Peter Gelb Admits to Removing Anita Rachvelishvili from Metropolitan Opera’s ‘Carmen’ & A Solo Recital

Peter Gelb has admitted to removing Anita Rachvelishvili from Met Productions following a performance of “Aida” in December 2022. In a recent interview with the New York Times regarding the mezzo-soprano’s vocal struggles following her pregnancy the Met General Manager said, “It was obvious that she was not the same singer — at least temporarily not the same singer — {…}

Anna Netrebko, Jonas Kaufmann, Lisette Oropesa, Elīna Garanča & Sondra Radvanovsky Lead Teatro San Carlo’s 2023-24 Season

The Teatro San Carlo di Napoli has announced its 2023-24 Season featuring concerts and operas. Sondra Radvanovsky and Oksana Dyka sing the title role in Puccini’s “Turandot” with Alexander Tsymbalyuk, Yusif Eyvazov, SeokJong Baek, Rosa Feola, and Amina Edris. Dan Ettinger conducts the new production by Vasily Barkhatov. Performance Dates: Dec.9-17, 2023 Mattia Olivieri, Alessandro Spina, Piero Pretti, Alex Esposito, {…}

Ermonela Jaho, Piotr Beczala, Cecilia Bartoli & Olga Peretyatko Lead Opernhaus Zürich’s 2023-24 Season

The Opernhaus Zürich has announced its 2023-24 season featuring more than 20 productions, concerts, and reictals. Ermonela Jaho stars in Puccini’s “La Rondine” with Sandra Hamaoui, Benjamin Bernheim, Juan Francisco Gatell, and Vladimir Stoyanov. Marco Armiliato conducts the production by Christof Loy. Performance Dates: Sept. 17-Oct. 28, 2023 Nahuel Di Pierro, Olga Peretyatko, Renato Girolami, Alasdair Kent, Pietro Spagnoli, and {…}

Anita Rachvelishvili Stars in ‘Werther’ at Greek National Opera

(Photo Credit: M. Stafylidou) Mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili will star in the Greek National Opera’s (GNO) revival production of Massenet’s “Werther.”  Rachvelishvili will debut her role as Charlotte. Singing the title role of Werther is Italian tenor Francesco Demuro. The cast also includes baritone Nikos Kotenidis as Albert, bass-baritone Yanni Yannissis as the Commendatore, tenor Nicolas Maraziotis as Schmidt, baritone Marinos Tarnanas {…}

Teatro San Carlo Announces Cast Changes for ‘La Damnation de Faust’ & ‘Anna Bolena’

The Teatro San Carlo has announced cast changes for its productions of “La Damnation de Faust” and “Anna Bolena.” For its production of Berlioz’s oratorio, the company said that Charles Castronovo will be replaced by John Osborn in the role of Faust while Anita Rachvelishvili will be replaced by Daniela Barcellona in the role of Marguerite. Finally, Edwin Crossley-Mercer will be {…}

Anna Netrebko, Sonya Yoncheva, Elīna Garanča & Bryn Terfel Lead Teatro Colón’s 2023 Season

The Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires, Argentina has announced its 2023 season. Here is a look at the operatic vocal performances. Opera Charles Dutoit conducts Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 in a production by Romeo Castellucci. Jaquelina Livieri and Guadalupe Barrientos star. Performance Dates: March 7-12, 2023 Jan Latham-Koenig conducts a production of Gounod’s “Faust” by Stefano Poda. The cast includes {…}

Jonas Kaufmann, Lisette Oropesa & Anita Rachvelishvili Lead Festival d’Aix-en-Provence’s 2023 Season

Today, Pierre Audi announced the program for the seventieth-fifth Festival d’Aix-en-Provence. The festival will take place between the 4 th and 24th of July, 2023, staging six works, three operas in concert, and many recitals. The full program is below: The season opens with “The Threepenny Opera” by Bertolt Brecht, Kurt Weill, and Elisabeth Hauptmann. Maxime Pascal conducts the production {…}