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Here Is the Program For the Main Prize Final Of the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World 2019

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The Main Prize for the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Competition 2019 will take place on Saturday, June 22, 2019. The five finalists are baritone Andrei Kymach, mezzo-soprano Guadalupe Barrientos, bass Patrick Guetti, soprano Sooyeon Lee, and tenor Mingjie Lei; for those keeping track, that is one voice from each major Fach. Barrientos is set to perform “Esser madre {…}

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Anna Netrebko, Saioa Hernández & Sonya Yoncheva Headline Teatro Alla Scala’s 2019-20 Season

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The Teatro alla Scala has announced its 2019-20 season featuring numerous new productions, rare works, and a number of stars. Anna Netrebko opens the Teatro alla Scala in the title role of Puccini’s ‘Tosca” with Luca Salsi in the role of Scarpia. Riccardo Chailly conducts the production by Davide Livermore. Saioa Hernández sings three performances of the title role. Performance {…}

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Julie Fuchs & Hamburg State Opera Arrive At Agreement

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Julie Fuchs has announced the conclusion her Pamina pregnant story from last season at the Hamburg State Opera. The soprano posted on social media that the company and her had reached an agreement. “Hamburg State Opera and I have reached an agreement regarding the conditions of the termination of my guest contract for the role of Pamina in ‘Die Zauberflöte’ {…}

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‘Oceane’ & Michael Fabiano’s ‘Faust’ Among Top 5 Operas To See This Weekend – International Edition

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This weekend sees two world premieres continue their first runs. It will also include a major role debut for a rising star tenor, one acclaimed production, and one rarely-performed work. Les Bienveillantes – Opera Vlaanderen, Belgium Peter Rundel conducts Hector Parra’s new opera in a production by Calixto Bieto. The work stars Peter Tantsits, Rachel Harnisch, Natascha Petrinsky, and Günter {…}

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Q & A: Julie Fuchs On Bel Canto & Her Second Solo Album ‘Mademoiselle’

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The Bel Canto repertoire is perhaps one of the most extensive in the repertory. Throughout history, only three composers have dominated every major theater and only a fraction of their works have been shown. Thanks to recent discoveries, festivals and solo albums, the works of rare composers like Pacini, Raimondi, and Fioravanti, among others, have come to the forefront. In {…}

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Piotr Beczala, Juan Diego Flórez & Thomas Headline Opernhaus Zürich’s 2019-20 Season

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The Zurich Opera has announced its 2019-20 season which will feature a whopping 11 opera premieres and 17 opera revivals. Premieres  “The Makropulos Case” will be the first offering of the season with Evelyn Herlitzius starring as Emilia Marty. Other cast members will include Sam Furness, Kevin Conners, Deniz Uzun, Scott Hendricks, and Spencer Lang, among others. Dmitri Tcherniakov will direct while {…}

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Sir Thomas Allen Says Goodbye To The Royal Opera House

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On March 16, 2019, Sir Thomas Allen gave his final performance at the Royal Opera House. The Royal Opera House announced via social media that the famed baritone gave his final performance with the house in “Così Fan Tutte.” In a social media message, the company said, “Sir Thomas Allen coming off stage after last night’s performance of ‘Così fan tutte’ {…}

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Top 5 Operas to See This Weekend – International (8/10-12)

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It’s a Rossini-filled week with the Rossini Opera Festival opening and Australia also opening a Rossini production. The weekend also sees two of today’s biggest divas performing. Find out what’s in store. Anna Netrebko and Yusif Eyvazov – Teatro Colón, Argentina Anna Netrebko makes her debut at the Teatro Colón in Argentina alongside her husband Yusif Eyvazov. The concert will {…}