Anna Caterina Antonacci Recital at Teatro Massimo di Palermo Redesigned Due To COVID-19

(Credit: Jason Daniel Shaw) The Teatro Massimo di Palermo has announced that the recital of Italian soprano Anna Caterina Antonacci scheduled for Nov. 15, 2020 has been redesigned due to the ongoing concerns over COVID-19. The new program will include Tosti’s “Quattro canzoni d’Amaranta,” Ottorino Respighi’s “Liriche,” “Venezia” by Reynaldo Hahn, and Francis Poulenc’s “La voix humaine.” Donald Sulzen will {…}

Carmela Remigio, Francesco Meli, Luca Salsi & Xabier Anduaga Lead Festival Valle d’Itria’s Revised 2020 Edition

The Festival Valle d’itria Martina Franca has announced its revised 2020 edition. Opera The first work of the season will be “Il borghese gentiluomo” with music by Richard Strauss. The work based on a comedy by Moliere will star Stefano Massini and Davide Gasparro sharing the title role alongside Vittorio Prato, Ana Victoria Pitts, Barbara Massaro, Manuel Amati, Nico Franchini, {…}

Ramón Vargas, Anna Caterina Antonacci & Leo Nucci Highlight Teatro Regio di Parma’s Verdi Streaming Festival

The Teatro Regio di Parma has extended its Verdi streaming Festival adding new works. It all starts with “I Vespri Siciliani“ in a production starring Leo Nucci, Fabio Armiliato, Giacomo Prestia, and Daniela Dessi. Massimo Zanetti conducts the 2010 production. Streaming Dates: April 20-21, 2020 It follows with Verdi’s “Giovanna d’Arco” starring Vittoria Yeo, Luciano Ganci, Vittorio Vitelli, and Gabreille {…}

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 {…}

Anna Caterina Antonacci, Roberto Alagna & Aleksandra Kurzak Lead International Weekend – (1025-27)

(Credit: Teatro Comunale di Bologna/Vincent Pontet-Opera de Paris) This week, four rarely performed works get stagings and concert performances with formidable casts that should not be missed. There are also some classics with all-stars casts that make them unmissable. Macbeth – Wiener Staatsoper, Austria Plácido Domingo returns to the Vienna stage amidst sexual misconduct allegations to sing the title role {…}

Top 6 Operas to See This Weekend – International (5/18-20): Anna Caterina Antonacci, Cecilia Bartoli & Juan Diego Florez Headline Productions

The weekend will offer a lot of Bel canto, verismo, 20th-century masterpieces, and one world premiere that should not be missed by anyone. And it also includes a number of legendary stars, as well as some of the most famous in the world. Here are top six to see this weekend. L’Italiana in Algeri – Salzburg Festival, Austria Cecilia Bartoli {…}

Anna Caterina Antonacci, Marina Rebeka & Ramon Vargas Headline Grand Théâtre de Genève’s 2018-19 Season

The Grand Théâtre de Genève has announced its 2018-19 season featuring a number of rarely performed works as well as the Ring Cycle. Here is a look at what this season will offer. Productions The season opens with Bizet’s “Carmen” starring Ekaterina Sergeeva and Héloïse Mas alternating the title role.  Sébastien Guèze and Sergej Khomov share the role of Don José {…}