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Rebeka Lokar, Roberta Mantegna & Mattia Olivieri Highlight Macerata Opera Festival 2020 Slate


The Macerata Opera Festival has announced its 2020 program. This season the festival will showcase three popular operas with renown casts starting on July 17 through August 9, 2020. The festival opens with Puccini’s “Tosca” conducted by Francesco Lanzillotta and directed by Valentina Carrasco. The production will star Rebeka Lokar in the title role, Piero Pretti as Cavaradossi, and Roberto {…}


Bayerische Staatsoper Announces Cast Change for ‘Le Nozze di Figaro’


The Bayerische Staatsoper has announced a cast change for its production of “Le Nozze di Figaro.” The company said that Diana Damrau will be stepping into the role of La Contessa di Almaviva on July 14 and 17, 2024. The soprano has performed the role at the Teatro alla Scala and is known for her many Mozart roles including the {…}


Yusif Eyvazov, Jessica Pratt, René Barbera, Ivan Ayón Rivas & Carmela Remigio Lead Teatro Massimo di Palermo’s 2024-25 Season


The Teatro Mssismo di Palermo has announced its 2024-25 season. Opera The season opens with Ligeti’s “Le Grand Macabre” which will be performed for the first time in Palermo. Omer Meir Wellber conducts the opera in a production by Barbora Horáková. Performance Dates: Nov. 24-Dec. 1, 2024 Mario Martone directs Verdi’s “Otello” with a cast that includes Yusif Eyvazov, Nicola {…}


Luca Salsi, Anna Netrebko, Lidia Fridman, Corinne Winters & Ian Bostridge Lead Teatro dell’Opera di Roma’s 2024-25 Season


The Teatro dell’Opera di Roma has announced its 2024-25 season. Opera The season opens with Verdi’s “Simon Boccanegra“ in a production by Richard Jones. Michele Mariotti conducts the production with a cast that includes Luca Salsi in the title role, Eleonora Buratto, Stefan Pop, and Michele Pertusi. The opening night will be streamed on Rai5 and Radio3. Another cast will {…}


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 {…}


Metropolitan Opera Announces 2024 Summer HD Festival


The Metropolitan Opera has announced its 2024 Summer HD Festival. the company will present HD recordings on the Lincoln Center Plaza from August 23, through September 2. The free festival will feature ten screenings from the Met’s celebrated Live in HD series and will also include a special screening of the 1998 film “The Red Violin,” directed by François Girard {…}


Les Talens Lyriques Unveils 2024-25 Season


Les Talens Lyriques, led by Christophe Rousset, has announced its 2024-25 season. Here is a rundown of the season. The ensemble heads to the Bayreuth Baroque Opera Festival to present “Ifigenia in Aulide” with Jasmin Delfs, Max Emanuel Cencic, Dennis Orellana, Olena Leser, Nicolò Balducci, and Daniel Giulianini. Giorgina Germanou directs. Performance Dates: Sept. 5-15, 2024 Then comes “Aroma di Roma,” {…}

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Teatro alla Scala 2023-24 Review: Don Pasquale


The Donizettian musicologist and researcher Luca Zoppelli notes that we are unusually well-informed about the genesis of Don Pasquale, thanks to Giovanni Ruffini. Ruffini, a young Italian writer and political refugee in Paris, met Gaetano Donizetti and began collaborating with him. Initially, Ruffini translated to the Italian Dom Sébastien before writing the libretto for “Don Pasquale,” which he signed with {…}


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


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 {…}