Sondra Radvanovsky, Nina Stemme, Lise Davidsen, Brandon Jovanovich, Clémentine Margaine, Asmik Grigorian Lead Deutsche Oper Fall 2020 Performances

(Credits: Michael Cooper / ©Neda Navaee / Ray Burmiston/Decca Classics / Kristen Hoebermann / Clémentine Margaine official website / Algirdas Bakas) Deutsche Oper Berlin has announced its November and December 2020 schedule, which will spotlight a number of international opera stars. Here is the full slate. Rossini’s “Il Barbiere di Siviglia” will feature Philippe Talbot, Noel Bouley, Aigul Akhmetshina, Thomas {…}

Norwegian Opera Director Stefan Herheim Stages ‘Die Walküre’ at Deutsche Oper Berlin

(Credits: Kristen Hoebermann / ©Neda Navaee / Ray Burmiston/Decca Classics/ Deutsche Oper Berlin official website / Annika Schlicht official website) In times of massive uncertainty and heightened risks, the Deutsche Oper Berlin is taking on the gargantuan effort of staging the second opera of the cycle, “Die Walküre,” directed by Stefan Herheim. Herheim’s production of the iconic Wagner’s opera is {…}

Andrew Harris Steps Into the Cast of ‘Die Walküre’ at Deutsche Oper

(Credit: Deutsche Oper Berlin official website) Deutsche Oper Berlin has announced that bass Andrew Harris will take over the role of Hunding in the upcoming performances of Wagner’s “Die Walküre,” replacing Tobias Kehrer. Harris has performed the roles of Don Basilio in Rossini’s “Il Barbiere di Siviglia,” Sparafucile in Verdi’s “Rigoletto,” Masetto in Mozart’s “Don Giovanni,” and Stefano Colonna in {…}

Luciano Pavarotti, Natalie Dessay, Leona Mitchell, Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Plácido Domingo Headline Week 20 of Metropolitan Opera Nightly Streams

The Metropolitan Opera has announced week 20 of its nightly streams. This coming week’s slate will feature a number of renowned artists including Luciano Pavarotti, Plácido Domingo, Natalie Dessay, Ileana Cortrubas, Leona Mitchell, and Christine Goerke among others. Check out the streams on the company’s official website.  Here is the full rundown. Monday, July 27 – Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor Starring {…}

Jonas Kaufmann, Anna Netrebko, Elīna Garanča, & Pretty Yende Lead Opéra de Paris’s 2020-21 Cinema Season

(Credit: Theo Gosselin/Andrea Torres Balaguer, persimmon, 2018) FRA Cinema has announced the 2020-21 cinema season for the Opéra de Paris. The season will include previously recorded performances and live performances. The season begins with Massenet’s “Manon” starring Pretty Yende and Benjamin Bernheim. The production, which was the final production of the 2019-20 season at the Opéra de Paris also stars {…}

Michael Fabiano, Patricia Racette, Ellie Dehn Headline San Francisco’s Streaming Program Through July 4

(Credit: Cory Weaver / Terrence McCarthy / San Francisco Opera) The San Francisco Opera has announced its upcoming slate of operas on its “Opera is ON” streaming service. First up, the company will present “Salome” in a production starring Nadja Michael, Greer Grimsley, Kim Begley, Irina Mishura, and Garrett Sorenson. Nicola Luisotti conducts the Strauss opera. Streaming Date: June 20, {…}

Andris Nelsons, Kristine Opolais & Ildar Abdrazakov Lead Boston Symphony Orchestra’s 2020-21 Season

(Credit: Tatyana Vlasova) The Boston Symphony Orchestra announce its 2020-21 season noting that anything can change due to the coronavirus pandemic. As always we highlight the vocal performances in this season announcement. The Beethoven Cycle concludes with Andris Nelsons leading the composer’s Ninth Symphony with soloists Amanda Majeski, Tamara Mumford, Pavel Černoch, Kwangchul Youn, and Tanglewood Festival Chorus. The program {…}