Göteborgs Operan Announces 2023-24 Season

The Göteborgs Operan has announced its 2023-24 season featuring nine productions of classics and modern works. Mats Persson leads Verdi’s “Nabucco” with Tomas Lind, Mats Almgren, Zoya Tsererina, and Ann-Kristin Jones. Giancarlo Andretta conducts the production by Jacopo Spirei. Performance Dates: August 26-Sept. 23, 2023 Joachim Bäckström, Kerstin Avemo, Ann-Kristin Jones, Åke Zetterström, and Ingrid Tobiasson leads “Mythomania” by Paula af Malmborg Ward and Kerstin Perski. Andreas Hanson {…}

Angel Blue, Russell Thomas, Rhiannon Giddens & Renée Fleming Lead LA Opera’s 2022-23 Season

The LA Opera has announced its 2022-23 Season featuring six operatic productions including an LA premiere. The season opens with Donizetti’s “Lucia di Lammermoor” with Amanda Woodbury and Liv Redpath sharing the title role. They will be joined by Arturo Chacón-Cruz, Alexander Birch Elliott, and Eric Owens with Lina González-Granados conducting Simon Stone’s production. Performance Dates: Sept. 17-Oct. 9, 2022 Rhiannon {…}

Royal Opera House Announces Cast Changes for ‘Tosca,’ ‘Lohengrin’ & ‘Don Pasquale’

(Credit: Royal Opera House official website) The Royal Opera House has announced multiple cast changes for its upcoming productions of Puccini’s “Tosca,” Wagner’s “Lohengrin,” and Donizetti’s “Don Pasquale.” Per an official press release, Oksana Lyniv will conduct the full run of Tosca in 2021, replacing Francesco Ivan Ciampa who was due to conduct the performances on Dec. 11, 14 & {…}

Angel Blue, Janai Brugger, Craig Colclough, Joshua Guerrero, Kate Lindsey Win Major Prize from LA Opera Board of Directors

LA Opera Chairman of the Board of Directors Marc Stern and his wife Eva have created a $ 50,000 annual award to support extremely talented artists in opera. The award will also help with major career expenses, including language studies, travel, training, and preparation. The Eva and Marc Stern Artist Award will recognize one or two artists each year, but {…}

Renée Fleming, Angel Blue & Anna Caterina Antonacci Headline Washington National Opera’s 2020-21 Season

(Credit: Washington National Opera) The Washington National Opera has announced its 2020–2021 season offering up some ambitious repertoire. The season with WNO’s new production of Beethoven’s “Fidelio.” Robert Spano makes his WNO debut conducting a cast that includes Elza van den Heever, Brandon Jovanovich, Brian Mulligan, Ryan Speedo Green, Joshua Blue, and Eric Owens. Performance Dates: Oct. 24–Nov. 9, 202o {…}

Thomas Hampson, Michael Mayes & Angela Meade Lead International Weekend – (11/8-10)

(Credit: Opernhaus Zurich/ Bergen National Opera/Teatro alla Scala) This weekend is filled with unknown repertoire and some masterpieces starring exciting rising stars.  Here are the seven operas we believe you cannot miss. Čert a Káča – Anhaltisches Theater, Germany Dvořák’s rarely performed work gets a new production by Jakob Peters-Messer. The cast is led by Richard Samek and Rita Kapfhammer {…}