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Santa Fe Opera Announces Cast Change for ‘Don Giovanni’


The Santa Fe Opera has announced a cast change for Mozart’s “Don Giovanni.” The company said that soprano and Apprentice singer Rachel Fitzgerald will make her Santa Fe Opera debut in the role of Donna Anna in “Don Giovanni” with performances on June 29, July 5, and July 10. Santa Fe added, “The originally scheduled soprano Teresa Perrotta has withdrawn {…}

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Opera Holland Park Festival 2024 Review: Tosca


(Photo credit: Ali Wright) Whatever your views on Puccini, “Tosca” always draws a crowd. In a UK opera landscape mired by cuts and ever-tightening budgets, it is reassuring to see an opera festival that continues to stand on its own two feet, irrespective of Arts Council funding (or perhaps more accurately lack thereof). A full house then, as it was {…}


Sir Bryn Terfel, Julia Sitkovetsky, Susan Bullock Headline Grange Park Opera’s 2024 Festival Season


Grange Park Opera has unveiled its programming for 2024. First up is a double bill of “Aleko” and “Gianni Schicchi,” both headlined by Sir Bryn Terfel. He is joined in the Rachmaninoff opera with Ailish Tynan, Luis Gomes, Robert Winslade Anderson, and Sara Fulgoni. In “Schicchi” other cast members include Pasquale Orchard, Luis Gomes, and Sara Fulgoni, among others. Gianluca {…}

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Scottish Opera 2023-24 Review: Marx in London


(Photo: James Glossop) Any forward-looking opera company surely must play its part in keeping the artform alive. While there must be a place for the staple repertoire, an over-reliance on the likes of Puccini, Verdi, and Mozart not only contains an element of the parasitic but also displays a mentality of unadventurous programming that will ultimately sap the energy from {…}

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Grange Park Opera 2023 Review: Tristan und Isolde


(Photo: Marc Brenner) “Tristan und Isolde” isn’t an opera generally known for its laughs. Indeed, sniggers from the audience generally indicates that something has gone drastically wrong in the direction department with this particular work. But in the this new production from Grange Park Opera, just outside of London, a sprinkling of giggles and smiles are testament to the zippy {…}


Anthony Roth Costanzo, Ryan Speedo Green, Mané Galoyan & Rachel Willis-Sørensen Lead Santa Fe Opera’s 2024 Season


The Santa Fe Opera has announced its 2024 season. Conductor Corrado Rovaris conducts  Louisa Muller’s production of Verdi’s “La Traviata.” The cast includes Mané Galoyan, Bekhzod Davronov, and Carlos Arámbula. Performance Dates: June 28-August 24, 2024 Mozart’s “Don Giovanni” will be conducted by Harry Bicket. Stephen Barlow directs the production with Ryan Speedo Green, Teresa Perrotta, Rachael Wilson, David Portillo, Nicholas Newton, {…}


Samuel Dale Johnson, Hye-Youn Lee & Roland Wood Lead Scottish Opera’s 2023-24 Season


The Scottish Opera has announced its 2023-24 season. Opera Samuel Dale Johnson, Simone McIntosh, Anthony Gregory, David Stout, and Dingle Yandell star in Rossini’s “The Barber of Seville.” Stuart Stratford conducts the production by Sir Thomas Allen. Performance Dates: Oct. 17-Nov. 25, 2023 Jonathan Dive’s “Marx in London” will be conducted by David Parry and directed by Stephen Barlow. The {…}


Gwyn Hughes Jones, Izabela Matula, Leonardo Capalbo, Ginger Costa-Jackson, Rachel Nicholls Headline Grange Park Opera’s 2023 Season


Grange Park Opera has announced its summer 2023 slate. The company will feature three operas between June 8 – July 12, 2023. First up is Wagner’s “Tristan und Isolde.” The opera will be directed by Charlie Edwards with Gwyn Hughes Jones and Rachel Nicholls as the star-crossed lovers. Joining them will be Christine Rice as Brangäne and David Stout as {…}


Opera Holland Park Announces 2023 Season


Opera Holland Park has announced its 2023 season. The company will open its season on May 30 with new productions of Verdi’s “Rigoletto” starring Stephen Gadd, Alison Langer, David Junghoon Kim, Simon Wilding, and Hannah Pedley. Lee Reynolds conducts the production by Cecilia Stinton. Performance Dates: May 30-June 24, 2023 Humperdinck’s “Hansel and Gretel” sung in German will feature 2023 {…}