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

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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

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(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 {…}

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

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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 {…}

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Royal Opera House Announces Several Cast Changes for ‘Cavalleria Rusticana’ & ‘Pagliacci’

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The Royal Opera House has announced several cast changes for its production of “Cavalleria Rusticana” and “Pagliacci.” The company noted that Ermonela Jaho has withdrawn from all performances of “Pagliacci” due to illness and as a result, the role of Nedda will now be performed by Polish soprano Aleksandra Kurzak who will also sing the role of Santuzza in “Cavalleria {…}

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Cecilia Bartoli, Francesco Meli &  María José Siri Lead Maggio Musicale Fiorentino’s 2022-23 Season

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Tha Maggio Musicale Fiorentino has announced its 2022-23 Season. Here is a look: Daniele Gatti conducts a revival of Rossini’s “Il Barbiere di Siviglia” with Ruzil Gatin, Vasilisa Berzhanskaya, Nicola Alaimo, Fabio Capitanucci, Evgeny Stavinskiy, and Carmen Buendí. Performance Dates: Sept. 8-15, 2022 Zubin Mehta conducts Verdi’s “Il Trovatore” with Cesare Lievi directing. Amartushvin Enkhbat, María José Siri, Ekaterina Semenchuck, Fabio Sartori, and Riccardo Fassi directing. Performance Dates: Sept. 29-Oct. {…}

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Eleonora Buratto, Magdalena Kožená, Ismael Jordi, Cecilia Bartoli & Juan Diego Flórez Lead Palau de Les Arts’s 2022-23 Season

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The Palau de les Arts in Valencia has announced its 2022-23 season featuring opera, zarzuela concerts and inetrnational stars. Opera Jamie Man’s “Zelle” will be showcased with countertenor Steve Katona, Ryoko Aoki, Jackie Janssens, Asko|Schönberg, Wiek Hijmans, Joey Marijs, and Tatiana Rosa. Man conducts his work. Performance Date: Sept. 16, 2022 Alex Esposito, Eleonora Buratto, Silvia Tro Santafé, and Ismael {…}

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Lisette Oropesa, Saioa Hernández, Anna Netrebko, Jakub Józef Orliński & Piotr Beczala Lead Teatro Real de Madrid’s 2022-23 Season

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The Teatro Real de Madrid has announced its 2022-23 season featuring nine company premieres. Opera Philip Glass’ “Orphée” opens the season with Jordi Francés conducting Rafael Villalobos’ production. The chamber work stars María Rey-Joly, Isabella Gaudí, Sylvia Schwartz, Natalia Labourdette, Mikeldi Atxalandabaso, Juan Antonio Sanabria, Edward Nelson, Karina Demurova, Pablo García-López, and Emmanuel Faraldo. Performance Dates: Sept. 21-25, 2022 Nicola Luisotti, Diego García Rodríguez, {…}

DVD and CD Releases, News

Thomas Hampson, Christian Gerhaher & Florian Sempey Lead CD/DVD Releases

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This week audiences get to experience new albums from great baritones and some rising stars. Here is a look at the releases. Così fan tutte The Maggio Musicale releases Mozart’s masterpiece on Naxos. Conductor Zubin Mehta leads the production by Sven-Eric Bechtolf. The recording from March 2021 stars Thomas Hampson, Valentina Nafornita, Vasilisa Berzhanskaya, Matthew Swenson, Mattia Olivieri, and Benedetta Torre. L’Orfeo Opus Arte {…}

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Jonas Kaufmann, Malin Byström, Lise Davidsen, Ailyn Pérez, Juan Diego Flórez Headline Royal Opera House’s 2022-23 Season

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The Royal Opera House has announced its 2022-23 season which will feature 20 new productions, nine world premieres, and three UK premieres. Our focus will be solely on the operatic productions the company will be showcasing. The season opens with Mozart’s “Don Giovanni” in a production by Kasper Holten. Constantin Trinks conducts a cast starring Luca Micheletti, Christopher Maltman, Maria {…}