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Adela Zaharia & Miah Persson Replace Diana Damrau At Proms


Diana Damrau has canceled her participation at the BBC Proms festival. The soprano, who recently canceled her role debut in Opera National de Paris’ new production of “Les Huguenots,” is now stepping out of her upcoming August 29, 2018, Proms concert. As a result, not one but two sopranos will fill in. Miah Persson will perform four Strauss songs, while {…}

Reviews, Stage Reviews

Los Angeles Opera 2017-18 Review – Rigoletto: Adela Zaharia Makes Triumphant Debut Alongside Michael Fabiano & Ambrogio Maestri


On Sunday, May 27, 2018, Los Angeles Opera presented Giuseppe Verdi’s “Rigoletto” with a new cast of singers that was equal to those who sang the premiere. For this unusual situation, I found it necessary to return to the City of Angels for another look. Having attended a matinee performance, I write about it as our car speeds eastward away {…}

Interviews, Stage Spotlight

Q&A: Adela Zaharia On Winning Operalia & Her U.S. Debut At The LA Opera


It has been a whirlwind year for Adela Zaharia. The Romanian soprano won the Operalia competition in 2017 and since then her profile has risen. She made a surprising debut at the Bayerische Staatsoper, where she returns this summer for a new production. She was also featured as an ensemble member at the Deutsche Oper de Rhien, returned to the {…}


Adela Zaharia, Linda Watson & Karine Babajanyan Lead Deutsche Oper Am Rhein’s 2018-19 Seson


The Deutsche Oper am Rhein has announced its 2018-19 season, featuring 10 new productions and a number of rising stars. The season will also include a number of opera favorites, rarely performed works, and modern masterpieces. Here is a look. Premieres Suzanne Andrade and Esme Appleton direct a new double bill featuring Stravinsky’s “Petrushka” and Ravel’s “L’Enfant et Les Sortileges.” Tiago Alexandre Fonseca, Pauliina {…}


Plácido Domingo, Ana María Martinez & Adela Zaharia Lead Ambitious 2018-19 LA Opera Season


LA Opera has announced the productions that will make up its 2018-19 season, undoubtedly making for an exciting few months for audiences in the Los Angeles region. Highlights include not only new productions of beloved works, but the world premiere of several projects through LA Opera’s Off Grand initiative. Mainstage Productions Giuseppe Verdi’s “Don Carlo” – This revival production will {…}


Operavision 2017-18 Live Stream: Adela Zaharia Stars in ‘The Snow Queen’ From Deutsche Oper Am Rhein


OperaVision will showcase “The Snow Queen” live from the Deutsche Oper Am Rhein Friday, Jan. 12, 2018 starting at 7 p.m. local time. The opera stars recent Operalia winner Adela Zaharia in the title role with the likes of Dmitri Vargin, Heidi Elisabeth Meier, Annika Kaschenz, Florian Simson, Bryan Lopez Gonzalez, Dimitra Kotidou, Katharina von Bülow, Lukasz Konieczny, Susan Maclean, {…}


Top 5 Opera To See This Weekend (12/8-10): Anna Netrebko, Adela Zaharia & Jose Cura Lead Star-Studded Weekend


Another weekend is here and many of the biggest stars are performing in some of the greatest theaters. If you want to know where Anna Netrebko, Sonya Yoncheva, Jonas Kaufmann or Piotr Beczala are performing, here is a look at our top five to see this weekend. “Andrea Chénier”- Teatro Colón, Argentina  José Cura continues his run of “Andrea Chénier,” {…}


Adela Zaharia To Make Her Bayerische Staatsoper


Diana Damrau has canceled the first performance of “Lucia di Lammermoor.” The Bayerische Staatsoper announced via Twitter that Damrau canceled due to illness. As a result, Operalia winner Adela Zaharia will fill in as Lucia Ashton and will be making her house debut at the Bayerische Staatsoper. Romanian Zaharia recently won the 2017 first place winner of Operalia and returns {…}