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Ekaterina Gubanova, Dimitri Platanias, Catherine Foster, Cellia Costea Headline Greek National Opera’s 2023-24 Season

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The Greek National Opera has unveiled its 2023-24 season. First up is a gala entitled “Callas at the Herodium” in honor of the legendary soprano. The gala will feature superstar singers from around the world performing works by Verdi, Wagner, Donizetti, and Beethoven, among others. Performance Date: Sept. 16, 2023 The company will present “The Artist on the Composer” featuring {…}

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Ekaterina Gubanova & Liudmyla Monastyrska Send Message of Peace at Teatro San Carlo

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On Feb. 26, the Teatro Carlo ended its run of “Aida” with a sign that music can unite. At the end of the performance, Ukrainian soprano Liudmyla Monastyrska and Russian mezzo-soprano Ekaterina Gubanova hugged in front of the audience as they took their curtain calls. The symbolic gesture was a message of peace, which the two artists wanted to send {…}

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Okka von der Damerau Replaces Ekaterina Gubanova in Staatsoper Berlin’s ‘Lohengrin’

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(Credit: Mathias Leidgschwendner) The Staatsoper Unter den Linden has announced that mezzo-soprano Ekaterina Gubanova will not be appearing in the role of Ortrud in Wagner’s “Lohengrin” for the final performance of the opera in 2021 on Dec. 12. As a result, mezzo-soprano Okka von der Damerau will take over the role. The mezzo will join a cast that includes Martin {…}

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Ekaterina Semenchuk, Ekaterina Gubanova & Yulia Matochkina Headline Mariinsky Theatre’s New Production of ‘The Maid of Orleans’

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The Mariinsky Theatre in Saint-Petersburg has announced that it will be presenting a production of Tchaikovsky’s “The Maid of Orleans” for five performances starting on May 28 and running through June 18, 2021. The production will be directed by Alexei Stepanyuk and will be conducted by Valery Gergiev. The opera’s title role will be shared by major operatic superstars including {…}

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Elena Stikinha, Alexei Markov, Ekaterina Semenchuk, Albina Shagimuratova Headline Mariinsky Theatre’s Fall 2021 Season

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(Credit: ©Alexander Neff) The Mariinsky Theatre has announced the operas it will present throughout September and October 2021. The company will showcase “The Maid of Orleans” with a cast starring Ekaterina Semenchuk, Maria Bayankin, Sergei Skorohodov, Mikhail Petrenko, Vladislav Kupriyanov, Alexei Markov, and Evgeny Nikitin under the baton of Valery Gergiev. Performance Dates: Sept. 8 & Oct. 9, 2021 “Le Nozze {…}

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Anna Netrebko, Cecilia Bartoli, Pretty Yende, Jonas Kaufmann, Roberto Alagna & Benjamin Bernheim Lead Opéra de Monte-Carlo’s 2024-25 Season

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The Opéra de Monte-Carlo has announced its 2024-25 season. Festival Centenaire Puccini Giacomo Sagripanti conducts Puccini’s “La Rondine“ in Concert. Pretty Yende, Charles Castronovo, Deanna Breiwick, Juan Francisco Gatell, and Roberto de Candia. Performance Date: Oct. 30, 2024 Anna Netrebko, Nino Machaidze, Mariam Battistelli, Yusif Eyvazov, and Florian Sempey lead Puccini’s “La Bohème.” Biagio Pizzuti, Giorgi Manoshvili, and Matteo Peirone {…}

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Opéra de Paris 2024 Review: Salome

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(Photo: Charles Duprat / Opéra National de Paris) Whether you liked it or not, Lydia Steier’s “Salome” was the event of last season. Bleeding bodies, shooting guns, nudity, and rape; it was an R-rated “Salome.” Its provocations echoed both Wilde’s spirit and current discussions of gender, capitalism, and harassment. In this revival, the story is a bit different. The true {…}

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Anna Netrebko, Jonas Kaufmann, Sondra Radvanovsky, Asmik Grigorian & Francesco Meli Lead Teatro San Carlo’s 2024-25 Season

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The Teatro San Carlo announced its 2024-25 season. The season opens with Dvořák’s “Rusalka” in a new production by Dmitri Tcherniakov. Dan Ettinger conducts a cast that includes Asmik Grigorian, Adam Smith, Ekaterina Gubanova, Anita Rachvelishvili, and Gábor Bretz. Performance Dates: Nov. 20-Dec. 7, 2024 Verdi’s “Don Carlo” will be conducted by Henrik Nánási and will star Piero Pretti, Gabriele Viviani, Ildar {…}

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Anna Netrebko, Lise Davidsen, Sonya Yoncheva, Elīna Garanča, Juan Diego Flórez, Jonas Kaufmann, Asmik Grigorian & Ludovic Tézier Lead Wiener Staatsoper’s 2024-25 Season

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The Wiener Staatsoper has announced its 2024-25 season. Premieres Philippe Jordan conducts Verdi’s “Don Carlo” in a new production by Kirill Serebrennikov. The production stars Asmik Grigorian, Roberto Tagliavini, Joshua Guerrero, Étienne Dupuis, Eve-Maud Hubeaux, and Dmitry Ulyanov. The second cast will include Nicole Car, Elīna Garanča, and Vitalij Kowaljow. Performance Dates: Sept. 26, 2024-March 23, 2025 György Kurtág’s “Fin {…}