Elizabeth Llewellyn, Maxim Mironov & Patricia Racette Headline International Weekend (2/21-23)

By Francisco Salazar
(Credit: Courtesy of English National Opera )

This weekend there are a number of new productions including two comedies, three modern masterpieces, and one classic repertoire staple. Here is a look at our recommendations.

Egmont – Theater an der Wien, Austria

Edgaras Montvidas, Bo Skovhus, Maria Bengtsson, Angelika Kirchschlager, Theresa Kronthaler, and Károly Szemerédy star in Christian Jost and Christoph Klimke’s work. Keith Warner directs the production with Michael Boder conducting.

Don Pasquale – Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Italy

Antonino Fogliani conducts Andrea Bernard’s new production of Donizetti’s masterwork, written by Ruffini. Nicola Ulivieri stars in the title role with Marina Monzò, Maxim Mironov, and Davide Luciano.

Il Turco in Italia – Teatro alla Scala, Italy

Diego Fasolis conducts the new production by Roberto Andò. The comic gem stars Alex Esposito, Rosa Feola, Giulio Mastrototaro, Edgardo Rocha, Mattia Olivieri, Laura Verrecchia, and Manuel Amati. The production is set to showcased on Saturday on RAI-Radio 3.

Street Scene – Opera de Monte-Carlo, Monaco

Paulo Szot, Patricia Racette, Mary Bevan, Lucy Schaufer, Gerardo Bullón, Emma Kate Nelson, Rudolphe Pignon, Harriet Williams, Scott Wilde, Geoffrey Dolton, Joel Prieto, Veronica Polo, Jeni Bern, and Pierre-Emmanuel Roubet, among others, star in Kurt Weill and Elmer Rice’s opera.

The Little Prince – Gran Teatro Nacional, Peru

Mariel García, Xavier Fernández, Lucero Zevallos, Wilson Hidalgo, Camila Sacín, Maite Cotrina, Víctor Cabezas, Roger Durand, and Edgar Arocena star in Rachel Portman and Nicholas Wright’s opera. Jean Pierre Gamarra directs the production with Hugo Carrio conducting.

Luisa Miller – English National Opera, United Kingdom

Alexander Joel conducts Barbora Horáková’s production with Elizabeth Llewellyn starring in the title role. Olafur Sigurdarson, David Junghoon Kim, James Cresswell, Christine Rice, and Soloman Howard star in Verdi’s early masterpiece, written by Cammarano.