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Weekend Preview – International (7/21-23): Sonya Yoncheva, Placido Domingo & Jonas Kaufmann Headline Opera Festivals
Many of the great opera houses around the world are now closed but festival season is beginning with many of the most renowned singers headlining new productions. Argentina  Robert Carsen's "Der Rosenkavalier" continues its run at the Teatro Colón. Austria  The Salzburg Festival kicks off with the final performance of Opera Camp, Jedermann. At the Bregenzer Festival Rossini's "Moses in Eygpt" will continue its run with Enrique Mazzola conducting while Bizet's…
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Watch Netrebko, Domingo, Stemme, DiDonato, Radvanovsky & More At The Metropolitan Opera’s 2017 Summer HD Festival
Did you miss the Met’s Live in HD broadcasts courtesy of Fathom Events these past few summers? Still want to check out some HD broadcasts from the Metropolitan Opera? Well, you have a chance to do just that, at the Met. More like, right outside the Met, as the company will offer 10 free screenings in Lincoln Center Plaza from August 26 through Labor Day. There will also be a…
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CD/DVD Releases -Week of July 3: Anna Netrebko And Sonya Yoncheva Headline Two New Releases
This week two of the great Divas of today will see DVDs released. The first work will be from Wagner while the other one will be by Offenbach. Lohengrin  After months of waiting, Anna Netrebko's debut as Elsa in "Lohengrin" will be released by Deutsche Grammophon. The DVD from the Dresden Semperoper also stars Piotr Beczala in the title role and Evelyn Herlitzius as Ortrud with Christian Thielemann, one of…
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Breaking News: Sonya Yoncheva Cancels ‘La Traviata’ At Munich & ‘Clemenza’ At Baden Baden
Earlier today it was announced that Sonya Yoncheva would no longer be singing in “La Clemenza di Tito” at Baden Baden and that she would be replaced by Marina Rebeka. But now the Bulgarian soprano has also canceled a run of “La Traviata” in Munich. Yoncheva will be replaced by Diana Damrau, who has turned into one of the iconic Violetta interpreters of today. The German soprano is slated to take…
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Marina Rebeka Joins Rolando Villazón & Joyce DiDonato in Baden Baden ‘Clemenza di Tito’
Marina Rebeka will replace Sonya Yoncheva in two Baden Baden performances of “La Clemenza di Tito.” It has been a whirlwind season of cancellations, with Yoncheva recently called on to make her role debut in “Tosca” at the Metropolitan Opera after the cancellation of Kristine Opolais. Rebeka will take on the role on July 6 and 9, her first performances of the role since July 2016, when she performed the…
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Nino Machaidze, Simon Keenlyside & The Figaro Trilogy Headline Grand Theatre de Genève 2017-18 Season
The Gran Theatre de Genève has announced its 2017-18 season. The Three Figaro Operas Geneve will present three operas from the life of Figaro, over three days. The series will begin with  Gioachino Rossini's "Il Barbiere di Siviglia" followed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart "Le Nozze di Figaro and concluding with Elena Langer's "Figaro Gets a Divorce." The operas will run from Sept. 12 to the 24, 2017. Sam Brown will…
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Anita Hartig To Replace Sonya Yoncheva At Vienna State Opera
With Kristin Opolais' cancellation at the Metropolitan Opera, the Vienna State Opera had to play musical chairs. According to a press statement, the theater had to release Sonya Yoncheva from her contract of Marguerite in "Faust" in order to be ready for rehearsals at the Met. As a result, Anita Hartig will take over the three performances. The Vienna State Opera said "The management of the Wiener Staatsoper has released soprano…
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Breaking: Sonya Yoncheva To Set Met Opera Record As ‘Tosca’ Next Season
The Metropolitan Opera’s “Tosca” has been completely altered since its cast was announced earlier this year. When the Met made its announcement earlier this Spring, Jonas Kaufmann and Kristine Opolais were the lead roles. Now the cast will be headlined by Vittorio Grigolo and Sonya Yoncheva. Yoncheva, who was already scheduled to sing “Le Nozze di Figaro,” will be replaced by Ailyn Pérez as the Countess. This will be the…
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Weekend Preview (International) – 6/9-11: Placido Domingo Sings Posa In Verdi’s ‘Don Carlo’ With Ramon Vargas
The time has come again for some of our recommendations for opera performances, from all around the globe. Austria The Vienna State Opera offers a range of operatic opportunities this weekend starting with Gaetano Donizetti's "Don Pasquale" starring Danielle de Niese and Speranza Scappucci in the podium. Saturday is Verdi's "Rigoletto" led by Aida Garifullina, Roberto Frontali and Yosep Kang as Herzog Von Mantua. On Sunday Verdi's, "Don Carlo" takes…
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6 Stars To See At The Teatro Alla Scala 2017-18 Season
The Teatro alla Scala has a very exciting season full of surprising works. But of course, at the end of the day, the most exciting thing about the new season is the star casting. These six stars in particular should not be missed, as some are making important role debuts while others are announcing themselves in new repertoire. Ailyn Pérez For years Ailyn Pérez has dominated the roles of Mimì and Violetta and has…