Lawrence Brownlee, Barbara Hannigan & Charles Castronovo Lead L’Instant Lyrique 2021-22 Season

(Credits: Shervin Lainez / Raphael Brand / Pia Clodi) The L’Instant Lyrique in France has announced its 2021-22 season featuring many leading singers from around the world. The season will open with sopranos Barbara Hannigan and Jeanne Gérard, mezzo-soprano Ema Nikolovska, and bass-baritone Yannis François alongside pianist Michalis Boliakis. Performance date: Sep. 27, 2021 Tenor Michael Spyres sings alongside pianist {…}

Ramón Vargas, Anna Caterina Antonacci & Leo Nucci Highlight Teatro Regio di Parma’s Verdi Streaming Festival

The Teatro Regio di Parma has extended its Verdi streaming Festival adding new works. It all starts with “I Vespri Siciliani“ in a production starring Leo Nucci, Fabio Armiliato, Giacomo Prestia, and Daniela Dessi. Massimo Zanetti conducts the 2010 production. Streaming Dates: April 20-21, 2020 It follows with Verdi’s “Giovanna d’Arco” starring Vittoria Yeo, Luciano Ganci, Vittorio Vitelli, and Gabreille {…}

Ildebrando D’Arcangelo, Anna Netrebko & Nino Machaidze Highlight Opera Royal De Wallonie’s 2019-20 Season

The Opera Royal de Wallonie-Liege has announced its 2019-20 season featuring nine operas, six of which are new productions. Puccini’s “Madama Butterfly” opens the season in a new production by Stefano Mazzonis di Pralafera. Two casts will be led under the baton of Speranza Scappucci, featuring Svetlana Aksenova and Yasko Sato sharing the title role, Alexey Dolgov and Dominick Chenes {…}

Marina Rebeka, Sophie Koch & Jean-François Borras Headline Théâtre du Capitole’s 2019-20 Season

The Théâtre du Capitole has announced its 2019-20 season featuring nine operatic productions and a number of recitals. Here is a look at what to expect.  Marina Rebeka and Klára Kolonits share the title role in Bellini’s “Norma” in a new production by Anne Delbée. The cast is rounded out by Karine Deshayes and Ilseyar Khayrullova who portraya Adalgisa, Martin Mühle and Airam Hernández {…}

Top 5 Operas to See This Weekend – International (1/25-27)

It’s a weekend filled with diverse repertoire and some rarely performed gems. It’s also a weekend highlighted by superstars and veterans liked Jonas Kaufmann, Brabndon Jovanovich, and Annick Massis. Here is a look! Faust – Opera Royal de Wallonie, Belgium Marc Laho, Anne-Catherine Gillet, and Ildebrando D’Arcangelo star in Gounod’s most popular opera. Patrick Davin conducts Stefano Poda’s new production. {…}

Anita Hartig, Sophie Koch & Annick Massis Théâtre du Capitole de Toulouse’s 2018-19 Season

The Théâtre du Capitole de Toulouse has announced its 2018-19 Season featuring eight opera productions and a number of recitals. Here is a look at what the season will offer. Productions The season opens with Verdi’s “La Traviata” conducted by George Petrou in a production by  Pierre Rambert. Anita Hartig and Polina Pastirchak alternate the lead role with tenors Airam Hernández {…}

Opera de Marseille 2017-18 Season To Include Roberto Alagna, Francsco Meli & Clémentine Margaine

The Opera de Marseille has announced its 2017-18 season. It all begins with David Alagna’s “Le dernier jour d’un condamné.” Conducted by Jean-Yves Ossonce in a production by  Nadine Duffaut, the opera will star Adina Aaron and Roberto Alagna. The opera will be presented three times starting on Sept. 28, 2017. Gaetano Donizetti’s “La Favorite” will be presented on Oct. 13, {…}

Juan Diego Flórez, Roberto Alagna & Cecilia Bartoli Headline Opéra Monte Carlo 2017-18 Season

Opéra Monte Carlo has announced its 2017-18 season with a diverse amount of operas. The season’s first production, Rossini’s “La Cenerentola,” opens on Oct. 29, 2017, with Cecilia Bartoli leading the cast. Nicola Alaimo, Rebecca Olvera, Carlos Chausson, and Edgardo Rocha round out the cast in Jean-Pierre Ponnelle’s classic production. Cilea’s “Adriana Lecouvreur” takes the stage on Nov. 19, 2017, {…}