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Karita Mattila & Sara Blanch Lead OperaVision’s May Streams


OperaVision has announced its May streaming performance. The first stream of the month will be Donzetti’s “La fille du régiment” in the acclaimed 2021 production from Festival Donizetti Bergamo and Teatro Lirico Nacional de Cuba. OperaWire raved about the production with the title of the article noting that, “Sarah Blanch & John Osborn Lead an Outstanding New Production of Donizetti’s {…}


José Bros, Berna Perles, Sara Blanch & Joel Prieto Lead Ópera de Oviedo’s 2022-23 Season


Spain’s Ópera de Oviedo has announced its 2022-23 season celebrating its 75th anniversary The season opens with the world premiere of “La dama del alba” by Luis Vázquez del Fresno. Rubén Díaz conducts a production by Emilio Sagi. The work stars Beatriz Díaz, Berna Perles, Sandra Ferrández, Maite Alberola, Carmen Solís, María Zapata, Luis López Navarro, David Lagares, Alessandra Volpe, {…}


Venera Gimadieva, Sara Blanch & Arturo Chacòn-Cruz Lead New Year Program at Teatro Comunale Giuseppe Verdi di Padova


(Credit: Teatro Stabile del Veneto official website) The Teatro Comunale Giuseppe Verdi di Padova has announced upcoming performances for the New Year. First up, the opera house will present Ivan Stefanutti’s production of Verdi’s “La Traviata” on Dec. 31, 2021. The work stars Venera Gimadieva as Violetta Valéry, Arturo Chacòn-Cruz as Alfredo Germont, and Simone Piazzola as Giorgio Germont. The {…}


Javier Camarena, Carmela Remigio & Sara Blanch Headline Donizetti Opera’s 2021 Season


The Donizetti Opera Festival has announced the 2021 season. The season opens with “C’erano una volta due bergamaschi” an operashow led Alex Esposito and Artisti della Bottega Donizetti. Michele D’Elia performs at piano. Performance Date: Nov. 18, 2021 Riccardo Frizza conducts a new production of “L’Elisir d’Amore” directed by Frederic Wake-Walker. The critical edition stars Caterina Sala, Javier Camarena, Florian {…}


Sara Blanch Headlines Teatro Massimo’s ‘Lucia di Lammermoor’


The Teatro Massimo di Palermo is set to stream a performance of Donizetti’s “Lucia Di Lammermoor.” The stream, which will be held on May 22, will be conducted by  Roberto Abbado and will star Sara Blanch in the title role. The cast will also include Davide Luciano as Enrico, Celso Albelo as Edgardo, and Alex Esposito as Raimondo. Ludovico Rajata {…}

DVD and CD Releases, News

Paola Prestini, Sara Blanch, Michele Angelini & Kathleen Ferrier Lead New CD/DVD Releases


This week audiences can discover new works, archival recordings, and rarely performed operas. Here is a look at this week’s streaming recommendations. Con Alma  Paola Prestini and Magos Herrera will team up for “Con Alma,” a new operatic album and live event both launching this December. The album, which will be released on Dec. 4, was recorded remotely between March {…}


Benjamin Appl, Xabier Anduaga, Sarah Blanch Headline Barcelona Obertura 2023 Festival


The Gran Teatre del Liceu, the Palau de la Música Catalana, and L’Auditori have announced Barcelona Obertura, a new Spring festival that aims to promote classical music in Barcelona and the city as a place for classical music internationally. For the purposes of this article, our focus will be solely on vocal and operatic performances. Vivica Genaux will perform with {…}


Diana Damrau, Denyce Graves, Isabel Leonard, Terrence Blanchard, Morris Robinson Headline Top 10 Operas to Stream This Week


This week climaxes in World Opera Day on Oct. 25. So in leading up to that momentous celebration (which will feature half of the entries on this list), our recommendations will spotlight diversity in the opera world, offering up audiences a chance to check out works by and featuring BIPOC composers and performers as well as unique performance experiences that {…}


Anna Netrebko, Sonya Yoncheva, Erin Morley & Terence Blanchard Headline Metropolitan Opera’s 2021-22 Season


In collaboration with Dejan Vukosavljevic On the heels of its 2020-21 season cancelation, the Metropolitan Opera has announced its 2021-22 season. The company will present six new productions including three company premieres. Here is a look at the new season. New Productions  The season opens with “Fire Shut Up in My Bones” by Terence Blanchard. The opera will be conducted by {…}