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Erwin Schrott, Bryn Terfel & Nino Machaidze Highlight Hungarian State Opera’s 2019-20 Season


The Hungarian State Opera has announced its 2019-20 season featuring a number of new productions and world premieres. Premieres  Levente Gyöngyösi’s “The Master and Margarita” makes its world premiere in a new production by Szente Vajk. Performance Dates: Nov. 15, 2019 – May 28, 2020 Dóra Barta directs a new production of Monteverdi’s “L’incoronazione di Poppea.” Performance Dates: Dec. 6-29, 2019 {…}


Danielle De Niese, Myrtò Papatanasiu & Nino Machaidze Headline New National Theatre, Tokyo 2019-20 Opera Season


The New National Theatre, Tokyo has announced its 2019-20 opera season! Ten operas, including four new productions, are included in the lineup. The season will feature classics of the Baroque, Russian, and bel canto repertoire. Dmitry Bertman’s new production of Tchaikovsky’s “Eugene Onegin” will kick off the opera season, and will feature Vasily Ladyuk in the title role alongside Evgenia {…}


Evelyn Herlitzius, Nino Machaidze & Eric Owens Headline Dutch National Opera’s 2018-19 Season


The Dutch National Opera has announced its 2018-19 season featuring many operatic classics as well as rarely performed works. The company will continue its Opera Forward series as well as its Holland Festival, which concludes the season. Classics The Dutch National Opera opens its season with Mozart’s masterpiece “Die Zauberflöte” in Simon McBurney’s new production. Kathryn Lewek brings her compelling Queen {…}


Brian Jagde, Nino Machaidze, Elena Mosuc & Anna Pirozzi Headline Teatro di San Carlo 2017-18 Season


The Teatro di San Carlo has announced its 2017-18 season with a number of classics and one musical being presented. The season kicks off on Dec. 12, 2017, with Puccini’s “La Fanciulla del West” with Anna Pirozzi, Kristin Lewis, and Virginia Tola leading the way. That opera will be followed by Puccini’s “La Bohème” on Jan. 11, 2018. Eleonora Buratto and {…}


Weekend Preview (12/23-25) – International: Piotr Beczala and Nino Machaidze Celebrate the Holidays in Two Different Productions of “La Boheme’


This weekend is a time to celebrate and to get into the Christmas spirit. And that is exactly what all the opera companies are doing. The weekend will see works by Mozart, Puccini, Humperdinck and Verdi presented. Many of the world’s most famous are on vacation but there are still stars ready to sing including Piotr Beczala, Rene Pape, Nino {…}


Jacquelyn Wagner, Cecilia Molinari & Marco Ciaponi Lead Festival della Valle d’Itria di Martina Franca’s 2024 Season


The Festival della Valle d’Itria di Martina Franca is set to celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2024. The festival will include three operas and will run from July 17 through August 6, 2024. Operas  The festival will open with Bellini’s “Norma” in a new production conducted by Fabio Luisi. The cast will include Jacquelyn Wagner (Norma), Valentina Farcas (Adalgisa), Airam {…}

DVD and CD Releases, News

Serena Farnocchia, Sharon Carty & Pietro Spagnoli Lead New CD/DVD Releases


Welcome back for this week’s look at the latest CD and DVD releases in the opera world. This week audiences will get a glimpse at two very rare Bel Canto works in new critical editions. Black is Beautiful The new album from Dr. Diane Retallack and The Eugene Concert Choir is an ode to hope in the face of injustice. {…}


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. {…}


Ana María Martínez, Jonathan Tetelman, Renée Fleming & Quinn Kelsey Lead LA Opera’s 2024-25 Season


The LA Opera has announced its 2024-25 season. Here is a look at the entire season. Mainstage Karah Son sings the title role in Puccini’s “Madama Butterfly” with Jonathan Tetelman, Hyona Kim, and Michael Sumuel also starring. James Conlon conducts the production by Mario Gas. Performance Dates: Sept. 21-Oct. 13 2024 Gounod’s “Roméo et Juliette” returns for the first time {…}