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Interviews, Stage Spotlight

Q & A: Giuseppina Bridelli On Her Role Debut As Piacere In ‘Il Trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno’ At La Fenice


At the age of 21, mezzo-soprano Giuseppina Bridelli made her professional debut in the role of Despina under the baton of Diego Fasolis, since which time she has been on what appears to be a never-ending upward trajectory. Now firmly established as one of the leading interpreters of the baroque repertoire, she is an artist constantly in demand, performing at {…}


Bejun Mehta, Sophie Rennert, Francesca Ascioti & Giuseppina Bridelli Headline Innsbruck Festival of Early Music’s 2022 Season


(Credit: Innsbruck Festival of Early Music official website) The Innsbruck Festival of Early Music has announced its 2022 season, featuring three operas and a number of concerts. For the purpose of this article we will focus on the vocal works. Here is a full slate. Operas  Carl Heinrich Graun’s opera “Silla” spotlights Bejun Mehta, Eleonora Bellocci, Valer Sabadus, Roberta Invernizzi, {…}


Antonino Siragusa, Giuseppina Bridelli, Nicola Alaimo Headline Opera Streaming’s Final Two Streams of 2020


Opera Streaming is set to close 2020 with two streams of Rossini classics. First up will be “Il Barbiere di Siviglia” from the Teatro Municipale, Piacenza. The showcase will feature Manuel Amati as Conte d’Almaviva, Marco Filippo Romano as Don Bartolo, Giuseppina Bridelli as Rosina, and Roberto de Candia as Figaro. Nikolas Nägele conducts a production by Beppe de Tomasi. {…}


Francesco Demuro, Veronica Simeoni, Nicola Alaimo, Giuseppina Bridelli Headline OperaStreaming’s December Slate


OperaStreaming has announced its December slate. Things kick off with the streaming service set to present a production of Massenet’s “Werther” from the Teatro Comunale di Modena. The opera stars Veronica Simeoni as Charlotte with Francesco Demuro as Werther and Guido Dazzini as Albert. Maria Rita Combattelli rounds out the cast as Sophie. Francesco Pasqualetti conducts with Stefano Vizioli directing. {…}


Plácido Domingo, Giuseppina Bridelli & Davinia Rodriguez Lead Fondazione Teatri Piacenza’s Fall Season


The Fondazione Teatri Piacenza has announced its 2020 fall season. For the purposes of this article, we will only focus on the vocal and operatic performances. The season opens with Handel’s “Aci, Galatea e Polifemo” with Raffaele Pe, Giuseppina Bridelli, and Andrea Mastroni. La lira di Orfeo accompanies with Gian Maria Aliverta directing the production. Performance Date: Oct. 31, 2020 {…}


Giuseppina Bridelli & Antonio Poli Lead Teatro la Fenice’s ‘Dido and Aeneas’


On Sept. 4 the Teatro la Fenice will begin its fall season with Purcell’s “Dido and Aeneas.” The opera is set to star Giuseppina Bridelli as Dido and Antonio Poli as Aeneas alongside Michela Antenucci, Martina Licari, Valeria Girardello, Lara Lagni, Chiara Brunello, and Matteo Roma with conductor Tito Ceccherini leading the work. Giovanni Di Cicco will direct the production. {…}


Eleonora Buratto, Jonathan Tetelman, Chiara Isotton & Liv Redpath Lead Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia’s 2024-25 Season


The Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia has announced its 2024-25 season. Concerts  The season opens with Puccini’s “Tosca” starring Jonathan Tetelman, Eleonora Buratto, and Ludovic Tézier. Daniel Harding conducts. Performance Dates: Oct. 21-26, 2024 Semyon Bychkov conducts Bach’s “Mass in B Minor” with soloists Miriam Kutrowatz, Catriona Morison, Benjamin Bruns, and Christian Immler. Performance Dates: Nov. 14-16, 2024 Dalia Stasevska {…}


Jonas Kaufmann, Anna Netrebko, Lisette Oropesa, Cecilia Bartoli, Roberto Alagna Headline Les Grands Voix’s 2024-25 Season


Les Grands Voix has announced its 2024-25 season. Opening the season will be a concert featuring Roberto Alagna and Ludovic Tezier as they take on music by Bizet, Donizetti, Verdi, Wagner, and Moniuszko. Giorgio Croci leads the National Belgium Orchestra at the Philharmonie de Paris. Performance Date: Sept. 23, 2024 Juan Diego Flórez appears at the Philharmonie de Paris in a {…}


Anna Netrebko, Lisette Oropesa, Asmik Grigorian, Nicholas Brownlee, Juan Diego Flórez & Joyce DiDonato Lead Palau de Les Arts’ 2024-25 Season


Palau de les Arts in Valencia has announced its 2024-25 season. Opera Gorges Ocloo’s “The Golden Stool” will star Nobulumko Mngxekeza-Nziramasanga and Nonkululeko Nkwinti. Performance Dates: Sept. 19, 2024 Lisette Oropesa sings the title role of Massenet’s “Manon” with Carles Pachon and Charles Castronovo. James Gaffigan conducts the production by Vincent Huguet. Performance Dates: Oct. 3-15, 2024 Elena Stikhina, Piero {…}