Royal Opera House 2021-22 Review: Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci

(Credit: Tristram Kenton/Royal Opera House) Double-crossing, licentiousness, and the sad demise of a once popular showman: that was all going on down the road in Westminster while the Royal Opera House revived Damiano Michieletto’s double bill of “Cavalleria rusticana” and “Pagliacci.” Sightings of former prime minister Theresa May and former Johnson ally Michael Gove – himself ignominiously sacked by Johson {…}

Plácido Domingo, Anna Netrebko, Jonas Kaufmann, Sonya Yoncheva Headline Arena di Verona’s 2021 Season

The Arena di Verona has announced its 2021 season, which will feature several notable performances with some of opera’s greatest stars. It all kicks off with a 150th anniversary celebration of the 1871 world premiere of Verdi’s “Aida.” The opera will be conducted by Riccardo Muti with Sonya Yoncheva in the title role alongside Francesco Meli, Riccardo Zanellato, Luca Salsi, {…}

Metropolitan Opera & Donizetti Opera Festival’s Superstar Galas Headline Top 10 Operas to Stream This Week

Credit: Spinto/Javier del Real/Nicola Allegri/Julian Hargraves/ Gregor Hohenberg / Sony Classical While the continued quarantine is undoubtedly becoming increasingly challenging for many, there is some relief in knowing that there is opera to check out on a daily basis. What’s more the offerings are becoming increasingly diverse in their range of repertory and content, which allows opera audiences to curate unique {…}