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Lisette Oropesa, Joyce DiDonato, Piotr Beczala, Gabriella Reyes, Angel Blue Headline Carnegie Hall’s 2024-25 Season


Carnegie Hall has unveiled its 2024-25 season. Here is a breakdown of the vocal events on offer. Opening Night will feature Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic as they present works by Rachmaninoff and Ginastera. Baritone Gustavo Castillo and pianist Lang Lang will be the soloists. Performance Date: Oct. 8, 2024 Joyce DiDonato will give several masterclasses. Performance Dates: Oct. {…}

News, Streaming

Jonas Kaufmann, Isabel Leonard, Lise Davidsen, Gabriella Reyes, Olga Peretyatko Headline Top 10 Operas to Stream This Week


If you’ve been reading OperaWire over the past few weeks, you’ll have noticed a clearcut uptick in the number of announced seasons as companies gear up for a return to in-person performances. But that hasn’t dampened the desire for streaming showcases, as evidenced in this week’s 10 selections, all diverse in their structures and style. Additionally, you’ll notice that many {…}

Reviews, Stage Reviews

Metropolitan Opera 2023-24 Review: Florencia en el Amazonas


The Spanish language is pretty preponderant in the United States of America with a recent census stating that over 42 million people in the country aged five and older speak the language at home. It’s the second most learned language following English, with over 8 million students. And yet, it took until 2023 for the Metropolitan Opera to finally, and {…}


Q & A: Soprano Ailyn Pérez on ‘Florencia en el Amazonas’ & the Importance of Spanish-Language Opera


(Credit: Paola Kudacki / Met Opera) On Nov. 16, the Metropolitan Opera will make history by presenting only the third Spanish-language opera in the company’s trajectory. Additionally, the work in question, “Florencia en el Amazonas,” will be the very first Latin American opera presented by the company. For the massive milestone, the company brought together a mixed cast that includes {…}


Anna Netrebko, Diana Damrau, Joyce DiDonato Headline The Metropolitan Opera’s 2019-20 Season


The Metropolitan Opera has announced its 2019-20 season with five new productions, a New Year’s Eve gala, and a recital. Here is a look at what to expect. New Productions  The season opens with Gershwin’s “Porgy and Bess” in a new production by James Robinson. The production stars Eric Owens and Kevin Short sharing the title role of Porgy and {…}

IndieOpera, Streaming

Canto Latino Cyberchallenge Announces 2021 Finalists


Canto Latino Cyberchallenge has announced the finalists for its 2021 competition. The organization announced its finalists across several categories including Best Singer, Best Performance, Best Video, Best Pianist, Best Performance Art Song, Best Performance Ecuadorian Song, Best Performance of a Folk Song, and the Casa de la Música Debut Recital Prize. Best Video nominees include Asael Cuesta, Kevin Guzman, Eugenia {…}