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Aida Garifullina, Maixm Mironov, Carlos Álvarez & Chen Reiss Lead Teatro alla Scala’s Fall Season


The Teatro alla Scala is set to open its fall season featuring three Rossini Operas, a work by Cavalli, and a Donizetti opera. Here is a look at the upcoming fall season. The season opens with Rossini’s “L’Italiana in Algeri” conducted by Ottavio Dantone. The cast includes Mirco Palazzi, Giulio Mastrototaro, Maxim Mironov, Antonino Siragusa, Roberto de Candia and Gaëlle Arquez {…}


Angela Gheorghiu, Jessica Pratt & Juan Diego Florez Lead Teatro Massimo di Palermo’s Fall 2021-22 Season


The Teatro Massimo di Palermo has announced its fall 2021-22 season. Here is a look at upcoming productions. The fall season will open with Bizet’s “Carmen” in a production by Calixto Bieito. Omer Meir Wellber will conduct the opera with Annalisa Stroppa, Jean-François Borras, Ruth Iniesta, and Bogdan Baciu. Ketevan Kemoklidze, Sébastien Guèze, and Valeria Sepe also star. Performance Dates: {…}

DVD and CD Reviews, Reviews

DVD Review: Dutch National Opera’s ‘I Pagliacci/Cavalleria Rusticana’


Naxos has recently released the new production of Robert Carsen’s “I Pagliacci/Cavalleria Rusticana,” which opened the 2019/20 season at the Dutch National Opera. It is a new development, as historically it has been Opus Arte which release Amsterdam’s operatic DVDs. Opus Arte always included interesting footage from rehearsals and interviews with the cast and creative team in their DVDs. Naxos {…}


Anett Fritsch, Yann Beuron & Eloise Hynes Stowe Lead New CD/DVD Releases


This week audiences will get to see two rarely performed works on DVD and a new album of PSALMS. Here is a look: La finta giardiniera Naxos releases Mozart’s early work “La finta giardiniera” from the Teatro alla Scala with a cast that includes Krešimir Špicer, Julie Martin du Theil, Bernard Richter, Anett Fritsch, Giulia Semenzato, Lucia Cirillo, and Mattia {…}


Ailyn Pérez, Leo Nucci, Jessica Pratt, Lise Davidsen, Thomas Hampson Headline Maggio Musicale Fiorentino’s 2021-22 Season


The Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino has announced its 2021-22 season which will include nine operas. First up will be Sven-Eric Bechtolf’s production of “Così fan tutte,” which will be conducted by Zubin Mehta. The opera will star Valentina Nafornita, Vasilisa Berzhanskaya, Matthew Swensen, Mattia Olivieri, Benedetta Torre, and Thomas Hampson. Performance Dates: August 30– Sept. 4, 2021 Next up {…}


Jonas Kaufmann, Anna Netrebko, Diana Damrau, Anja Harteros & Christian Gerhaher Lead Bayerische Staatsoper’s 2021-22 Season


(In collaboration with Dejan Vukosavljevic) The Bayerische Staatsoper has announced its 2021-22 season featuring new productions and revivals as well as concerts. Here is a look at the new season. Premieres Shostakovich’s “The Nose” will get a new production by Kirill Serebrennikow. Vladimir Jurowski conducts the cast that includes Boris Pinkhasovich, Sergei Leiferkus, Gennady Bezzubenkov, Andrey Popov, Sergey Skorokhodov, Anton Rositskiy, {…}


Angel Blue, Isabel Leonard, Davone Tines, Iréne Theorin, Danielle De Niese Headline Top 10 Operas to Stream This Week


This week’s recommendations feature a operatic mini-series, a notable gala, a recital dedicated to songs of protest, another recital about the historic migration of African Americans from the South to the North,  a concert of opera singers turning to jazz, and another concert focused on music of medieval times. And then there’s some Mozart, Rossini, and Wagner for good measure. {…}


Luca Salsi, Saioa Hernandez & Maria José Siri Lead Maggio Musicale Streaming Slate


The Maggio Musicale has announced streaming for the month of June. The company will stream a number of operas through itsart.tv/it starting with its recent production of “Rigoletto” starring Luca Salsi, Javier Camarena, and Enkeleda Kamani. Riccardo Frizza conducts the production by Davide Livermore. Audiences can start streaming it now. On June 6 the theater will stream “La Forza Del {…}