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Jamie Barton Hosts Facebook Live For Verdi’s ‘Nabucco’ at the Metropolitan Opera


Jamie Barton will host the Metropolitan Opera’s Facebook live series on Dec. 7. The American Mezzo Soprano will answer questions provided by fans through Facebook and Twitter about her upcoming role in Verdi’s “Nabucco.” Barton will sing the role of Fenena alongside Placido Domingo and Liudmyla Monastryka before changing gears for a new production of Dvorak’s “Rusalka.” The Metropolitan Opera {…}

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Artist of the Week: Patricia Racette To Seduce Met Audiences in Richard Strauss’ ‘Salome’


This week Patricia Racette makes her anticipated Metropolitan Opera Role debut as Salome in Richard Strauss’ opera. The title role is known to be one of the most challenging roles in the soprano repertoire and it is no surprise that Racette is taking it on. The American soprano first sang the role last season at the Pittsburgh Opera where she {…}


Edgardo Rocha, Vanessa Becerra, Jasmine Habersham, Jacqueline Echols Headline Chicago Opera Theater’s 2024-25 Season


Chicago Opera Theater has unveiled its 2024-25 season. The season opens with Ferdinando Paër, Giuseppe Maria Foppa, and Giacomo Cinti’s “Leonora.” The opera, which premiered in 1804, will get its North American premiere and tells another version of the same story that Beethoven adapted for his famed “Fidelio.” The work stars Edgardo Rocha, Vanessa Becerra, Ian Koziara, Kameron Alston, Keely {…}


Wiener Staatsoper Announces New Cast Change for ‘Don Giovanni’


The Wiener Staatsoper has announced a cast change for its production of “Don Giovanni.” The company said that Federica Lombardi will sing the role of Donna Anna on April 16 replacing Slávka Zámečníková. Lombardi recently performed a production of “Simon Boccnegra” in Vienna. She is known for her Mozart roles as she has performed Donna Elvira in “Don Giovanni,” Fiordiligi in “Cosi {…}


Véronique Filloux & Titus Muzi III Star in Livermore Valley Opera’s 2024-25 Season


(Photo credit: Artist website) The Livermore Valley Opera has announced its 2024-25 season lineup. “Opera in the Vineyard 2024” at Garré Vineyard & Winery kicks off the company’s season. Performance Dates: June 25 & August 18, 2024 Donizetti’s “The Daughter of the Regiment” stars Véronique Filloux, Lisa Chaves, Christopher Bozeka, and Eugene Brancoveanu. Marc Jacobs directs. Performance Dates: September 28 – {…}


Victor Cardamone Joins Athlone Artists


Victor Cardamone has joined Athlone Artists for General Management. Cardamone recently completed his second season as an Adler Fellow with San Francisco Opera, where he performed the roles of Stone/Eunuch in Bright Sheng’s “Dream of the Red Chamber,” Rodolfo in their touring production of “Bohème Out of the Box,” and the Apparition of a Youth in “Die Frau ohne Schatten,” {…}


Vincenzo Milletarì Conducts Bergen Philharmonic’s New Year Concert


Vincenzo Milletarì is set to conduct the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra’s New Year concerts. The conductor will perform on Jan. 4 and 5 in a program that includes music by Strauß, Mozart, Ponchielli, Dukas, Lumbye, Bernstein, Berlioz, and Glière. Norwegian soprano Beate Mordal will be the soloist while actor Eirik del Barco Soleglad will host the evening. In a statement, Milletarì {…}