herheim will bring his production of the late Verdi work, which originated in London in 2013. The news comes after Herheim was scheduled to make his Met debut in 2019-20, with a reprise “Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg” that wowed the Salzburg Festival in…
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Royal Opera House 2017-18 Preview: 2013 ‘Les Vêpres Siciliennes Gets Encore Run
On Oct. 12, 2017, the Royal Opera House brings back Verdi’s “Les Vêpres Siciliennes” in Stefan Herheim’s production, which appeared at the theater in 2013. The production reunites Bryan Hymel, Michael Volle and Erwin Schrott, both of which took on the production during its initial run. Hymel took on the heroic role of Henri, Volle of his father Guy de Montfort and Schrott was the conniving Jean Procida. Hymel has…
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Bryan Hymel’s Career Through His Recordings
Bryan Hymel, born on August 8, 1979, is one of the exciting artists living and breathing today. The American tenor, whose lyric voice makes him perfect for the French repertoire and some dips into the Italian, is one of the most sought-after around the world, putting his mark on such operas as “Les Troyens” and “Guillaume Tell.” He doesn’t have a vast recorded legacy to this date, but there are…
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Jonas Kaufmann Leads New ‘Parsifal,’ ‘Andrea Chénier’ As Bayerische Staatsoper’s 2017-18 Season Features 41 Operas
The Bayerische Staatsoper has announced its 2017-18 season, which will feature a whopping six new productions and a total of 41 operas. The season opens in Japan in September with the “Così fan tutte” officially kicking things off in Munich at the end of the month. The New Productions The first new production of the year will be Mozart’s “Le Nozze di Figaro” directed by Christof Loy. That run begins…