Ana María Martinez, Russell Thomas, J’Nai Bridges, Rihab Chaieb Headline Cincinnati Opera’s 2021 Festival

Cincinnati Opera has announced a reimagined 2021 summer festival which will include three productions, all presented without intermission in new 90-minute versions. The festival will take place at Summit Park due to its ability to host large-scale stage productions that allow for safety protocols to be put in place for both performers and audience members. “Music Hall will always be {…}

Lawrence Brownlee, Ana María Martinez, Michael Fabiano, Mariusz Kwiecień Headline San Francisco Opera’s Streams in April

San Francisco Opera has announced its streaming slate for the first half of April. It all kicks off with a production of “Don Pasquale.” Donizetti’s comic masterpiece is presented in a 2016 production starring Lawrence Brownlee, Lucas Meachem, Heidi Stober, and Maurizio Muraro in the title role. The production was directed by Laurent Pelly and was made in co-production with {…}

Ana María Martínez, Brian Jagde & Quinn Kelsey Headline Opera Philadelphia’s ‘The Drama of Tosca’

Opera Philadelphia has announced plans to bring music to live audiences this spring with three outdoor performances of a concert adaptation of Puccini’s “Tosca.” The socially distanced performances at the TD Pavilion at the Mann in Philadelphia’s Fairmount Park will be a 90-minute concert adaptation entitled “The Drama of Tosca.” The performances, which are scheduled for May 5, 7, and {…}

Luciano Pavarotti, J’Nai Bridges, Ana Maria Martinez, Benjamin Bernheim, Hildegard Behrens Headline Top 10 Operas to Stream This Week

Even though we are slowly inching back to real-world performances, streaming in the opera world is going as strong as ever. In this week’s edition of the Top 10 you will see your fair share of operatic repertory as well as some unique recital experiences. Atilla – OperaVision (NOW) Operavision will stream a 2011 performance of the early Verdi opera {…}

Will Liverman, Ana María Martinez, René Barbera, Mario Rojas, David Portillo Headline New Productions by Lyric Opera of Chicago for 2020-21

The Lyric Opera of Chicago has announced additional productions for its 2020-21 season. In addition to its “Twilight: Gods” the company will present “Pasión Latina,” a free concert featuring such renowned artists as Ana María Martínez, René Barbera, David Portillo, Mario Rojas, Richard Ollarsaba, Denis Vélez, and Ricardo José Rivera. The performance will feature music from Puerto Rico, Mexico, Cuba, {…}

Lise Davidsen, Mary Elizabeth Williams, Ana Maria Martinez, Jennifer Rowley Headline Top 10 Operas to Stream this Week

This is it. Next week will bring us into the traditional fall opera season where most opera companies would have initially started to open up their initial productions. In Europe, this trend will continue. In North America, it won’t. So the streaming will continue in unique and diverse formats. This week’s recommendations are no different. As always, don’t forget to {…}