Juliana Grigoryan, Jessica Pratt, Carmen Giannattasio & Anastasia Bartoli Lead Teatro Comunale di Bologna’s 2025 Season

The Teatro Comunale di Bologna’s 2025 season has been announced. Riccardo Frizza conducts Puccini’s “La Faniculla del West” with Paul Curran directing. Carmen Giannattasio, Angelo Villari, and Claudio Sgura star. Performance Dates: Jan. 24-30, 2025 Jessica Pratt, Giovanni Sala, and Lucas Meachem headline Donizetti’s “Lucia di Lammermoor” with Daniel Oren conducting a production by Jacopo Spirei. Performance Dates: Feb. 20-25, {…}

Iván Ayón Rivas, Maria Josè Siri, Erika Grimaldi, Piero Pretti & Olga Peretyatko Lead Teatro Carlo Felice’s 2024-25 Season

Genova’s Teatro Carlo Felice has announced its 2024-25 season. Here is a look at the operas and concerts. Opera The season will open with a double bill featuring the play “Giro di vite” by Henry James and Benjamin Britten’s “The Turn of the Screw.”  Davide Livermore directs the production with Riccardo Minasi at the podium. The cast for Britten will {…}

Francesca Sassu, Jessica Pratt, Roman Burdenko & Clay Hilley Lead Teatro Verdi di Trieste’s 2024-25 Season

The Teatro Trieste di Verdi has announced its 2024-25 season. Opera The season opens with Verdi’s “La Traviata“ featuring Maria Grazia Schiavo, Francesca Sassu, Antonio Poli, Klodjan Kaçani, Roberto Frontali, and Federico Longhi. Arnaud Bernard directs and Enrico Calesso conducts. Performance Dates: Nov. 8-Dec. 19, 2024 Mozart’s “Die Entführung aus dem Serail” is set to be conducted by Beatrice Venezi {…}

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 {…}

Oksana Dyka, Carlos Álvarez, Karita Mattila, Silvia Tro Santafé & Ermonela Jaho Lead Bilbao Opera’s 2024-25 Season

Bilbao Opera has announced its 2024-25 season. Opera The season opens with Donizetti’s “Don Pasquale.” Simón Orfila, Enric Martínez-Castignani, María José Moreno, Sofía Esparza, Francesco Demuro, Juan Antonio Sanabria, and Damián del Castillo lead the cast. Maestro Sesto Quatrini conducts Emiliano Suárez’s production. Performance Dates: Oct. 19-28, 2024 The second opera is Puccini’s “Il Trittico.” “Il Tabarro” will star Carlos {…}

Pretty Yende, Sonya Yoncheva, Juan Diego Flórez, Allan Clayton, Lise Davidsen, & Lisette Oropesa Lead Royal Opera House’s 2024-25 Season

The Royal Opera House has announced its 2024-25 season. Here is a look at the season. Mozart’s “The Marriage of Figaro” will open the season with a cast that includes Luca Micheletti, Ying Fang, Huw Montague Rendall, Jacquelyn Stucker, and Ginger Costa-Jackson. Performance Dates: Sept. 2-15, 2024 Verdi’s “La Traviata” will feature two casts. The first cast will be headlined {…}

Jonas Kaufmann, Elīna Garanča, Nicholas Brownlee, Lisette Oropesa, Pretty Yende & Christopher Maltman Lead Bayerische Staatsoper’s 2024-25 Season

The Bayerische Staatsoper has announced its 2024-25 season. Premieres  Tobias Krazter directs a new production of Wagner’s “Das Rheingold” with Nicholas Brownlee, Milan Siljanov, Sean Panikkar, Markus Brück, Matthias Klink, Matthew Rose, Timo Riihonen, Ekaterina Gubanova, Mirjam Mesak, and Wiebke Lehmkuhl. Vladimir Jurowski conducts. Performance Dates: Oct. 27, 2024-July 31, 2025 Damiano Michieletto directs Donizetti’s “La Fille du Régiment” with {…}

Amartuvshin Enkhbat & Sabina Puértolas Make History at Bilbao Opera with a Double Encore in ‘Rigoletto’

Baritone Amartuvshin Enkhbat made history at the Bilbao Opera performing a “hat-trick” on Feb. 23, 2024 during a performance of “Rigoletto.” According to the Bilbao Opera, the baritone and soprano Sabina Puértolas performed the first “triplete” in the company’s history performing a double encore of “Si, vendetta tremenda vendetta.” The company said that the audience burst into a delirium of {…}