Anna Netrebko, Jonas Kaufmann, Ludovic Tézier, Rosa Feola, Juan Diego Flórez, Camilla Nylund & Marina Rebeka Lead Teatro alla Scala’s 2024-25 Season

The Teatro alla Scala has announced its 2024-25 Season. Opera The season opens with Verdi’s “La Forza del Destino” starring Anna Netrebko, Jonas Kaufmann, Ludovic Tézier, Vasilisa Berzhanskaya, Alexander Vinogradov, and Marco Filippo Romano. Riccardo Chailly conducts the new production by Leo Muscato. The opera will also star Elena Stikhina, Amartuvshin Enkhbat, Luciano Ganci, and Simon Li in the second {…}

Hibla Gerzmava, Alexey Markov, Yulia Matochkina & Ildar Abdrazakov Lineup to Celebrate Mariinsky Theatre II’s 10 Years

The Mariinsky Theatre is set to celebrate the Mariinksy Theatre II’s anniversary with a gala concert on May 2, 2023. The concert will feature soloists Hibla Gerzmava, Ildar Abdrazakov, Denis Matsuev, Diana Vishneva, Roman Burdenko, Ariunbaatar Ganbaatar, Kimin Kim, Alexey Markov, Yulia Matochkina, Mikhail Petrenko, Renata Shakirova, Vladimir Shklyarov, Maria Shirinkina, Tatiana Serjan, Sergei Skorokhodov, and Konstantin Zverev. The company {…}

Camilla Nylund, Amanda Majeski & Lise Lindstrom Lead Semperoper Dresden’s 2023-24 Season

The Semperoper Dresden has announced its 2023-24 season. Here is a look at the operatic productions of the season. Premieres  Puccini’s “Turandot” is set to star Elisabeth Teige, Aleksei Kulagin, Yonghoon Lee, and Elbenita Kajtazi. Ivan Repušić conducts the new production by Marie-Eve Signeyrole. Performance Dates: Oct. 7-Nov. 25, 2023 Mary Plazas, Katerina von Bennigsen, Peter Tantsits, and Andrew Nolen {…}

Erika Grimaldi, Michael Sumel & Joélle Harvey Lead National Symphony Orchestra’s 2023-24 Season

The National Symphony Orchestra has announced its 2023-24 season. Here is a look at the vocal performance for the season. Gianandrea Noseda conducts soloists Denis Kozhukhin, Elena Stikhina, Sergey Skorokhodov, and Alexey Markov in Rachmaninoff’s “The Rock,” Piano Concerto No. 4, and “The Bells.” Performance Dates: Sept. 28-30, 2023 Kevin John Edusei and Katerina Burton lead a program that includes {…}

Ekaterina Semenchuck, Alexey Markov, Ildar Abdrazakov, Hibla Gerzmava & Albina Shagimuratova Line Up for Putin-Funded ‘Stars of the White Nights’

The Mariinsky Theatre has announced the first part of the “Stars of the White Nights: The 30th Mariinsky festival in St Petersburg.” The festival, which is supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation, is run by fierce Putin supporter Valery Gergiev and usually features several international artists. However, that is not the case this year, as many international {…}

Adela Zaharia, Tuuli Takala, Rolando Villazón & Maria José Siri lead Semperoper Dresden’s 2022-23 Season

Semperoper Dresden has announced its 2022-23 season featuring 10 brand new and 30 returning productions in both opera & ballet and its Junge Szene program.  Here is a look at the opera productions Premieres  “chasing waterfalls Angus Lee/phase7/kling klang klong” makes its world premiere conducted by the composer Angus Lee and staged by Sven Sören Beyer. The cast includes Eir {…}

Royal Opera House Announces Cast Changes for ‘Tosca,’ ‘Lohengrin’ & ‘Don Pasquale’

(Credit: Royal Opera House official website) The Royal Opera House has announced multiple cast changes for its upcoming productions of Puccini’s “Tosca,” Wagner’s “Lohengrin,” and Donizetti’s “Don Pasquale.” Per an official press release, Oksana Lyniv will conduct the full run of Tosca in 2021, replacing Francesco Ivan Ciampa who was due to conduct the performances on Dec. 11, 14 & {…}