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Weekend Preview – International(3/10-12): Jonas Kaufmann and Anja Harteros Lead New ‘Andrea Chenier;’ Anna Netrebko Returns to ‘La Traviata
Strauss and Wagner will dominate in some of the top theaters this weekend. Additionally, a new production of Giordano's "Andrea Chenier" will open to a sold out house will Anna Netrebko will return to one of her signature roles. Austria  The Vienna State Opera kicks off the weekend with Strauss' "Arabella." The opera is headlined by a cast that includes Wolfgang Bankl, Camilla Nylund, Chen Reiss, Bo Skovhus and Herbert…
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Social Media Beat (Week of 2/20/2017): Which Famous Opera Singers Hung Out With Anna Netrebko At Opernball?
It was a big week in the opera world, especially in Vienna where the Opernball took place. Jonas Kaufmann fans were delighted to see the tenor perform, while he got a chance to hang out with a number of old friends, including Anna Netrebko. Here is a pic of the two posing for cameras alongside Netrebko’s husband Yusif Eyvazov. Red carpet with @yusif_eyvazov_private and @jonaskaufmannfanclubru A post shared by @anna_netrebko_yusi_tiago…
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Weekend Preview (International) – 2/17-19: Jose Cura Stars as Wagner’s ‘Tannhauser’ and Anna Netrebko Continues In ‘Il Trovatore’
It's the weekend and that means there is a lot  to see around the world. For opera goers the houses will offer lots of Puccini, Verdi and Mozart. There will also be Rossini, Berg and Janáček for the most adventurous opera lovers. Check it out! Austria  At the Wiener Staatsoper audiences will be able to hear two of the most popular Russian divas. On Friday Olga Peretyatko takes on the role…
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Weekend Preview – International (2/10- 2/12): Joyce DiDonato Headlines Rossini’s ‘Semiramide’ In A New Production
It's Feburary so all companies are in full swing. This weekend Verdi and Strauss highlight major houses and Joyce DiDonato returns to the stage with a new role. Here is a look! Austria  Audiences are in for a triple Verdi weekend at the Wiener Staatsoper starting with "Otello" starring Kristian Benedikt, Carlos Álvarez and Olga Bezsmertna. It will be followed by "Nabucco" with Leo Nucci and Anna Smirnova and will…
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Anna Netrebko Receives Showstopping Ovation In ‘Il Trovatore’ [Listen]
Anna Netrebko stunned Vienna State Opera audiences on Sunday, Feb. 5 after her second aria "D'Amor sull'ali rosee" at the premiere of Verdi's "Il Trovatore." Netrebko's performance threatened to stop the show as audiences cheered her performance for more than two minutes. The soprano was not the only performer to receive such a grand ovation. Ludovic Tezier also garnered warm applause after his "Il Balen del suo sorriso." The rest…
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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…
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Roberto Alagna Signs A Deal With Sony Classical
Roberto Alagna is now an artist for Sony Classical. The record company announced via Twitter that Alagna had signed a long-term, multi-album deal. In the press statement the company announced that "after a  highly acclaimed international career spanning more than thirty years, Alagna had built a huge and dedicated following around the world. Acknowledged as Frances most important classical artist and as a cultural icon, he is one of the leading…
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‘Il Trovatore’ To Be Livestreamed On ORF Starring Anna Netrebko And Roberto Alagna
On Feb.5, the Vienna State Opera will open a new production of Verdi's "Il Trovatore." The new production by Daniele Abbado is one of the most anticipated operatic events of the year as it stars Anna Netrebko in the role of Leonora and Roberto Alagna as Manrico. Ludovic Tézier stars as Il Conte di Luna and Lucina D'Intino is Azucena. Marco Armiliato will conduct the opera. The performances reunite Alagna and…
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Everything You Need to Know About the Opera National de Paris’ 2017-18 Season
The 2017-18 season announcements just keep on coming in. After Washington National Opera, Los Angeles Opera and Festival d’Aix-en-Provence announced their upcoming schedules, the Paris National Opera has finally unveiled its hotly anticipated season. In sum there are a grand total of 21 operas to see, including nine new productions. Opening Night “The Merry Widow” kicks off the proceedings on Sept. 9. The production feature Véronique Jens in the title…
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Roberto Alagna To Sing Verdi’s ‘Il Trovatore’ At The Opera National De Paris
Robert Alagna has announced that he will sing the role of Manrico in Verdi's "Il Trovatore" at the Opera National de Paris. The tenor posted the news on Facebook and revealed that he will sing the role alongside Ekaterina Semenchuk, Gabriele Viviani and Elena Stikhina. The production will be conducted by Maurizio Benini and Alagna will only be doing the June 25 and 28 performances. While the Opera National de Paris…