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Jonas Kaufmann, Jessye Norman, Christine Goerke, Lawrence Brownlee Headline Top 10 Operas to Stream This Week


With the Easter holiday coming at the end of the week, there should be no surprise that there are a lot of Wagnerian offerings in the operatic streaming world. And so Wagner figures prominently on this week’s list. But there’s also a lot more going on that we’re happy to share. So without further ado, here come the top 10 operas {…}

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Jonas Kaufmann, Julie Fuchs, Kristine Opolais, Marlis Petersen, Andrew Stenson Headline Top 10 Operas to Stream This Week


Audiences who crave seeing opera’s biggest stars on the small screen will have a lot to enjoy. From a Jonas Kaufmann triumph at the Met to a new role for Marlis Petersen and a video showcase for Kristine Opolais, this week’s selection should certainly fulfill a lot of operatic wishes. But there are also two world premieres – one in {…}


Plácido Domingo, Joyce DiDonato, Aleksandra Kurzak, Anthony Roth Costanzo Headline Top 10 Operas to Stream This Week


We’re starting to see the world open up slowly in some countries and rapidly in others. But the performing arts world isn’t quite opening at the same pace with few organizations back in the full swing of things. As a result, streaming options are ever-prevalent. So as we move into the summer months, here is a look at what operas {…}


Leontyne Price, Joyce DiDonato, Fiorenza Cossotto Headline Top 10 Operas to Stream This Week


Another week in quarantine, but yet another week of exciting opera options. For those who have followed this series, you know that the 10 we usually recommend are a mixed bunch, with the intention of filling all diverse opera appetites with a wide-ranging menu. This week is no different and perhaps, because of the unique options on offer, it might {…}


Wexford Festival Opera Announces First-Ever Factory Participants


The Wexford Festival Opera has announced the first-ever participants of the Wexford Factory. The factory is a two-week academy that aims to mentor young singers through masterclasses from international artists and professionals including famed tenor Juan Diego-Flórez, Irish soprano Celine Byrne, Ernesto Palacio of the Rossini Opera Festival, and Dmitry Vdovin, head of the Bolshoi’s Young Artist program. Additionally, Veteran {…}


Yolanda Auyanet Replaces Eleonora Buratto At Pesaro


Eleonora Buratto has canceled her recital appearance at the Rossini Opera Festival. The festival announced that the soprano would not be singing the performance scheduled for August 19, 2018. As a result, Yolanda Auyanet will replace Buratto. Auyanet is best-known for her interpretations in operas such as “La Boheme,” “La Traviata,” “Pagliacci,” “I Capuleti e Monetecchi” and “Carmen.” The Spanish soprano {…}

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Artist Of The Week: Gregory Kunde Scales The Heights Of Andrea Chenier


“Andrea Chenier” is considered one of the pinnacles of the dramatic tenor repertoire. It is known for its lyrical arias and vocal intensity. It is also an iconic role that every spinto tenor is dying to take on. This week Gregory Kunde performs on his first Andrea Chenier in Giordano’s famous drama at the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma. The addition of {…}


Piotr Beczala Encores Liceu Audiences in Massenet’s ‘Werther’ [Watch]


Piotr Beczala encored “Pourquoi me réveiller” yesterday during the opening night performance of Massenet’s “Werther” at the Grand Theatre Liceu in Barcelona. The famed aria is one of the showstopping pieces in the opera but it is rare to hear an encore in this work. However, Beczala is the latest tenor in the past month to encore the aria. In {…}