Q & A: Andrea Marcon On Baroque Opera & The Rebuilding Of Venice’s Teatro San Cassiano

With the proposal to reconstruct the world’s first public opera house, Venice’s Teatro San Cassiano, developing apace, OperaWire took the opportunity to meet up with its artistic director, Andrea Marcon, to discuss his aims, justifications, expectations, and hopes for the project. Marcon is one of the world’s leading exponents of baroque repertoire and has conducted performances across the globe, from {…}

Q & A: Mary Bevan on Her Bayerische Staatsoper Debut in Cavalli’s ‘Calisto’

Photo: Victoria Cadisch On Mar. 19, 2023, soprano Mary Bevan will make her Bayerische Staatsoper debut, singing the role of Calisto in Cavalli’s “La Calisto.” The opera’s libretto, written by Giovanni Faustini, is based on Ovid’s “Metamorphoses” (book two) and retells the myth of Calisto and Jupiter. Bevan’s repertoire is loaded with baroque, from Monteverdi to Gluck, with lots of Handel {…}

Les Arts Florissants’ 2020 Dans Les Jardins de William Christie Festival Concludes This Weekend

Les Arts Florissants’ 2020 “Dans Les Jardins de William Christie” Festival opened in Thiré, France on August 22 with a performance of Handel’s “L’Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato,” the composer’s pastoral based on the poetry of John Milton. The production kicked off the annual event that combines the thrilling beauty of Baroque music and the art of gardens. The {…}

Vache Baroque Festival to Present Purcell’s ‘Dido and Aeneas’

(Credit: Tim Dunk Photography) The Vache Baroque Festival will present Purcell’s opera “Dido and Aeneas” on September 4 & 6, 2020. Katie Bray, winner of the Dame Joan Sutherland Audience Prize at Cardiff Singer of the World 2019, will headline the cast as Dido. Bray’s recent roles include Zerlina in Mozart and Da Ponte’s “Don Giovanni,” title role in Vivaldi’s “La Griselda,” Dorabella in {…}

Maggie Finnegan, Amanda Forsythe & Paula Murrihy Highlight Boston Baroque’s 2019-20 Season

Boston Baroque has announced its 2019-20 season, which will include five concerts. The season will open with two Classical symphonies: Mozart’s “Linz” Symphony No. 36 in C major, and Haydn’s Symphony No. 102 in B flat. Soprano Amanda Forsythe will perform a set of virtuosic arias including “Barbaro, o Dio, mi vedi” from Mozart’s “Il re pastore,” “Ruhe sanft, mein holdes {…}