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Michael Adams, Michael Chioldi & Nicole Heaston Highlight Utah Opera’s 2019-20 Season


Utah Opera has announced its 2019-20 season. The season will open with Verdi’s “La Traviata,” directed by Garnett Bruce, in the newly renovated Janet Quinney Lawson Capitol Theatre. Anya Matanovic will star as Violetta Valéry, alongside Rafael Moras making his Utah Opera debut as Alfredo and Metropolitan Opera-regular Michael Chioldi as Germont. Steven White will conduct. Performance Dates: Oct. 12 {…}


Cecilia Violetta Lopez, Michael Chioldi, Kang Wang Headline Austin Opera’s 2019-20 Season


The Austin Opera has announced its 2019-20 season which will include a new opera and two classics of the standard repertory.  “Next season continues the excellence that our audiences have come to expect—pairing beautiful productions of classic works with the thought-provoking voices of the new masters of 21st-century opera,” said Annie Buridge, General Director & CEO of Austin Opera in {…}


Michael Fabiano, Latonia Moore, Isabel Leonard, Matthew Polenzani, Ana María Martinez Headline Palm Beach Opera’s 2021 Festival


Palm Beach Opera has announced its star-studded, outdoor 2021 Festival which will take place at the South Florida Fairgrounds’ iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre. The festival will kick off with Puccini’s “La Bohème” starring Michael Fabiano as Rodolfo, Latonia Moore as Mimì, Isabel Leonard as Musetta, Quinn Kelsey as Marcello, Ryan Speedo Green as Colline, and Samuel Ramey as Benoit / Alcindoro. {…}


Jennifer Larmore, Morris Robinson & Michael Mayes Headline The Atlanta Opera’s 2019-20 Season


The Atlanta Opera has announced its 2019-20 season. According to the press release, for its 40th anniversary season, The Atlanta Opera will present operas which fall under the overarching theme of “dangerous liaisons,” where the “protagonists share a propensity for self-destructive relationships that threaten to bring about their downfall.” Additionally, during this season four internationally acclaimed artists will return home to {…}


Sonya Yoncheva, Piotr Beczała, Angel Blue, Lise Davidsen & Freddie De Tommaso Lead Metropolitan Opera’s 2024-25 Season


The Metropolitan Opera has announced its 2024-25 season. New Productions  Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts Verdi’s “Aida” in a new production by Michael Mayer. Angel Blue, Judit Kutasi, Piotr Beczała, Quinn Kelsey, Dmitry Belosselskiy, and Morris Robbinson. Alexander Soddy conducts the second cast with Christina Nilsson, Elīna Garanča, Brian Jagde, Eri Owens, Michael Chioldi, Amartüvshin Enkhbatyn, Alexander Vinogradov, and Krzysztof Bączyk. John {…}


J’Nai Bridges, Yonghoon Lee, Russell Thomas, Diego Torre, Vanessa Goikoetxea Headline Seattle Opera’s 2024-25 Season


Seattle Opera has announced its 2024-25 season. “The 2024-25 season really offers something for everybody,” said general director Christina Scheppelmann in an official press statement. “We’re bringing in some of our audiences’ all-time favorite operas, like ‘Tosca’ and ‘The Magic Flute,’ in addition to a pair of remarkable new pieces from some of today’s most acclaimed and imaginative creators. And {…}

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Metropolitan Opera 2023-24 Review: Florencia en el Amazonas


The Spanish language is pretty preponderant in the United States of America with a recent census stating that over 42 million people in the country aged five and older speak the language at home. It’s the second most learned language following English, with over 8 million students. And yet, it took until 2023 for the Metropolitan Opera to finally, and {…}


‘Florencia en el Amazonas’ to Make HD Debut at the Metropolitan Opera


The Metropolitan Opera’s 2023–24 Live in HD season will continue with Daniel Catán’s “Florencia en el Amazonas.” The opera will be performed on Dec. 9 and will be the first Spanish-language opera to be featured on the company’s HD series. Mexican-American soprano Ailyn Pérez leads the cast alongside soprano Gabriella Reyes, bass-baritone Greer Grimsley, baritone Mattia Olivieri, tenor Mario Chang, {…}


Metropolitan Opera Announces Cast Change for ‘Florencia en el Amazonas’


The Metropolitan Opera has announced a cast change for its opening night performance of “Florencia en el Amazonas.” The company said, “For tonight’s performance, the role of the Captain will be sung by David Pittsinger, replacing Greer Grimsley.” Pittsinger made his Met debut in 2017 as Le Bret in “Cyrano de Bergerac. The bass has performed the role of the {…}