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Lisette Oropesa, Joyce DiDonato, Kristine Opolais, Jonathan Tetelman, Michael Spyres Headline Theater an der Wien’s 2021-22 Season

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The Theater an der Wien has announced its 2021-22 season, which will include operas ranging from the baroque era through 2006. First up will be Cavalieri’s “Rappresentatione di Anima et di Corpo,” which will be conducted by Giovanni Antonini and directed by Robert Carson. The work will star Anett Fritsch, Florian Boesch, Cyril Auvity, and Saniel Schmutzhard, among others. Performance {…}

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Teatro alla Scala Announces Changes to Fall Season

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The Teatro alla Scala has announced changes to its October, November, and December schedule due to new restrictions caused by the COVID-19 crisis. The theater announced that the performances of the family concert “Archi della Scala” on Oct. 25, “La Cenerentola per i bambini” on Nov. 7 through 29, and the recital by Sabine Devieilhe on Nov. 19 are postponed. {…}

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Danielle De Niese, Sarah Connolly, Allan Clayton, Barbara Hannigan Headline Glyndebourne’s Open House in August 2020

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Glyndebourne has announced the latest operas that it will be streaming as part of its Open House program. First up will be David McVicar’s production of “Giulio Cesare” starring Danielle de Niese as Cleopatra and Sarah Connolly as Cesare. Other cast members include Alexander Ashworth, Patricia Bardon, Angelika Kirchschlager, Rachid Ben Abdeslam, Christophe Dumaux, and Christopher Maltman. William Christie conducts. Streaming {…}

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Donizetti Opera Festival & Teatro Alla Scala Among Winners of Premio della Critica Musicale ‘Franco Abbiati’

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(Credit: Gianfranco Rota) The Winners of the Premio della Critica Musicale “Franco Abbiati” have been announced. The award for best presentation of 2019 went to Mario Martone’s production of “Khovanshchina” at the Teatro alla Scala. The production was conducted by Valery Gergiev. The Special prize went to the Donizetti Opera Festival’s production of “L’Ange de Nisida” directed by Francesco Micheli. {…}

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Natalie Dessay, Diana Damrau & Marina Rebeka Lead Konzerthaus Dortmund’s 2020-21 Season

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(Credit: Sony Classical/Baden-Baden/Tatiana Vlasova) The Konzerthaus Dortmund in Germany has unveiled its 2020-21 season. For the purposes of this article, our focus will be on vocal or operatic performances. The season opens with Haydn’s “Die Schöpfung” with soloists Robin Johannsen, David Fischer, and Florian Boesch. The Collegium Vocale Gent and Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra is led by Philippe Herreweghe. Performance Date: {…}

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Vienna State Opera Unveils Updated Schedule for Daily Streams

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The Vienna State Opera has announced its slate of video streams over the next two weeks. Below is a breakdown of all the performances it will be showcasing. You can watch the streams here at the company’s official website. 3 April 2020: Le nozze di Figaro (performance of 25 November 2014) conductor: Sascha Goetzel | director: Jean-Louis Martinoty with Luca Pisaroni (Conte d’Almaviva), Olga {…}

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Vienna State Opera to Offer Daily Live Streams From its Opera Archives

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Despite being closed for public performances, the Wiener Staatsoper has resolved to open up its streaming service to provide audiences with daily opera. Starting on Sunday, March 15, 2020, the company will start to stream operas from its archives for free on www.staatsoperlive.com. The online program is set to follow along with the same opera that audiences would have seen {…}

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Roberto Alagna, Venera Gimadieva & Alice Coote Headline Hamburg State Opera’s 2020-21 Season

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Article in collaboration with Dejan Vukosavljevic The Hamburg State Opera has announced its 2020-21 season featuring six new productions and a number of revivals. Here is a look at the season. Oper Stabile  Penderbayne’s “Unser kleines Scheißkaff” will be performed by Larissa Wäspy, Kady Evanyshyn, Ida Aldrian, Nicholas Mogg, Hubert Kowalczyk, Peter Galliard, and Katja Pieweck. Ingmar Beck conducts the {…}

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Teatro alla Scala 2019-20 Review: Giulio Cesare in Egitto

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(Credit: Brescia/Amisano – Teatro alla Scala) It is surprising that G.F. Handel’s “Giulio Cesare in Egitto” has had only one previous outing (back in 1956) at Milan’s Teatro alla Scala, as it is perhaps a work rich in veins of Italian national pride: a heroic tale based upon the valor and moral fortitude of one of Rome’s most glorious emperors, {…}