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Chiara Skerath & Jessica Cale to Headline Mozartists 1772 Concert


Ian Page and the Mozartists are set to present two unique concerts celebrating music from the year 1772. The first concert, scheduled for Jan. 27, 2022 at Cadogan Hall, will feature sopranos Chiara Skerath and Jessica Cale as they perform Niccolò Jommelli’s “E Alfeo m’inganno?… Barbari, ah! non ferite” from “Cerere Placate;” “Ombra cara… Io resto sempre a piangere” from {…}


Jessica Cale Joins Mozartists as Associate Artist


The U.K.-based Mozartists have announced that soprano Jessica Cale is a part of the organization’s Associate Artists Scheme. As part of the program, Cale will receive significant performance opportunities with the ensemble, in a private recital setting, career guidance and coaching, financial support for ongoing study, CDs, and concert dress, as well as marketing and promotion to the press within {…}


Ailyn Pérez, Leo Nucci, Jessica Pratt, Lise Davidsen, Thomas Hampson Headline Maggio Musicale Fiorentino’s 2021-22 Season


The Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino has announced its 2021-22 season which will include nine operas. First up will be Sven-Eric Bechtolf’s production of “Così fan tutte,” which will be conducted by Zubin Mehta. The opera will star Valentina Nafornita, Vasilisa Berzhanskaya, Matthew Swensen, Mattia Olivieri, Benedetta Torre, and Thomas Hampson. Performance Dates: August 30– Sept. 4, 2021 Next up {…}

DVD and CD Releases, News

Jessica Pratt, Simon O’Neill & Natalya Romaniw Lead New CD/DVD Releases


Welcome back for this week’s look at the latest CD and DVD releases in the opera world. In this edition, a leading Bel Canto interpreter delves into mad scenes with her new alum while a rarely performed opera by a female composer gets a new release. There is also a special Wagner recording out this week. Rheinberger & Mendelssohn Choral {…}


Maggio Musicale Fiorentino Announces Opera Change for 85th Festival


The Maggio Musicale Fiorentino has announced a change to its upcoming festival. The company said that it would replace Wagner’s “Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg” with Verdi’s “Falstaff.” Daniele Gatti will conduct the masterpiece in Sven-Eric Bechtolf’s 2021 production with a cast that includes Michael Volle (Falstaff), Markus Werba (Ford), and Claudia Huckle (Meg Page), who were already scheduled for “Meistersinger.” {…}


Jessica Pratt Cancels ‘Les Contes d’Hoffmann’ at Ópera de Las Palmas


(Credit: Eaolovega) Jessica Pratt has canceled her participation in the production of “Les Contes d’Hoffmann” at the Ópera de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain. The soprano took to social media and said, “Unfortunately I have suffered from a bad infection post-Covid and while I am making progress every day I am not yet able to sing and have to {…}


Maggio Musicale Fiorentino Announces Date Changes for ‘Ariadne auf Naxos’ Due to COVD-19


The Maggio Musicale Fiorentino has announced date changes for “Ariadne auf Naxos.” The company noted that performances scheduled on June 16 and 18 have been moved to June 27 and 29, 2022. The changes are due to Music Director Daniele Gatti having tested positive for COVID-19. Additionally, Gatti has canceled his concert on June 17 and the Maggio Musicale announced {…}


Cecilia Bartoli, Francesco Meli &  María José Siri Lead Maggio Musicale Fiorentino’s 2022-23 Season


Tha Maggio Musicale Fiorentino has announced its 2022-23 Season. Here is a look: Daniele Gatti conducts a revival of Rossini’s “Il Barbiere di Siviglia” with Ruzil Gatin, Vasilisa Berzhanskaya, Nicola Alaimo, Fabio Capitanucci, Evgeny Stavinskiy, and Carmen Buendí. Performance Dates: Sept. 8-15, 2022 Zubin Mehta conducts Verdi’s “Il Trovatore” with Cesare Lievi directing. Amartushvin Enkhbat, María José Siri, Ekaterina Semenchuck, Fabio Sartori, and Riccardo Fassi directing. Performance Dates: Sept. 29-Oct. {…}


Maggio Musicale Announces Cast Changes for Second & Third Performance of ‘Ariadne auf Naxos’


The Maggio Musicale has announced cast changes for its production of “Ariadne auf Naxos.” The company noted that for the second and third performances on June 10 and 13, Daniele Macciantelli will replace Jacoub Eisa in the role of Truffaldin. Meanwhile, the role of Zerbinetta will be sung by Gloria Rehm on June 10 replacing Jessica Pratt, who was forced {…}