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Berlin Philharmonic Announces Cast Change for ‘Erwartung’


The Berlin Philharmonic has announced a cast change for its performance of “Erwartung.” The orchestra said, “for personal reasons, soprano Tamara Wilson has regrettably been obliged to cancel her participation in the concerts on 18, 19 and 20 April under the direction of Eun Sun Kim. Ausrine Stundyte will take over the soprane role in Arnold Schoenberg’s monodrama ‘Erwartung.’” The {…}


Gran Teatre del Liceu Announces Cast Change for ‘Orgia’


The Gran Teatre del Liceu has announced a cast change for its production of “Orgia” The company said that baritone Christian Miedl will join the production of “Orgia,” scheduled for next April, replacing Jonathan McGovern, who for personal reasons has left the production. Miedl has appeared on the opera stage at the Wiener Staatsoper, Teatro alla Scala, Stuttgart State Opera, {…}


Royal Opera House Announces New Cast Change for ‘Elektra’


Nina Stemme has withdrawn from the Jan. 18, 2024 performance of “Elektra” at the Royal Opera House. The company noted that Stemme is ill and as a result, the role of Elektra will be performed by Ausrine Stundyte, who made her highly anticipated Covent Garden debut as Elektra on Jan. 15, 2024. Stundyte is a well-known interpreter of Elektra as {…}


Royal Opera House Announces Cast Change for ‘Elektra’


(Credit: Salzburg Festival / Bernd Uhlig) The Royal Opera House has announced a cast change for its production of “Elektra” on Jan. 15, 2024. The company said, “Sadly, Nina Stemme has withdrawn from singing the role of Elektra in this evening’s performance due to illness. The role of Elektra will be performed by Ausrine Stundyte who makes her highly anticipated {…}


Benjamin Bernheim Asmik Grigorian, Juan Diego Florez, Elīna Garanča & Cecilia Bartoli Lead Salzburg Festival’s 2024 Season


(Credit: © SF / Peter Rigaud) The Salzburg Festival has announced its 2024 Season. Here is a look at the vocal performances. Opera Strauss’ “Caprricio” is set to be performed in concert form with Elsa Dreisig and Bo Skovhus as Countess and Count. The cast also includes Sebastian Kohlhepp (Flamand), Konstantin Krimmel (Olivier), Mika Kares (La Roche), Ève-Maud Hubeaux (Clairon), {…}


Wiener Staatsoper Announces Cast Change for ‘Elektra’


The Wiener Staatsoper has announced a cast change for its production of “Elektra.” The company said that Aušrinė Stundytė will take on the title role of Elektra replacing Christine Goerke. She will perform on Dec. 9, 14, 17, and 20, 2023. Stundytė is a Lithuanian soprano who has performed at Oper Leipzig, Cologne Opera, Staatsoper Unter den Linden, Salzburg Festival, {…}


Kristine Opolais, Gaston Rivero, & Justina Gringytė Lead Lithuanian National Opera’s 2023-24 Season


The Lithuanian National Opera has announced its 2023-24 season. The season opens with Verdi’s “Aida” conducted by Sesto Quatrini and starring Kristīne Opolais, Kseniya Bakhritdinova, and Viktorija Miškūnaitė sharing the title role. They will be joined by Gaston Rivero, Liudas Norvaisas, Justina Gringytė, Tadas Girininkas, Liudas Mikalauskas, Arūnas Malikėnas, and Kostas Smoriginas.  Performance Dates: Nov. 10-18, 2023 Vladimiras Prudnikovas will {…}


Wiener Staatsoper Announces Cast Changes for ‘Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk’ & ‘Die Walküre’


The Wiener Staatsoper has announced cast changes for Shostakovich’s “Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk” and Wagner’s “Die Walküre.” The company said that Elena Mikhailenko will sing the role of Katerina replacing Ausrine Stundyte. Meanwhile Simone Schneider will replace Tamara Wilson as Sieglinde on June 4 and 22, 2023. Mikhailenko will the Shostakovich opera with a cast that includes Günther Groissböck, Andrei {…}


Jonas Kaufmann, Sondra Radvanovsky, Sonya Yoncheva, Angel Blue, Asmik Grigorian Headline Royal Opera House’s 2023-24 Season


The Royal Opera House has unveiled its 2023-24 season. It all kicks off with a production of “Das Rheingold” directed by Barrie Kosky and conducted by Antonio Pappano. The opera stars Christopher Maltman, Christopher Purves, Sean Panikkar, Marina Prudenskaya, Kiandra Howarth, and Wiebke Lehmkulm. Performance Dates: Sept. 11 – 29, 2023 Next up is “La Forza del Destino” in a {…}