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René Pape Honored As Kammersänger At Bayerische Staatsoper
Famous bass René Pape was honored as a Kammersänger of the Bayerische Staatsoper this past weekend on July 6, 2017. The honoring took place after a performance of “Die Zauberflöte.” Pape was performing the role of Sarastro. Other artists that have received the honor from the organization include tenor Jonas Kaufmann, soprano Diana Damrau, and legendary tenor Fritz Wunderlich, among many others. The award is given to distinguished opera singers. This…
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Plácido Domingo, Anna Netrebko, Rolando Villazán & Rene Pape Headline Staatsoper Berlin’s 2017-18 Season
The Berlin Staatsoper has announced its 2017-18 season with a lineup of superstars. New Productions The opera with a new production of Schumann's oratorio "Szenen aus Goethes Faust" directed by Jürgen Flimm. Daniel Barenboim conducts the production which is set to star Roman Trekel and Rene Pape. The company will then present the chamber opera "Rivale" followed by the kinderoper "Der Unglaubliche Spota." Humperdinck's "Hansel and Gretel" will get a new production…
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René Pape, Sumi Jo Among Life + Celebration Concert Ball 2017
The Life + Celebration Concert Ball will take place on June 6, 2017 and will feature some of opera and classical music’s greatest stars. Among those on the docket are Sumi Jo, René Pape, Angela Denoke, Linda Watson, Daniela Fally, Andrea Carè, Julia Novikova, Alma Deutscher, Bo Skovhus, Pumeza Matshikiza, Charles Castronovo, Ekaterina Siurina, Yury Revich, Sunnyi Melles, Maria Happel, Karl Markovics, Yvonneka Kálmán, the Tonkünstler-Orchester, and conductor Alfred Eschwé. According…
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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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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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Weekend Preview – International (4/7-9): Kristine Opolais Headlines New Tosca Production At Baden-Baden
It's another busy weekend and many festivals are about to start including the Salzburg Osterfestpiele and the Baden Baden Osterfestpiele. Both these festivals will be headlined by some of the greatest singers in the world. Additionally many acclaimed runs continue. Austria  "Medea" kicks off the weekend at the Vienna State Opera followed by Rossini's "L'Italiana D'Algeri." To conclude it all will be Wagner's "Parsifal" with Gerald Finley, Kwangchul Youn, Christopher…
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Jonas Kaufmann, Anna Netrebko And All The Major Stars in Bayerische Staatsoper’s 2017-18 Season
No opera house has more superstars on the roster next season than the Bayerische Staatsoper. Anna Netrebko and Jonas Kaufmann, arguably the two biggest stars in the opera world, will both appear in Munich in 2017-18, albeit in limited runs. Their appearances in America are limited to a total of eight shows between the two of them. In Munich, that number is 12. Netrebko is only getting two performances of…
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Weekend Preview – International (3/31-4/2): Jonas Kaufmann, Roberto Alagna and Mariella Devia Headline Productions worldwide
The weekend comes with a number of great works, including three tour de force Donizetti queens. Among the artists performing are Mariella Devia, Jonas Kaufmann, Rene Pape and  Javier Camarena. Austria  The Vienna State Opera kicks off its weekend with Massenet's "Werther" starring Ludovic Tézier, Adrian Eröd and Sophie Koch. The opera will be showcased on the company's live stream service. It will be followed by Rossini's "L'Italiana in Algeri" with Adam…
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Réne Pape Comes to Rescue in Vienna State Opera Production of ‘Parsifal’
Imagine a major singer suddenly cancel an opera that is just two days away from opening? Most opera houses have a cover ready to step in and in other cases, there are top singers that come in as quick replacements. But when do you go from a high-profile star to arguably the man most famous for the role you are replacing. That is exactly what audiences are getting this week…
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Weekend Preview – International (2/3- 2/5): Anna Netrebko And Roberto Alagna Headline A New Production Of ‘Il Trovatore’
The weekend kicks off with numerous companies performing some of Verdi's timeless classics. There will also be Mozart, Wagner and some rare gems by Weill and Heggie. Check out what's playing near you! Austria At the Vienna State Opera Puccini's "Tosca" kicks off with Sae-Kyung Rim in the title role alongside Aleksandrs Antonenko and Marco Vratogna. On Saturday the company will present Verdi's "Nabucco" starring legendary baritone Leo Nucci and Anna…