Glyndebourne Festival Opera 2023 Review: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Photo: © Glyndebourne Productions Ltd. Photo: Tristram Kenton Normally, ‘heritage’ productions make me nervous. The established stagings summon to mind lumbering Zeffirelli-esque spectacles and unwieldy, moth-eaten costumes. Opera houses resting on their artistic laurels, unwilling take artistic risks. The ingrained conservatism in the opera business that could even prove fatal for the art form.  But, Peter Hall’s production of Benjamin {…}

Sydney Mancasola, Nicole Chevalier, Arturo Chacón-Cruz, Scott Hendricks, Annette Dasch, Francesca Dotto Lead Komische Oper Berlin’s 2021-22 Season

(Credits: LA Opera official website / Jan Windszus Photography / Lena Kern / Mark Janssen / Georg Schlosser / In Art Management official website) The Komische Oper Berlin has announced its 2021-22 season. Here is a look at the operatic and vocal performances. Opera – Premieres Enescu’s rarely performed masterwork “Œdipe” opens the season. The opera features Jens Larsen, Joachim {…}

Bayerische Staatsoper Cancels ‘Der Rosenkavalier’ & ‘La Traviata’

(Credit: Bayerische Staatsoper official website) The Bayerische Staatsoper has announced the cancellation of its performance of Richard Strauss’ “Der Rosenkavalier” on April 3, and a presentations of Verdi’s “La Traviata” on April 9, 11 & 15, 2021. Per an official statement on the company’s website, the opera house was forced to cancel the performances due to the worsened epidemiological situation {…}

Marlis Petersen & Samantha Hankey Headline Bayerische Staatsoper’s ‘Der Rosenkavalier’s’ Livestream

(Credits: Yiorgos Mavropoulos/Jiyang Chen) The Bayerische Staatsoper has announced that it will livestream the premiere of Richard Strauss’ “Der Rosenkavalier” on March 21, 2021. Soprano Marlis Petersen will debut in the role of Die Feldmarschallin alongside Christof Fischesser who will perform the role of Baron Ochs and Samantha Hankey who will sing the role of Octavian. The performance will also {…}

Christian Gerhaher, Ailyn Pérez, Matthew Polenzani, Marlis Petersen Highlight Bayerische Staatsoper 2020-21 Free Streaming Season

(Credits: Gregor Hohenberg/Sony / Chris Singer / Rebecca Fay / Artists Management Zürich official website) The Bayerische Staatsoper has announced the full slate for its 2020-21 free streaming season. Here is the look. Walter Braunfels’ “Die Vögel” will feature Wolfgang Koch, Günter Papendell, Caroline Wettergreen, Emily Pogorelc, Yajie Zhang, Eliza Boom, Bálint Szabó, Theodore Platt, George Vîrban, Charles Workman, and {…}