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Les Grandes Voix / Les Grands Solistes To Showcase Juan Diego Flórez in Recital


Les Grands Voix / Les Grands Solistes are set to present a recital starring tenor Juan Diego Flórez on Dec. 3, 2021. The showcase, which will also feature pianist Vincenzo Scalera, will include music by Schubert, Bellini, Rossini, Tosti, Donizetti, Verdi, and Puccini. Among the pieces performed will be arias from such operas as “Jerusalem,” “Le Villi,” “Il Duca d’Alba,” {…}


Anna Netrebko, Sonya Yoncheva, Sondra Radvanovsky, Roberto Alagna & Juan Diego Flórez Lead Teatro alla Scala’s 2021-22 Season


(Credits: Michael Cooper / Dario Acosta / Sonya Yoncheva official website / © Gregor Hohenberg / Gregor Hohenberg / Sony Music Entertainment) The Teatro alla Scala in Milan has announced its 2021-22 season, featuring some of the greatest performers in the world. Here is the full slate. Operas Anna Netrebko and Luca Salsi open the season in Verdi‘s “Macbeth” in {…}


Anna Netrebko, Jonas Kaufmann, Juan Diego Flórez, Marina Rebeka, Anita Rachvelishvili Lead Wiener Konzerthaus 2021-22 Season


(Credits: © Dario Acosta / © Gregor Hohenberg / Sony Classical / © Gregor Hohenberg / Sony Music Entertainment / © Tatiana Vlasova / © Dario Acosta) The Wiener Konzerthaus has announced its 2021-22 season featuring a variety of concerts from some of the world’s greatest performers. For the purpose of this article, we will only focus on the vocal {…}


Xabier Anduaga, Saioa Hernández, Sonya Yoncheva, Anna Netrebko & Michael Fabiano Lead Teatro Real de Madrid’s 2021-22 Season


The Teatro Real de Madrid has announced its 2021-22 season which will feature repertoire from 17th century all the way to the 21 century. Here is a look at the new season. The new season opens with Rossini’s “La Cenerentola“ in a production by Stefan Herheim. Riccardo Frizza conducts the opera which is set to star Karine Deshayes and Aigul {…}


Sondra Radvanovsky Headlines Bilbao Opera Recital


On May 1 the Bilbao Opera in Spain will present Sondra Radvanovsky at the Euskalduna Bilbao. The soprano will perform a recital of scenes from Gluck’s “Paride ed Elena,” Bellini’s “Il pirata,” Verdi’s “Il trovatore” and “I vespri siciliani,” Puccini’s “Manon Lescaut,” and Giordano’s “Andrea Chénier” alongside pianist Vincenzo Scalera. The soprano will also perform works by Caccini and songs {…}

News, Streaming

Teatro Alla Scala To Livestream Vittorio Grigolo’s Recital


(Credit: © Marco Glaviano) Tenor Vittorio Grigolo will give a recital at the Teatro alla Scala on Feb. 22, 2021. The tenor will be accompanied by pianist Vincenzo Scalera. Due to the Italian government’s COVID-19 regulations, the recital will be held without live audiences. The program for the concert includes “Inosservato, penetrava… Angelo casto e bel” from “Il Duca d’alba;” {…}

DVD and CD Releases, News

Will Liverman, Janinah Burnett & Vittorio Prato Lead New CD/DVD Releases


This week audiences will get a chance to hear a number of solo albums, including a cross-over album. And what’s more, there is also a fashion opera on offer. Here is a look at this week’s new releases. Songs From Far Away Vittorio Prato releases his first CD-Book on Illiria. The book is dedicated to Francesco Paolo Tosti and Prato {…}


Anita Rachvelishvili To Give Recital at ABAO Bilbao Ópera


Credit: David Agassi Mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili will give a recital at the ABAO Bilbao Ópera on Feb. 27, 2020. Rachvelishvili will perform in lieu of Ermonela Jaho, who was previously scheduled for this showcase. The mezzo-soprano will be accompanied by pianist Vincenzo Scalera. Anita Rachvelishvili recently tested positive for COVID-19 for a second time, forcing a live stream of “Carmen” {…}