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Diana Damrau Cancels Final Two Performances In Munich

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Diana Damrau has canceled the final two performances of “Lucia di Lammermoor” at the Bayerische Staatsoper. The company announced via Twitter that Damrau would not be able to sing the final two performances on Dec. 12 and 15 due to illness. As a result, Olga Pudova will take over the run.  Pudova has been acclaimed as one of the promising coloratura {…}

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Winners of Operalia Competition 2017 Revealed

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South African tenor Levy Sekgapane and Romanian soprano Adela Zaharia were the first prize winners of this year’s Operalia Competition. In the male voice competition, second place went to tenor Davide Giusti, while the third place award was given to Korean baritone Leon Kim. In the female voice competition, Russian soprano Kristina Mkhitaryan won the second prize while third prize {…}

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Operalia 2017 Finalists Dominated By Sopranos

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And then there were 14. The Operalia Competition 2017 has announced it 14 finalists with some rather surprising numbers. So on to the people themselves. The 14 people vying for the top prize in 2017 include soprano Vlaada Borovko, countertenor Rubert Enticknap, tenor Davide Giusti, baritone Leon Kim, soprano Ruslana Koval, soprano Kristina Mkhitaryan, soprano Maria Mudryak, baritone Emmett O’Hanlon, {…}

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Breaking Down the Operalia 2017 Semifinalists By the Numbers

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The Operalia Competition has announced the semifinalists for its 2017 edition. The announcement was made Tuesday after two days of quarter-finalists that saw a whopping 40 participants whittled down to 25 participants. They include, tenor Seungju Bahg, soprano Vlada Borovko, tenor Marco Ciaponi, bass Emanuele Cordaro, countertenor Rupert Enticknap, tenor Davide Giusti, soprano Elena Guseva, mezzo-soprano Nozomi Kato, baritone Leon {…}

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Emily d’Angelo, Isabel Leonard & Justin Austin Lead Washington National Opera’s 2023-24 Season

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The Washington National Opera has announced its 2023-24 season featuring a new world premiere. The season opens with the world premiere of Jeanine Tesori’s new work, “Grounded,” in a co-production that was initiated and commissioned by the Metropolitan Opera. Adapted from the play by George Brant and featuring his libretto, “Grounded” tells the story of Jess, an elite female F-16 {…}

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Semperoper Dresden Announces Cast Change for ‘La Bohème’

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The Semperoper Dresden has announced a cast change for its production of “La Bohème.” The company said that Claudia Pavone will take over the role of Mimi for performances on Feb. 2 and 3 under the baton of Giedrė Šlekytė. The Semperoper Dresden performances will mark Pavone’s house debut in Dresden. The Italian soprano has performed at the Teatro Alighieri {…}

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Deutsche Oper am Rhein Announces Cast Change for ‘Herodiade’

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The Deutsche Oper am Rhein in Dusseldorf has announced a cast change for its new production of “Herodiade.” The company said that french tenor Sebastien Gueze will perform the role of Jean. Gueze has performed at the Athens Opera, Teatro La Fenice, La Monnaie, Opéra National du Rhin in Strasbourg, Théâtre des Champs-Elysées in Paris, Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia di {…}

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Medici.TV to Stream Dutch National Opera’s ‘Upload’

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Medici.TV is set to stream The Dutch National Opera’s upcoming “Upload.” When the live performances of “Upload” could not take place last March during Dutch National Opera’s Opera Forward Festival, a film version of the opera was created. The work stars Roderick Williams as Father and Julia Bullock as Daughter. It also includes actors Katja Herbers (Psychiatrist), Ashley Zukerman (CEO), {…}