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Social Media Beat (Week 6/9-15): Anna Netrebko & Jonas Kaufmann Prepare Role Debuts


This week was a busy week for singers. Not only were many performing at festivals but a few were preparing new roles that are set to premiere in the next few weeks! Check it out. Nino Machaidze shared pictures of her current Gilda at the San Francisco Opera with Quinn Kelsey. Operawire will be at one of the performances later {…}


Weekend Preview (6/9-11) – USA: ‘La Bohème’ Opens at San Francisco Opera


Another light weekend in North America’s Opera World with only a few companies putting on shows. Opera Theater of Saint Louis continues its run of Gordon’s “The Grapes of Wrath” on Friday. The next day the company puts on Mozart’s “La Clemenza di Tito.” The company closes out the weekend with “Madama Butterfly.” Portland Opera puts on its lone performance {…}

On This Day, Special Features

Tchaikovsky, Rimsky-Korsakov & The Other Composers Influenced By Alexander Pushkin


Alexander Pushkin is one of the greatest authors in the history of the world. He is also one of the writers who has had the greatest impact in the world of opera. Perhaps only such authors as Victor Hugo or William Shakespeare have seen as many of their works adapted to the opera stage as has Pushkin. And while those other {…}


Social Media Beat (5/26-6/1) – Congratulations To The Newlyweds!


Vacations and weddings seemed to be in the spirit this week as a number of great stars were married and others enjoyed sightseeing while performing. The week kicked off with David Portillo getting married to his longtime fiancé, David Lawrence. On Instagram, the tenor shared a picture, stating, “I’m still flying.” Congrats to the Davids! I’m still flying. A post {…}

DVD and CD Releases, News

Anna Netrebko & Yusif Eyvazov Reveal Crossover CD ‘Romanza’


Panorama, the crossover label of Universal Group, will release “Romanza” featuring Anna Netrebko and Yusif Eyvazov on September 1st, 2017. The new CD will be a double disk featuring 18 songs for male and female soloist, as well as duets, composed by Igor Krutoy with Italian, French, Russian, and English lyrics. Among the songs featured on the CD include “Tango {…}


Russian Opera Workshop To Present Rare ‘Rusalka’ And ‘The Queen Of Spades’


The Russian Opera Workshop has announced its summer season presenting two main operas and a number of masterclasses. The company will first present Tchaikovsky’s “The Queen of Spades” starting on June 27, with the run concluding on the 29th.  It will then present Alexander Dargomyzhsky’s “Rusalka,” a rarely performed bel canto-inspired lyric opera starting August 1 and running through the 3rd.  The company {…}


Sondra Radvanovsky, Janai Brugger, Riccardo Massi Among Highlights of Palm Beach Opera 2018 Season


Palm Beach Opera just announced their 2018 mainstage opera season. Every performance will be held at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts in West Palm Beach.  The first production of the mainstage season,  Giacomo Puccini’s “Tosca,” will run from Jan. 26 through the 28th, 2018. Soprano Keri Alkema will play the lead role. Her previous works range from roles in {…}