Teatro Coccia Announces 2023 Season

Italy’s Teatro Coccia di Novara has announced its 2023 season featuring seven productions. Sara Cortolezzis, Gaston Rivero, Jorge Nelson Martinez González, and Carmen Topciu star in Verdi’s “Il Trovatore” with Antonello Allemandi conducting. Deda Cristina Colonna directs. Performance Dates: Jan. 20-22, 2023 Rossini’s “Il Barbiere di Siviglia” will be conducted by Christopher Franklin and directed by Alberto Jona. Chuan Wang, Michele Govi, Mara Gaudenzi, Emmanuel {…}

John Osborn, Tamara Wilson, Francesca Dotto, & Carmela Remigio Lead Teatro La Fenice’s 2021-22 Season

Italy’s Teatro La Fenice has announced its 2021-22 season featuring 11 operatic productions and several vocal concerts. Here is a look. Opera  Sesto Quatrini conducts Puccini’s “Madama Butterfly” which is set to star Monica Zanettin in the title role, Manuela Custer as Suzuki, Vincenzo Costanzo as Pinkerton, and Alberto Mastromarino as Sharpless. Performance Dates: Sept. 10-22, 2021 Antonio Poli sings {…}

Carmen Giannattasio, Diego Torre & Carmen Topciu Lead Opera Australia’s Summer 2021 Season

Opera Australia has announced a three-month COVID-safe season that includes two productions never before performed by the Company. The organization will reduce venue capacities by 50 percent and will implement physically-distanced theater seating, regular cleaning of high-traffic and high-touch areas with hospital-grade disinfectant, and hand sanitizer stations in frequently accessed areas and near bathroom facilities. There will also be COVID-19 {…}

Renée Fleming, Nicole Car & Étienne Dupuis Highlight Opera Australia’s Sydney 2020 Season

Opera Australia has announced its its 2020 Sydney season, presenting an exciting program of rare gems and some of the greatest operas. Sydney Summer Season The season opens with Puccini’s “La Bohème” with conductor Carlo Goldstein leading Gale Edwards’ production. The opera stars soprano Karah Son in the role of Mimì and tenor Kang Wang making his Opera Australia debut in {…}

Ermonela Jaho & Marlis Petersen Lead Top 5 Operas To See This Weekend Internationally (7/5-7)

(Credit: Javier del Real/Teatro Real, Bayerische Staatsoper, Prudence Upton/Opera Australia) This weekend will showcase numerous leading divas and a number of new productions that will entice opera lovers. Here is a look. Anna Bolena – Opera Australia, Australia Ermonela Jaho takes on the title role in Donizetti’s demanding opera. She is joined by Leonardo Cortellazzi, Carmen Topciu, and Teddy Tahu Rhodes and conductor Renato {…}

Arena di Verona 2017 Review – Nabucco: Risorgimento Setting Lifted By Mesmerizing Vocal Artistry

This review is for the performance on August 4, 2017 and was written in collaboration with Editor-in-Chief David Salazar. “Va pensiero,” the famous chorus from Verdi’s “Nabucco” is often cited as an unofficial national anthem for Italy and proved as such throughout the Risorgimento when the country was battling for its independence from the Austrian Empire. The choral passage, with {…}