Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal Appoints Rafael Payare as New Music Director

(Credit: Henry Fair) Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal has announced the appointment of Venezuelan conductor Rafael Payare its new Music Director. Payare will start his five-year tenure during the 2022-23 season. The Venezuelan conductor will replace the famed conductor Kent Nagano, who has held the position since 2006. Payare graduated from the famous musical education program “El Sistema.” He won the {…}

Camilla Nylund, Aida Garifullina & Ildar Abdrazakov Headline Wiener Staatsoper’s Streaming Week

  The Wiener Staatsoper has announced its streaming program for the last week of the year. The week begins with Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker” from a 2018 performance starring Natascha Mair and Robert Gabdullin. Streaming Date: Dec. 29, 2020 A 2015 showcase of Humperdinck’s “Hansel and Gretel” will be presented. The production stars Daniela Sindram, Ileana Tonca, Michaela Schuster, Adrian Eröd, {…}

Juan Diego Flórez, Roberto Alagna, Aleksandra Kurzak, Aida Garifullina, Sondra Radvanovsky Headline Vienna State Opera’s New Streaming Slate

The Vienna State Opera has announced that it will resume the streaming of opera performances via its online platform. The company will kick it off with a production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” from Oct. 2, 2019 featuring Lawrence Zazzo, Erin Morley, Théo Touvet, Valentina Nafornita, Rafael Fingerlos, and Peter Rose, among others. Simone Young conducts. Streaming Date: Nov. 4, {…}

Marina Rebeka, Francesco Meli & Saioa Hernández Headline Teatro alla Scala’s Revamped Fall Season

The Teatro alla Scala has announced a revamped fall season. Riccardo Chailly conducts Verdi’s Requiem with Tamara Wilson, Elīna Garanča, Francesco Meli, and Ildar Abdrazakov. Performance Dates: Sept. 4-9, 2020 Zubin Mehta is set to conduct concert performances of Verdi’s “La Traviata” with Marina Rebeka, Atalla Ayan, and Leo Nucci. Performance Dates: Sept. 15-25, 2020 Riccardo Chailly conducts Verdi’s “Aida” starring {…}

Elina Garanča, Ailyn Pérez & Lawrence Brownlee Headline Teatro San Carlo di Napoli’s 2020-21 Season

(Credit: Chris Singer/ Paul Schirnhofer/DG/ Shervin Lainez) The Teatro San Carlo di Napoli has announced its 2020-21 season which will be the first under superintendent Stéphane Lissner. Opera The season opens with Puccini’s “La Bohème” in a new production by Emma Dante. Selene Zanetti stars as Mimì with Damiana Mizzi as Musetta, Stephen Costello in his house debut as Rodolfo, {…}

Plácido Domingo, Jonas Kaufmann, Anja Harteros, Angela Gheorghiu, Dmitri Hvorostovsky Headline Vienna State Opera’s Star-Studded Streaming Slate for June 2020

(Credit: Gregor Hohenberg / Marius Baragan / Pavel Vaan & Leonid Semenyuk) The Vienna State Opera has announced its streaming slate for the month of June. Here is a rundown of the opera performances audiences can check on the company’s official website. June 1 – Die Frau Ohne Schatten Performance of Oct. 18, 2019 starring Stephen Gould, Camilla Nylund, Mihoko {…}

Luciano Pavarotti, Joan Sutherland, Plácido Domingo, Aida Garifullina Headline Top 10 Operas to Stream This Week

More options, more variety. That is what is going on with the release of more streams from more companies. This week’s recommendations features the best mix of classical performances, traditional operas, and new works to engage the widest range of audience. Eugene Onegin – Opera Vision / Komische Oper Berlin (NOW) OperaVision kicks off its Russian festival in May with {…}