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Lisette Oropesa, Joyce DiDonato, Piotr Beczala, Gabriella Reyes, Angel Blue Headline Carnegie Hall’s 2024-25 Season


Carnegie Hall has unveiled its 2024-25 season. Here is a breakdown of the vocal events on offer. Opening Night will feature Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic as they present works by Rachmaninoff and Ginastera. Baritone Gustavo Castillo and pianist Lang Lang will be the soloists. Performance Date: Oct. 8, 2024 Joyce DiDonato will give several masterclasses. Performance Dates: Oct. {…}

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Opera Australia 2024 Review: Orpheus and Eurydice


Photo credit: Keith Saunders Opera Australia’s 2024 season at the Sydney Opera House continued on January 12th with a beguiling production of Gluck’s 18th century “Orpheus and Eurydice.” Originally a co-production between Opera Queensland and acrobatic troupe Circa, which Opera Australia now offered as their contribution to this year’s Festival of Sydney, this is a summer event that annually offers {…}


Opera Australia & Circa to Present Genre-Defying Production of ‘Orpheus & Eurydice’


(Photo credit: Opera Australia) Opera Australia and Sydney Festival in association with Circa will present the Sydney Premiere of Opera Queensland’s reimagining of Gluck’s “Orpheus & Eurydice” at the Sydney Opera House on Jan. 12. Making his Opera Australia debut in the role of Orfeo is countertenor Christophe Dumaux. He performs alongside Opera Australia principal soprano Cathy-Di Zhang in the {…}


Teatro Real de Madrid Announces Free Tickets & Major Discounts for World Opera Day


As part of its World Opera Day Celebration, the Teatro Real de Madrid is offering 100 free tickets to people under 30 for its performance of “Orlando” on Oct. 25 and 26. The offer was available starting at 10 a.m. local time.  The company also noted that it would also be offering reduced price tickets for all performances of the {…}


Jonas Kaufmann, Regula Mühlemann, Marina Rebeka, Rolando Villazón, Cecilia Bartoli Headline Opéra de Monte-Carlo’s 2023-24 Season


Opéra de Monte-Carlo has announced its 2023-24 season. Opera First up is Verdi’s “Requiem” under the baton of Daniel Barenboim. Marina Rebeka, Ekaterina Semenchuk, Michael Spyres, and Ildar Abdrazakov are the soloists. Performance Date: Nov. 2, 2023 Jonas Kaufmann headlines “Caruso a Monaco.” The tribute to the great tenor will also feature actor Alfonso Antoniozzi and conductor Antonio Pappano. Davide Livermore {…}


Centro Nacional de Difusión Musical Announces 2023-24 Season


The Centro Nacional de Difusión Musical has announced its 2023-24 season featuring more than 204 concerts. Here are the vocal highlights. Quiteria Muñoz  joins the Accademia del Piacere and Fahmi Alqhai for Músicas mestizas. Performance Date: Oct. 8, 2023 The Accademia del Piacere performs alongside Núria Rial and Fahmi Alqhai. Performance Dates: Oct. 16 & 18, 2023 Asier Puga and {…}


Saioa Hernández, Piotr Beczala, Joyce DiDonato & Ailyn Pérez Lead Teatro Real’s 2023-24 Season


The Teatro Real de Madrid has announced its 2023-24 season featuring a wide array of repertoire. Opera Maria Agresta, Saioa Hernández, and Maria Pia Piscitelli star in Cherubini’s “Medea“ alongside Nancy Fabiola Herrera, Silvia Tro Santafé, Jongmin Park, Alexander Vinogradov, Sara Blanch, Marina Monzó, Enea Scala, and Francesco Demuro. Ivor Bolton conducts the production by Paco Azorín. Performance Dates: Sept. {…}

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Opéra National de Paris 2022-23 Review: Ariodante


(Photo by Agathe Poupeney / Opéra national de Paris) It has been a rocky start to Paris Opera’s production of “Ariodante.” Its premiere faced a strike of the backstage staff, and the second performance was canceled due to political manifestations. Therefore, the press could only see the show weeks after its opening. Händel’s opera, however, is very much worth the {…}