Jonathan Tetelman, Davinia Rodríguez & Jack Swanson Lead Regio Opera Festival’s 2021 Season

The Regio Opera Festival has been announced its 2021 season in Torino, Italy. For the purposes of this article, we will only focus on operatic works. Mariangela Sicilia, Bogdan Volkov, Marco Filippo Romano, and Giorgio Caoduro star in Donizetti’s “L’Elisir d’Amore“ with Matteo Beltrami conducting and Fabio Sparvoli directing.  Performance Date: June 15-20, 2021 Claudio Fenoglio leads the young chorus on {…}

Anna Netrebko, Javier Camarena, Sonya Yoncheva & Sondra Radvanovsky Highlight Gran Teatre del Liceu’s 2021-22 Season

The Gran Teatre del Liceu has announced its 2021-22 season featuring new productions, concerts, and a special 175th-anniversary gala. Here is a look at the new season. Opera The first opera of the season is set to be Strauss’ “Ariadne auf Naxos” starring Iréne Theorin and Johanni van Oostrum sharing the title role. They will be accompanied by Samantha Hankey, {…}

Serena Malfi, Jorge De Léon & Iréne Theorin Highlight Teatro dell’Opera di Roma’s Streaming Week

The “Teatro Digitale” dell’Opera di Roma has announced programming for the first week of June. The week starts with Rossini’s “La Cenerentola” in a 2016 production by Emma Dante. The production is conducted by Alejo Pérez and stars Juan Francisco Gatell, Serena Malfi, Vito Priante, Alessandro Corbelli, and Ugo Guagliardo. Streaming Dates: June 2-5, 2020 It will be followed by {…}

Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Joyce DiDonato & Ailyn Pérez Highlight Philadelphia Orchestra’s 2020-21 Season

The Philadelphia Orchestra has announced its 2020-21 season featuring a number of important soloists. For this article we will focus on vocal performances. Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis is set to be conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin with a cast that includes Jennifer Rowley, Karen Cargill, Rodrick Dixon, and Eric Owens. Joe Miller directs Refik Anadol’s Visually striking designs. Performance Dates: Oct. 9-14, {…}

Renée Fleming, Angel Blue & Anna Caterina Antonacci Headline Washington National Opera’s 2020-21 Season

(Credit: Washington National Opera) The Washington National Opera has announced its 2020–2021 season offering up some ambitious repertoire. The season with WNO’s new production of Beethoven’s “Fidelio.” Robert Spano makes his WNO debut conducting a cast that includes Elza van den Heever, Brandon Jovanovich, Brian Mulligan, Ryan Speedo Green, Joshua Blue, and Eric Owens. Performance Dates: Oct. 24–Nov. 9, 202o {…}

Q & A: Moldovan Baritone Andrey Zhilikhovsky On Cultivating Balance & Enjoying His Journey

(Photo Credit: Askonas Holt Management) After making a strong first impression with his debut in a new production of Prokofiev’s “Betrothal in a Monastery” at the Staatsoper Unter den Linden, Berlin and looking forward to his Met Opera debut in October for the 2019-20 season in the role of Schaunard in Puccini’s “La Bohème,” Andrey Zhilikhovsky returns to Glyndebourne for the {…}