The Belarus Free Theatre Presents the World Premiere of ‘King Stakh’s Wild Hunt’

(Photo credit: TsvitPaporoty Production) The Belarus Free Theatre brings together actors, opera singers, and musicians from Belarus and Ukraine to present the world premiere of ‘King Stakh’s Wild Hunt” on Sept. 14-16 at the Barbican Theatre. Composer Olga Podgaiskaya’s score is based on Uladzimir Karatkievich’s novel by the same name.”King Stakh’s Wild Hunt” is one of the most popular novels {…}

Wallis Giunta, Jason Kim, Annette Dasch & Anett Fristch Lead Volksoper Wien’s 2022-23 Season

The Volksoper Wien has announced its 2022-23 season featuring seven new productions. Premieres The first production of the season will be the Viennese-Berlin operetta “Die Dubarry” with Annette Dasch and Harald Schmidt. The cast also includes Lucian Krasznec, Juliette Khalil, Wolfgang Gratschmaier, and Marco di Sapia. Performance Dates: Sept. 3-Oct. 19, 2022 Tchaikovsky’s “Iolanta” and “The Nutcracker” will star Cornelia {…}

Kristine Opolais, Michael Volle, Angela Gheorghiu & Evelyn Herlitzius Lead Semperoper Dresden’s 2021-22 Season

The Semperoper Dresden has announced its 2021-22 season featuring new productions, revivals, jung oper, and Chamber works. Premieres Gaetano d’Espinosa conducts a new production of Peter Konwitschny Bellini’s “Norma” with Yolanda Auyanet in the title role. The cast will also include Dmytro Popov, Alexandros Stavrakakis, and Stepanka Pucalkova. Performance Dates: Oct. 2-31, 2021 Ivan Repušić conducts a new production of {…}

Sonya Yoncheva, Ailyn Pérez, Olga Peretyatko & Benjamin Bernheim Lead Staatsoper Hamburg’s 2021-22 Season

(Credit: Christoph Köstlin/Javier del Real/Chris Singer) (Artcle In collaboration with Dejan Vukosavljevic) The Staatsoper Hamburg has announced its 2021-22 Season featuring new productions, revivals and Opera Stabile. Here is a look at what audiences can expect. Premieres Bernhard Lang’s “Playing Trump” will star Donatienne Michel-Dansac. Performance Dates: August 20-25, 2021 Daniele Finzi Pasca directs a new production of Offenbach’s “Les {…}

Erin Morley, Pavol Breslik, Regula Mühlemann, Carolyn Sampson Headline Dresden Music Festival 2021

The Dresden Music Festival has announced its 2021 slate, which will take place between May 14 and June 12. For the purposes of this article, our focus will be on operatic and vocal performances. It all kicks off with a concert performance of Strauss’ “Capriccio” starring Daniel Behle, Nikolay Borchev, Christa Mayer, Christoph Pohl, and Krassimira Stoyanova. Christian Thielmann conducts {…}

Rolando Villazón, René Pape, Anja Harteros Highlight Semperoper Dresden’s 2020-21 Season

(Credit: Jiyang Chen / Marco Borggreve) The Semperoper Dresden has announced its 2020-21 season featuring seven new operatic productions and a number of revivals. Here is a look at the operatic productions. Premieres The first new production of the season will be Rossini’s “Guillaume Tell,” written by de Jouy and Bis. The new production by Georg Schmiedleitner will star Christoph {…}