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Weekend Preview (2/10-12) – USA: Verdi, Bellini & Bizet Dominate in NYC, Houston & Chicago


This weekend, US audiences will get a chance to see a few major stars appear on two of the world’s biggest stages. To kick things off is the opening of “I Puritani” at the Metropolitan Opera featuring Javier Camarena and Diana Damrau. The performance kicks off at 7:30 p.m. EST. Keep an eye out for a review from OperaWire at {…}

DVD and CD Releases, News

13 Recommended Opera CD and DVDs That Will Make Great Holiday Gifts


Are you finished with your holiday shopping? Are you stuck and have no ideas on what to buy? OperaWire has compiled a list of some of the best new releases from 2016 that will make for a great gift. CDS Anna Netrebko’s New Recordings  Two of the best recordings this year are from Anna Netrebko. Her new Verismo album features some of {…}


Greek National Opera to Showcase Laurent Pelly’s ‘Le Voyage dans la Lune’


The Greek National Opera has teamed up with the Opéra Comique de Paris for a special presentation of Jacques Offenbach’s “Le Voyage dans la Lune.” The production is set to open on July 12 and 13, 2023, at Stavros Niarchos Hall (SNFCC). Conducted by Elias Voudouris, with costume and direction by Laurent Pelly, “Le Voyage dans la Lune” stars  Agathe {…}


Weekend Preview – International (6/16-18): Anna Netrebko Makes Role Debut As Adriana Lecouvreur While Jose Cura Returns to Otello


It’s a weekend filled with many stars, premieres and role debuts. And there is something for any opera lover interested in exploring the classic repertoire. Austria  “Rigoletto” continues its run at the Vienna State Opera with Yosep Kang, Roberto Frontali, and Aida Garifullina while “Don Pasquale” also gets one presentation with Michele Pertusi, Antonino Siragusa, and Danielle de Niese. The weekend {…}