Joyce DiDonato Cancels Her Planned Concerts and Recording of ‘Carmen’ Due to Conductor’s Health

Superstar mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato has announced that she is canceling her concerts and recording of Bizet’s “Carmen” due to Grammy Award-winning conductor John Nelson‘s health. In a post on Instagram DiDonato wrote, “I am heartbroken to hear the news of John Nelson’s health which has made necessary his withdrawal from our planned concerts and recording of “Carmen.” She stated that Nelson {…}

Eleonora Buratto, Nino Machaidze & Ruth Iniesta Lead Macerata Opera Festival’s 2023 Season

The Macerata Opera Festival has announced the operas for its 2023 season. The administrative board of the Associazione Arena Sferisterio noted that the showcase will take place between July 20 and August 19, 2023. The season opens with Bizet’s “Carmen” starring Ketevan Kemoklidze, Ragaa Eldin, Roberta Mantegna, and Fabrizio Beggi. DonatoRenzetti conducts the production Daniele Menghini. Performance Dates: July 20-August {…}