Anna Netrebko, Joyce DiDonato, Sondra Radvanovsky, Julia Bullock, Juan Diego Flórez, & Ermonela Jaho Lead Teatro Real’s 2024-25 Season

The Teatro Real de Madrid has announced its 2024-25 season. Opera Nicola Luisotti and Andrés Salado conduct Cilea’s “Adriana Lecouvreur” in David McVicar’s production. The production will star Ermonela Jaho, Maria Agresta, Brian Jagde, Matthew Polenzani, Elīna Garanča, Ekaterina Semenchuk, Nicola Alaimo, and Manel Esteve. Performance Dates: Sept. 23-Oct. 11, 2024 Charpentier’s “David et Jonathas” will be performed in concert with Petr Nekoranec, Gwendoline Blondeel, Jean-Christophe {…}

Asmik Grigorian, Latonia Moore & Sarah Aristidou Lead Cleveland Orchestra’s 2024-25 Season

The Cleveland Orchestra has announced its 2024-25 Season. Here are the vocal performances. Klaus Mäkelä and Jennifer Johnston perform Mahler’s Symphony No. 3. Performance Dates: Oct. 17-19, 2024 Franz Welser-Möst conducts Mahler’s “Das Lied von der Erde” and a new work by Bernd Richard Deutsch. Limmie Pulliam and Iurii Samoilov are the soloists Performance Dates: Nov. 21 -23, 2025 Fabio {…}

Bayerische Staatsoper to Stream ‘The Queen of Spades’ with Asmik Grigorian

(Credit: W. Hösl) The Bayerische Staatsoper is set to stream its new production of Tchaikovsky’s “The Queen of Spades.” The company will showcase the opera on Feb. 10, 2024, on its Staatsoper.TV and on Medici.TV. This brand-new production is conducted by young maestro Aziz Shokhakimov and directed by Benedict Andrews. The production features Set Design by Rufus Didwiszus, Costume Design by Victoria Behr, {…}

Asmik Grigorian, Aleksandra Kurzak, Eleonora Buratto & Jonathan Tetelman Lead Metropolitan Opera’s ‘Madama Butterfly’

The Metropolitan Opera is set to present Puccini’s “Madama Butterfly” for 16 performances. The Anthony Minghella production, which is set to be performed between Jan. 11 and May 11, 2024, will showcase two casts. The first cast will see the New Jersey Symphony Music Director Xian Zhang make her Met debut, leading a cast starring soprano Aleksandra Kurzak as Cio-Cio-San {…}

Benjamin Bernheim Asmik Grigorian, Juan Diego Florez, Elīna Garanča & Cecilia Bartoli Lead Salzburg Festival’s 2024 Season

(Credit: © SF / Peter Rigaud) The Salzburg Festival has announced its 2024 Season. Here is a look at the vocal performances. Opera Strauss’ “Caprricio” is set to be performed in concert form with Elsa Dreisig and Bo Skovhus as Countess and Count. The cast also includes Sebastian Kohlhepp (Flamand), Konstantin Krimmel (Olivier), Mika Kares (La Roche), Ève-Maud Hubeaux (Clairon), {…}

ORF II to Broadcast ‘Turandot’ with Jonas Kaufmann & Asmik Grigorian

(Credit: Michael Pohn) ORF II is set to present Puccini’s “Turandot” in a new production by Claus Guth. The opera will be broadcast on Dec. 16, 2023 from the Wiener Staatsoper and will star Asmik Grigorian in the title role, Jonas Kaufmann, Kristina Mkhitaryan, and Dan Paul Dumitrescu. The cast will be rounded out by Jörg Schneider, Attila Mokus, Martin Häßler, Norbert Ernst, and Hiroshi Amako. {…}