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Jonas Kaufmann, Anna Netrebko & Sonya Yoncheva To Be Featured In Paris Opera 2018-19 Season
The 2018-19 Paris Opera will celebrate a double anniversary including the signing, in 1669, of the letters patent authorizing Perrin to establish an Academy of Opera - rapidly named the Royal Academy of Music and that of the inauguration of the Opéra Bastille in 1989. The season will feature a number of new productions, classic revivals, and world premieres. It will also feature some of the top artists in the…
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Barbara Hannigan, Cecilia Bartoli, Piotr Beczała & Joyce DiDonato Among International Opera Award Nominees
The International Opera Award nominations have bee announced. The organization, which seeks to recognize the best of the industry recognizes 18 categories. This year the nominees for Female Singer are Malin Byström, Carmen Giannattasio, Barbara Hannigan, who recently won the Grammy, Hui He, Ermonela Jaho and Eva-Maria Westbroek. In the Male Singer category, Piotr Beczała is nominated alongside Günther Groissböck, Peter Mattei, Eric Owens, Simone Piazzola and Michael Spyres. The Opera Company category will see the…
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Social Media Beat (10/13-19): Rubber Ducks, Fencing & Bears Headline Opera Singers’ Activities This Week
It's a weird week in the opera world with major artists showcasing pictures of strange new productions and even rubber ducks. Check it out. The Metropolitan Opera is gearing up for its upcoming production of "The Exterminating Angel" and had an interesting preview to showcase. As the dinner party in Thomas Adès’s The Exterminating Angel progresses, things take a decidedly beastly turn. The "bear" recently visited the Met’s Costume Shop…
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Bass Rene Pape Announces Special Project
Caffe Taci has a reputation for being a venue where opera singers can perform in a relaxed, familial environment. Here they can sharpen their skills or simply let loose as customers enjoy food and drinks from Papillon Bistro & Bar just downstairs. On Oct. 14, patrons filled the restaurant to see renowned bass René Pape, who had promised the announcement of a very special project. As Pape took his place beside…
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Metropolitan Opera Live in HD 2017-18 Preview: James Levine Leads ‘Die Zauberflöte’
Last week we got “Norma,” and this week, the Metropolitan Opera’s famed Live in HD series continues with a broadcast performance of “Die Zauberflöte” on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017. The broadcast, which kicks off 12:55 p.m. Eastern time, will feature maestro James Levine in his first of several broadcasts this season. This will be the maestro's 48th performance of the opera and the final one of the run. Golda Schultz…
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Weekend Preview – International (9/29-10/1): The Welsh National Opera & Théâtre du Capitôle Open New Seasons
The 2017-18 season continues with a number of starry productions coming to the forefront. Check out what you can see this weekend. Austria  The Vienna State Opera presents "La Traviata" with Olga Peretyatko-Mariotti and "La Bohème" with Jinxu Xiahou, Hrachuhí Bassenz, Gabriel Bermúdez and Aida Garifullina. "Il Barbiere di Siviglia" and "Die Zauberflöte" headline the Volksoper, which also features a performance of "Gypsy." Belgium  At the Teatro Royal de Wallonie, Anna Pirozzi headlines…
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The Wagner Roles That René Pape Has Dominated Throughout His Career
René Pape is considered one of the greatest, if not the greatest, living bass of his generation. He has performed with all the leading opera companies and has sung numerous leading roles. But there is a composer that he has become associated with, in particular, Wagner. In celebration of Pape's birthday on Sept. 4, 1964, OperaWire looks at some of Pape's great Wagner roles. King Marke  Of all the Wagner roles…
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10 Must See Opera Productions Of The Fall 2017-18 Season [International]
After showcasing a wide range of repertoire that will be showcased this fall in the United States, it's time to look at the European theaters. With hundreds of houses around the world opening at the same time, it was challenging to put together this list. But after looking through several theaters, OperaWire has curated the must-see operas for this fall and winter season that are sure to please audiences as…
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Weekend Preview – International (8/4-6): Anna Netrebko Returns To The Salzburg Festival With Riccardo Muti & Francesco Meli
The Festival season continues with one of the most anticipated premieres slated to open. Austria That premiere, of course, is Anna Netrebko's role debut as Aida at the Salzburg Festival. She will be accompanied by Riccardo Muti and Francesco Meli, who is also making his role debut as Radamès, with Ekaterina Semenchuk as Amneris. The festival will also continue runs of "Lady Macbeth of Mtsenk" with Nina Stemme and Brandon…
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Weekend Preview – International (7/14-16): Angela Gheorghiu & Ramón Vargas Inaugurate Prague Festival
It's a quiet weekend in the opera world with many companies down to their last productions, while others continue their festivals. That said, many of the leading artists will be performing including Angela Gheorghiu, Ramón Vargas, Diana Damrau and Paul Appleby. Czech Republic  In Prague, the music festival kicks on July 14, 2017, with a concert starring Angela Gheorghiu and Ramón Vargas. The two are reuniting after having worked together…