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Breaking News: Arturo Chacon-Cruz To Sing ‘Werther’ At the Grand Theatre Liceu


Arturo Chacón-Cruz will perform the tittle role of Massenet’s Werther tonight at the Liceu. The Mexican tenor will replace Jose Bros, who is ill. The Mexican tenor is making his debut at the prestigious Grand Theatre Liceu, in a role he has already sung around the world. Chacon-Cruz is currently rehearsing a new production by Sofia Coppola of Verdi’s ‘la {…}

Interviews, Stage Spotlight

Protecting the Voice – Benjamin Bernheim’s Strategy For Finding Stability In An Increasingly Chaotic Opera World [Exclusive]


The voice is any singer’s most precious treasure. Without it their career is over no matter how good you look or how wonderful of an actor you are. In modern opera, it is also something that is overlooked as careers increasingly get shorter with fewer rest periods and singers consistently being asked to walk on stage without rehearsals. This is {…}


Minnesota Opera Previews William Bolcom’s ‘Dinner At Eight’ in New Yorks Feinstein 54 Below


On Jan. 13 the Minnesota Opera previewed the upcoming world premiere of William Bolcom’s recent opera “Dinner at Eight.” At the Feinstein 54 Below in Manhattan, the company held a dinner for members of the New Works Forum, sponsors and donors of the company. Bolcom was present at the dinner alongside librettist Mark Campbell. During a Q & A, Bolcom {…}


Social Media Beat (1/8-13): Paris National Opera Confirms Jonas Kaufmann’s Returns With Behind The Scenes Stills


Its the end of the week so lets take a look at what some of your favorite stars were up to on Social Media . Jonas Kaufmann While Kaufmann does not have a social media page of his own, the Opera de Paris shared a number of pictures from rehearsals of “Lohengrin.” After a number of doubters thought Kaufmann would {…}


Joseph Calleja to Perform For 2017 Maltese Presidency of the Council of the European Union


Joseph Calleja will appear in the Official Opening Concert of the 2017 Maltese Presidency of the Council of the European Union on Monday, Jan. 16, 2017. The tenor made the announcement via social media on Thursday. He will perform selections from “Die Zauberflöte,” Flotow’s “Martha,” “Roméo et Juliette,” “Werther,” “Tosca,” “Le Cid” and a number of Verdi operas including “Rigoletto” {…}


Social Media Beat-Week (1/1-6) : Pretty Yende Meets Oprah Winfrey While Javier Camarena Says Goodbye to Count Almaviva


With the weekend coming up lets take a look at what some of our favorite stars were up to this week Pretty Yende Yende had the week of her life as she was rehearsing for the revival of Rossini’s “Il Barbiere di Siviglia” and in the middle of the week she got to perform on the Late Show for Stephen {…}


Weekend Preview – International (1/6- 1/8): Marco Berti Debuts ‘Otello’ at Hamburg As Brian Jagde Makes Munich Debut


This weekend a number of companies will remain on holiday breaks while many major theaters will feature great opera and great singers such as Juan Diego Florez, Brian Jagde, Renee Fleming and Marco Berti. Austria Strauss’ “Die Fledermaus” will be performed at the Vienna State Opera on Friday evening followed by Bellini’s “La Sonnambula” starring OperaWire Artist of the Week Daniela Fally {…}


Weekend Preview – USA (1/6-1/8): Opera World Slowly Starts Up in 2017


The weekend of Jan. 6-8 will see the return of many prominent opera companies around the country after a lengthy holiday hiatus. The Metropolitan Opera, which continues throughout the year, will feature three popular works including “La Boheme,” an HD performance of Verdi’s “Nabucco” and evening showcase of Gounod’s “Romeo et Juliette” starring Diana Damrau and Vittorio Grigolo. Nabucco stars {…}