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Aleksandra Kurzak, Nino Machaidze & Carmen Giannattasio Headline Teatro San Carlo’s 2018-19 Season
The Teatro San Carlo has announced its 2018-19 season. The season will include some of the biggest stars in opera as well as some rare gems. Here is a look at what San Carlo will offer operagoers next season. Productions Riccardo Muti conducts the opening night with a new production by Chiara Muti of Mozart's "Così Fan Tutte." Alessio Arduini, Maria Bengtsson, Paola Gardina, and Pavel Kolgatin headlining the cast.…
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Teatro Comunale di Bologna 2017-18 Review – Don Carlo: Maria José Siri & Luca Salsi Dominate Verdi’s Masterpiece
Verdi made two distinct versions of “Don Carlos” plus a number of smaller-scale revisions. The original 1866 version written in French, was altered before its premiere, mainly for logistical reasons, as it was considered to be too long. The Italian version, written in 1884, with its Italian title “Don Carlo” contained extensive changes, most notably its reduction from five to four acts, the first act being completely deleted. As well…
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Top 5 Operas to See This Weekend (5/11-13): Barbara Hannigan, Elina Garanca & Mariella Devia Headline
It’s a weekend of firsts with two major stars making major role debuts, while two other major stars headline an important world premiere. But it is also a weekend of endings as one of the greatest opera legends says goodbye to staged opera. Here is a look at what will definitely an incredibly unforgettable weekend. L'Italiana in Algeri-Teatro Colón, Argentina After a successful Teatro Colon debut, Nancy Fabiola Herrera gives her…
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Deutsche Oper Berlin 2017-18 Review – Un Ballo in Maschera: Anja Harteros Shines Brightest At The Ball
The scene is set: a masked ball, set into the morning audience of King Gustavo III of Sweden - scarlet taffeta capes and gowns, coal-black hats and boots, creme and black masks. Donald Runnicles’, Music Director of the Deutscher Oper Berlin, lifts his baton with the brisk and lively overture to Verdi’s "Un Ballo In Maschera" and the curtain rises. Gótz Friederich’s production promises vitality and originality. And sure enough,…
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Berlin Philharmonic’s 2018-19 Season To Feature Sonya Yoncheva, Marianne Crebassa & Magdalena Kožená
The Berlin Philharmonic has announced its 2018-19 season, which is set to feature a number of musical events with some of the greatest performers in the world. For this season announcement, we will only focus on the vocal performances scheduled. Here is a look: Tamara Mumford and Gustavo Dudamel join forces for an evening of Bernstein and Shostakovich. Performance Dates: Oct. 31-Nov. 2, 2018 Andris Nelsons conducts Mahler's Symphony No. 2…
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Arena Di Verona Announces Casting For 2018 Festival
The Arena di Verona has announced its casting for the 2018 festival, showcasing some of the biggest stars in the opera world. Here is a breakdown of what stars will grace the stage of the famous arena. Carmen  Three mezzos take on the iconic role of "Carmen" including Anna Goryachova and Carmen Topciu. They are joined by four Don José's including Brian Jagde, Marcelo Puente, Francesco Meli, and Luciano Ganci. Mariangela Sicilia, Ruth Iniesta, Serena Gamberoni, and Eleonora…
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UPDATE: Thomas Hampson Cancels Oviedo Concert
UPDATE: Hampson posted a message on his Facebook account to clarify his health situation.  "I regrettably announce that I had to withdraw from last Saturday’s performance in Oviedo. Unfortunately, I had an extremely aggravating flu last week following a truly enjoyable Operetta tour with Piotr and Annette, and needed time to recover. I’ve been looking forward to my debut as Don Alfonso at the Bayerische Staatsoper, one of my favorite opera…
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Metropolitan Opera 2017-18 Preview: 3 Reasons to See Revival of Verdi’s ‘Il Trovatore’
On Jan. 22, 2018, the Metropolitan Opera will revive David McVicar’s production of Verdi’s “Il Trovatore.” The production runs until Feb. 15, a total of eight performances. This year’s production is set to offer up quite some delights for newcomers to Verdi’s mid-period masterpiece. Here’s a look at some reasons you must see this revival. Rising Stars Take the Lead Just a few days ago, Jennifer Rowley took over the…
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10 Must See Opera Productions Of The Fall 2017-18 Season [International]
After showcasing a wide range of repertoire that will be showcased this fall in the United States, it's time to look at the European theaters. With hundreds of houses around the world opening at the same time, it was challenging to put together this list. But after looking through several theaters, OperaWire has curated the must-see operas for this fall and winter season that are sure to please audiences as…
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How To Watch Salzburg’s ‘Aida’ This Weekend
"Aida" at the Salzburg Festival has been sold for months with many opera lovers left without tickets. However, this weekend those not at Salzburg or without a ticket are in luck because the performance on August 12, 2017, will be presented by radio and on TV around the world. "Aida" will be recorded by ORF, NHK, ZDF and UNITEL in collaboration with ARTE, and will be broadcast by ORF radio on…