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Plácido Domingo, Joyce DiDonato, Aleksandra Kurzak, Anthony Roth Costanzo Headline Top 10 Operas to Stream This Week


We’re starting to see the world open up slowly in some countries and rapidly in others. But the performing arts world isn’t quite opening at the same pace with few organizations back in the full swing of things. As a result, streaming options are ever-prevalent. So as we move into the summer months, here is a look at what operas {…}


Joyce DiDonato, Renée Fleming, Michael Fabiano Headline San Francisco Opera’s May Streaming Slate


San Francisco Opera has announced the official dates for its “Opera is On” Streaming service. This weekend on May 16, the company will broadcast Bellini’s “The Capulets and the Montegues” in a production headlined by Nicole Cabell and Joyce DiDonato. Riccard Frizza conducts a cast that also includes Saimir Pirgu, Ao Li, and Eric Owens. On May 23, audiences can {…}


Jonas Kaufmann, Joyce DiDonato, Russell Thomas Headline Top 10 Operas to Stream This Week


The good news? Some countries are starting to slowly opening up their doors as they transition out of the lockdown. But that’s not to say that everyone is rushing outside (nor should they). This means that there’s still a lot of time to stay indoors and a lot of opera to fill in those hours. As with the last few {…}


Isabel Leonard, Joyce DiDonato & Benjamin Appl Highlight Celebrity Series of Boston’s 2020-21 Season


(Credit: Fay Fox/benjaminappl.com/Chris Singer) The Celebrity Series of Boston has announced the schedule of its 82nd season, featuring performances from renowned and emerging artists in a wide variety of genres and venues throughout the city. For this article we will only highlight the vocal performances: Instrumentalists Mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard will be making her Celebrity Series debut, joining The Romeros for {…}


Joyce DiDonato Participates in ‘The Call to Unite’ Livestream


Joyce DiDonato participated in “The Call to Unite” livestream organized by Oprah Winfrey and Timothy Shriver. DiDonato shared her video segment on Instagram stating, “I was happy to participate in @thecalltounite organized by @oprah Winfrey and @timothyshriver. My song – one of the most beautiful I know – is about love. Wishing each of you an abundance of love within and around you. If {…}


Renée Fleming, Joyce DiDonato & Michael Fabiano Headline San Francisco Opera’s Streams


(Credit: Cory Waver/San Francisco Opera) The San Francisco Opera has announced that it will stream performances from its archives beginning Saturday, May 9. The company will begin with a recent performance of Boito’s “Mefistofele.” The production stars Ildar Abdrazakov in his staged role debut as Mephistopheles, Ramón Vargas as Faust and Patricia Racette in the dual roles of Margherita and {…}


Jonas Kaufmann, Anna Netrebko, Sonya Yoncheva, Joyce DiDonato Headline Les Grandes Voix’s Star-Studded 2020-21 Season


Les Grandes Voix has announced its 2020-21 season, which is one of the most superstar-laden programs of the year.  Soprano Sabine Devielhe and pianist Alexandre Tharaud kick off the season in a program of music by Fauré, Debussy, Poulenc, and Ravel. Performance Dates: Sept. 13 (Wigmore Hall); Sep 19 (Victoria Hall, Geneva); Sept. 30 (Berlin Philharmonie); Nov. 23 (Bordeaux Auditorium)  {…}


Leontyne Price, Joyce DiDonato, Fiorenza Cossotto Headline Top 10 Operas to Stream This Week


Another week in quarantine, but yet another week of exciting opera options. For those who have followed this series, you know that the 10 we usually recommend are a mixed bunch, with the intention of filling all diverse opera appetites with a wide-ranging menu. This week is no different and perhaps, because of the unique options on offer, it might {…}


Joyce DiDonato, Javier Camarena & Barbara Hannigan Highlight Palau de la Musica Catalana’s 2020-21 Season


The Palau de la Musica Catalana has announced its 2020-21 season featuring some of the greatest singers and choruses in the world. For the purposes of this article, vocal performances are highlighted. Marta Mathéu, Gemma Coma-Alabert, David Alegret, and Joan Martín-Royo are joined by pianists Jordi Armengol and Francisco Poyato for a program of Brahms. Performance Date: Sept. 17, 2020 {…}