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Sondra Radvanovsky & Piotr Beczala Lead Met Stars Live Concert


Sondra Radvanovsky and Piotr Beczala headline the Metropolitan Opera’s “Met Stars Live in Concert” series on Jan. 23, 2021. The event, which will begin at 1:00 p.m. ET, will feature the superstars live from the Stadthalle in Wuppertal, Germany, The program will feature popular arias and duets from some of the many classic operas they’ve performed at the Met and {…}


Anita Rachvelishvili to Perform Recital At Palau de Les Arts Reina Sofía


(Credit: David Agassi) Mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili will give a recital at Palau de Les Arts Reina Sofía on Jan. 17, 2021. Rachvelishvili will be accompanied by pianist Vincenzo Scalera. The program will include works by Otar Taktakishvili, Piotr Tchaikovsky, Sergei Vasilyevich Rachmaninoff, Francesco Tosti, and Manuel de Falla. Rachvelishvili recently performed the role of Amneris in concert performances of Verdi’s {…}


Diana Damrau & Joseph Calleja Star in Metropolitan Opera’s Live in Concert Series


Diana Damrau and Joseph Calleja will continue the Metropolitan Opera’s “Met Stars Live in Concert” series on Oct. 24, 2020. The event, which will begin at 1:00 p.m. ET, will feature the superstars live from the Royal Palace of Caserta, Italy. The program will feature popular arias and duets by Verdi, Bizet, and Rossini, among others. Scenes from Puccini’s “Tosca” {…}


Ainhoa Arteta, Sonya Yoncheva, Joyce DiDonato & René Pape Headline Palau de les Arts’ 2020-21 Season


The Palau de les Arts in Valencia, Spain has announced its 2020-21 season featuring zarzuela, opera, and recitals. Opera The Palau de les Arts opens with Romeo Castellucci directing a new production of Mozart’s “Requiem” with Stefano Montanari conducting. Anett Fritsch, Sara Mingardo, Anicio Zorzi Giustiniani, and Nahuel Di Pierro star. Performance Dates: Sept. 27-Oct. 8, 2020 Kurtág’s “Fin de {…}


Anna Netrebko, Rachel Willis-Sørensen, Pretty Yende, & Natalie Dessay Highlight Opéra National de Bordeaux’s 2020-21 Season


The Opéra National de Bordeaux in France has announced its 2020-21 season featuring five operas and several recitals and concerts. Opera  Paul Daniel conducts a new production of Verdi’s “La Traviata” by Pierre Rambert. Rachel Willis-Sørensen and Elbenita Kajtazi alternate the role of Violetta with Benjamin Bernheim and Kevin Amiel as Alfredo and Lionel Lhote and Anthony Clark-Evans as Germont. {…}


Carlos Álvarez, Ainhoa Arteta, Saioa Hernandez & Sonya Yoncheva Headline Teatro de la Zarzuela’s 2020-21 Season


The Teatro de la Zarzuela in Spain has announced its 2020-21 season featuring several productions, concerts, and recitals. Productions  The season opens with a double entitled “Granada.” The first work in the double bill will be “La Tempranica” starring Nancy Fabiola Herrera, Ana Ibarra, Javier Franco, Rubén Amoretti, Gustavo Peña, Gerardo Bullón, and Miguel Sola. Meanwhile, Ainhoa Arteta and Virgnia {…}


Anna Netrebko, Asmik Grigorian & Cecilia Bartoli Highlight Revised Salzburg Festival Season


(Image Source / Credit: Askonas Holt / Dario Acosta / Cecilia Bartoli Official Website) The Salzburg Festival has announced its revised edition. Here is a look at the vocal performances. Opera Franz Welser-Möst Conducts R. Strauss’ “Elektra“ in a production by Krzysztof Warlikowski. The production stars Tanja Ariane Baumgartner, Aušrine Stundyte, Asmik Grigorian, Michael Laurenz Aegisth, and Derek Welton.  Performance Dates:  August 1- {…}


Gerard Schneider, Brenda Rae & Nicholas Brownlee Highlight Oper Frankfurt’s 2020-21 Season


Oper Frankfurt has announced its 2020-21 season. The German house will present 11 new productions and a number of revivals and recitals. New Productions  Monika Buczkowska, Judita Nagyová, Peter Marsh, Simon Neil, and Alfred Reiter star in Ligeti’s “La Grand Macabre.” Sebastian Weigle conducts a production by Vasily Barkhatov. Performance Dates: Sept. 13-Oct. 17, 2020 Katharina Thoma will direct Offenbach’s {…}


Joseph Calleja, Ying Fang And Benjamin Appl Headline Riga Jurmala Music Festival 2019


The line-up for the first-ever Riga Jurmala Music Festival has been announced. The festival will take place in the Latvian cities of Riga and Jurmala this summer in a series of four concert and recital-packed weekends. For the purposes of this article, we will focus primarily on the vocal/opera-related performances. The first weekend of the Festival will kick off at {…}