Lise Davidsen, Mary Elizabeth Williams, Ana Maria Martinez, Jennifer Rowley Headline Top 10 Operas to Stream this Week

This is it. Next week will bring us into the traditional fall opera season where most opera companies would have initially started to open up their initial productions. In Europe, this trend will continue. In North America, it won’t. So the streaming will continue in unique and diverse formats. This week’s recommendations are no different. As always, don’t forget to {…}

Gerald Finley Headlines Final Opera of Glyndebourne Open House Virtual Festival

(Credit: Tristram Kenton/Glyndebourne) Glyndebourne has announced the final opera that will be featured as part of its virtual festival. Starting on August 30, and running through Sept. 6, 2020, the organization will present “Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg” in a production by Sir David McVicar. Vladimir Jurowski conducts a cast starring Marco Jentzsch, Anna Gabler, Topi Lehtipuu, Alastair Miles, Johannes Martin {…}

Lucia Lucas, & Jennifer Maines Lead Pacific Opera Victoria’s 2020-21 Season

The Pacific Opera Victoria has announced its 2020-21 season featuring three productions and rising stars. The season opens with Wagner’s “Die Walküre” starring Canadian soprano Jennifer Maines as Brünnhilde and American bass-baritone Philip Horst as Wotan. Canadian director Glynis Leyshon and former Shaw Festival designer Pam Johnson reunite for the new production. Performance Dates: Oct. 15-24, 2020 Britten’s final opera “Death {…}