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Anna Netrebko, Jonas Kaufmann, Angela Gheorghiu, Sondra Radvanovsky, Elīna Garanča, Joyce DiDonato Lead Royal Opera House’s 2021-22 Season


(Credits: Dario Acosta / © Gregor Hohenberg / Sony Classical / Angela Gheorghiu official website / Michael Cooper / Kasskara/DG / Chris Singer) The Royal Opera House Covent Garden has announced full details of its exciting 2021-22 season, which will star some of the world’s greatest performers. The Royal Opera House Live Cinema Season and digital program will be announced {…}


Anna Netrebko, Anita Rachvelishvili, Elīna Garanča Headline Teatro di San Carlo’s Summer 2021 Season


The Teatro di San Carlo has announced its 2021 summer season which is set to take place between June 25 and July 17, 2021. The showcases will take place at the Piazza del Plebiscito. “We are proud to announce, thanks to the support of the Campania Region, the second edition of the Regione Lirica festival,” stated Superintendent of the Teatro di San {…}

DVD and CD Releases, News

Varduhi Abrahamyam, Sonya Yoncheva, Anita Rachvelishvili & Ailyn Pérez Lead New CD/DVD Releases


This week audiences will get to experience the world premiere recording of a recent opera, two acclaimed productions on DVD, and the debut album for one of today’s rising stars. Let’s have a look. Rhapsody Cecilia Bartoli continues her series ‘Mentored by Bartoli’ series in partnership with Decca Classics. The second album will feature Varduhi Abrahamyan’s debut recording and music {…}


Maggio Musicale Fiorentino to Film ‘Cosi Fan Tutte’ Starring Valentina Naforniţa & Thomas Hampson


The Maggio musicale Fiorentino is set to livestream a new production of Mozart’s “Cosi fan tutte.” The new production by Sven-Eric Bechtolf will be filmed without an audience on March 28 and will premiere online in the coming months. Zubin Mehta conducts the opera which is set to star Valentina Naforniţa as Fiordiligi, Vasilisa Berzhanskaya as Dorabella, Matthew Swensen as {…}


Glyndebourne Announces New Conductor for ‘Il Turco in Italia’


(Credit: Fabrizio-Sansoni) Glyndebourne has announced a major change for its upcoming production of “Il Turco in Italia.” The Rossini opera will now be conducted by Sesto Quatrini, who will make both his Glyndebourne and UK debuts. The conductor will replace Giancarlo Andretta, who is unable to conduct due to COVID-19 quarantine restrictions relating to international travel to the UK. Quatrini, {…}


Glyndebourne Festival Announces Revised 2021 Season


The Glyndebourne Festival has announced a revised 2021 season that will run from May 20 to August 29. “Kát’a Kabanová” will open the festival in a new production by Damiano Michieletto. The cast will include Kateřina Knĕžíková, Aigul Akhmetshina, Katarina Dalayman, Nicky Spence, Alexander Vassiliev, David Butt Philip, and Thomas Atkins.  Performance Dates: May 29-June 19, 2021 Giancarlo Andretta conducts Mariame Clément’s production of Rossini’s {…}


Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía Announces Cast Change for ‘Falstaff’


(Credit: © Davide Cerati) Conductor Daniele Rustioni will take over the musical direction of Verdi’s “Falstaff” at Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía in Valencia replacing conductor James Gaffigan. In a statement, the Spanish company noted that Gaffigan was unable to conduct the run due to scheduling issues. The opera was originally scheduled for January 2021 but was postponed due {…}


Palau de les Arts Announces Changes to 2020-21 Season


The Palau de Les Arts in Valencia, Spain has announced changes to its 2020-21 season due to COVID-19. The company revealed that Daniele Gatti’s debut performance of the Verdi Requiem will be postponed until July 1 and the upcoming “Tristan und Isolde” will be replaced by “Falstaff.” The company announced that the changes were due to the large amount of {…}


Ambrogio Maestri, Ildar Abdrazakov, Saioa Hernández, Gregory Kunde Headline Rai5 Broadcasts for Next Week


(Credits: Opera Australia / Dario Acosta / © Sergey Misenko / Lourdes Balduque / Chris Gloag) Italian television channel Rai5 has announced broadcasts for the week of Jan. 25 – Jan. 29, 2021. The broadcasts will be dedicated to opera stagings by Davide Livermore. First up will be a production of Rossini’s “Il barbiere di Siviglia” with Chiara Amarù, Edgardo {…}