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María José Siri To Make Paris Debut With Gregory Kunde
María José Siri is set to make her  Parisian debut in a gala concert at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées featuring Verdi arias and duets with tenor Gregory Kunde and Michele Mariotti leading the Orchestra del Teatro Comunale of Bologna. In a press release, Siri noted, "I'm so happy to be finally singing in Paris, a city I love very much. As a young singer, I studied for a year at…
In Review Stage Reviews
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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Ildar Abdrazakov, Plácido Domingo & Maria José Siri Lead Teatro Alla Scala’s 2018-19 Season
The Teatro alla Scala has announced its 2018-19 season featuring a number of new productions and operatic classics. The season will once again include a number of Italian operas continuing the theater's initiative to bring back Italian opera. Here is a look! Productions  The season opens with a new production of Verdi's "Attila" starring Ildar Abdrazakov. David Livermore directs the new production which also stars Saioa Hernandez, Fabio Sartori, and …
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Plácido Domingo, Maria José Siri & Juan Diego Flórez Headline Royal Opera House Muscat’s 2018-19 Season
The Royal Opera House Muscat has announced its 2018-19 featuring 40 new programs and a total of 69 performances. The season will include some of the best conductors and singers in the world leading the world’s finest orchestras, the concentration of orchestral talent appearing at ROHM this season is impressive. Here is a look at the operatic and vocal events that will take place throughout the season. Productions  Alexander Borodin’s…
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Pretty Yende, Diana Damrau & Russell Thomas Headline Deutsche Oper Berlin’s 2018-19 Season
The Deutsche Oper Berlin has announced its 2018-19 season featuring seven new productions and numerous revivals. The season will also include some of today's biggest stars as well numerous ensemble members. Here is a look! New Productions  Johan Reuter takes on the title role in Berg's "Wozzeck" in a new production by Ole Anders Tanberg's new production. Elena Zhidkova takes on the role of Marie while Burkhard Ulrich is Hauptmann.…
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María José Siri To Headline New ‘Francesca Da Rimini’ At La Scala
On April 15, 2018, María José Siri will make her role debut in the title role of Zandonai’s "Francesca da Rimini" at the Teatro alla Scala. The soprano will headline a new production by David Pountney, which is set to be conducted by Maestro Fabio Luisi and will also star Marcelo Puente as Paolo il Bello, Gabriele Viviani as Giovanni lo Sciancato, Luciano Ganci as Malatestino dall’Occhio, and Alisa Kolosova…
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Vienna State Opera 2017-18 Live Stream: Maria José Siri’s Showcases Her Famed ‘Madama Butterfly’
Maria José Siri’s world-renowned interpretation of “Madama Butterfly” will be live-streamed by the Vienna State Opera on Friday, Nov. 24, 2017, as part of its season-long series. Siri will be paired with the likes of mezzo Zoryana Kushpler as Suzuki, tenor Murat Karahan as Pinkerton, and baritone Gabriel Bermudez as Sharpless. The stream kicks off at 7 p.m. local time That’s around 4 p.m. EDT and 1 p.m. PST for…
Interviews Stage Spotlight
Q&A: María José Siri On ‘Madama Butterfly,’ Verismo & Verdi
Over the past year, María José Siri's career has skyrocketed from opening the Teatro alla Scala in a new production of "Madama Butterfly" to premiering a new production of "Manon Lescaut" at the Teatro Regio di Torino. This past month she was also called to make another high-profile opening at the Vienna State Opera in "Il Trovatore." Since then she has been in demand around the world from the Arena…
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CD / DVD Releases (Week of Oct. of 8): María José Sirí & Claudio Abbado Among Major Releases
After a week full of high-profile releases, the offerings are rather sparse. The main offering highlights the work of a famed conductor and his operatic legacy. Another highlights a production of one of the greatest operas of all time. Claudio Abbado: The Opera Edition Also available throughout Europe is a 60-disc set entitled "Claudio Abbado: The Opera Edition." Among the operas included in the set are Mozart's "Die Zauberflöte," "Don Giovanni,"…
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Hispanic Heritage Month 2017 – Part 2: 7 Divas Who Are Dominating The Opera World
This week we continue to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month! The Latin American community has, particularly in recent years, been a major boon to the opera world, providing it with great singers and composers, and a number of great operas. As the first part of this weekly series, we look at some of the most popular Hispanic divas. We are NOT looking at the singers of past but singers that have…