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Annalisa Stroppa, Riccardo Zanellato, Juliana Grigoryan & Raffaele Pé Lead Teatri di Reggio Emilia’s 2024-25 Season

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The Teatri di Reggio Emilia has announced its 2024-25 season. The season opens with Rossini’s “Mosé in Egitto,” which will star Riccardo Zanellato, Dave Monaco, Mariam Battistelli, Toni Nezic, Aida Pascu, Angela Schisano, Andrea Galli, and Matteo Mezzaro. Giovanni Di Stefano conducts the production by Pier Francesco Maestrini. Performance Dates: Nov. 15 & 17, 2024 Annalisa Stroppa, Caterina Sala, Matteo Falcier, Matteo Guerzè, {…}

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Claudia Pavone, Luca Salsi, Teresa Romano & Angelo Villari Lead Teatro Municipale di Piacenza’s 2024-25 Season

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The Teatro Municipale di Piacenza has announced its 2024-25 season. Opera Claudia Pavone stars in Puccini’s “Madama Butterfly” alongside Irene Savignano, Angelo Villari, and Alessandro Luongo. Leo Nucci directs the production and Matteo Beltrami conducts. Performance Dates: Dec. 15-22, 2024 Raffaele Pe, Marie Lys, Davide Giangregorio, Delphine Galou, Filippo Mineccia, Federico Fiorio, Enrico Torre, and Clemente Antonio Daliotti star in Händel’s “Giulio {…}

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Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe Announces 2024-25 Season

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The Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe has announced its 2024-25 season. Opera The season opens with Ethel Smyth’s “The Wreckers” starring Dorothea Spilger, Ann-Beth Solvang, Brett Sprague, Martha Eason, Ralitsa Ralinova, Florence Losseau, Melanie Lang, Kihun Yoon, Ks. Klaus Schneider, Ks. Armin Kolarczyk, Oğulcan Yılmaz, Ks. Konstantin Gorny, and Liangliang Zhao. Georg Fritzsch conducts the new production by Keith Warner. Performance Dates: {…}

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Anna Netrebko, Jonas Kaufmann, Ludovic Tézier, Rosa Feola, Juan Diego Flórez, Camilla Nylund & Marina Rebeka Lead Teatro alla Scala’s 2024-25 Season

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The Teatro alla Scala has announced its 2024-25 Season. Opera The season opens with Verdi’s “La Forza del Destino” starring Anna Netrebko, Jonas Kaufmann, Ludovic Tézier, Vasilisa Berzhanskaya, Alexander Vinogradov, and Marco Filippo Romano. Riccardo Chailly conducts the new production by Leo Muscato. The opera will also star Elena Stikhina, Amartuvshin Enkhbat, Luciano Ganci, and Simon Li in the second {…}

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Arianna Vendittelli, Jakub Józef Orliński, Luigi De Donato, & Benedetta Mazzucato Star in the 2024 Innsbruck Festival of Early Music

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Programming for the 2024 Innsbruck Festival of Early Music has been announced. This article only features vocal performances. First up is a workshop for the upcoming performances of Giacomelli’s “Cesare in Egitto.” Soloists include Arianna Vendittelli, Emőke Barath, Filippo Mineccia, Margherita Maria Sala, Valerio Contaldo, and Federico Fiorio. Ottavio Dantone conducts the Accademia Bizantina. Performance Date: July 27, 2024 (Tyrolean {…}

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Teatro Comunale di Ferrara 2024 Review: Orlando Furioso

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Photo credit: Marco Caselli Nirmal Vivaldi’s “Orlando Furioso” is a work that represents baroque opera at its most exciting. Set on Alcina’s magical island, where the weird and wonderful are commonplace, it opens up the possibility for colorful and spectacular stagings with shipwrecks, fantastical beasts, monsters and statues that come to life. There are high mountains, wooded groves, steep cliffs {…}

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Anna Netrebko, Jonas Kaufmann, Maria José Siri, Pretty Yende, Vittorio Grigòlo & Aigul Akhmetshina Lead Arena di Verona’s 2024 Season

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The Arena di Verona has announced its 2024 season which will be dedicated to Puccini. The season will open with Puccini’s “Turandot” in Franco Zeffirelli’s production. Ekaterina Semenchuk, Yeajin Jeon, Anna Pirozzi, and Olga Maslova sing the title role alongside Piero Giuliacci, Yusif Eyvazov, Angelo Villari, Gregory Kunde, Riccardo Fassi, Mariangela Sicilia, Maria Agresta, and Daria Rybak. Michele Spotti conducts. Performance Dates: June 8-29, 2024 Verdi’s “Aida“ will be {…}

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Gregory Kunde, Carmela Remigio, Ernesto Petti Lead Teatro Comunale Pavarotti-Freni’s 2023-24 Season

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Modena’s Teatro Comunale Pavarotti-Freni has announced its 2023-24 season. Opera The season opens with Giordano’s “Fedora” in a new production by Pier Luigi Pizzi. Aldo Sisillo conducts a cast that includes Teresa Romano, Yuliya Tkachenko, Luciano Ganci, and Simone Piazzola. Performance Dates: Oct. 13 & 15, 2023 Verdi’s “Don Carlo” will be performed in four acts in a production by {…}

DVD and CD Releases, News

Lawrence Brownlee, Megan Marino & Paola Prestini Lead CD/DVD Releases

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This week audiences will experience new music and a number of rare pieces in the repertoire. Rising  Lawrence Brownlee’s is set to release a new album “Rising,” in celebration of Black Music Month. “Rising” features a program of new songs that Brownlee commissioned from six up-and-coming African-American composers (Damien Sneed, Brandon Spencer, Jasmine Barnes, Joel Thompson, and Shawn E. Okpebholo), {…}