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Francesco Meli, Vanessa Goikoetxea & Sara Blanch Lead Maggio Musicale’s 2024 Season


The Maggio Musicale Fiorentino has announced its 2024 season and its 86th annual festival. Here is a look at the opera and vocal performances. Nikolas Nägele conducts Grieg’s “Peer Gynt” with Aitana Sanz-Pérez, Sandro Lombardi, Elena Ghiaurov, and Annibale Pavone. Performance Date: Jan. 15 & 16, 2024 Giuseppe La Malfa conducts “La Principessa di Gelo” in a production by Manu Lalli. The production will {…}


Ruzan Mantashyan, Luis Cansino, Wallis Giunta & Sara Blanch Lead Opéra de Lausanne’s 2023-24 Season


Switzerland’s Opéra de Lausanne has announced its 2023-24 season featuring opera and concerts. Opera  Luis Cansino and Salome Jicia headline Rossini’s “Il Turco in Italia.” The cast also includes Giulio Mastrototaro, Francisco Brito, Mikhail Timoshenko, Marion Jacquemet, and Pablo Julián Plaza Guijarro. Emilio Sagi directs and Michele Spotti conducts. Performance Dates: Oct. 6-15, 2023 Samy Camps, Marie Perbost, Julien Dran, {…}


Olga Peretyatko, Sara Blanch & Enea Scala Lead Rossini Opera Festival’s 2023 Season


The Rossini Opera Festival has announced its 2023 season featuring three productions and concerts. The first production of the season will be “Eduardo e Cristina” in a new production by Stefano Poda. Jader Bignamini conducts Enea Scala, Anastasia Bartoli, Daniela Barcellona, Grigory Shkarupa, and Matteo Roma. Performance Dates: August 11-20, 2023 “Aureliano in Palmira” will be conducted by George Petrou {…}


Maria Josè Siri, Ivan Magrì & Sara Blanch Lead Teatro Filarmonico’s 2023 Season


The Teatro Filarmonico has announced its 2023 season. The season opens with Mozart’s “Le Nozze di Figaro” starring Giulio Mastrototaro, Sara Blanch, Alessandro Luongo, Gilda Fiume, and Annalisa Stroppa. Francesco Ommassini conducts the production by Ivan Stefanutti. Performance Dates: Jan. 22-29, 2023 Massimiliano Stefanelli conducts Verdi’s “Aida” in a production by Franco Zeffirelli. Monica Conesa sings the title role with {…}


Ruth Iniesta, Sara Blanch & Michele Angelini Lead Rossini in Wildbad


On July 15, Rossini in Wildbad, Germany is set to open. Here is a look at the program. The season will open with Rossini’s “Armida” starring Ruth Iniesta, Fan Zhou, Michel Angelini, Moisés Marin, Patrick Kabongo, Chuan Wang, and César Arrieta. Performance Dates: July 15-20, 2022 “Ermione” will be conducted by Antonino Fogliani and will be staged by Jochen Schönleber. Serena {…}

DVD and CD Releases, News

Sara Blanch, Jennifer Rowley, & Lydia Teuscher Lead New CD/DVD Releases


This week audiences will get a chance to see modern productions of great classics and here world premiere recordings of new works by leading modern composers. Here is a look! David Lang: the writings  Cappella Amsterdam and its artistic leader Daniel Reuss return to PENTATONE with a world premiere recording of David Lang’s “the writings.” For this cycle, Lang has {…}


Sara Blanch, Kathryn Lewek & Gregory Kunde, Lead Opéra de Nice’s 2022-23 Season


The Opéra de Nice has announced its 2022-23 season featuring seven operatic productions and concert performances. Opera The season opens with Bellini’s “La Sonnambula” starring Adrian Sâmpetrean, Sara Blanch, and Edgardo Rocha. Giuliano Carella conducts the production by Rolando Villazón, which is set for the Metropolitan Opera. Performance Date: Nov. 4-8, 2022 “Soirée comédie musicale” will feature Alexandra Cravero conducting {…}

News, Streaming

Karita Mattila & Sara Blanch Lead OperaVision’s May Streams


OperaVision has announced its May streaming performance. The first stream of the month will be Donzetti’s “La fille du régiment” in the acclaimed 2021 production from Festival Donizetti Bergamo and Teatro Lirico Nacional de Cuba. OperaWire raved about the production with the title of the article noting that, “Sarah Blanch & John Osborn Lead an Outstanding New Production of Donizetti’s {…}


José Bros, Berna Perles, Sara Blanch & Joel Prieto Lead Ópera de Oviedo’s 2022-23 Season


Spain’s Ópera de Oviedo has announced its 2022-23 season celebrating its 75th anniversary The season opens with the world premiere of “La dama del alba” by Luis Vázquez del Fresno. Rubén Díaz conducts a production by Emilio Sagi. The work stars Beatriz Díaz, Berna Perles, Sandra Ferrández, Maite Alberola, Carmen Solís, María Zapata, Luis López Navarro, David Lagares, Alessandra Volpe, {…}