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Teatro Alla Scala 2017-18 Review – Il Pirata
Performances of Bellini’s melodrama, “Il Pirata,” at the Teatro alla Scala have, over the years, been few and far between. Originally written for the theatre in 1827, and starring the celebrated soprano, Henriette Méric-Lalande as Imogene and the famous tenor Giovanni Battista Rubini as Gualtiero, it was roundly deemed to be a success, and quickly received two revivals, one in 1830 and the other in 1840. It had, however, to…
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Top 6 Operas to See This Weekend – International (6/29-7/1): Jonas Kaufmann, Anna Netrebko, & Angela Gheorghiu Lead Star-Studded Weekend
It's a star-studded weekend. Anna Netrebko, Jonas Kaufmann, Sonya Yoncheva, Angela Gheorghiu, and many others perform around the world. Here is a look at what you cannot miss this weekend. Nabucco - Prague National Theatre, Czech Republic Jose Cura directs a new production of Verdi's early work with Anda-Louise Bogza in the role of Abigaille and Miguelangelo Cavalcanti in the title role. Andreas Sebastian Weiser conducts the new production. Il Viaggio a…
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Oksana Dyka, Carmela Remigio & Alessio Arduini To Feature In Teatro La Fenice’s 2018-19 Season
The Teatro la Fence has announced its 2018-19 season and will present a number of repertoire staples and rare gems. The season will also include a divide itself between the Teatro Malibran and Teatro La Fenice. Here is a look at the productions and concerts that will be held during the season. Productions Verdi's "Macbeth" opens the season in a new production by Damiano Michieletto. Luca Salsi takes on the…
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10 Must See Operas For The Summer Season 2018 [International Edition]
The 2017-18 season comes to an end and in comes festival season. So where are the big stars and what are interesting works being discovered this year? With a ton of selections to be sure, we whittled it down to the 10 Must-See productions (as we did with the U.S.) that cannot be missed this summer. 10. Tristan und Isolde - Teatro Colón: Daniel Barenboim returns to Argentina, bringing a production…
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Vienna State Opera 2017-18 Live Stream: Adrianne Pieczonka Stars in ‘Un Ballo in Maschera’
The Vienna State Opera’s will showcase its “Un Ballo in Maschera” production this coming Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017, as part of the company’s season-long live streaming service. The production will be led by conductor Jesús López Cobos, and star the likes of Piero Pretti as Gustaf III, Adrianne Pieczonka as Amelia, and Marco Caria as Ankarstrom. The production is directed by Gianfranco de Bosio with sets by Emanuele Luzzati, and…
DVD and CD Releases News
CD/DVD -Week of July 24: Paul Appleby & Anna Pirozzi Lead New Releases
This week we see two DVDs from last year's European festivals. One comes from Macerata, while the other comes from Glyndebourne. One of the works on display is a repertory staple while the other is not as famous. Both DVDs star established and up and coming singers. A New Trovatore  Verdi's "Il Trovatore" is arguably one of the most popular operas in the repertoire with its lush melodies and for…