Weekend Preview (International) – 6/9-11: Placido Domingo Sings Posa In Verdi’s ‘Don Carlo’ With Ramon Vargas

Photo by Micheal Pohn

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 center stage with Ramon Vargas as Don Carlo, Placido Domingo as Posa and Krassimira Stoyanova as Elizabeth.

China

The National Centre for Performing Arts presents “Der Rosenkavalier.” The production will run from Friday, June 9th until the 10th.

Czech Republic

Richard Wagner’s “Lohengrin” will premiere at the Prague National Opera and Charles Kim will be leading in the title role.

France

Rossini’ “La Cenerentola” will open Saturday, June 10th while Verdi’s “Rigoletto” and Tchaikovsky’s “Eugene Onegin” will continue their runs.

Germany

Verdi’s “Un Ballo in Maschera” and Rossini’s “La Cenerentola” take center stage at the Bayerische Staatsoper.

Italy

At the Teatro Alla Scala Sonya Yoncheva leads a revival of Puccini’s “La Boheme with Fabio Sartori as her leading man.

Norway

Saturday, June 10 Jeg Er Lucia will be performed at Den Norske Opera

Russia

On Friday, the Mariinsky Theater presents Gounod’s “Faust” starring Sergei Semishkur and Viktoria Yastrebova.

On Saturday, the operatic fun continues with Verdi’s “Don Carlo” featuring Nazhmiddin Mavlyanov, Mikhail Petrenko, Alexei Markov, Tatiana Serjan and Ekaterina Semenchuk. The opera will be conducted by Valery Gergiev.

Concluding the operatic performances of the weekend is Tchaikovsky’s “Eugene Onegin” which will feature Roman Burdenko, Maria Bayankina, and Mikhail Petrenko.

United Kingdom 

Pretty Yende continues her performances in Donizetti’s comic gem “L’Elisir d’Amore.”

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Jasawn Pryce
Jasawn Pryce is currently completing his BA in Communications with a minor in Theatre Arts. Ever since he was 16 years-old he became intrigued in the culture of Opera. Since then he went on to study vocal music where he became classically trained in high school at the Professional Performing Arts School. He has performed at David Geffen Hall and the United Nations

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