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Weekend Preview- International (6/2-4): Joyce DiDonato Continues Her Tour In Barcelona
You've been working hard all week, so kick off your shoes and take a look at some of our weekend opera recommendations, from all around the globe. Austria The Vienna State Opera starts off the weekend by presenting Beethoven's "Fidelio." It will be followed by Strauss' "Der Rosenkavalier" featuring Linda Watson as the Marschallin and Peter Rose as Baron Ochs. Czech Republic The Prague National Opera will showcase Puccini's "Madama…
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Weekend Preview – International (5/26-28): Anna Netrebko, John Chest, Roberto Alagna and Vittorio Grigolo Headline Acclaimed Productions
Want some Anna Netrebko in your weekend? Want to see a rising new star who will be a major player in June at the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Competition? Or simply looking for opera on your travels? Here is what is in store this weekend around the world. Austria  The Vienna State Opera kicks off its weekend presenting Beethoven's "Fidelio" with Albert Dohmen, Peter Seiffert, Camilla Nylund, Günther…
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4 Roles Nadine Sierra Has Dominated In Her Young Career
Nadine Sierra is one of opera’s rising stars. The soprano, who turns 29 on May 14, 2017, has recently added the Richard Tucker award to a long list of major accomplishments. At such a young age, one can only expect more tremendous success to come. In just a short time she has already established herself in some of the greatest opera houses and in some of the most challenging repertoire.…
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Metropolitan Opera 50th Anniversary Celebration: Stories From The New House Told By Opera’s Greatest Stars
For 50 years, the Metropolitan Opera has made its home in Lincoln Center, creating numerous cathartic and revelatory memories for both audiences and artists alike. In speaking with some of the world's greatest artists that have performed at the Met, OperaWire has been granted the opportunity to hear some unique, enriching and entertaining stories and experiences that have taken place at the new Met. As a celebration of the season's climactic…
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Weekend Preview – International (4/28-30): Nadine Sierra, Ailyn Pérez and Sonya Yoncheva Lead Busy Weekend
The weekend will bring a wide variety of repertoire from rare Wagner and Rodgers and Hammerstein to Mozart and Rimsky-Korsakov. And as always the biggest stars including Sonya Yoncheva, Ailyn Pérez, Kate Lindsey, Aida Garifullina and Nadine Sierra will be on stage performing signature roles. Argentina  Wagner's "Das Liebesverbot" takes center stage at the Teatro Colón. The opera will see Lise Davidsen and Jaquelina Livieri alternate in the lead role of Isabella.…
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Weekend Preview – International (4/21- 23): Gregory Kunde And Maria Jose Siri Headline New ‘Andrea Chenier’
Another weekend, more opera performances around the world. Here are the big highlights. Austria  The weekend kicks off at the Vienna state Opera with Janacek's "Katya Kabanova" starring  Dan Paul Dumitrescu, Misha Didyk, Jane Henschel, Leonardo Navarro and Angela Denoke. It will be followed by Shostakovich's "Lady Macbeth of Mtsenk" with Wolfgang Bankl, Eva-Maria Westbroek and Brandon Jovanovich. The weekend concludes with Verdi's "Un Ballo in Maschera" with Piotr Beczala, George Petean…
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Nadine Sierra Is Your 2017 Richard Tucker Award Winner
Nadine Sierra is the winner of the 2017 Richard Tucker Award. The 28-year-old soprano, a previous recipient of a 2010 Sara Tucker Study Grant and a 2013 Richard Tucker Career Grant, follows in the line of such major artists as Renée Fleming, Stephanie Blythe, Lawrence Brownlee, Matthew Polenzani, Christine Goerke and Joyce DiDonato to win the prestigious award. The 2016 award winner was Tamara Wilson. “I cannot thank the Richard Tucker Music Foundation enough for this…
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Social Media Beat (Week 3/31-4/6): Sonya Yoncheva Announces A New CD
It's the weekend, which means that it is now time to take a look back at the week that was and see what opera's biggest stars have been up to. First up? Well none other than Bulgarian soprano Sonya Yoncheva, who announced via social media that she was recording her third album for Sony Classical. We wonder what that album will contain. Who is excited? Hey! I am in Munich…
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Metropolitan Opera 2016-17 Review- Idomeneo: Maestro James Levine Cooks Up a Delicious Musical Feast
This review is for the premiere on opening night of the run, March 6, 2017. Mozart’s “Idomeneo” has accrued quite the history at the Met since its premiere in 1982. It has been sung by major singers that include the likes of Plácido Domingo, Luciano Pavarotti, Ileana Cortrubas, Hildegard Behrens, Frederica Von Stade and Carol Vaness among many others. Safe to say, all-star casts are generally the order of the…
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Metropolitan Opera 2016-17 Season Preview: ‘Idomeneo’s’ Rich History At Met Opera Features Pavarotti & Plácido Domingo
This Monday, March 6, Mozart’s “Idomeneo” returns to the Metropolitan Opera for a run featuring some of the world’s greatest singers. “Idomeneo” is one of the rare Mozart operas that only gets a look every once in a while. It was the composer’s 13th work for the operatic stage and came right before the ever popular “Abduction from the Seraglio.” The work, which had its premiere on Jan. 29, 1781…