Jarrett Ott, Amina Edris & Daniel Brenna Lead Opéra de Lille’s 2023-24 Season

The Opéra de Lille has announced its 2023-24 season celebrating its 100th anniversary. Opera Jarrett Ott sings the title role of Mozart’s “Don Giovanni“ alongside James Platt, Emőke Baráth, Eric Ferring, Chiara Skerath, Vladyslav Buialskyi, Sergio Villegas, and Marie Lys. Emmanuelle Haïm conducts the production by Guy Cassiers. Performance Dates: Oct. 5-15, 2023 Daniel Brenna and Annemarie Kremer star in {…}

Piotr Buszewski, Christiane Libor & Tomasz Konieczny Lead Oper Leipzig’s 2023-24 Season

Germany’s Oper Leipzig has announced its 2023-24 season featuring five new productions. Premieres Peter Maxwell Davies’s “Majesty and Madness” will be presented in a production by Marlene Hahn. Samuel Emanuel conducts a cast that includes Marie-Luise Dreßen and Franz Xaver Schlecht. Performance Dates: Sept. 21-24, 2023 Mozart’s “Die Zauberflote” will be conducted by Jonathan Darlington, Ivan Repušić, Christoph Gedschold, and {…}

Theater Essen Announces 2021-22 Season Featuring Seth Carico, Hila Fahima & Jessica Muirhead

The Theater Essen has announced its 2021-22 season. The season opens with “Rigoletto,” conducted by Tianyi Lu and directed by Frank Hilbirch. The opera will star Fabián Lara, Ivan Krutikov, and Tamara Banjesevic. Performance Date:  Sept. 12 – Nov. 1, 2021 Next up will be “La Finta Giardiniera” starring Richard Samek, Giulia Montanari, Dmitry Ivanchey, Sophia Brommer, Bettina Ranch, Christina {…}

Jonas Kaufmann, Lucas Meachem & Juan Francisco Gatell Lead New CD/DVD Releases

This week, four complete operas, as well as an oratorio recording, will be available to stream. Here is a look. Otello After long delays, Sony Classical will finally release the full studio recording of Verdi’s masterpiece opera with Jonas Kaufmann singing the title role and Antonio Pappano conducting the Orchestra e Coro dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia. Soprano Federica Lombardi sings her {…}