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Royal Opera House Muscat Announces Events Leading Up To ‘La Bohème’


The Royal Opera House Muscat has released a lineup of events in celebration of its upcoming production of “La Bohème.” Activities begin on April 23 with the Middle East’s first showing of the “La Bohème” film directed by Mario Martone. Prior to the showing a short talk with the RAI TV team and Martone is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. The {…}


Heidelberger Frühling Announces Programming for Liedfestival 2024


The third annual Heidelberger Frühling Liedfestival has released the details of its 2024 program. This year’s theme is “Brahms and the Disorder of Lieder,” concluding Heidelberger Frühling’s season focus on Johannes Brahms. “A song festival for everyone,” a mixed genre event opens the festival. Performance Date: June 8, 2024 The Erlkings perform Lied in English with guitar, cello, tuba, and {…}


Nice Philharmonic Appoints New Principal Conductor


The Nice Philharmonic Orchestra has appointed Lionel Bringuier as Principal Conductor. The announcement was made by Christian Estrosi, President of the Metropolis of Nice Côte d’Azur, Delegate President of the Region Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, and Bertrand Rossi, General Director of the Nice Côte-d’Azur Opera. The conductor will succeed Daniele Callegari, for the seasons 2024 and 2024-25, who has been in this {…}


Britten Pears Arts Relases January to May 2024 Lineup


(Photo credit: Philip Vile) Britten Pears Arts announced the first half of its 2024 season. Laura Bowler, Diana Soh, Nwando Ebizie, and Sivan Cohen Elias collaborate on a week-long residency working on three new commissions. The pieces all which are specifically designed to expand Laura’s practice as a performer will be presented at the end of the residency. Performance Date: {…}


Anna Netrebko & Yusif Euvazov to Perform ‘Il Trovatore’ in Hungary


Anna Netrebko and Yusif Eyvazov are set to appear in a concert performance of “Il Trovatore” at the Hungarian State Opera. The performance will take place on Feb. 2 at the Locomotive Hall of the Eiffel Art Studios. They will be joined by Mihály Kálmándy and Ildikó Komlósi, both acclaimed soloists of the Hungarian State Opera. Denis Vlasenko will conduct {…}


Les Talens Lyriques’ 2023-24 Season to Feature the World Premiere of Salieri’s Opera ‘Kubla Khan’ (‘Cublai, Gran Kan De Tartari’)


©Sandrine Expilly The world premiere of Antonio Salieri’s opera “Kubla Khan” (“Cublai, Gran Kan De Tartari”)  is among the many highlights of Christophe Rousset and Les Talens Lyriques’ 2023-24 season. Here is the full rundown of what audiences can expect this year. Starting off, sopranos Marie Lys and Judith van Wanroij perform “Ave Maris Stella” with Christophe Rousset at the {…}


Wiener Staatsoper Announces Cast Change for ‘Don Pasquale’


The Wiener Staatsoper has announced a cast change for its upcoming production of Donizetti’s “Don Pasquale.” The company said that Andrea Carroll will take over the role of Norina on Sept. 5 and 8, replacing Nina Minasyan, who was originally announced. Carroll is a soprano who recently made house debuts at The Metropolitan Opera,  Lyric Opera of Kansas City, Canadian {…}


Rossini Opera Festival Director Joins ItaliaFestival Board


Rossini Opera Festival General Director Cristian Della Chiara has joined the Board of Directors of ItaliaFestival. ItaliaFestival is a multidisciplinary association formed by some of Italy’s most prestigious festivals. Additionally, the assembly of 48 members unanimously reconfirmed Francesco Maria Perrotta as president of the association and elected the new Board of Directors that will govern the world of Italian festivals {…}


Salzburg Easter Festival Announces Cast Change for ‘Tannhäuser’


The Salzburg Easter Festival has announced a cast change for its production of Wagner’s “Tannhäuser.” The company said that “Elīna Garanča has dropped out of the Salzburg Easter Festival as Venus in Richard Wagner’s ‘Tannhäuser,’ due to illness. As a result, Emma Bell will perform the part. Bell recently made Wagner debuts in Munich, Berlin, Hamburg, and Zurich. She has performed {…}