René Pape, Elīna Garanča & Karita Mattila Headline Staatsoper Berlin’s 2019-20 Season

The Staatsoper Berlin has announced its 2019-20 season, which will feature 10 new productions in addition to numerous revivals. Production premieres  It all starts with Otto Nicolai’s “The Merry Wives of Windsor” with Daniel Barenboim conducting and David Bösch. René Pape will interpret the role of Falstaff with the remaining cast members including Michael Full, Wilhelm Schwinghammer, Pavol Breslik, Linard {…}

Brian Jagde, Eva-Maria Westbroek & Ailyn Perez Headline Dutch National Opera’s 2019-20 Season

The Dutch National Opera has announced its 2019-20 season featuring a number of new productions, one world premiere, two company premieres, and a many role debuts by some of the top artists in the world. The season opens with “Cavalleria Rusticana” and “Pagliacci” in a new production by Robert Carsen. Brandon Jovanovich stars as Canio in Leoncavallo’s masterpiece alongside Ailyn Pérez {…}

Top 5 Operas to See This Weekend – International (1/25-27)

It’s a weekend filled with diverse repertoire and some rarely performed gems. It’s also a weekend highlighted by superstars and veterans liked Jonas Kaufmann, Brabndon Jovanovich, and Annick Massis. Here is a look! Faust – Opera Royal de Wallonie, Belgium Marc Laho, Anne-Catherine Gillet, and Ildebrando D’Arcangelo star in Gounod’s most popular opera. Patrick Davin conducts Stefano Poda’s new production. {…}

Karita Mattila, Thomas Hampson & Matthias Goerne Headline The 2019 Verbier Festival

The Verbier Festival has announced its 2019 festival with two opera performances and a number of recitals and concerts featuring some of the greatest singers in the world. For this season announcement we will only include the vocal performances. Program Thomas Quastoff headlines a concert entitled “Meeting Friends” with Wolfgang Meyer and Shawn Grocott. Performance Date: July 19, 2019 Jakub {…}

Brandon Jovanovich Takes Over Performances Of ‘Les Troyens’ At Opéra De Paris

Brandon Jovanovich is set to replace Bryan Hymel in four performances of “Les Troyens.” The Opéra National de Paris announced that Hymel, who was originally scheduled to perform all seven performances, will now only perform in the final three shows. Hymel recently completed a production of “Les Vêspres Siciliennes” at the Bayerische Staatsoper and recently accepted a position at the Academy of {…}