Sophie Bevan, Hanna Hipp & Joshua Bloom Highlight Garsington Opera’s 30th Anniversary Season

Garsington Opera has announced its 30th anniversary season, which is set to include four new productions – including a UK stage premiere of Offenbach’s little-known “Fantasio.” The season will run from May 29, 2019 through July 26, 2019. The season kicks off with Smetana’s “The Bartered Bride,” set in the English countryside. Natalya Romaniw stars as Mařenka, alongside Brenden Gunnell {…}

Karita Mattila, Thomas Hampson & Matthias Goerne Headline The 2019 Verbier Festival

The Verbier Festival has announced its 2019 festival with two opera performances and a number of recitals and concerts featuring some of the greatest singers in the world. For this season announcement we will only include the vocal performances. Program Thomas Quastoff headlines a concert entitled “Meeting Friends” with Wolfgang Meyer and Shawn Grocott. Performance Date: July 19, 2019 Jakub {…}

Elīna Garanča, Aida Garifullina & Maria Guleghina Headline Teatro Colon’s 2019 Season

The Teatro Colón has announced its 2019 season featuring eight main stage productions, concert operas, and a number of international star-making debuts. Here is a look at what to expect next season. Mainstage Opera Maurizio Benini conducts a new production of Verdi’s “Rigoletto” directed by Jorge Takla. Fabián Veloz and Leonardo López Linares share the title role while Pavel Valuzhin and {…}

Ainhoa Arteta, Rihab Chaieb & Sergey Romanovsky Headline Teatro Municipal’s 2019 Season

The Teatro Municipal de Santiago, Chile has announced its 2019 season, bringing together a variety of classics and some of today’s rising stars. Here is a look! 2019 Season  The season opens with “ÓPERA MÍA,” a gala celebrating the art form featuring soloists Patricia Cifuentes, Paulina González, Evelyn Ramírez, Francisco Huerta, and Patricio Sabaté. Pedro-Pablo Prudencio conducts. Performance Dates: Jan. 15-17, 2019 The first production of the {…}

Washington National Opera Announces 2019 American Opera Initiative Festival

The Washington National Opera has announced its seventh season of its acclaimed American Opera Initiative (AOI) with four world premieres from Jan. 11–13, 2019, in the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater. The American Opera Initiative provides rare opportunities for emerging composers and librettists to partner and write for the opera stage. Program  The AOI Festival weekend begins with the world premiere {…}