Alžběta Poláčková Takes on Title Role in ‘Armida’ at The National Theater Opera in Prague

Soprano Alžběta Poláčková will perform the title role in Dvořák´s “Armida” at the National Theater Opera in Prague. Alongside Poláčková is bass František Zahradníček as Hydraot, baritone Svatopluk Sem, bass Štefan Kocán. They are joined by the National Theatre Chorus and Orchestra led by Robert Jindra. Jindra will make his debut conducting as music director of the National Theatre Opera. {…}

Andreas Schager, Scott Hendricks, Elena Guseva, Maria Barakova & Annalisa Stroppa Lead Bregenz Festival 2022 Season

(Credit: Bregenz Festival official website) The Bregenz Festival has announced its 2022 slate, featuring four operas and international stars. Here is the full slate. Operas Rossini’s “L’Italiana in Algeri” stars Maria Barakova as Isabella, Alberto Comes as Mustafa, Sarah Yang as Elvira, and Spencer Britten as Lindoro. The cast also includes Florence Losseau, Hubert Kowalczyk, and Pierpaolo Martella. Jonathan Brandani {…}

Angela Meade & Michele Angelini Headline Rossini in Wildbad 2022 Belcanto Opera Festival

(Credit: Rossini in Wildbad Festival official website) The Belcanto Festival Rossini in Wildbad has announced its 2022 slate, with two out of three operas taking place in the Trinkhalle. The festival will begin with a concert performance of “Armida” starring Angela Meade and Michele Angelini, with five more tenor roles. José Miguel Pérez Sierra will conduct. “Ermione” will be presented {…}