Volksoper Wien Announces 2024-25 Season

The Volksoper Wien has announced its 2024-25 season. Premieres  Bizet’s “Carmen” will directed by Lotte de Beer and star Katia Ledoux, Wallis Giunta, Annelie Sophie Müller, Nikolai Schukoff, Jason Kim, Josef Wagner, Daniel Schmutzhard, Iulia Maria Dan, and Hedwig Ritter. Ben Glassberg, Alexander Joel, and Tobias Wögerer. Performance Dates: Sept. 21, 2024-May 28, 2025 Ella Milch-Sheriff’s “Alma” will star Annette Dasch, Annelie Sophie Müller, {…}

Jonathan Tetelman, Aigul Akhmetshina, Aušrine Stundyte, David Butt Philip & Sondra Radvanovsky lead Deutsche Oper Berlin’s 2024-25 Season

The Deustche Oper Berlin has announced its 2024-25 season. Premieres Respighi’s “La Fiamma” will be directed by Christof Loy and conducted by Carlo Rizzi. The cast will include Aušrine Stundyte, Georgy Vasiliev, Vladislav Sulimsky, Martina Serafin, Sua Jo, Cristina Toledo, Martina Baroni, Karis Tucker, Caren Van Oijen, Doris Soffel, and Patrick Guetti. Performance Dates: Sept. 29-Oct. 18, 2024 Enrique Mazzola {…}

René Barbera, Austrine Stundyte, Tomasz Konieczny & Issachah Savage Lead Dutch National Opera’s 2024-25 Season

The Dutch National Opera has announced its 2024-25 season. Opera René Barbera, Roman Burdenko, Aigul Khismatullina, Alexander Köpeczi, and Maya Gour Star in a revival of Verdi’s “Rigoletto.” Yi-Chen Lin conducts. Performance Dates: Sept. 2-29, 2024 Britten’s “Peter Grimes” will get a new production by Barbora Horáková. Lorenzo Viotti conducts a cast that includes Issachah Savage, Johanni van Oostrum, and {…}

Annette Dasch, Johannes Martin Kränzle & Barnaby Rea Lead ‘Die Lustige Witwe’ at Oper Frankfurt

(Credit: Monika Rittershaus) The Oper Frankfurt has announced the upcoming run of Franz Lehár’s popular operetta “Die Lustige Witwe.” Headlining the cast are Annette Dasch as the merry widow herself, Hanna Glawari, and Johannes Martin Kränzle as her contentious lover Count Danilo Danilowitsch. In other central roles are Barnaby Rea as Baron Mirko Zeta, and Florina Ilie as his wife {…}

Annette Dasch & Magnus Vigilius Headline ‘Káťa Kabanová’ at Komische Oper Berlin

(Credits: Opera Online / Oper Leipzig official website) The Komische Oper Berlin will present a new production of Leoš Janáček‘s opera “Káťa Kabanová” in November and December 2021. The opera house has assembled a cast that includes heldentenor Magnus Vigilius as Boris Grigorjevič; bass Jens Larsen as Savël Prokofjevic Dikój; mezzo-soprano Doris Lamprecht in the role of Marfa Ignatěvna Kabanová; {…}

Sondra Radvanovsky, Annette Dasch, Carlos Álvarez Headline OperaVision’s August & September Streams

OperaVision has announced its streaming slate for the months of August and September. First up will be a production of “Rusalka” from the Staatstheater Braunschweig starring Julie Adams, Kwonsoo Jeon, Jisang Ryu, Ekaterina Kudryavseva, and Edna Prochnik. Srba Dinić conducts. Streaming Dates: August 18, 2021 – Nov. 13, 2021 Next up is Lviv National Opera’s “When the Fern Blooms” starring {…}

Sydney Mancasola, Nicole Chevalier, Arturo Chacón-Cruz, Scott Hendricks, Annette Dasch, Francesca Dotto Lead Komische Oper Berlin’s 2021-22 Season

(Credits: LA Opera official website / Jan Windszus Photography / Lena Kern / Mark Janssen / Georg Schlosser / In Art Management official website) The Komische Oper Berlin has announced its 2021-22 season. Here is a look at the operatic and vocal performances. Opera – Premieres Enescu’s rarely performed masterwork “Œdipe” opens the season. The opera features Jens Larsen, Joachim {…}

J’Nai Bridges, Lawrence Brownlee, Anthony Roth Costanzo, Annette Dasch, Catalina Cuervo Headline Top 10 Operas to Stream This Week

One thing you’ll notice in this week’s streaming recommendations is that classical repertory staples are not at a premium. However, there are a ton of unique projects and works to experience for the first time, some really pushing the boundaries of the audiovisual medium and opera. Here are our top 10 operas to stream this week. Sāvitri – Against the {…}

Annette Dasch, Patrizia Ciofi, Ève-Maud Hubeaux & Levente Molnár Lead Opéra Nice Côte d’Azur’s 2021-22 Season

(Credits: Opéra Nice Côte d’Azur official website) L’Opéra Nice Côte d’Azur has announced its 2021-22 season. Here is a look at the operatic and vocal performances. Opera “Réunion de Famille” features music and arias from “Akhnaten,” “La Dame blanche,” “Macbeth,” and “Le Voyage dans la lune,” and spotlights the Choeur de l’Opéra Nice Côte d’Azur. Daniele Callegari conducts. Performance date: {…}

Angel Blue, Isabel Leonard, Davone Tines, Iréne Theorin, Danielle De Niese Headline Top 10 Operas to Stream This Week

This week’s recommendations feature a operatic mini-series, a notable gala, a recital dedicated to songs of protest, another recital about the historic migration of African Americans from the South to the North,  a concert of opera singers turning to jazz, and another concert focused on music of medieval times. And then there’s some Mozart, Rossini, and Wagner for good measure. {…}