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Aleksandra Kurzak, Atalla Ayan, Aleksandra Olczyk & Sebastian Catana Lead Polish National Opera’s 2024-25 Season


The Polish National Opera has announced its 2024-25 season. New Opera Productions The first new production is Krzysztof Penderecki’s “The Black Mask” directed by David Pountney. Bassem Akiki conducts a cast that includes Jacek Laszczkowski, Natalia Rubiś, Katarzyna Drelich, Anna Lubańska, Szymon Rona, and Wojtek Gierlach. Performance Dates: Nov. 22-29, 2024 Ill-starred love is also the theme of Łukasz Godyla’s “Wòlô bòskô.”  The cycle of {…}


Atalla Ayan, Iréne Theorin & Michael Mayes Lead Staatsoper Stuttgart’s 2023-24 Season


The Staatsoper Stuttgart has announced its 2023-24 season. Premieres  The first new production of the season will be Strauss’ “Die frau ohne Schatten” with Benjamin Bruns, Simone Schneider, Evelyn Herlitzius, Martin Gantner, and Iréne Theorin. Cornelius Meister conducts the production by David Hermann. Performance Dates: Oct. 29-Dec. 2, 2023 “La Fest,” featuring music by Vivaldi and Händel, will star Claudia {…}


Atalla Ayan, Vuvu Mpofu & Petr Nekoranec Lead Opéra National de Lorraine’s 2023-24 Season


France’s Opéra National de Lorraine has announced its 2023-24 season featuring opera and concerts. Opera  Marta Gardolińska conducts Mozart’s “Idomeneo“ in a new production by Lorenzo Ponte. Atalla Ayan sings the title role alongside Héloïse Mas, Siobhan Stagg, Amanda Woodbury, and Léo Vermot-Desroches. Performance Dates: Sept. 29-Oct. 1, 2023 Lucio Gallo, Vuvu Mpofu, Anicio Zorzi Giustiniani, and Germán Olvera star in Donizetti’s “Don Pasquale.” {…}


Corinne Winters, Lucio Gallo, Federica Lombardi & Atalla Ayan Lead Staatsoper Stuttgart’s 2022-23 Season


The Staatsoper Stuttgart has announced its 2022-23 season Premieres “Liebstod” from concept by Johannes Müller and Philine Rinnert will be performed. Performance Dates: Sept. 23-25, 2022 Wagner’s “Siegfried” will star Daniel Brenna, Matthias Klink, Tommi Hakala, David Steffens, Beate Ritter, Stine Marie Fischer, and Simone Schneider. Cornelius Meister conducts the production by Jossi Wieler and Sergio Morabito.  Performance Dates: Oct. 9, {…}


Elizabeth Caballero, Yolanda Auyanet, Atalla Ayan, Catherine Naglestad & Martin Muehle Lead Staatsoper Stuttgart’s 2021-22 Season


(Credit: Martin Sigmund) The Staatsoper Stuttgart has announced its 2021-22 season. Here is a look at the operatic and vocal performances. Opera Premieres Paul Dessau’s “Die Verurteilung des Lukullus” opens the season. The complex work stars Friedemann Röhlig, Alina Adamski, Torsten Hofmann, Elliott Carlton Hines, Maria Theresa Ullrich, Linsey Coppens, Philipp Nicklaus, Heinz Göhrig, Jasper Leever, Laia Vallés, Clare Tunney, {…}


Stuart Skelton, James Rutherford and Atalla Ayan highlight the Norwegian National Opera’s 2019-20 season


The Norwegian National Opera announced its plans for the 2019-20 season. Here is the lineup: The season open with Donizetti’s “L’Elisir d’Amore” in a production by British director Oliver Mears. Operalia Competition winner Luis Gomes sings Nemorino opposite Andrea Carroll’s Adina. Baritone Andrei Kymach and Bass-baritone Günes Gürle will sing Belcore and Dulcamara, respectively. The conductor will be Daniel Smith. {…}


Eva-Maria Westbroek & Atalla Ayan Highlight Staatsoper Stuttgart’s 2019-20 season


The Staatsoper Stuttgart has partially announced its 2019-20 season. While the full line up of revivals, dates, and cast has not been announced, the company revealed six intriguing new productions and a number of stars making role debut and house debuts. Here is a first look before the full reveal. The first new production of the season will be a five-act “Don {…}


Atalla Ayan Wins San Francisco Opera’s Emerging Star Award


The San Francisco Opera has announced that Atalla Ayan has won the 2018 Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Emerging Stars Competition. Ayan, who made his Company debut as Alfredo in Giuseppe Verdi’s La Traviata last fall, was named “2018 Emerging Star of the Year” based on a popular vote conducted online at sfopera.com from July 9–July 31, 2018. As {…}


Oper Stuttgart Announces Busy 2017-18 Season With Atalla Ayan, Eric Cutler & Brian Jagde As Top Stars


Yet another 2017-18 season was announced on Tuesday, with Oper Stuttgart taking its bow. The company will showcase five premieres, six revivals, 12 other repertoire works and even a special event opera. Premieres Starting on Oct. 22, 2017, a new production of “Hänsel und Gretel” will make its appearance. That will be followed by a “Medea,” which gets its start {…}