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Bertrand De Billy & Marco Armiliato To Replace James Levine


The Metropolitan Opera has announced replacements for James Levine for “Luisa Miller” and “Il Trovatore.” Macro Armiliato will lead performances of “Il Trovatore” starring Maria Agresta as Leonora, Yonghoon Lee as Manrico, and Anita Rachvelishvili as Azucena. Quinn Kelsey and Luca Salsi will share the role of Count di Luna, with Štefan Kocán and Kwangchul Youn both singing the role {…}


Fabio Armiliato Leads Voz y Alma – L’Anima dell’Opera’s February Schedule


The organization Voz y Alma – L’Anima dell’Opera has announced its February 2024 schedule. The organization will give masterclasses by Fabio Armiliation, Marco Camastra, and Ivanna Speranza throughout the month and will select two casts to perform Verdi’s “Il Trovatore” on Feb. 24 and 25, 2024 at the Teatro Rina e Gilberto Govi di Genova. Voz y Alma – L’Anima {…}

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Artist Profile: Italian Tenor Fabio Armiliato


Fabio Armiliato is one of the best-loved Italian tenors of the late 20th and early 21st century.  Born August 17, 1956, in Genoa, he has had a prominent international career, performing at such houses as the Metropolitan Opera, Vlaamse Opera, San Francisco Opera, La Scala, Monte Carlo, Florence, Opéra de Paris, and the New National Theatre Tokyo.  He also frequently {…}

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Fabio Armiliato’s Metropolitan Opera Performances


Fabio Armiliato is one of the most respected Italian tenors of his generation. Together with his late wife Daniela Dessi, he performed all over the world in many of the most popular works. He also made a career out of championing less known operas. While he is currently in demand in Europe, his U.S. engagements continue to be limited with {…}


Anna Netrebko, Jonas Kaufmann, Sondra Radvanovsky, Asmik Grigorian & Francesco Meli Lead Teatro San Carlo’s 2024-25 Season


The Teatro San Carlo announced its 2024-25 season. The season opens with Dvořák’s “Rusalka” in a new production by Dmitri Tcherniakov. Dan Ettinger conducts a cast that includes Asmik Grigorian, Adam Smith, Ekaterina Gubanova, Anita Rachvelishvili, and Gábor Bretz. Performance Dates: Nov. 20-Dec. 7, 2024 Verdi’s “Don Carlo” will be conducted by Henrik Nánási and will star Piero Pretti, Gabriele Viviani, Ildar {…}


Salzburg Festival to Celebrate Plácido Domingo’s 50th Anniversary


The Salzburg Festival is set to celebrate Plácido Domingo’s 50th anniversary with the festival. In a statement, the company said, “Plácido Domingo first appeared at the Salzburg Festival in 1975 and today we are celebrating half a century together. He has accompanied us in an incredible 17 opera productions and ten concert evenings. That’s why we can hardly wait for this {…}


Angel Blue, Sonya Yoncheva, Michael Fabiano, Joyce DiDonato, Juan Diego Flórez Headline Metropolitan Opera’s 2024 ‘Live in HD’ Summer Encores


(Credit: Ken Howard / Metropolitan Opera) The Metropolitan Opera has announced its 2024 Live in HD Summer Encores. First up is “La Bohème” starring Sonya Yoncheva, Michael Fabiano, Susanna Phillips, Lucas Meachem, Matthew Rose, and Alexey Lavrov. Marco Armiliato conducted the 2018 transmission. Screening Date: July 24, 2024 Then comes the 2014 production of “La Cenerentola” starring Joyce DiDonato and {…}


Jonas Kaufmann, Lisette Oropesa & Sondra Radvanovsky Lead Festival Cap Rocat’s 2024 Season


The Festival Cap Rocat in Mallorca has announced its 2024 season. The three-day event will feature two vocal performances. The first concert entitled “Amor y Odio” will feature Jonas Kaufmann and Sondra Radvanovsky under the direction of Marco Armiliato. The Orquesta Sinfónica de las Islas Baleares and Coro Festival Cap Rocat will also be featured. The two superstars will perform {…}


Anna Netrebko, Lise Davidsen, Sonya Yoncheva, Elīna Garanča, Juan Diego Flórez, Jonas Kaufmann, Asmik Grigorian & Ludovic Tézier Lead Wiener Staatsoper’s 2024-25 Season


The Wiener Staatsoper has announced its 2024-25 season. Premieres Philippe Jordan conducts Verdi’s “Don Carlo” in a new production by Kirill Serebrennikov. The production stars Asmik Grigorian, Roberto Tagliavini, Joshua Guerrero, Étienne Dupuis, Eve-Maud Hubeaux, and Dmitry Ulyanov. The second cast will include Nicole Car, Elīna Garanča, and Vitalij Kowaljow. Performance Dates: Sept. 26, 2024-March 23, 2025 György Kurtág’s “Fin {…}