Arianna Vendittelli, Jakub Józef Orliński, Luigi De Donato, & Benedetta Mazzucato Star in the 2024 Innsbruck Festival of Early Music

Programming for the 2024 Innsbruck Festival of Early Music has been announced. This article only features vocal performances. First up is a workshop for the upcoming performances of Giacomelli’s “Cesare in Egitto.” Soloists include Arianna Vendittelli, Emőke Barath, Filippo Mineccia, Margherita Maria Sala, Valerio Contaldo, and Federico Fiorio. Ottavio Dantone conducts the Accademia Bizantina. Performance Date: July 27, 2024 (Tyrolean {…}

Gregory Kunde, Carmela Remigio, Ernesto Petti Lead Teatro Comunale Pavarotti-Freni’s 2023-24 Season

Modena’s Teatro Comunale Pavarotti-Freni has announced its 2023-24 season. Opera The season opens with Giordano’s “Fedora” in a new production by Pier Luigi Pizzi. Aldo Sisillo conducts a cast that includes Teresa Romano, Yuliya Tkachenko, Luciano Ganci, and Simone Piazzola. Performance Dates: Oct. 13 & 15, 2023 Verdi’s “Don Carlo” will be performed in four acts in a production by {…}

Danielle De Niese, Carmela Remigio, Gregory Kunde & Anna Pirozzi Lead Teatri di Reggio Emilia’s 2023-24 Season

The Teatri di Reggio Emilia has announced its 2023-24 season. Michele Pertusi, Piero Pretti, Ernesto Petti, Ramaz Chikviladze, Anna Pirozzi, Teresa Romano, Andrea Pellegrini, Michela Antenucci, and Andrea Galli star in Verdi’s “Don Carlo.” Jordi Bernàcer conducts the production by Joseph Franconi-Lee. Performance Dates: Nov. 17-19, 2023 Gregory Kunde, Luca Micheletti, and Francesca Dotto star in Verdi’s “Otello“ with Leonardo Sini {…}

Carmela Remigio, Gregory Kunde, Marina Rebeka & Luca Salsi Lead Teatro Municipale di Piacenza’s 2023-24 Season

The Teatro Municipale di Piacenza has announced its 2023-24 season. The season opens with Verdi’s “Otello” starring Gregory Kunde, Luca Micheletti, Antonio Mandrillo, and Francesca Dotto. Leonardo Sini conducts the production by Italo Nunziata.  Performance Dates: Dec. 11-17, 2023 Carmela Remigio sings the title role of Donizetti’s “Anna Bolena” alongside Arianna Vendittelli, Luigi De Donato, Ruzil Gatin, and Paola Gardina. Diego Fasolis conducts the {…}

Ruzan Mantashyan, Luis Cansino, Wallis Giunta & Sara Blanch Lead Opéra de Lausanne’s 2023-24 Season

Switzerland’s Opéra de Lausanne has announced its 2023-24 season featuring opera and concerts. Opera  Luis Cansino and Salome Jicia headline Rossini’s “Il Turco in Italia.” The cast also includes Giulio Mastrototaro, Francisco Brito, Mikhail Timoshenko, Marion Jacquemet, and Pablo Julián Plaza Guijarro. Emilio Sagi directs and Michele Spotti conducts. Performance Dates: Oct. 6-15, 2023 Samy Camps, Marie Perbost, Julien Dran, {…}

Maria Teresa Leva, Simon Lim & Vittoria Yeo Lead Teatro Comunale di Modena’s 2022-23 Season

The Teatro Comunale di Modena has announced its 2022-23 season. Arrigo Boito’s “Mefistofele” opens the season with a cast that includes Simon Lim, Antonio Poli, Marta Mari, and Eleonora Filipponi. Francesco Pasqualetti conducts the production by Enrico Stinchelli. Performance Dates: Oct. 7 & 9, 2022 Vittoria Yeo, Daniela Schillaci, Diego Cavazzini, Nozomi Kato, and Sergio Vitale star in Puccini’s “Madama Butterfly” with {…}

Bejun Mehta, Sophie Rennert, Francesca Ascioti & Giuseppina Bridelli Headline Innsbruck Festival of Early Music’s 2022 Season

(Credit: Innsbruck Festival of Early Music official website) The Innsbruck Festival of Early Music has announced its 2022 season, featuring three operas and a number of concerts. For the purpose of this article we will focus on the vocal works. Here is a full slate. Operas  Carl Heinrich Graun’s opera “Silla” spotlights Bejun Mehta, Eleonora Bellocci, Valer Sabadus, Roberta Invernizzi, {…}