Weekend Preview – International (5/12-14): Olga Peretyatko and Stephen Costello Reunite For Verdi’s ‘La Traviata’

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The weekend has a number of operatic classics being offered even though many companies are in the midst of ballet season. Take a look as there is something for everyone.

Austria 

The Vienna State Opera is in Ballet mode but will present Tchaikovsky’s “Eugene Onegin” with Olga Bezsmertna, Christopher Maltman, Pavol Breslik and Mika Kares.

Czech Republic

The Prague National Opera will  showcase Verdi’s “Macbeth” and Humperdink’s “Hansel and Gretel.”

Denmark 

The Royal Danish Opera will open Verdi’s “Macbeth” with Dario Solari in the title role. The company will also offerOffenbach’s ‘”The Tales of Hofmann.”

France 

Handel’s “Alceste” takes center stage at the Opera de Lyon while the Opera de Bordeaux will continue its run of Bizet’s “The Pearl Fishers” with David Bizic and Joyce El-Khoury.

Germany 

Piero Pretti leads the Bayerische Staatsoper’s production of Puccini’s ‘Madama Butterfly” while Gerald Finley continues a run of Rossini’s “Guillaume Tell.”

The Berlin State Opera continues its showcase of Rossini’s “Il Barbiere di Siviglia” with Tara Erraught, Maxim Mironov, Gyula Orendt and José Fardilha. The company will also present Verdi’s ‘Don Carlo” with Fabio Sartori, Lianna Haroutounian, Marina Prudenskaya, René Pape and Roman Trekel.

The Deutsche Berlin Oper presents Giordano’s “Andrea Chenier” with Maria Jose Siri and Marcelo Alvarez.

Italy 

Mozart’s “Don Giovanni” continues at the Teatro alla Scala with Thomas Hampson and Luca Pisaroni headlining the star-studded cast.

The Teatro Trieste will present Bellini’s ‘La Sonnambula” with Bogdan Mihai and Aleksandra Kubas-Kruk.

Russia 

The Mariinsky Theater presents Verdi’s “La Forza del Destino,”  Dvorak’s “Rusalka,”  Mozart’s “Le Nozze Di Figaro,” Leoncavallo’s “Pagliacci” and Massenet’s “Don Quichotte.”

Meanwhile, The Bolshoi theater continues its run of Verdi’s “la Traviata” with Olga Peretyatko and Stephen Costello.

Spain 

Wagner’s “Der Fliegende Holländer” will continue its run at the Grand Teatro Liceu while Plácido Domingo will give a concert at the Teatro Real de Madrid.

Switzerland

The Opernhaus Zurich continues its run of Verdi’s “Macbeth” with Tatiana Serjan and Dalibor Jenis.

UK
The Royal Opera House opens its run of Verdi’s “Don Carlo” with Bryan Hymel, Kristin Lewis in her Royal Opera debut and Ekaterina Semenchuk.

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Francisco Salazar
FRANCISCO SALAZAR, (Publisher) worked as a reporter for Latin Post where he has had the privilege of interviewing numerous opera stars including Anita Rachvelshvili and Ailyn Perez. He also worked as an entertainment reporter where he covered the New York and Tribeca Film Festivals and interviewed many celebrities such as Antonio Banderas, Edgar Ramirez and Benedict Cumberbatch. He currently freelances for Remezcla. He holds a Masters in Media Management from the New School and a Bachelor's in Film Production and Italian studies from Hofstra University.

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