Weekend Preview – International(3/10-12): Jonas Kaufmann and Anja Harteros Lead New ‘Andrea Chenier;’ Anna Netrebko Returns to ‘La Traviata

Strauss and Wagner will dominate in some of the top theaters this weekend. Additionally, a new production of Giordano’s “Andrea Chenier” will open to a sold out house will Anna Netrebko will return to one of her signature roles. Austria  The Vienna State Opera kicks off the weekend with Strauss’ “Arabella.” The opera is headlined by a cast that includes {…}

A Look Back At Anja Harteros & Jonas Kaufmann’s Remarkable Operatic History As Duo Reunites for ‘Andrea Chénier’

This weekend audiences in Munich will get a chance to experience the dynamic duo that is Jonas Kaufmann and Anja Harteros in Giordano’s “Andrea Chénier.” Kaufmann likely needs no introduction, the tenor arguably the most popular of his voice type in the entire universe. Harteros deserves equal praise, her dramatic soprano a superb instrument that is simply unmatched in the {…}

Jonas Kaufmann’s ‘Andrea Chenier’ to Be Live Streamed From The Bayerische Staatsoper

The Bayerische Staatsoper has added a live stream to its series for 2017. The company announced that on March 18 opera-lovers from all around the globe will have the chance to experience tenor Jonas Kaufmann in Giordano’s “Andrea Chénier.” The tenor will star in director Philipp Stölzl’s new production alongside soprano Anja Harteros, in her role debut as Maddalena di Coigny, and Luca Salsi as Carlo Gérard. Omer {…}

Bayerische Staatsoper 2016-17 Preview: Jonas Kaufmann & Anja Harteros Reunite For ‘Andrea Chénier’

The superstar opera couple of Jonas Kaufmann and Anja Harteros reunites for a run of performances of Giordano’s “Andrea Chénier” at the Bayerische Staatsoper starting next Sunday, March 12, 2017. Kaufmann and Harteros have performed a great deal of opera productions together over the past few years in such works as “Lohengrin,” “Il Trovatore,” “Tosca,” “Don Carlo” and “La Forza {…}

Everything You Need to Know About the Opera National de Paris’ 2017-18 Season

The 2017-18 season announcements just keep on coming in. After Washington National Opera, Los Angeles Opera and Festival d’Aix-en-Provence announced their upcoming schedules, the Paris National Opera has finally unveiled its hotly anticipated season. In sum there are a grand total of 21 operas to see, including nine new productions. Opening Night “The Merry Widow” kicks off the proceedings on {…}