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Top 5 Operas to See This Weekend – International (6/22-24): Lisette Oropesa, Javier Camarena & Edita Gruberova Light Up The Weekend
In a weekend of classics, there will be new productions opening, some revivals, and others closing. And then there will be a gala with one of a legendary sopranos who has surpassed all expectations. Here is a look! Gala Konzert - Wiener Staatsoper, Austria  Edita Gruberova offers a gala concert featuring music from "La Traviata," "Don Giovanni," "Die Entführung aus dem Serail," "Roberto Devereux," and "Idomeneo." Marco Armiliato conducts the gala…
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Opéra National de Paris 2017-18 Review – Il Trovatore: Sondra Radvanovsky & Anita Rachvelishvilli Shine In Overindulgent Production
"Il Trovatore" never fails. From one note to the next,  we have glory, love, pain, revenge, daring. Verdi didn’t miss. Say what you want about the twisting melodrama of a gypsy, a curse, stolen babies, a woman caught between two lovers. When you come down to it, you have opera to shout over. Last night at the Opéra National de Paris, the “shouting” was real: the audience didn’t want to…
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Juan Diego Flórez, Anna Netrebko & Nina Stemme To Be Featured In Vienna State Opera’s 2018-19 Season
The Vienna State Opera has announced the 2018-19 season, which is incidentally the company’s 150-anniversary year.  The season will include six new productions, including a world premiere production. Here is a breakdown of what’s to come. New Productions (In Order of Opening) Berlioz’s “Les Troyens” will be the first new production, starting on Oct. 14, 2018. David McVicar directs while Alain Altinoglu conducts an ensemble that includes Brandon Jovanovich, Adam…
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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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4 Rarely Performed Operas Monserrat Caballé and Sondra Radvanovsky Share
Monserrat Caballé and Sondra Radvanovsky are two of the most revered sopranos of their generation. Caballé was well-known for her expressive voice and her immense repertoire. Meanwhile, today Radvanovsky is dominating the Italian verismo, Bel canto, and Verdi repertoire showing her range and flexibility. Both sopranos also performed a number of unknown or rarely-performed operas. To celebrate their birthdays, which are one day apart, we look at the roles these two sopranoes…
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Sondra Radvanovsky Encores Barcelona Audiences
Sondra Radvanovsky encored the Barcelona audience, On March 24, after the soprano received a massive ovation for her "La Mamma Morta" in Andrea Chenier," the soprano encored audiences. Radvanovsky is one of the first sopranos to encore a piece in recent history and in Barcelona. The soprano now joins Piotr Beczala, Rolando Villazon, Juan Diego Florez, and Javier Camarena as a select few to encore audiences after raves. Radavanovsky was praised…
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Metropolitan Opera 2017-18 Preview: Sonya Yoncheva & The Met’s 15 Other ‘Luisa Miller’ Interpreters
When Verdi’s “Luisa Miller” hits the stage on Thursday, March 29, it will be the first time the opera is staged with the company in exactly 12 years. The cast will include Plácido Domingo and Piotr Beczala among the male leads, but will also showcase the third major work headlined by Bulgarian soprano Sonya Yoncheva at the Met in 2017-18. The role of Luisa is highly demanding, asking the lead…
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Joyce DiDonato, Diana Damrau, Piotr Beczala Star in Grand Teatre del Liceu 2018-19 Season
Barcelona's Grand Teatre del Liceu has announced its 2018-19 season, presenting a number of exciting, fully-staged or concert-style productions, as well as a number of recital performances. A full list of all works in the 2018-19 season can be found on Gran Teatre del Liseu's website. The Ring Without Words Josep Pons will be conducting Lorin Maazel’s 90-minute arrangement of Wagner’s epic “Ring” cycle. Performance Date: July 25, 2018 I…
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Gran Theatre del Liceu 2017-18 Review – Andrea Chénier: Sondra Radvanovsky Steals the Show From Jonas Kaufmann in Barcelona
There is something of Halley’s comet about Umberto Giordano’s most famous opera “Andrea Chénier.” It reappears every so often (happily not so infrequently as every 75 years) excites and dazzles, leaves verismo fanatics in paroxysms of delight, then vanishes back into the operatic firmament. With the recent notable exception at La Scala, productions of “Andrea Chénier” have invariably been connected to a star tenor.  Beniamino Gigli in the 40s, Mario del…
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Jonas Kaufmann, Anja Kampe & Anja Harteros Headline Bayerische Staatsoper’s 2018-19 Season
The Bayerische Staatsoper has announced its 2018-19 season, which is set to include eight new productions and a number of revival productions. The season will also include a number of concert performances as well as recitals in the company's summer festival. Here is a look at all the operatic events. New Productions  Amélie Niermeyer directs a new production of Verdi's "Otello" with music director Kirill Petrenko conducting. Jonas Kaufmann stars in…