Talise Trevigne, Aviva Fortunata & David Pomeroy Headline Calgary Opera’s 2020-21 Season

The Calgary Opera has announced its 2020-21 season, which will include four opera productions. Beethoven’s “Fidelio” opens the season with Tracy Cantin as Leonore, David Pomeroy as Florestan, Melody Courage as Marzelline, Gregory Dahl as Don Pizarro, and Owen McCausland as Jaquino. Michael Cavanagh directs the production and Bramwell Tovey conducts. Performance Dates: Nov. 21, 25 & 27, 2020 Omer {…}

Lucia Lucas, & Jennifer Maines Lead Pacific Opera Victoria’s 2020-21 Season

The Pacific Opera Victoria has announced its 2020-21 season featuring three productions and rising stars. The season opens with Wagner’s “Die Walküre” starring Canadian soprano Jennifer Maines as Brünnhilde and American bass-baritone Philip Horst as Wotan. Canadian director Glynis Leyshon and former Shaw Festival designer Pam Johnson reunite for the new production. Performance Dates: Oct. 15-24, 2020 Britten’s final opera “Death {…}

Matthew Aucoin, Tamara Wilson, Cecilia Violetta López Headline Top 5 Operas to See This Weekend – North America

(Credit: Claire McAdams / Vanessa Preziose) Most people recognize that there is a major world premiere taking place this weekend. But the reality is that there are two. The weekend is also full of appetizing offerings and this weekend’s selections come down to a mix of classics with star casts as well as a Spanish-language masterpiece that undeniably deserves greater {…}