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Craig Verm, Teresa Perrotta, Liv Redpath, Christophe Dumaux, Louise Alder Headline Opera Omaha’s 2024-25 Season

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Opera Omaha has announced its 2024-25 season. The season opens with Mozart’s “Don Giovanni,” which returns to Opera Omaha for the first time since 2011. Craig Verm, Teresa Perrotta, Erika Baikoff, Edwin Jhamal Davis, Mary Evelyn Hangley, Terrence Chin-Loy, and Zachary Nelson. Judith Yan conducts and Kristine McIntyre directs. Performance Dates: Oct. 18 & 20, 2024 Steven White will conduct “The {…}

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Christophe Dumaux, Kang Wang, Samantha Clarke, Stacey Alleaume, Cathy-Di Zhang Headline Opera Australia’s 2024 Sydney Season

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Opera Australia announced its 2024 summer season which will feature five Sydney Opera House premieres. Guest Creative Director Lindy Hume curated the season. The program highlights the scope of Australian talent both “on and off the stage,” as well as international guest artists and opera in contemporary storytelling. Hume’s program includes several milestone partnerships for Opera Australia including Victorian Opera, {…}

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Julie Fuchs & Christophe Dumaux to Headline Dutch National Opera’s ‘Giulio Cesare’

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The Dutch National Opera & Ballet is set to present “Giulio Cesare” starting on Jan. 16, 2023. The opera, which will run through Feb. 5, 2023 (a total of eight performances), will be directed by Calixto Bieito and will be conducted by Emmanuelle Haïm as she leads Le Concert d’Astrée in its company debut. In the title role, audiences will {…}

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Ann Hallenberg, Christophe Dumaux, Deborah Cachet, Marie-Claude Chappius, Lucía Caihuela Headline Musikfestspiele Potsdam Sanssouci’s 2022 Season

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The Musikfestspiele Potsdam Sanssouci has unveiled its 2022 season, which is set to run between June 10-26, 2022. For the purposes of this article, our focus will be solely on vocal and operatic works. Soprano Deborah Cachet will headline “Departing for Kythera” with Les Arts Florissants under Paul Agnew. The program will feature music by Blow, Locke, Lully, Händel, Rameau, {…}

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Christophe Dumaux, Delphine Galou, Franco Fagioli Among Stars of Innsbruck Festival of Early Music 2020

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The Innsbruck Festival of Early Music has announced its 2020 season, which features a wide range of early music in concert and opera. For the purposes of this article, we will focus solely on opera and vocal related program. The season opens with Ferdinando Paër’s “Leonora,” which will be directed by Mariame Clément with musical direction by Alessandro de Marchi. {…}

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Marlis Petersen, Max Emanuel Cencic & Christophe Dumaux Headline Theater An Der Wien’s 2018-19 Season

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The Theater an der Wien has announced its 2018-19 season, featuring numerous operas by Weber, Handel, and Tchaikovsky. The season will include a number of productions, concert performances, recitals and chamber operas. Productions Marlis Petersen, David Hansen, Mirella Hagen, Katarina Bradić, Rainer Trost, Florian Köfler, and Tölzer Sängerknabe star in a production of Handel’s “Alcina.” Stefan Gottfried conducts Tatjana Gürbaca’s production. Performance {…}

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Brandon Jovanovich, Elena Stikhina, Anna Bonitatibus & Christian Gerhaher Lead Opernhaus Zürich’s 2024-25 Season

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Opernhaus Zürich has announced its 2024-25 season. Premieres  Samuel Penderbayne’s “Wir pfeifen auf den Gurkenkönig” will be conducted by Thomas Barthel and Ann-Katrin Stöcker. Claudia Blersch directs the production which will star Liliana Nikiteanu, Sylwia Salamonska, Irène Friedli, Philipp Mayer, Stanislav Vorobyov, Valeriy Murga, Gary Martin, Martin Zysset, Carl Hieger, Christian Sturm, Indyana Schneider, Céline Akçağ, Sylwia Salamonska, and Rebeca {…}

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Lisette Oropesa, Joyce DiDonato, Piotr Beczala, Gabriella Reyes, Angel Blue Headline Carnegie Hall’s 2024-25 Season

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Carnegie Hall has unveiled its 2024-25 season. Here is a breakdown of the vocal events on offer. Opening Night will feature Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic as they present works by Rachmaninoff and Ginastera. Baritone Gustavo Castillo and pianist Lang Lang will be the soloists. Performance Date: Oct. 8, 2024 Joyce DiDonato will give several masterclasses. Performance Dates: Oct. {…}

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Opera Australia 2024 Review: Orpheus and Eurydice

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Photo credit: Keith Saunders Opera Australia’s 2024 season at the Sydney Opera House continued on January 12th with a beguiling production of Gluck’s 18th century “Orpheus and Eurydice.” Originally a co-production between Opera Queensland and acrobatic troupe Circa, which Opera Australia now offered as their contribution to this year’s Festival of Sydney, this is a summer event that annually offers {…}