Lisette Oropesa & Piotr Beczala & The Top 7 Operas To See This Weekend – International

Credit: Opera de Pairs/Teatro alla Scala/Wiener Staatsoper/Opera Royal de Wallonie It’s a weekend filled with broadcasts, premieres and new productions that are not be missed. Tosca – Wiener Staatsoper, Austria Piotr Beczala receives his Kammersänger honor after the performance of Puccini’s masterpiece. He is joined by Nina Stemme and Carlos Álvarez. The starry cast is joined by Marc Armiliato in the {…}

Rihab Chaieb, Erwin Schrott & Anna Smirnova Highlight Oper Köln’s 2019-20 Season

Oper Köln has announced its 2019-20 season. Premieres General Music Director François-Xavier Roth will lead the Gürzenich-Orchester Köln during performances of Wagner’s “Tristan und Isolde,” directed by Patrick Kinmonth. The cast will feature KS Peter Seiffert/Heiko Börner as Tristan, Karl-Heinz Lehner as König Marke, Ingela Brimberg as Isolde, Samuel Youn/Kostas Smorginas as Kurwenal, John Huezenroeder as Melot, Claudia Mahnke as {…}

Rachel Willis-Sørensen, Elena Stikhina & Kyle Ketelsen Lead Grand Theatre Genève’s 2019-20 Season

The Grand Theatre Geneve has announced its 2019 season featuring eight productions. Check it our right here. The season opens with Philip Glass and Robert Wilson’s monumental opera “Einstein on the Beach.“ The work is set to be conducted by Titus Engel with Daniele Finzi Pasca directing the work. Performance Dates: Sept. 11-18, 2019 Serena Farnocchia and Elena Stikhina share the {…}

Piotr Beczala, Juan Diego Flórez & Thomas Headline Opernhaus Zürich’s 2019-20 Season

The Zurich Opera has announced its 2019-20 season which will feature a whopping 11 opera premieres and 17 opera revivals. Premieres  “The Makropulos Case” will be the first offering of the season with Evelyn Herlitzius starring as Emilia Marty. Other cast members will include Sam Furness, Kevin Conners, Deniz Uzun, Scott Hendricks, and Spencer Lang, among others. Dmitri Tcherniakov will direct while {…}

The Théâtre du Capitôle Announces 2017-18 Season

The Théâtre du Capitôle has announced its 2017-18 season. The season kicks off with D’Abert’s rarely performed work “Tiefland” on Sept. 29, 2017. The opera stars Nicola Schukoff and Megan Miller. The production will be followed Puccini’s “La Rondine” starring Keri Alkema as Magda and Dmitry Popov as Ruggero. The production opens Nov. 17, 2017, with Paolo Arrivabeni conducting. Wagner’s “Die Walküre” {…}

Weekend Preview – International (2/10- 2/12): Joyce DiDonato Headlines Rossini’s ‘Semiramide’ In A New Production

It’s Feburary so all companies are in full swing. This weekend Verdi and Strauss highlight major houses and Joyce DiDonato returns to the stage with a new role. Here is a look! Austria  Audiences are in for a triple Verdi weekend at the Wiener Staatsoper starting with “Otello” starring Kristian Benedikt, Carlos Álvarez and Olga Bezsmertna. It will be followed {…}

Weekend Preview – International (2/3- 2/5): Anna Netrebko And Roberto Alagna Headline A New Production Of ‘Il Trovatore’

The weekend kicks off with numerous companies performing some of Verdi’s timeless classics. There will also be Mozart, Wagner and some rare gems by Weill and Heggie. Check out what’s playing near you! Austria At the Vienna State Opera Puccini’s “Tosca” kicks off with Sae-Kyung Rim in the title role alongside Aleksandrs Antonenko and Marco Vratogna. On Saturday the company will {…}

Weekend Preview – International (1/13-1/15): Daniela Fally and Juan Diego Florez Perform ‘La Sonnambula’ while Ludovic Tezier Gives a Recital

This weekend many of the international opera houses are back in session and so are many of the stars. Juan Diego Florez will be in Vienna while Yonghoon Lee will be premiering Don Carlo in Munich. Renee Fleming, Anna Smirnova and Ludovic Tezier will also be performing Austria The Vienna State Opera kicks off its weekend with a star studded {…}