Anna Netrebko, Jonas Kaufmann, Sondra Radvanovsky, Asmik Grigorian & Francesco Meli Lead Teatro San Carlo’s 2024-25 Season

The Teatro San Carlo announced its 2024-25 season. The season opens with Dvořák’s “Rusalka” in a new production by Dmitri Tcherniakov. Dan Ettinger conducts a cast that includes Asmik Grigorian, Adam Smith, Ekaterina Gubanova, Anita Rachvelishvili, and Gábor Bretz. Performance Dates: Nov. 20-Dec. 7, 2024 Verdi’s “Don Carlo” will be conducted by Henrik Nánási and will star Piero Pretti, Gabriele Viviani, Ildar {…}

Maria Teresa Leva, Annalisa Stroppa & Angelo Villari Lead Teatro Grande di Brescia’s 2024 Season

The Teatro Grande di Brescia has announced its 2024 season. Sebastiano Rolli conducts Bellini’s “I Capuleti e I Montecchi” with Annalisa Stroppa, Caterina Sala, and Matteo Falcier. Andrea De Rosa directs. Performance Dates: Sept. 27 & 29, 2024 Do Yeon Kim, Junhyeok Park, Gabriele Valsecchi, and Matteo Torcaso star in Puccini’s “La Boheme” with Riccardo Bisatti conducting. Maria Luisa Bafunno {…}

Annalisa Stroppa, Lise Davidsen, Luciano Pavarotti & Yannick Nézet-Séguin Lead New CD/DVD Releases

Welcome back for this week’s look at the latest CD and DVD releases in the opera world. This week you get albums from two very famous singers, a soundtrack to one of this year’s Oscar contenders, and two complete opera recordings you cannot miss. Maestro Deutsche Grammophon releases the official soundtrack to Bradley Cooper’s new film “Maestro.” The recording features {…}

Ekaterina Semenchuk, Danielle De Niese, Olga Peretyatko & Gregory Kunde Lead Teatro Comunale di Bologna’s 2024 Season

The Teatro Comunale di Bologna has announced its 2023-24 season. Opera Erika Grimaldi, Luciano Ganci, and Claudio Sgura star in Puccini’s “Manon Lescaut.” Oksana Lyniv conducts the new production by Leo Muscato. Performance Dates: Jan. 26-31, 2024 Davide Livermore directs a new production of Verdi’s “Il Trovatore” with Roberto Aronica, Marta Torbidoni, Lucas Meachem, and Chiara Mogini. Renato Palumbo conducts. {…}

Jessica Pratt, Rosa Feola, Corinne Winters & Erwin Schrott Lead Opéra de Liege’s 2023-24 Season

Belgium’s Opera de Liege has announced its 2023-24 season featuring youth opera, opera, and concerts. Fabio Biondi conducts Mozart’s “Idomeneo” with Giorgio Berrugi, Annalisa Stroppa, Maria Grazia Schiavo, Nino Machaidze, and Riccardo Della Sciucca. Jean-Louis Grinda directs. Performance Dates: Sept. 19-28, 2023 Rossini’s “Il Barbiere di Siviglia” is set to star Ruzil Gatin, Pablo Ruiz, Aya Wakizono, Chiara Tirotta, Vittorio Prato, {…}

Jonas Kaufmann, Saioa Hernández, Lise Davidsen & Sonya Yoncheva Lead Bayerische Staatsoper’s 2023-24 Season

The Bayerische Staatsoper has announced its 2023-24 season. New Productions  The first new production of the season will be Mozart’s “Le Nozze di Figaro.” Stefano Montanari conducts the production by Evgeny Titov. The cast will include Huw Montague Rendall, Mattia Olivieri, Elsa Dreisig, Maria Bengtsson, Louise Alder, Konstantin Krimmel, Avery Amereau, and Dorothea Röschmann. Performance Dates: Oct. 30, 2023-July 17, 2024 {…}

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 {…}