Ferruccio Furlanetto, Andrea Silvestrelli, Maria Kanyova, Reuben Lillie Headline Opera Festival of Chicago 2023 Slate

(Photo credit: Sacharov) The Opera Festival of Chicago has unveiled its 2023 season. First up is “Assassinio nella Cattedrale” by Pizzetti. The opera stars Ferruccio Furlanetto, Maria Kanyova, Reuben Lillie, and William Powell III. Emanuele Andrizzi conducts and Sasha Gerritson directs. Performance Dates: July 6 & 9, 2023  Andrea Silvestrelli, Maria Kanyova, Patrick Blackwell, and Anna Laurenzo will headline the {…}

Isabel Leonard, Christine Goerke & Arturo Chacón-Cruz Highlight Houston Grand Opera’s 2020-2021 Season

The Houston Grand Opera has announced its 2020-21 season featuring a number of established as well as rising stars. Here is a detailed look at the upcoming productions: The season opens with Bizet’s “Carmen” with a cast that includes Isabel Leonard and Carolyn Sproule alternating in the role of Carmen, Andrea Caré and Frederick Ballentine alternating as Don José, Anita {…}

Washington National Opera 2017-18 Review – Don Carlo: Great Voices & A Brilliant, Fatalist Production Make Verdi Masterwork More Relevant Than Ever

It’s somewhat of a cliché for Golden Age thinking to creep into the dialogue of the opera world. How many times have you heard someone make the claim that they don’t make great voices the way they used to? The obvious answer is that they don’t because the world has changed and so have tastes. But sometimes, you’ll find those {…}