Roberto Alagna, Elina Garanca & Camilla Nylund Headline The Vienna State Opera’s 6 New Productions

The Vienna State Opera has announced its 2017-18 Season with six new productions. The company will showcase a new production of Prokofiev’s “Der Spieler” with Elena Maximova and Linda Watson. The production will be conducted by Simone Young and directed by Karoline Gruber, with the opening night on Oct. 4. Willy Decker directs a new production of Berg’s “Lulu” with {…}

Weekend Preview – International (3/24-26): Jonas Kaufmann, Edita Gruberova and Olga Peretyatko Performing This Weekend

It’s the weekend and every major house is in full swing. The biggest stars like Jonas Kaufmann, Anja Harteros, Edita Gruberova and Maria Guleghina are all performing this weekend. Here’s a rundown of what you have a chance to see. Argentina  The Teatro Colón continues its acclaimed run of Cilea’s “Adriana Lecouvreur” with Virginia Tola and Sabrina Cirera sharing the title role. {…}

Teatro alla Scala 2016-17: Audiences Rave about ‘Puccini’s “Madama Butterfly”

The Teatro alla Scala inaugurated its 2016-17 season with Puccini’s “Madama Butterfly” in its original two-act version. The cast included rising star Maria Jose Siri and American tenor Bryan Hymel. Spanish baritone Carlos Alvarez rounded out the cast with Riccardo Chailly in the pit and Alvis Hermanis directing a new production. After the conclusion of the performance, the stars received {…}