Piotr Beczala, Vivica Genaux & Marlis Petersen Headline Theater An Der Wien

The Theater an der Wien has announced its 2019-20 season featuring numerous rarely performed works, concert operas and a number of new productions. Opera Productions David Afkham conducts Amélie Niermeyer’s new production of Dvorak’s “Rusalka.” Maria Bengtsson sings the title role alongside Ladislav Elgr, Günther Groissböck, Natascha Petrinsky, and Kate Aldrich. Performance Dates: Sept. 19 – 30, 2019 Stefan Gottfried conducts Sam Brown’s production of Mozart’s {…}

Metropolitan Opera 2018-19 Review: National Council Auditions Grand Final

On March 31, 2019, the Metropolitan Opera’s National Council Auditions were brought to a thrilling conclusion with their grand finals concert. Hosted by countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo, nine young finalists took to the Metropolitan’s stage for the first time to share their artistic gifts with the audience. Opening the afternoon’s concert was soprano Meghan Kasanders, singing “Dich, teure Halle’ from {…}

Anthony Roth Costanzo & Amanda Forsythe Headline Boston Baroque’s ‘L’incoronazione di Poppea’

The Boston Baroque will present Monteverdi’s “L’incoronazione di Poppea” with a starry cast. The company announced that soprano Amanda Forsythe will perform the title role alongside countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo making his Boston Baroque debut as Nero. The cast will also include contralto Emily Marvosh as Ottavia, Ryan Belongie as Ottone, tenor Brian Giebler as Arnalta, bass Kevin Langan as Seneca, {…}