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Metropolitan Opera Announces Summer HD Festival 2018
The Metropolitan Opera’s annual Summer HD Festival is set to return for its tenth time this summer. The series, which will begin on August 25, 2018, through Sept. 3, 2018, will present 10 recent performances from the company’s acclaimed Live in HD series of movie theater transmissions. The series will also present the Marx Brothers’ classic film, "A Night at the Opera," which will be presented on the plaza on August 24, in association…
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Olga Kulchynska Replaces Pretty Yende At Munich Opera Festival
Olga Kulchynska has replaced Pretty Yende for the Bayerische Staatsoper's upcoming festival. Yende, who was originally scheduled to perform Adina in 'L'Elisir d'Amore," canceled the single performance, which is scheduled to star Vittorio Grigolo and Ambrogio Maestri. Kulchynska is a regular of the Bayerische Staatsoper, who is set to perform next season with the company in "Le Nozze di Figaro" and will also sing "The Pearl Fishers" at the Liceu…
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Pretty Yende Makes InStyle Magazines’ Badass 50
Pretty Yende as made the InStyle Magazine's The Badass 50. The list was launched to celebrate those who are brave, brilliant, and, most importantly, consistent. This year's list is the first time in what InStyle hopes to be consistent and which will honor spectacular women. Yende noted in a quote for the magazine, “I never thought anyone who looked like me could learn [opera] and inspire other girls to do the…
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Pretty Yende Replaces Diana Damrau In Munich’s ‘Lucia di Lammermoor’
Diana Damrau has canceled her performances of Donizetti's 'Lucia di Lammermoor" at the Bayerische Staatsoper in 2018-19. The soprano, who was originally scheduled to sing the title role when the 2018-19 season was announced has canceled all engagements of the title role, per her website. As a result, Pretty Yende will take over the performances which are scheduled for June 2019. Damrau returns to Munich in July for performances of…
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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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PBS Scheduled To Showcase Met Opera’s ‘L’Elisir d’Amore’
PBS will showcase “L’Elisir D’Amore” from the Metropolitan Opera as part of its Great Performances Series on Sunday, April 29, 2018. The broadcast will kick off at 12 p.m. EDT and will showcase soprano Pretty Yende, tenor Matthew Polenzani, baritone Davide Luciano, and bass Ildebrando D’Arcangelo. The showcase, from February’s Live in HD series, was hosted Susanna Phillips and conducted by Domingo Hindoyan. Per OperaWire’s review of the production, “Polenzani…
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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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Top 6 Operas To See This Weekend (4/13-15): Iréne Theorin, Evelyn Herlitzius & Anna Caterina Antonacci Lead Weekend
This week we look at six different operas scattered around Europe that are sure to bring about unique experiences. Götterdämmerung - Wiener Staatsoper, Austria  Stephen Gould, Eric Halfvarson, and Iréne Theorin lead the final installment in Wagner's Tetralogy. The opera, which will also be live streamed, is set to be conducted by Adam Fischer. It will also be the final performance of the work this season. Benvenuto Cellini - Opera de…
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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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Metropolitan Opera 2017-18 Preview: Watch the Three ‘Lucia di Lammermoor’ Stars In the Famed Mad Scene
“Lucia di Lammermoor “ is, in many ways, the DIVA opera. You have a title role for soprano filled with a ton of duets (one with each of the main male leads), and at the climax of it all, opera’s most famous mad scene. And that’s without mentioning her other aria and the sextet that she dominates. It’s a daunting task for any soprano and in many ways, the culmination…