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Alexandra LoBianco Headlines Seattle Opera’s ‘Tosca’ Stream


(Credit: © Philip Newton) The Seattle Opera is set to stream Puccini’s “Tosca” from June 25-27, 2021. The streamed performance was filmed on location and will star Alexandra LoBianco as Tosca, Michael Chioldi as Scarpia, and Dominick Chenes as Cavaradossi. The cast will be rounded out by Adam Lau, Matthew Burns, Andrew Stenson, Jose Rubio, Ryan Bede, and Eliana Lewis. {…}


Lawrence Brownlee, Brianna Hunter & Deanna Breiwick Highlight Seattle Opera’s 2021-22 Season


The Seattle Opera has announced its 2021-222 season. The season opens with “La Bohème” starring Kang Wang, Yosep Kang, Talise Trevigne, Michael Chioldi, John Moore, Ginger Costa-Jackson, Brandie Sutton, Ashraf Swailam, Federico de Michelis, Eugene Villanueva, Theo Hoffman, and Barry Johnson. Joseph Colaneri conducts. Performance Dates: Oct. 16-30, 2021 Key’mon Murrah, Christopher Ainslie, Sharleen Joynt, Deanna Breiwick, and Shelly Traverse {…}


Phoenicia International Festival of the Voice Announces 2021 Season Featuring Teatro Grattacielo & New York City Opera


The Phoenicia International Festival of the Voice has announced an innovative, collaborative 2021 season that will expand on its groundbreaking production of “Tosca,” the first drive-in opera production in the United States in Kingston, NY. The Phoenicia International Festival of the Voice will team up with the New York City Opera and Teatro Grattacielo for two operatic productions. The Phoenicia International Festival {…}


New York City Opera Announces ‘Un Zoomo in Maschera’ Featuring Rolando Villazón, Patricia Racette & Martina Arroyo


The New York City Opera has announced “Un Zoomo in Maschera” The special year-end fundraiser will be released on social media and will include stars Anna Caterina Antonacci, Martina Arroyo, Jon Burton, Michael Chioldi, Lisa Chavez, Won Whi Choi, Mark Delavan, Alexander Birch Elliott, Elizabeth Futral, Latonia Moore, Meghan Picerno, Patricia Racette, Samuel Ramey, Mark Rucker, Kristin Sampson, Kevin Short, {…}


Sondra Radvanovsky, Elina Garanča, Karen Slack, Mariusz Kwicien, Ferruccio Furlanetto Headline Top 10 Operas to Stream This Week


One brand new opera with three endings. A 20th-century work from a noted Czech composer. Two gala performances. A recital of new songs. A Shakespeare / Verdi / Ring Mashup. Beethoven. And three Italian operas with some of opera’s biggest stars for those looking for more standard repertory. That eclectic list comprises our top 10 operas to stream this week. {…}


Portland Opera to Present Virtual Fundraising Concert


On October 17, 2020, Portland Opera will present “An Evening with Portland Opera: A Free & Virtual Concert from Rose City.” This concert will feature artists whose engagement with the company was interrupted by the pandemic, with all donations going to help secure the company and its members in this unstable time. This hour-long performance will be available for 30 {…}


Lise Davidsen, Mary Elizabeth Williams, Ana Maria Martinez, Jennifer Rowley Headline Top 10 Operas to Stream this Week


This is it. Next week will bring us into the traditional fall opera season where most opera companies would have initially started to open up their initial productions. In Europe, this trend will continue. In North America, it won’t. So the streaming will continue in unique and diverse formats. This week’s recommendations are no different. As always, don’t forget to {…}


Saioa Hernández, Gregory Kunde & Joyce El-Khoury Headline Seattle Opera’s 2020-21 Season


The Seattle Opera has announces its  2020-21 season featuring an all-star lineup and some ambitious productions. Here is a look: The season opens with the double bill of “Cavalleria Rusticana” and “Pagliacci” with Gregory Kunde headlining both productions in a rare U.S. appearance. He will share the run with Arsen Soghomonyan. Melody Moore and Marcy Stonikas will share the role {…}