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Charles Castronovo, Ekaterina Siurina & Sarah Coburn Headline New York City Opera’s Park Series

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New York City Opera is set to present a season of four free, live shows for its Park Series in Bryant Park’s Picnic Performances. The company will present one-night-only operas accompanied by live music including “The Barber of Seville,” “La traviata,” “Lucia di Lammermoor,” and a special Pride in the Park performance. The first showcase will be held on May {…}

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Charles Castronovo & Ekaterina Siurina Lead Phoenicia International Festival of the Voice’s 2022 Season

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(Credits: Wiener Staatsoper / Michael Pöhn) The Phoenicia International Festival of the Voice has announced its 13th  season which will present two major NYC companies in the small, upstate town of Phoenicia N.Y., Teatro Grattacielo and the New York City Opera. The Phoenicia Festival of the Voice will present an amazing and innovative concert featuring “Opera in the Movies” with {…}

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Metropolitan Opera 2022-23 Season: Five Major Debuts Coming Next Season

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The Metropolitan Opera has announced its 2022-23 season and with it, there are major debuts coming. For the purposes of this article, we have selected five exciting singers who have been acclaimed around the world and who will no doubt leave a mark on the Met stage next year. Xabier Anduaga The Spanish-born tenor won the First Prize at the {…}

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Luca Pisaroni, J’Nai Bridges & Mané Galoyan Lead Seattle Opera’s 2022-23 Season

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The Seattle Opera has announced its 2022-23 season featuring a number of debuts, new productions, and a world premiere. Salome Jicia and Amitati Pati star in Donizetti’s “L’Elisir d’Amore” with Rodion Pogossov and Luca Pisaroni. Stephen Lawless directs the production with Giampaolo Bisanti conducting. Performance Dates: August 6-20, 2022 Stefan Vinke, May Elizabeth Williams, and Alexandra LoBianco take on the {…}

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Metropolitan Opera Announces Major Cast Change for Tonight’s ‘Rigoletto’

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The Metropolitan Opera has announced that baritone Michael Chioldi will be taking on the lead role in Verdi’s “Rigoletto.” Chioldi will take over for Quinn Kelsey who debuted the new production by Bartlett Sher on New Year’s Eve. The announcement was made via the company’s social media page and no reason was given for the replacement. This will be the {…}

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Pittsburgh Festival Opera Announces New Four-Part Series ‘Legends in the Limelight’

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The Pittsburgh Festival Opera has announced a new four-part series, “Legends in the Limelight,” as part of its expanded season. The concerts will feature both established and younger artists, two with ties to the Pittsburgh area. In the press release, Marianne Cornetti, internationally recognized as one of the leading Verdi mezzo-sopranos of her generation and Pittsburgh Festival Opera’s artistic director said, {…}

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Russell Thomas, Joyce DiDonato, J’Nai Bridges, Pene Pati, Brenda Rae Headline Top 10 Operas to Stream This Week

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Operatic masterpieces make up half of the recommendations this week. But there are several unique competitions, recitals, modern operas, and the like on offer. Let’s jump into it. (***Some of these performances may be region-blocked (only accessible to people connected to a network in a specific country). But you can gain access by using a VPN. For find out more, click here. {…}