Francesco Meli, Vanessa Goikoetxea & Sara Blanch Lead Maggio Musicale’s 2024 Season

The Maggio Musicale Fiorentino has announced its 2024 season and its 86th annual festival. Here is a look at the opera and vocal performances. Nikolas Nägele conducts Grieg’s “Peer Gynt” with Aitana Sanz-Pérez, Sandro Lombardi, Elena Ghiaurov, and Annibale Pavone. Performance Date: Jan. 15 & 16, 2024 Giuseppe La Malfa conducts “La Principessa di Gelo” in a production by Manu Lalli. The production will {…}

Elizabeth Llewellyn, Marina Monzo & Alexia Voulgaridou Lead Welsh National Opera’s 2022 Spring Season

The Welsh National Opera has announced its spring 2022 season. The season opens with a revival of Mozart’s “Don Giovanni” with two casts led by Simon Bailey, Joshua Bloom, Marina Monzo, Linda Richardson, Andrei Kymach, Duncan Rock, James Platt, Trystan Llŷr Griffiths, Kenneth Tarver, Sarah Tynan, Meeta Ravel, Harriet Eyley, Isabelle Peters, James Atkinson, and Gareth Brynmor John. Tobias Ringborg and Frederick Brown share conducting duties. Performance {…}

Joyce El-Khoury, Leonardo Caimi & Andrew Shore Lead Welsh National Opera’s 2021-22 Season

The Welsh National Opera has announced its 2021-22 season. Autumn 2021 The season will open at the Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff in September with Rossini’s “The Barber of Seville.” The cast will include Nico Darmanin,  Nicholas Lester,  Heather Lowe, Andrew Shore,  Keel Watson, and Tomáš Hanus will conduct.  Performance Dates: Sept. 9, 2021 – Dec 2, 2021 at Cardiff, Plymouth, Birmingham, {…}

Carmela Remigio & Maria José Siri Headline Maggio Musicale Fiorentino’s 2019-20 Season

The Maggio Musicale Fiorentino has announced its 2019-20 season featuring rarely staged works and some of the most popular in the repertory. Spontini’s “Fernando Cortez” opens the season with Fabio Luisi conducting the new production by Cecilia Ligorio. The production stars Dario Schmunck in the title role as well as Alexia Voulgaridou. Performance Dates: Oct. 12-23, 2019 Marina Comparato and Karina Demurova sin {…}

Alexia Voulgaridou Headlines Teatro Mayor’s ‘Madama Butterfly’

The Teatro Mayor in Bogota Colombia in co-production with the Ópera de Colombia has announced that it will present Puccini’s “Madama Butterfly” next month. The production by renowned director Alejandro Chacón is set to star an international cast. Alexia Voulgaridou sings the title role of Cio-Cio-San with Colombian tenor César Gutiérrez as Pinkerton. Baritone Marcelo Guzzo will portray Sharpless, while mezzo-soprano Asude {…}