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Jonas Kaufmann, Saioa Hernández, Lise Davidsen & Sonya Yoncheva Lead Bayerische Staatsoper’s 2023-24 Season


The Bayerische Staatsoper has announced its 2023-24 season. New Productions  The first new production of the season will be Mozart’s “Le Nozze di Figaro.” Stefano Montanari conducts the production by Evgeny Titov. The cast will include Huw Montague Rendall, Mattia Olivieri, Elsa Dreisig, Maria Bengtsson, Louise Alder, Konstantin Krimmel, Avery Amereau, and Dorothea Röschmann. Performance Dates: Oct. 30, 2023-July 17, 2024 {…}


Joyce DiDonato, Ailyn Pérez, Angel Blue, Leah Hawkins, Benjamin Bernheim Headline Metropolitan Opera’s 2023-24 Live in HD Season


The Metropolitan Opera has announced its Live in HD series for the 2023-24 season. First up is “Dead Man Walking.” Yannick Nézet-Seguin conducts a cast starring Latonia Moore, Joyce DiDonato, Susan Graham, and Ryan McKinny. Screening Date: Oct. 21, 2023 Next up is “X: The Life and Times of Malcolm X.” Leah Hawkins, Raehann Bryce-Davis, Victor Ryan Roberston, Will Liverman, and {…}


Brenda Rae & Javier Camarena to Headline ‘Lucia di Lammermoor’ at Opéra National de Paris


The Opéra National de Paris is set to present Donizetti’s “Lucia di Lammermoor” starting on Feb. 18, 2023. The opera will be directed by Andrei Serban and conducted by Aziz Shokhakimov. The production features set and costume design by William Dudley with lighting design by Guido Levi. Ching-Lien Wu is the chorus master for the Paris Opera Chorus. Brenda Rae {…}


Palau de les Arts Announces Cast Change for ‘La Bohème’


(Credit: Scott Suchman) The Palau de les Arts in Valencia has announced a cast change for its “La Bohème” on Dec. 21, 2022. The company said that Corinne Winters will make her debut as Mimi replacing Federica Lombardi. Winters also took to her social media and said, “Tonight I will make my debut with Les Arts Valencia earlier than expected, {…}


Quinn Kelsey Withdraws from Paris Opera Productions


(Credit: Marty Sohl / Metropolitan Opera) Update: Quinn Kelsey has provided a statement regarding his withdrawal from the Paris Opera productions. He said, “I have had to cancel my contracts this season at the Opéra National de Paris in order to welcome the arrival of my daughter, scheduled to ‘make her debut’ in February 2023. I love my work, but my {…}


Leah Crocetto, Raffaelle Pe & Levy Sekgapane Lead Fondazione Teatro Petruzzelli’s 2023 Season


The Fondazione Teatro Petruzzelli has announced its 2023 season. Here is a look at the operatic and vocal performances. Opera The season opens with Rossini’s “Il Barbiere di Siviglia” with Cecilia Molinari, Amira Elmadfa, Levy Sekgapane, Cesar Cortes, Marcus Werba, Gurgen Baveyan, Gianluca Buratto, Nicolò Donini, Marco Filippo Romano, and Stefano Marchisio. Stefano Montanari conducts teh production by Davide Livermore. Performance Dates: Jan. 22-29, {…}

News, Streaming

IMAX Live & Stage Access Announce ‘Renée Fleming’s Cities That Sing’


IMAX Corporation and Stage Access have announced a pair of film experiences featuring soprano Renée Fleming. The experience will showcase the soprano performing iconic favorites as she tours some of the greatest musical cities of the world. “Renée Fleming’s Cities That Sing – Paris” and “Renée Fleming’s Cities That Sing – Venice” will premiere in select IMAX® theaters globally on {…}

Reviews, Stage Reviews

Royal Opera House 2021-22 Review: Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci


(Credit: Tristram Kenton/Royal Opera House) Double-crossing, licentiousness, and the sad demise of a once popular showman: that was all going on down the road in Westminster while the Royal Opera House revived Damiano Michieletto’s double bill of “Cavalleria rusticana” and “Pagliacci.” Sightings of former prime minister Theresa May and former Johnson ally Michael Gove – himself ignominiously sacked by Johson {…}


Leah Crocetto, Levy Sekgapane, Gaston Rivero & Selene Zanetti Lead Fondazione Petruzzelli’s 2023 Season


The Fondazione Petruzzelli has announced its 2023 season featuring eight productions. The season will open with Rossini’s “Il Barbiere di Siviglia” with Cecilia Molinari, Amira Elmadfa, Levy Sekgapane, Cesar Cortes, Markus Werba, Gurgen Baveyan, Gianluca Buratto, Nicolò Donini, Marco Filippo Romano, and Stefano Marchisio. Stefano Montanari conducts Davide Livermore’s production. Performance Dates: Jan. 22-29, 2023 Ian Storey, Elena Gabouri, Jane {…}