Anna Netrebko, Marina Rebeka, Sonya Yoncheva & Elīna Garanča Lead Staatsoper Unter den Linden’s 2023-24 Season

Berlin’s Staatsoper Unter den Linden has announced its 2023-24 season. The season will showcase numerous revivals and new productions. Premieres Calixto Bieito directs a new production of Verdi’s “Aida” with Grigory Shkarupa, Elīna Garanča, Ekaterina Semenchuk, Marina Rebeka, María José Siri, Yusif Eyvazov, Ivan Magrì, René Pape, Erwin Schrott, Vladislav Sulimsky, and Alfredo Daza. Nicola Luisotti conducts.  Performance Dates: Oct. {…}

Matthias Goerne, Caroline Wettergreen & Gyula Orendt Lead Staatsoper Berlin’s ‘Die Zauberflöte’

(Credits: © Marie Staggat, Deutsche Grammophon / Bayerische Staatsoper official website / Gregor Hohenberg) The Staatsoper Unter den Linden will present the August Everding’s production of Mozart‘s singspiel “Die Zauberflöte” in December 2021. The opera stars Matthias Goerne and Grigory Shkarupa in the role of Sarastro; Siyabonga Maqungo and Peter Sonn as Tamino; Caroline Wettergreen as Die Königin der Nacht; {…}

Jonas Kaufmann, Joyce DiDonato, Luciano Pavarotti, Joan Sutherland & The Top 10 Operas to Stream This Week

(Credit: Bill Cooper / Marty Sohl) Even though reopening plans are in full effect, there are still several opera companies streaming performances online. So with the lockdown very much in flux, here are 10 operas we think you should check out this week. Don Giovanni – Glyndebourne (Streaming Now) Last week, the Glyndebourne Festival kicked off its streaming service with {…}

Luca Pisaroni, Isabel Leonard, Miah Persson Headline Glyndebourne’s Open House Virtual Series

(Credit: Glyndebourne Productions Ltd / I. Cooper) Glyndebourne’s YouTube channel will start streaming free operas every Sunday starting on May 24, 2020. For the first set of operas, the company is turning to Mozart and Da Ponte’s famed trilogy. The series kicked off with Mozart’s “Le Nozze di Figaro” with a cast featuring Vito Priante, Isabel Leonard, Andrew Shore, Lydia {…}

Francesco Meli, Michael Fabiano & Camilla Nylund Lead Top 5 to See Internationally (2/7-9)

(Credit: Ruth Walz) This weekend is all about new productions, a rarely performed work and an acclaimed run of performances in Paris. Here is what we recommend. Viva La Diva – Salzburg Landsteater, Austria Adrian Kelly conducts Stephen Medcalf’s production of the rarely performed work by Donizetti and librettist Gilardoni. The opera stars Anne-Fleur Werner, Raimundas Juzuitis,Hazel McBain, George Humphreys, {…}

René Pape, Elīna Garanča & Karita Mattila Headline Staatsoper Berlin’s 2019-20 Season

The Staatsoper Berlin has announced its 2019-20 season, which will feature 10 new productions in addition to numerous revivals. Production premieres  It all starts with Otto Nicolai’s “The Merry Wives of Windsor” with Daniel Barenboim conducting and David Bösch. René Pape will interpret the role of Falstaff with the remaining cast members including Michael Full, Wilhelm Schwinghammer, Pavol Breslik, Linard {…}

Top 5 Operas to See This Weekend – International (12/22-24): Angela Gheorghiu & Piotr Beczala Headline ‘La Bohème’ In Berlin

It’s the weekend and while many companies will take off for Christmas, a number still have high profile performances that will showcase some of opera’s greatest stars. Take a look! Il Trittico – Bayerische Staatsoper, Germany  Kirill Petrenko leads a star-studded cast in Puccini’s three operas. Ermonela Jaho sings her signature Suor Angelica while Eva-Maria Westbroek and Yonghoon Lee star in “Il {…}