Royal Opera House Announces Cast Changes for ‘Tosca,’ ‘Lohengrin’ & ‘Don Pasquale’

(Credit: Royal Opera House official website) The Royal Opera House has announced multiple cast changes for its upcoming productions of Puccini’s “Tosca,” Wagner’s “Lohengrin,” and Donizetti’s “Don Pasquale.” Per an official press release, Oksana Lyniv will conduct the full run of Tosca in 2021, replacing Francesco Ivan Ciampa who was due to conduct the performances on Dec. 11, 14 & {…}

Brandon Jovanovich, Clay Hilley, Nina Stemme, Elisabeth Teige, Iain Paterson Lead ‘Der Ring des Nibelungen’ at Deutsche Oper Berlin

(Credit: Bernd Uhlig) The Deutsche Oper Berlin has announced its upcoming performances of Wagner’s iconic “Der Ring des Nibelungen.” Wagner’s tetralogy will star number of renowned Wagnerian singers, including Brandon Jovanovich as Siegmund; Elisabeth Teige as Sieglinde; Nina Stemme in the role of Brünnhilde; Clay Hilley as Siegfried; Derek Welton as Wotan in “Das Rheingold”; Iain Paterson as Wotan/Der Wanderer; {…}

DVD Review: Dutch National Opera’s ‘I Pagliacci/Cavalleria Rusticana’

Naxos has recently released the new production of Robert Carsen’s “I Pagliacci/Cavalleria Rusticana,” which opened the 2019/20 season at the Dutch National Opera. It is a new development, as historically it has been Opus Arte which release Amsterdam’s operatic DVDs. Opus Arte always included interesting footage from rehearsals and interviews with the cast and creative team in their DVDs. Naxos {…}

Sondra Radvanovsky, Russell Thomas, Jamie Barton, Brandon Jovanovich, Rachel Willis-Sørensen Headline San Francisco Opera’s August 2021 Streams

San Francisco Opera has announced its streams for the month of August 2021. The company will stream two operas this month, including an Italian classic as well as an iconic German masterpiece.  All performances can be watched directly on the company’s official website. First up will be a stream of a 2015 staging of Wagner’s “Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg.” The {…}

Saioa Hernández, Nina Stemme, Brandon Jovanovich, Ève-Maud Hubeaux, Klaus Florian Vogt, Piero Pretti Lead Deutsche Oper Berlin’s 2021-22 Season

(Credits: Bettina Stöß / Bernd Uhlig) The Deutsche Oper Berlin has announced all the premieres of its 2021-22 season. Here is a look. The “Best of Carmen” concert will spotlight Valeriia Savinskaia, Arianna Manganello, Elena Tsallagova, Matthew Newlin, Joel Allison, and Ève-Maud Hubeaux in the title role. Daniel Carter conducts a production by Silke Sense. Performance dates: Aug. 21 – {…}

Lise Davidsen, Sasha Cooke, Brandon Jovanovich, Christine Goerke, Marlis Petersen Headline Boston Symphony Orchestra’s 2021-22 Season

The Boston Symphony Orchestra has announced its 2021-22 season. For the purposes of this article, we will only focus on operatic or vocal performances. The Boston Symphony Orchestra’s Chamber Players will perform alongside soprano Sophia Burgos, baritone John Brancy, and pianist Alessio Bax in a concert featuring music by Dvorák, Bartók, and Gandolfi. Performance Date: Jan. 23, 2022 Conductor Jakub Hrusa {…}