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Greer Grimsley, Nathan Berg, & Denyce Graves Feature in Minnesota Opera’s 3D ‘Das Rheingold’


On November 14, 2020 Minnesota Opera will present Wagner’s “Das Rheingold” in a new, 3D format which will be available to stream online. This digital experience adapts the company’s 2016 production with the help of production company Sweet Sadie. “The sheer size and scope of ‘Das Rheingold’ presents a massive challenge for any opera company,” said President and General Director {…}


Jonathan Berger’s ‘Leonardo’ To Have World Premiere


Jonathan Berger’s “Leonardo” is set to have its world premiere on April 6, 2019 at 92Y. The opera, which is the first such commission from 92Y, will feature the St. Lawrence String Quartet and baritone Tyler Duncan singing texts directly from Leonardo Da Vinci’s notebooks. The work will feature designs by Gabriel Calatrava with staging and direction from Kevin Newbury. {…}


Nuremberg Symphony Orchestra Appoints Jonathan Darlington to Chief Conductor Post


The Nuremberg Symphony Orchestra has appointed Jonathan Darlington as its Chief Conductor for at least the next five years, beginning with the 2022-23 season. The conductor currently serves as Music Director Emeritus at Vancouver Opera, where he spent the past two decades as the company’s Music Director. In its announcement, the Orchestra stated it would hold a press conference to {…}


Aida Garifullina, Sondra Radvanovsky & Jonathan Tetelman lead Festival Internacional Santander’s 2024 Season


Spain’s Festival Internacional Santander has announced its 2024 season. Here is a look at the vocal performances. Aida Garifullina opens the season with James Gaffigan conducting a program of Rimsky-Korsakov, Rachmaninoff, and Tchaikovsky. Performance Date: August 3, 2024 Lucia Caihuela and Il Fervore perform baroque works. Performance Dates: August 4 & 5, 2024 Sondra Radvanovsy and Jonathan Tetelman perform a {…}


Fatma Said, Benjamin Bruns, Jonathan Tetelman & Eleonora Buratto Lead Berlin Philharmonic’s 2024-25 Season


The Berlin Philharmonic has announced its 2024-25 season. Here is a look at the vocal performances. Jonathan Nott conducts pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard and the Ernst Senff Chor Berlin choir in works by Missy Mazzoli, Peter Eötvös, and Charles Ives. Performance Dates: Sept. 7 & 8, 2024 Jakub Józef Orliński is joined by Aleksander Dębicz, Wojciech Gumiński, Marcin Ułanowski, and Mateusz {…}


Jonathan Tetelman, Aigul Akhmetshina, Aušrine Stundyte, David Butt Philip & Sondra Radvanovsky lead Deutsche Oper Berlin’s 2024-25 Season


The Deustche Oper Berlin has announced its 2024-25 season. Premieres Respighi’s “La Fiamma” will be directed by Christof Loy and conducted by Carlo Rizzi. The cast will include Aušrine Stundyte, Georgy Vasiliev, Vladislav Sulimsky, Martina Serafin, Sua Jo, Cristina Toledo, Martina Baroni, Karis Tucker, Caren Van Oijen, Doris Soffel, and Patrick Guetti. Performance Dates: Sept. 29-Oct. 18, 2024 Enrique Mazzola {…}

DVD and CD Releases, News

Maria Callas, Nicky Spence, Jonathan Tetelman, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau & Regula Mühlemann Lead New CD/DVD Releases


Welcome back for this week’s edition of the CD and DVD releases on offer in the opera world. This week is particularly crowded with releases of Maria Callas by Warner Classics to celebrate her centennial. There are also a number of debut albums as well as the second album to one of the biggest rising tenors of his generation. Audiences {…}


Jeffrey Goldberg & Claudia Cespedes Calderon to Perform With Opera Naples at EuroFest


Opera Naples is to take part in the EuroFest by presenting a concert staring baritone Jeffrey Goldberg and soprano Claudia Cespedes Calderon. This portion of EuroFest will include live performances while patrons enjoy a three-course Italian dinner. Opera Naples’ Director of Education and Community Outreach Robin Shuford Frank accompanies Goldberg and Calderon on the piano. Goldberg has been praised for {…}


Jonathan Tetelman, Maria Agresta, Nina Stemme, Yusif Eyvazov Lead Teatro Massimo di Palermo’s 2023-24 Season


The Teatro Massimo di Palermo has announced its 2023-24 season. Opera The season opens with Bellini’s “I Capuleti e Montecchi.” Omer Meir Wellber conducts the production by Idan Cohen. The cast includes Maria Kataeva and Anna Pennisi as Romeo and Marina Monzó and Francesca Pia Vitale as Giulietta. Ioan Hotea, Mert Süngü, Marco Spotti, and Gabriele Sagona round out the {…}