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David Portillo, Michael Chioldi, Claudia Boyle & Soraya Mafi Lead Irish National Opera’s 2024-25 Season

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The Irish National Opera has announced its 2024-25 season. The company will open with a double bill featuring “Mary Motorhead” and “Trade.” Naomi Louisa O’Connell, Oisin O’Dalaigh, and John Molloy star in the production. Elaine Kelly conducts and Tom Creed directs. Performance Date: August 8–Oct. 23, 2024 Paula Murrihy and David Portillo lead Berlioz’s “Béatrice and Bénédict,” alongside Anna Devin, {…}

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Claudia Boyle, Konu Kim, Giorgi Manoshvili, Na’ama Goldman, Jade Phoenix Headline Wexford Festival Opera’s 2023 Season

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The Wexford Festival Opera has announced its 2023 season which will include 70 events across 13 days. Entitled “Women and War,” the season will kick off with three mainstage opera productions. First up is Donizetti’s “Zoraida di Granato” starring Claudia Boyle and  Konu Kim. Bruno Ravella directs with Diego Ceretta conducting. The production will be presented in a co-production with {…}

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Opéra National de Paris Review 2024: The Exterminating Angel

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Photo credit: Agathe Poupeney-OnP Thomas Adès’s “The Exterminating Angel” is one of the most successful contemporary operas of the century. Beyond its many productions—the Parisian one being the best of them all—, the opera quickly entered the symphonic repertoire with a very well-crafted symphonic suite. The opera, based on Luís Buñuel’s homonymous film, follows its source material: more than a {…}

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Opéra de Paris Announces Conductor Change for ‘The Exterminating Angel’

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The Opéra de Paris has announced a conductor change for its production of “The Exterminating Angel.” The company said that Courtney Lewis, who was due to conduct the last three performances of “The Exterminating Angel,” has withdrawn for personal reasons. As a result, he will be replaced by Robert Houssart for these performances scheduled for March 13, 17, and 23. {…}

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Opéra de Paris Announces Cast Change for ‘The Exterminating Angel’

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The Opéra de Paris has announced a cast change for “The Exterminating Angel.” The company said that Caroline Wettergreen has withdrawn from the role of Leticia and will be replaced by Gloria Tronel. Tronel is a winner of the Jessica Pratt Prize at the 22nd Ottavio Ziino International Opera Competition, and the First Prize at the Festival Mimas Singing Competition. She {…}

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Wexford Festival Opera 2023 Review: Zoraida di Granata

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(Photo: Clive Barda) Anyone who has heard Opera Rara’s recording of Donizetti’s “Zoraida di Granata” must have been very excited by the Wexford festival’s decision to put on a fully staged production. It is a veritable bel canto feast with beautiful arias and ensemble singing, stretching over a period of approximately three hours. “Zoraida di Granata” premiered in Rome’s Teatro {…}

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Anna Netrebko, Sondra Radvanovsky, Benjamin Bernheim & Ludovic Tézier Lead Opéra de Paris’ 2023-24 Season

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The Opéra de Paris has announced its 2023-24 Season featuring many new productions and many of the great stars in the world. Alexander Soddy conducts Mozart’s “Don Giovanni” with a cast that includes Peter Mattei, Kyle Ketelsen, Adela Zaharia, Julia Kleiter, Ben Bliss, Cyrille Dubois, John Relyea, Gaëlle Arquez, Tara Erraught, Alex Esposito, Bogdan Talos, Guilhem Worms, Ying Fang, and {…}

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Opéra National de Paris to Present ‘A Quiet Place’

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(Credit: Vincent Pontet) The Opéra National de Paris is set to present historic premiere of Leonard Bernstein’s “A Quiet Place” starting on March 9, 2022. This series of performances represents the first time that the work is brought to the stage in France. The opera, which will be presented at the Palais Garnier, will be directed by Krzysztof Warlikowski and {…}