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Piotr Beczala To Replace Roberto Alagna At Bayreuth
Piotr Beczala will replace Roberto Alagna at the Bayreuth Festival. According to BR-Klassik, Beczala accepted the assignment on a short notice and was forced to cancel his recital in Granada to be at rehearsals of the new production by Yuval Sharon. Beczala sang the title character of Lohengrin for the first in 2016 alongside Anna Netrebko in an acclaimed production, which was later released on DVD. This would be his Bayreuth…
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Roberto Alagna Withdraws From Bayreuth Festival
Roberto Alagna has withdrawn from Wagner's "Lohengrin" at the Bayreuth Festival. The festival announced that the tenor, who was set to make his festival debut and sing his first Wagner role, withdrew due to overload. The statement also noted that Alagna was unable to spend enough time with the role. The festival has yet to announce a replacement, but the remaining cast members remain the same. Alagna will next perform…
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Artist Profile: Tenor Roberto Alagna, Fiery & French
Tenor Roberto Alagna, born on June 7, 1963, is one of the world’s most famous tenors, renowned not only for his passionate singing but also his incredible dramatic ability on stage. Few tenors can immerse themselves in a character quite like the French-born tenor can. Alagna was born in France to Sicilian immigrants and spent his youth singing pop in Parisian cabaret. He eventually switched to opera, his training mostly…
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Metropolitan Opera Announces 2018 Lineup Of Summer Encore Screenings
The Metropolitan Opera has announced its Live in HD Summer Encores series. The Met will rebroadcast four popular operas including Puccini’s "Madama Butterfly," starring Roberto Alagna and Kristine Opolais from 2016, followed by  Verdi’s "Il Trovatore" starring Anna Netrebko, Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Dolora Zajick, and Yonghoon Lee from 2015. The series will then feature Tchaikovsky’s "Eugene Onegin" with Renée Fleming, Hvorostovsky, and Ramón Vargas from 2007 and will conclude with Puccini’s…
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Vienna State Opera 2017-18 Review – Samson et Dalila: Despite Solid Turns From Roberto Alagna and Elina Garanca, Modern Makeover of Classic Bible Story Goes Up In Flames (Literally)
Taking the biblical element out of “Samson et Dalila” makes about as much sense as setting “Madama Butterfly” in Botswana. Typical of many opera directors trained in the theater, Alexandra Liedtke seems to have limited understanding of Saint-Saëns’ music and even less about Lemaire’s libretto. As is often the case when a regisseur feels their genius may be unappreciated, Liedtke chose to project some gratuitous quotes onto the proscenium scrim before…
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Anna Netrebko, Roberto Alagna & Yusif Eyvazov Lead 2018 FIFA World Cup Concert
On the eve of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, Red Square will host an operatic concert featuring some of the world's greatest singers. Valery Gergiev will conduct the Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra in a gala featuring Anna Netrebko, Yusif Eyvazov, Ildar Abdrazakov, Aida Garifullina and pianist Denis Matsuyev. They will also be joined by Roberto Alagna as a special guest and Albina Shagimurtova. According to a press statement, "Singers and musicians will gather together…
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Vienna State Opera 2017-18 Live Stream: Elina Garanca & Roberto Alagna Star As ‘Samson et Dalila’
Before the Met showcases Elina Garanca and Roberto Alagna in “Samson et Dalila” this fall, audiences around the world will get to hear the duo live from the Vienna State Opera as part of its live stream series as the showcase on Friday, May 18, 2018, will be presented globally online. The production will be conducted by Marco Armiliato and will also feature Carlo Alvarez and Sorin Coliban. The performance…
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Top 5 Operas to See This Weekend (5/11-13): Barbara Hannigan, Elina Garanca & Mariella Devia Headline
It’s a weekend of firsts with two major stars making major role debuts, while two other major stars headline an important world premiere. But it is also a weekend of endings as one of the greatest opera legends says goodbye to staged opera. Here is a look at what will definitely an incredibly unforgettable weekend. L'Italiana in Algeri-Teatro Colón, Argentina After a successful Teatro Colon debut, Nancy Fabiola Herrera gives her…
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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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Cecilia Bartoli, Robert Alagna & Gregory Kunde Headline Opera De Monte-Carlo’s 2018-19 Season
The Opera de Monte-Carlo has announced its 2018-19 season, featuring a number of important stars and numerous productions. Here is a look at the unique season Monte Carlo will offer. The season opens with an evening entitled Opera-Comique at the Chapelle Musicale Reine-Elizabeth. Performance Dates: Oct. 13-14, 2018 A screening of "La Veuve Joyeuse" continues the season. Performance Dates: Oct. 25, 2018 The Ballet de Shangai visits the Opera de Monte-Carlo…