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Brenda Rae, Jakub Józef Orliński & Malin Byström To Be Featured In Oper Frankfurt’s 2018-19 Season
Oper Frankfurt has announced its 2018-19 season, featuring 14 new productions, a number of revivals and recitals. The season will feature a number of Frankfurt premieres and one world premiere. Here is a look at what to expect. New Productions Peter Eötvös 's "Tri sestry" gets its first Frankfurt performances in a new production by Dorothea Kirschbaum. The unique opera, which requires one orchestra on stage and a smaller one…
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Malin Byström & Piotr Beczala Win Big At The International Opera Awards
The Bayerische Staatsoper won the award for Opera Company of the Year taking the top prize at The International Opera Awards. Piotr Beczala won the Male Singer of the Year and sent a video from New York, where he is performing at the Metropolitan Opera.  Malin Byström won the Female Singer of the Year and thanked her parents in a moving speech which also saw her show gratitude to her…
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San Francisco Opera To Broadcast ‘Jenufa’ With Karita Mattila
The ongoing partnership between the Bay Area’s Classical KDFC and San Francisco Opera will continue on April 1 with a broadcast of Leoš Janáček’s "Jenůfa." The performance, which was recorded live at the War Memorial Opera House in June 2016, features Finnish soprano Karita Mattila as Kostelnička, Swedish soprano Malin Byström in the title role, American tenor William Burden as Laca Klemeň, American tenor Scott Quinn as Števa Buryja and…
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Barbara Hannigan, Cecilia Bartoli, Piotr Beczała & Joyce DiDonato Among International Opera Award Nominees
The International Opera Award nominations have bee announced. The organization, which seeks to recognize the best of the industry recognizes 18 categories. This year the nominees for Female Singer are Malin Byström, Carmen Giannattasio, Barbara Hannigan, who recently won the Grammy, Hui He, Ermonela Jaho and Eva-Maria Westbroek. In the Male Singer category, Piotr Beczała is nominated alongside Günther Groissböck, Peter Mattei, Eric Owens, Simone Piazzola and Michael Spyres. The Opera Company category will see the…
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Royal Opera House 2017-18 Review – Salome: David McVicar’s Thrilling Production & Michael Volle’s Violent Presence Make For Impactful Evening of Opera
London is a chilly place. Yet on this particularly evening I leave my coat in the hotel and zip to Covent Garden. No room nor time for extra layers, since attending a performance in the Royal Opera House is a cluttered affair. The long lines for cloakrooms stifle with imperial colognes, and the tight, even if velvet, chairs make Ryanair seem socially responsible. My weekend opera marathon starts with "Salome."…
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Artist Of The Week: Malin Byström Takes on the Complexities Of ‘Salome’ At The Royal Opera House
Salome is widely considered one of the most challenging roles in the soprano repertoire. It's not only a vocal tour de force but a chance to showcase a soprano's dramatic force. This week, Swedish soprano Malin Byström returns to the Royal Opera House making her house role debut as Strauss' "Salome" after stunning critics and audiences in the role at the Dutch National Opera in Amsterdam, When Byström debuted the role…
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CD/DVD Releases – Week of August 21: Gerald Finley & Richard Leech Headline New Releases
Two new releases highlight the week. The first is a controversial production from the Royal Opera House while the other one comes from a historical production from the Deutsche Oper Berlin. And both should be enticing to any opera lover. William Tell  Back in 2015, Damiano Micheletto's production of "Guillaume Tell" opened to outrage and lots of boos at the Royal Opera House. The reason for it was a rape…
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6 Opera Stars You Must See At the Royal Opera House in 2017-18
The Royal Opera House’s 2017-18 season is loaded with the world’s greatest opera singers. While every star deserves notice, here are the singers that will likely steal the headlines throughout the season. Michael Fabiano – “La Bohème” & “Rigoletto” The tenor will be featured on opening night and is getting two major productions. His famed portrayal of Rodolfo in “La Bohème” kicks off the season and will then get a…
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Mozart’s ‘Don Giovanni’ To Be Shown On PBS
For audiences who missed Mozart's "Don Giovanni" at the Metropolitan Opera, there is another chance on Feb. 19. PBS will broadcast the HD performance originally shown in movie theaters on Oct. 22 starring baritone Simon Keenlyside in the title role with Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi in the pit.  The cast is rounded out by Hibla Gerzmava as Donna Anna, Malin Byström as Donna Elvira, Serena Malfi as Zerlina, Paul Appleby as…