John Osborn, Olga Peretyatko, Anna Goryachova & Alex Esposito Headline Rai5 Broadcasts for Next Week

(Credits: Matilde Fasso / © DR / Deutsche Oper am Rhein official website / Opus 3 Artists official website) Italian television channel Rai5 has announced broadcasts for the week of Jan. 11 – Jan. 15, 2021. First up will be a production of Donizetti’s “L’elisir d’amore” with Mariangela Sicilia, John Osborn, Iurii Samoilov, Alex Esposito and Francesca Benitez.  Francesco Lanzillotta {…}

Ainhoa Arteta, Vittoria Yeo & Karine Babajanyan Highlight Festival Puccini’s 2020 Season

The Festival Puccini has announced the casting for the 66th annual season. Stefania Sandrelli directs a new production of Puccini’s “Tosca.” The production will inaugurate the festival  and star Ainhoa Arteta and Hiromi Omura in the title role. Marcelo Alvarez and Amadi Lagha will alternate the role of Cavaradossi, while Angel Odena will sing the role of Scarpia. Alberto Veronesi {…}

Javier Camarena, Aida Garifullina & Tomasz Konieczny Lead Top 5 to See Internationally This Weekend (2/14-16)

This weekend is Valentine’s Day so we tried to choose works with great love stories. Here are this weekend’s top five operas to see! Don Carlos – Opera Royal de Wallonie, Belgium Gregory Kunde sings the final performance of Verdi’s epic in the title role. He is joined by Ildebrando D’Arcangelo, Kate Aldrich, Lionel Lhote, and Roberto Scandiuzzi. Paolo Arrivabeni {…}

Teatro Filharmonico Verona 2017-18 Review – Manon Lescaut: Soprano Amarilli Nizza Overcomes Illness in Graham Vick’s Insightful Reading of Puccini Classic

Graham Vick having already produced “Manon Lescaut” in a traditional manner, a production with which he admitted to being less than pleased with, decided to take a fundamentally different approach for this production at the Teatro Filharmonico, Verona. Instead of presenting it as a simple narrative, Vick represented the work as a “morality lesson,” in a modern day setting, but {…}