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Teatro Alla Scala 2017-18 Review – Il Pirata
Performances of Bellini’s melodrama, “Il Pirata,” at the Teatro alla Scala have, over the years, been few and far between. Originally written for the theatre in 1827, and starring the celebrated soprano, Henriette Méric-Lalande as Imogene and the famous tenor Giovanni Battista Rubini as Gualtiero, it was roundly deemed to be a success, and quickly received two revivals, one in 1830 and the other in 1840. It had, however, to…
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Top 6 Operas to See This Weekend – International (6/29-7/1): Jonas Kaufmann, Anna Netrebko, & Angela Gheorghiu Lead Star-Studded Weekend
It's a star-studded weekend. Anna Netrebko, Jonas Kaufmann, Sonya Yoncheva, Angela Gheorghiu, and many others perform around the world. Here is a look at what you cannot miss this weekend. Nabucco - Prague National Theatre, Czech Republic Jose Cura directs a new production of Verdi's early work with Anda-Louise Bogza in the role of Abigaille and Miguelangelo Cavalcanti in the title role. Andreas Sebastian Weiser conducts the new production. Il Viaggio a…
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Sonya Yoncheva’s Met Opera ‘Tosca’ Comes to PBS In Mid-June
PBS will showcase Puccini’s “Tosca” from the Metropolitan Opera as part of its Great Performances Series on Friday, June 15, 2018. The broadcast will kick off at 9 p.m. EDT and will showcase soprano Sonya Yoncheva as the tragic heroine. This was the first of Yoncheva’s big season, during which she appeared on three Live in HD broadcasts. Her “Bohème” performance was already showcased on PBS. The production also features…
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Ildar Abdrazakov, Plácido Domingo & Maria José Siri Lead Teatro Alla Scala’s 2018-19 Season
The Teatro alla Scala has announced its 2018-19 season featuring a number of new productions and operatic classics. The season will once again include a number of Italian operas continuing the theater's initiative to bring back Italian opera. Here is a look! Productions  The season opens with a new production of Verdi's "Attila" starring Ildar Abdrazakov. David Livermore directs the new production which also stars Saioa Hernandez, Fabio Sartori, and …
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PBS To Air Met Opera’s ‘La Bohème’ Starring Sonya Yoncheva & Michael Fabiano
PBS will showcase Puccini’s “La Bohème” from the Metropolitan Opera as part of its Great Performances Series on Sunday, May 20, 2018. The broadcast will kick off at 12 p.m. EDT and will showcase soprano Sonya Yoncheva as the tragic Mimì. This was the second of Yoncheva’s big season, during which she appeared on three Live in HD broadcasts. Her “Tosca” was not presented in this season’s PBS slate. Michael…
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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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Sonya Yoncheva Cancels ‘Tosca’ In Philadelphia
Sonya Yoncheva has canceled her participation in the title role of Puccini's "Tosca" with the Philadelphia Orchestra. The soprano announced on her website that due to illness she would not be able to sing. She stated, "Due to her double otitis Sonya Yoncheva is also forced to cancel her performances of 'Tosca' with the Philadelphia Orchestra. The soprano has to continue medical treatment in Europe and isn't allowed to travel by plane…
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Sonya Yoncheva Cancels Switzerland Recitals
Sonya Yoncheva has canceled her upcoming recitals in Switzerland. The soprano announced on social media that due to illness she would not be able to sing the program. She stated, "Dear Friends, the recitals in Zurich and Rolle are canceled! I am sorry to inform you that I have a double otitis. My team is working on finding new dates and will inform you very soon about them. Thanks for…
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Berlin Philharmonic’s 2018-19 Season To Feature Sonya Yoncheva, Marianne Crebassa & Magdalena Kožená
The Berlin Philharmonic has announced its 2018-19 season, which is set to feature a number of musical events with some of the greatest performers in the world. For this season announcement, we will only focus on the vocal performances scheduled. Here is a look: Tamara Mumford and Gustavo Dudamel join forces for an evening of Bernstein and Shostakovich. Performance Dates: Oct. 31-Nov. 2, 2018 Andris Nelsons conducts Mahler's Symphony No. 2…
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OPERA NEWS Awards’ 5 Honorees Weigh In On Importance of Recognition
It’s always fun to receive awards. And all five of the major honorees of the OPERA NEWS Awards were beaming on Sunday afternoon, April 23, 2018, during the gala event at The Plaza Hotel in New York City. For the past 13 years, the famed opera magazine has given out accolades to five opera powerhouses. “We always look at a mix of opera’s past, present, and future. We look to…