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Jonas Kaufmann, Anna Netrebko And All The Major Stars in Bayerische Staatsoper’s 2017-18 Season


No opera house has more superstars on the roster next season than the Bayerische Staatsoper. Anna Netrebko and Jonas Kaufmann, arguably the two biggest stars in the opera world, will both appear in Munich in 2017-18, albeit in limited runs. Their appearances in America are limited to a total of eight shows between the two of them. In Munich, that {…}

Reviews, Stage Reviews

Teatro Real 2023-24 Review: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg


It has been 23 years since Daniel Barenboim offered three performances of Wagner’s comedy at Teatro Real. It was the first Laurent Pelly Wagner production, and therefore the expectations were high. And the result did not disappoint an enthusiastic audience which gave strong ovations at the curtain call. Pelly is a master in “comedy” and he recognizes that he doesn’t {…}


Barno Ismatullaeva Replaces Olga Peretyatko in Hamburg


The Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg has announced a cast change for its recital on Sept. 24, 2023. Uzbek soprano Barno Ismatullaeva is set to jump in for Olga Peretyatko, who is sick. She will perform alongside composer and pianist Leon Gurvitch. The program will include Gurvitch’s music. Ismatullaeva has performed at the Staatsoper Hamburg, Bregenz Festival, Staatsoper Hannover, Deutsche Oper am {…}

Reviews, Video Productions

Metropolitan Opera Stars Live in Concert Review: Roberto Alagna & Aleksandra Kurzak in Èze, France


(Credit: © Gregor Hohenberg) The Metropolitan Opera Stars Live in Concert series continued this Sunday with a performance by the celebrated French-Italian tenor Roberto Alagna and Polish soprano Aleksandra Kurzak on the hilltop medieval village of Èze, France. On the outdoor terrace located at the Château de la Chèvre d’Or, Alagna and Kurzak were accompanied by the Vienna Morphing Quintet. {…}

Artist of the Week, News

Artist Of The Week: Nino Machaidze Brings Vocal Beauty To Rossini’s ‘The Siege Of Corinth’


In 2008 a new star graced the stage of the Salzburg Festival in “Roméo et Juliette,” showcasing dramatic power and promising to become the next big star in the opera world. All eyes were on Nino Machaidze who many believed would follow a specific route in the lyric repertoire. However, after nine years of an immensely successful career, Machaidze has {…}