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Juan Diego Flórez, Magdalena Kožená, Benjamin Appl & Lea Desandre Lead New CD/DVD Releases


Welcome back for this week’s look at the latest CD and DVD releases in the opera world. For this edition, audiences will get to hear new recordings from three famed stars as well as a new opera designed for the 3D space. Folk Songs Magdalena Kožená releases her fourth Pentatone album “Folk Songs” which brings together folk-inspired song cycles from {…}


Anna Netrebko & Juan Diego Flórez Lead Screenings at Film Festival am Wiener Rathausplatz


The Wiener Staatsoper has announced that three operas will be presented as part of the Film Festival am Wiener Rathausplatz. The festival will first present Puccini’s “Tosca” from a 2020 recording. The legendary production by Margarethe Wallmann stars Anna Netrebko in the role of Tosca, Yusif Eyvazov as Cavaradossi, and Wolfgang Koch as Scarpia. Conducting the production is Bertrand de Billy. Presentation: July 5, 2023 {…}


Arena di Verona Announces Juan Diego Flórez Gala Program


The Arena di Verona has announced the programming for Juan Diego Flórez’s gala concert. The company said that the program will include excerpts from such operas as Verdi’s “Luisa Miller” and “La Traviata,”  Donizetti’s “la Fille du Regiment” and “Don Pasquale,” Rossini’s “La Cenerentola,” Gounod’s “Romeo et Juliette,” and Puccini’s “La Boheme” and “Manon Lescaut.” Flórez will be joined by {…}


Cecilia Bartoli, Jonas Kaufmann, Anna Netrebko, Lisette Oropesa & Juan Diego Flórez Lead Wiener Staatsoper’s 2023-24 Season


The Wiener Staatsoper has announced the 2023-24 season featuring new productions, revivals, and concerts. Premieres The company will showcase Tatjana Gürbaca’s production of “Il Trittico.” For “Il Tabarro,” audiences will hear Carlos Álvarez, Anja Kampe, and Joshua Guerrero. Headlining “Suor Angelica” will be Eleonora Buratto and Michaela Schuster. Finally, for “Gianni Schicchi,” the headliners including Carlos Álvarez, Serena Sáenz, Michaela {…}


Anna Netrebko, Peter Mattei, Juan Diego Flórez, Regula Mühlemann & Rolando Villazón Lead Philharmonie de Paris’ 2023-24 Season


The Philharmonie de Paris has announced its 2023-24 season. Here is a look at the vocal highlights of the season. Klaus Mäkelä conducts Orchestre de Paris with soloists Bertrand Chamayou, Olga Peretyatko, Pavel Petrov, Alexey Markov, and Bertrand Mandico. The program includes music by Stravinsky, Prokofiev, and Rachmaninoff. Performance Dates: Sept. 6 & 7, 2023 Johann Sebastian Bach’s “Mass in {…}


Diana Damrau, Kristine Opolais, Elīna Garanca & Juan Diego Flórez Lead Carnegie Hall’s 2023-24 Season


Carnegie Hall has announced its 2023-24 season bringing some of the greatest artists in the world. Here is a look at the vocal performances of the season. Sphinx Virtuosi will feature bass players Xavier Foley and Kebra Seyoun-Charles with special guests Raquel González and Abel Selaocoe. The program will include Javier Farias, Andrea Casarrubios, Villa-Lobos, and Xavier Foley music. Performance {…}


Juan Diego Flórez to Be Artistic Director of Rossini Opera Festival Until 2026


Juan Diego Flórez has extended his contract as Artistic Director of the Rossini Opera Festival. Flórez will continue in the position until the end of 2026. In a statement, the tenor said, “I thank the Superintendent Ernesto Palacio for having wanted to confirm me as artistic director of the ROF for the four-year period 2023-2026. I also thank President Vimini {…}