James Newby, Pumeza Matshikiza & Massimo Cavalletti Lead Staatsoper Hannover’s 2023-24 Season

The Staatsoper Hannover has announced its 2023-24 season featuring eight new productions. Premieres  Stephan Zilias conducts Wagner’s “Parsifal” in a new production by Thorleifur Örn Arnarsson. The cast includes Michael Kupfer-Radecky, Daniel Eggert, Shavleg Armasi, Marco Jentzsch, Tómas Tómasson, Seth Carico, and Irene Roberts. Performance Dates: Sept. 24-Oct. 31, 2023 “Turning Turandot” will be conducted by Richard Schwennicke and directed by Olivia Hyunsin {…}

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 {…}