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Cecilia Bartoli, Philippe Jaroussky, Julie Fuchs Among Stars of Salzburg Whitun Festival 2019
The Salzburg Whitun Festival has announced its 2019 season, which also included a special message from its artistic director Cecilia Bartoli. “It is no coincidence that I can realize the idea now, when discussions about the abuse of the bodily integrity of artists have become so topical,” Bartoli stated in a press released. “In the name of art, thousands of boys were mutilated – a terrible tradition which was kept…
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Joyce DiDonato, Juan Diego Flórez, & Jonas Kaufmann To Be Featured At Theatre Des Champs-Élysées 2018-19 Season
The Théâtre Champes-Élysées has announced its 2018-19 season. Let’s break it down Staged Productions  Jérémie Rhorer conducts a new production of Verdi's "La Traviata" with Deborah Warner directing. Vannina Santoni stars in the title role alongside Saimir Pirgu and Laurent Naouri.  Performance Dates: Nov. 28-Dec. 9, 2018 Katie Mitchell directs Strauss' "Ariadne Auf Naxos" with Camila Nylund and Roberto Sacca. Kate Lindsey and Olga Pudova round out the cast, which will be conducted by Jérémie Rhorer. Performance…
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Six Metropolitan Opera Debuts Not To Be Missed In 2018-19 Season
Every season the Metropolitan Opera has some of the greatest stars in the world. Some return for the first time in years while others are Met veterans. But there are also debuts that are unexpected or important for the house. The 2018-19 season will undoubtedly bring six debuts that all opera goers need to see. Nicole Car -"La Boheme" The Australian soprano makes her anticipated Met debut after conquering the…
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The Masterpiece of French Opera – Conductor John Nelsons On His Lifelong Relationship & Warner Classics Recording of Berlioz’s ‘Les Troyens’
Back in 1973, 32-year-old conductor John Nelson took the stage at Carnegie Hall. He was leading his first-ever performance of Berlioz’s monumental opera “Les Troyens.” Little did he know at that moment that the piece could come to become one of the most important of his entire career. “I was a kid back then,” the conductor told OperaWire in a recent interview regarding the conductor’s long association with the Berlioz…
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Erato Announces New ‘Les Troyens’ Recording with Joyce DiDonato
Joyce DiDonato's famed interpretation of Didon in Berlioz's "Les Troyens" will get a CD release this fall. The new recording, which will be released by Erato features the full uncut score of the Berlioz masterwork, drawn from two concert performances that took place over the Easter weekend in April 2017 in the Strasbourg, France. The performance is led by conductor John Nelson who has performed the opera more than most conductors over…