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Vittorio Prato, Andrea Mastroni & Sonia Prina Headline Teatro Coccia’s 2021-22 Fall Season


The Teatro Coccia in Novara, Italy has announced its 2021-22 fall season. The season opens with Mini Opere. The first work that will be presented is “Boccacio Delivery Ovvero la Vendetta di Cisti Fornaio” by Alberto Cara. The production will be directed by Salvatore Sito and conducted by Carlo Emilio Tortarolo. The opera will star Federica Vinci and Andrea Tabili. {…}


Carmela Remigio, Roberto Frontali & Sonia Prina Lead Teatro La Fenice’s June-October Program


The Teatro La Fenice has announced programming for June 2 through Oct. 31, 2021. The company will present five productions and six concerts featuring some of the world’s greatest artists. All events will be open to the public and will follow all rigorous COVID-19 protocols. Gounod’s “Faust“ will open the theater in a new production by Joan Anton Rechi. Frédéric {…}


Adriana Bastidas-Gamboa, Anastasia Bartoli, Xavier Sabata, Kathrin Zukowski & Seth Carico Lead Oper Köln’s 2024-25 Season


Oper Köln has announced its 2024-25 season. Premieres Marc Minkowski conducts Haydn’s “The Creation” in a production by Melly Still. The production will star Kathrin Zukowski, Sebastian Kohlhepp, Alex Rosen, Giulia Montanari, and André Morsch. Performance Dates: Oct. 5-20, 2024 Allison Oakes stars in Strauss’ “Elektra” alongside Lioba Braun, KS Dalia Schaechter, Astrid Kessler, Martin Koch, Karl-Heinz Lehner, and Insik {…}

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Teatro Comunale di Ferrara 2024 Review: Orlando Furioso


Photo credit: Marco Caselli Nirmal Vivaldi’s “Orlando Furioso” is a work that represents baroque opera at its most exciting. Set on Alcina’s magical island, where the weird and wonderful are commonplace, it opens up the possibility for colorful and spectacular stagings with shipwrecks, fantastical beasts, monsters and statues that come to life. There are high mountains, wooded groves, steep cliffs {…}


Gregory Kunde, Carmela Remigio, Ernesto Petti Lead Teatro Comunale Pavarotti-Freni’s 2023-24 Season


Modena’s Teatro Comunale Pavarotti-Freni has announced its 2023-24 season. Opera The season opens with Giordano’s “Fedora” in a new production by Pier Luigi Pizzi. Aldo Sisillo conducts a cast that includes Teresa Romano, Yuliya Tkachenko, Luciano Ganci, and Simone Piazzola. Performance Dates: Oct. 13 & 15, 2023 Verdi’s “Don Carlo” will be performed in four acts in a production by {…}


Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe Announces 2023-24 Season


Germany’s Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe has announced its 2023-24 season. Here are the operatic and vocal performances. Premieres Verdi’s “Nabucco” will get a new production by Thaddeus Strassberger. Yura Yang conducts. Premiere Date: Oct. 21, 2023 Strauss’ “Die schweigsame Frau” will be conducted by Georg Fritzsch and directed by Mariame Clément. Premiere Date: Dec. 19, 2023 Mozart’s “Così fan tutte” will {…}


Francesco Meli, Luca Salsi, Anastasia Bartoli & Rosa Feola Lead Teatro La Fenice’s 2022-23 Season


The Teatro La Fenice has announced its 2022-23 season. Opera Nicola Alaimo leads Verdi’s “Falstaff” alongside Vladimir Stoyanov, René Barbera, Selene Zanetti, Caterina Sala, Sara Mingardo, and Veronica Simeoni. Myung-Whun Chung conducts the production by Adrian Noble. Performance Dates: Nov. 18-26, 2022 Bruno Maderna’s “Satyricon” will star Francesca Gerbasi, Matteo Ferrara, Manuela Custer, Christopher Lemmings, William Corrò, and Marcello Nardis. Alessandro {…}


Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe Announces 2022-23 Season


The Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe has announced its 2022-23 season featuring six premieres and several revivals. Premieres Wagner’s “Der fliegende Holländer” with Georg Fritzsch conducting and Ludger Engels directing. Premiere Date: Dec. 10, 2022 Yura Yang conducts Bizet’s “Carmen” in a new production by Immo Karaman. Premiere Date: Jan. 21, 2023 Regie Carlos Wagner directs Händel’s “Ottone, Re di Germania” with {…}


Juan Diego Flórez, Eleonora Buratto & Julie Fuchs Lead Rossini Opera Festival’s 2022 Season


The Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro, Italy has announced its 43rd season which will take place between August 9 and 21, 2022 and will feature two new productions. The Festival will be inaugurated at the Vitrifrigo Arena with “Le Comte Ory” conducted by Diego Matheuz with the Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della Rai and the Chorus of the Teatro Ventidio Basso. {…}