Francesco Meli, Irina Lungu, Salome Jicia & Angela Meade Lead Teatro Carlo Felice’s 2023-24 Season

The Teatro Caro Felice has announced its 2023-24 season. Benjamin Britten’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” opens the season with a cast that includes Christopher Ainslie, Sydney Mancasola, Matteo Anselmi, Scott Wilde, Kamelia Kader, Peter Kirk, John Chest, Hagar Sharvit, Keri Fuge, David Shipley, David Ireland, Seumas Begg, Sion Goronwy, Robert Burt, and Benjamin Bevan. Donato Renzetti conducts the production by Laurence Dale. Performance Dates: Oct. 13-19, 2023 Dante Ferretti directs Massenet’s “Werther” with Jean-François Borras, Jérôme {…}

Ailyn Pérez, Leo Nucci, Jessica Pratt, Lise Davidsen, Thomas Hampson Headline Maggio Musicale Fiorentino’s 2021-22 Season

The Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino has announced its 2021-22 season which will include nine operas. First up will be Sven-Eric Bechtolf’s production of “Così fan tutte,” which will be conducted by Zubin Mehta. The opera will star Valentina Nafornita, Vasilisa Berzhanskaya, Matthew Swensen, Mattia Olivieri, Benedetta Torre, and Thomas Hampson. Performance Dates: August 30– Sept. 4, 2021 Next up {…}

Enea Scala, Michael Fabiano, Corinne Winters, Barbara Hannigan, Davinia Rodriguez, Stéphanie d’Oustrac Lead La Monnaie’s 2021-22 Season

(Photo Credits: In Art Management / © Jiyang Chen / Gillian Riesen / © Raphael Brand / LA Opera official website / © Jean-Baptiste Millot) La Monnaie De Munt has announced its new 2021-22 season, consisting of 12 operas and seven recitals. Here is the full slate. Operas Kris Defoort and Peter van Kraaij’s opera “The time of our singing” {…}

Maggio Musicale Fiorentino to Film ‘Cosi Fan Tutte’ Starring Valentina Naforniţa & Thomas Hampson

The Maggio musicale Fiorentino is set to livestream a new production of Mozart’s “Cosi fan tutte.” The new production by Sven-Eric Bechtolf will be filmed without an audience on March 28 and will premiere online in the coming months. Zubin Mehta conducts the opera which is set to star Valentina Naforniţa as Fiordiligi, Vasilisa Berzhanskaya as Dorabella, Matthew Swensen as {…}

Rosa Feola, Klaus Florian Vogt & Hye Jung Lee Highlight Top 5 International Weekend (1/3-5)

(Credit: © Olaf Struck) It’s the first week of the year and many festivals are underway. This week we focus on some of the standard repertoire and some rising stars. L’Elisir d’Amore – Tiroler Festspiele Erl, Austria Sesto Quatrini conducts Dorothea Kirschbaum’s production of “L’Elisir d’Amore” with a cast that includes Benedetta Torre, Sam Handley, Jonathan Abernethy, Mikołaj Trąbka, and {…}