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Katerina Tretyakova Takes Over Four Performances For Aida Garifullina
Katerina Tretyakova will take over four performances of Gounod’s “Roméo et Juliette” at the Grand Theatre Liceu. Tretyakova will sing performances on Feb. 19 and 24 and March 2 and 4 dates. She will take over for Aida Garifullina who is still slated to take on performances on Feb. 14, 17, 22 and 27. As noted by the company, Garifullina was forced to withdraw in order to deal with familial…
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Weekend Preview – International (9/15-17): Irina Lungu and Lawrence Brownlee Headline Liceu’s Opening Night
This weekend, a number of productions continue runs all over the world with many of the biggest stars singing. Check out what companies have to offer. Austria  At the Vienna State Opera, Carlos Álvarez and Dorothea Röschmann continue their run of "Le Nozze di Figaro" on Friday while on Sunday audiences get another chance at "Chowanschtschina" with Ferruccio Furlanetto. On Saturday, however, "Salome" will be shown with Gun-Brit Barkmin and Zeljko Lučić.…
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Dmitri Hvorostovsky Makes Another Set of High Profile Cancelations
Dmitri Hvorostovsky has canceled all of his Vienna engagements, according to the Vienna State Opera. This is the latest in a long list of cancelations by the hugely popular Russian artist. He was scheduled to perform in Verdi’s “Rigoletto,” “Un Ballo in Maschera,” and “Otello.” He is also no longer on the cast list for the upcoming performances at the Liceu in Barcelona, which included a production of “The Demon”…
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Teatro Liceu Announces 2017-18 Season With Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Jonas Kaufmann in New Productions
The Barcelona-based Teatro Liceu held a press conference on Friday afternoon to showcase what it had in store for the 17-18 season and revealed a major surprise. Among its many entries, the company announced that Dmitri Hvorostovsky would be performing two operas next season including “Un Ballo in Maschera” and “The Demon.” The news comes as a huge surprise considering that the baritone recently stated that he would no longer…
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Liceu 2016-17 Preview: Piotr Beczala Sings Second French Role in One Year As He Takes on Massenet’s ‘Werther’
Piotr Beczala takes on the role of Massenet’s “Werther” on Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017, kick starting the Gran Teatre del Liceu’s run of the famed opera. Beczala took on the challenging role in Salzburg in August 2015 before reprising it at the Opéra National de Paris exactly one year ago. His return to the role on Sunday will be the second time since then that he has taken on a…
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Vienna State Opera HD Preview 2016-17: Juan Diego Flórez, Daniela Fally & Luca Pisaroni Star in ‘La Sonnambula’
On Friday, Jan. 13, international audiences will get a chance to check out some of the world’s greatest singers perform Bellini’s “La Sonnambula” live from the Vienna State Opera as part of the company’s live stream offerings. The performance, which kicks off at 7:30 p.m. local time (that’s 1:30 p.m. for people on the East Coast in the U.S. and 10:30 a.m. for those on the Pacific Coast) will feature…