Social Media Beat (10/22-27): Cristiano Ronaldo, Oman & ROH Debuts For Major Opera Stars

Another week, more fun for opera’s greatest stars. Here’s what some of them were up to. Superstar tenor-turned-baritone Plácido Domingo took some time to meet up with superstar soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo, who won the FIFA award for “The Best Player in the World.” With “The Best”👍👏🏻🏆⚽️ #cr7 A post shared by Plácido Domingo (@placido_domingo) on Oct 25, 2017 at {…}

Weekend Preview – International (4/14-16): Edita Gruberova And Eleonora Buratto Lead Easter Weekend

Easter Weekend is upon us and the opera companies around the world are doing their utmost to bring people to the theater. Here is a look at the things going around in the international opera scene. Austria Reiman’s “Medea” opens the weekend on Saturday at the Vienna State Opera with Claudia Barainsky, Stephanie Houtzeel, Monika Bohinec, Norbert Ernst, Adrian Eröd and {…}

Olga Peretyatko, Ben Bernheim, Paolo Fanale to Headline Opera de Lausanne’s 2017-18 Season

The Opera de Lausanne has announced its 2017-18 Season with multiple new productions and many of opera’s biggest stars. The season opens with Donizetti’s “Lucia di Lammermoor” starring Lenneke Ruiten in the title role alongside Benjamin Bernheim in a new production by Stefano Poda. Jesus Lopez Cobos conducts the opening night. In November Hervé Klopfenstein leads Menotti’s “Amahl and the Night Visitors” in a {…}