Leonardo Capalbo & Ainhoa Arteta Headline Top 5 Operas To See This Weekend – International

By Francisco Salazar

This weekend we look at festivals and numerous seasons coming to a close. There are some rarely performed works and some masterpieces from some up and coming singers. Here is a look!

Krol Roger – Oper Frankfurt, Germany

Sylvain Cambreling conducts Johannes Erath’s production of Szymanowksi’s monumental work. The production is set to star Łukasz Goliński, Sydney Mancasola, Gerard Schneider, and AJ Glueckert. There will be four more performances after this weekend.

Don Quichotte – Deutsche Oper Berlin, Germany

Emmanuel Villaume conducts the final performance of Massenet’s rare work. The new production by Jakop Ahlbom stars Alex Esposito in the title role, Seth Carico as Sancho Panza and Clémentine Margaine as Dulcinée. The rest of the cast is rounded out by Alexandra Hutton, Cornelia Kim, James Kryshak, and Samuel Dale Johnson.

Andrea Chénier – Teatro de la Maestranza, Spain

Alfred Kim, Juan Jesus Rodriguez, and Ainhoa Arteta star in the final performance of Giordano’s masterpiece. Pedro Halffter Caro conducts the production by Alfonso Romero Mora. The production comes from the Festival Castell de Peralda.

Le Nozze di Figaro – Opernhaus Zurich, Switzerland

Alexander Miminoshvili sings the title role in Mozart’s masterpiece. He is joined by John Chest as the Count, Golda Schultz as the Countessa, Regula Mühlemann as Susanna, and Samantha Hankey as Cherubino. Ottavio Dantone conducts the new production by  Sven-Eric Bechtolf.

Don Carlo – Grange Park Opera, United Kingdom

Gianluca Marciano conducts Jo Davies’ production of Verdi’s epic. Leonardo Capalbo stars in the title role with Marina Costa-Jackson as Elisabetta, Ruxandra Donose as Eboli, Brett Polegato as Rodrigo, Clive Bayley as King Philip II, and Branislav Jatic as The Grand Inquisitor.