Q & A: Conductor Francesco Cilluffo On Wexford Festival Opera & Cilea’s ‘Gloria’ In Cagliari

Photo: RibaltaLuce Studio The Turin-born conductor Francesco Cilluffo sees himself at home in both the Italian and English-speaking worlds. Having graduated from the city’s Giuseppe Verdi Conservatoire and then the University of Turin, where he completed a thesis on Benjamin Britten, he moved to London, where he studied at the Guildhall School of Music before going on to King’s College, {…}

Anna Netrebko, Jonas Kaufmann, Diana Damrau, Ekaterina Semenchuk & Christian Gerhaher Lead Musikverein Wien’s 2021-22 Season

(Credits: Julian Hargreaves / Gregor Hohenberg / Sony Classical / Jürgen Frank / Alexey Kostromin / Sony / Gregor Hohenberg) The famed Austrian venue Musikverein Wien has announced its 2021-22 season, featuring concerts and recitals with some of the greatest performers in the world. Here is the full slate. Baritone Christian Gerhaher performs works by Schönberg and Berlioz alongside seven {…}

Anna Netrebko Returns to The Stage at Teatro Alla Scala

(Credit: © Dario Acosta) The Teatro alla Scala has announced that celebrated Russian soprano Anna Netrebko will return to the stage on Oct. 21, 2020, following a recovery from COVID-19-induced hospitalization. Netrebko will perform a program that includes “Ritorna vincitor” from “Aida,” and “Tu che le vanità” from “Don Carlo” by Verdi; “Suicidio!” from Ponchielli’s “La Gioconda;” “Poveri fiori” from {…}

How To Watch Anna Netrebko, Piotr Beczala in ‘Adriana Lecouvreur’ On PBS Great Performances From The Met

The Met Opera’s highly successful production of “Adriana Lecouvreur” will be showcased on PBS as part of the Great Performances at the Met. The broadcast is set for May 12 at 12 p.m. Anna Netrebko and Anita Rachvelishvili will headline the production as warring divas over the affection of Piotr Beczala’s Maurizio. Ambrogio Maestri rounds out the quartet with the {…}