Rolando Villazón, René Pape, Sonya Yoncheva & Michael Volle Lead Berlin State Opera’s 2022-23 Season

The Berlin State Opera has announced its 2022-23 season featuring a new Ring Cycle. The Ring Cycle  Daniel Barenboim conducts a new production of Wagner’s epic The Ring Cycle by Dmitri Tcherniakov. Wagner’s “Das Rheingold” is set to star Michael Volle, Lauri Vasar, Siyabonga Maqungo, Rolando Villazón, Claudia Mahnke, Anett Fritsch, Anna Kissjudit, Johannes Martin Kränzle, Stephan Rügamer, Mika Kares, {…}

Aida Garifullina, Maixm Mironov, Carlos Álvarez & Chen Reiss Lead Teatro alla Scala’s Fall Season

The Teatro alla Scala is set to open its fall season featuring three Rossini Operas, a work by Cavalli, and a Donizetti opera. Here is a look at the upcoming fall season. The season opens with Rossini’s “L’Italiana in Algeri” conducted by Ottavio Dantone. The cast includes Mirco Palazzi, Giulio Mastrototaro, Maxim Mironov, Antonino Siragusa, Roberto de Candia and Gaëlle Arquez {…}

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, {…}