Anna Netrebko, Jonas Kaufmann, Sondra Radvanovsky, Asmik Grigorian & Francesco Meli Lead Teatro San Carlo’s 2024-25 Season

The Teatro San Carlo announced its 2024-25 season. The season opens with Dvořák’s “Rusalka” in a new production by Dmitri Tcherniakov. Dan Ettinger conducts a cast that includes Asmik Grigorian, Adam Smith, Ekaterina Gubanova, Anita Rachvelishvili, and Gábor Bretz. Performance Dates: Nov. 20-Dec. 7, 2024 Verdi’s “Don Carlo” will be conducted by Henrik Nánási and will star Piero Pretti, Gabriele Viviani, Ildar {…}

Salzburg Festival 2023 Review: The Greek Passion

(Photo: SF/Monika Rittershaus) Bohuslav Martinů’s opera “The Greek Passion” is a work still in search of its audience. The opera, seldom performed, is considered to be one of Martinů’s finest compositions. This season’s Salzburg Festival tried hard to make “The Greek Passion” a rare and visually noteworthy production. But it didn’t quite work out. The opera’s political radicalness and musical accomplishments are {…}

Corrine Winters Headlines Teatro dell’Opera di Roma’s First Ever ‘Káťa Kabanová’

(Credit: Fabrizio Sansoni-Teatro dell’Opera di Roma) On Jan. 18, the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma will make history presenting its first production of Janáček’s “Káťa Kabanová.” The work, which is considered Janáček’s masterpiece, will be conducted by David Robertson and will be directed in a new production by Richard Jones. The production will star Charles Workman as Boris Grigorijevič, Julian Hubbard as Tichon {…}

Tomasz Konieczny, Lise Lindstrom, Dmitri Hvorostovsky & Waltraud Meier Headline Wiener Staatsoper Streaming Slate

(Credits: Lyric Opera of Chicago official website / Rosie Hardy / © DR ) The Wiener Staatsoper has announced the next slate of operas that it will be presenting on its streaming platform over the next week. First up is Verdi’s “Don Carlo” from 2015 with Stefano Secco, Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Maria Pia Piscitelli, Béatrice Uria-Monzon, and Ferruccio Furlanetto. Marco {…}

Piotr Beczala, Martina Serafin, Ambrogio Maestri, Erin Morley Headline Vienna State Opera’s Streaming Slate

The Vienna State Opera has announced its streaming slate for the upcoming week. It all kicks off with Janacek’s “The Cunning Little Vixen” starring Chen Reiss, Roman Trekel, Hyuna Ko, and Joseph Dennis, among others. Tomás Netopil conducts. Streaming Date: Jan. 12, 2021 Christian Franz, Linda Watson, Eric Halfvarson, and Jochen Schmeckenbecher headline a 2016 performance of “Götterdämmerung.” Adam Fischer {…}

Nina Stemme, Sara Jakubiak, Iain Paterson & Jonathan Tetelman Highlight Deutsche Oper Berlin Revamped Spring Performances

(Credits: © Sasha Arutyunova / Ashley Plante / ARSIS Artists official website / Jonathan Tetelman official website) The Deutsche Oper Berlin has announced plans for the rest of the 2020-21 season. Berlin’s largest opera house has been quite cautious in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic and has only published the monthly schedule. The Deutsche Oper Berlin will reopen its {…}

Anna Netrebko, Charles Castronovo, Elīna Garanča & Cecilia Bartoli Lead Salzburg Festival’s 2021 Season

(Credits: © Dario Acosta / Charles Castronovo official website / Deutsche Oper am Rhein official website / Kristian Schuller/Decca) The Salzburg Festival has announced its 2021 edition, featuring 8 operas and numerous concert performances. Mozart’s “Don Giovanni” will feature Mika Kares as Il Commendatore, Nadezhda Pavlova as Donna Anna, Michael Spyres in the role of Don Ottavio, Federica Lombardi as {…}