Sara Blanch, Kathryn Lewek & Gregory Kunde, Lead Opéra de Nice’s 2022-23 Season

The Opéra de Nice has announced its 2022-23 season featuring seven operatic productions and concert performances. Opera The season opens with Bellini’s “La Sonnambula” starring Adrian Sâmpetrean, Sara Blanch, and Edgardo Rocha. Giuliano Carella conducts the production by Rolando Villazón, which is set for the Metropolitan Opera. Performance Date: Nov. 4-8, 2022 “Soirée comédie musicale” will feature Alexandra Cravero conducting {…}

Yolanda Auyanet, Jessica Muirhead & Daniel Johansson Lead Essen’s Aalto-Theater’s 2022-23 Season

Essen’s Aalto-Theater has announced its 2022-23 season featuring five new productions. Premieres Wagner’s “Tannhäuser” will star Daniel Johansson, Karl-Heinz Lehner, Daniela Köhler, Deirdre Angenent, Heiko Trinsinger, and Albrecht Kludszuweit. Tomáš Netopil conducts the new production by Paul-Georg Dittrich. Georg Fritzsch also conducts with Corby Welch and Sebastian Pilgrim performing other shows. Performance Dates: Sept. 24, 2022-Jan. 7, 2023 Jessica Muirhead {…}

Nina Stemme, Anja Harteros, Olesya Golovneva & Christopher Bolduc Lead Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden’s 2022-23 Season

The Staatstheater Wiesbaden has announced its 2022-23 season featuring six new productions. Premieres Beethoven’s “Fidelio” will get a new production starring Barbara Haveman, Marco Jentzsch, Thomas de Vries, Dimitry Ivashchenko, Anastasiya Taratorkina, Anna El-Khashem, Ralf Rachbauer, Christopher Bolduc, and Benjamin Russell. Will Humburg conducts the production by Evelyn Herlitzius. Performance Dates: Oct. 16, 2022-Jan. 8 2023 Franz Lehár’s “The Merry {…}

Catherine Foster, Adrian Angelico, Kangmin Justin Kim & Günther Groissböck leads Staatstheater Wiesbaden’s 2021-22 Season

(Credit: Uwe Arens) The Staatstheater Wiesbaden in Germany has announced its 2021-22 season featuring new productions, revivals, and jung oper. Premieres  Alexander Joel and Christoph Stiller conduct a new production of Verdi’s “Il Trovatore” by Philipp M. Krenn. The work stars Aluda Todua, Aleksei Isaev, Cristiana Oliveira, Vesselina Kasarova, Jordanka Milkova, and Aaron Cawley. Performance Dates: Sept. 19, 2021-July 15, 2022 {…}

Carmela Remigio, Florian Boesch, & Günther Groissböck Highlight Theater an der Wien’s 2020-21 Season

The Theater an der Wien has announced its 2020-21 season featuring 13 new productions, chamber opera, and opera in concert. Productions  The season opens with Leoncavallo’s “Zazà” starring Svetlana Aksenova in the title role, Nikolai Schukoff, Christopher Maltman, Dorothea Herbert, and Enkelejda Shkosa. Stefan Soltész conducts the new production by Christof Loy. Performance Dates: Sept. 16-27, 2020 Wayne Marshall conducts {…}

Erwin Schrott, Catherine Foster & Gabriela Scherer Highlight Staatstheater Wiesbaden’s 2020-21 Season

Credit: Uwe Arens/Dario Acosta/Tatyana Vlasova The Staatstheater Wiesbaden has announced its 2020-21 season featuring eight new productions, the Ring Cycle and a number of important revivals. Here is a look. Premieres  Konrad Junghänel conducts a new production of Rossini’s “Il Barbiere di Siviglia” with Tilo Nest directing. Ioan Hotea and  Antonio Garés share the role of the count while Silvia {…}

Anja Harteros, Vesselina Kasarova & René Pape Headline Staatstheater Wiesbaden’s 2019-20 Season

The Staatstheater Wiesbaden has announced its 2019-20 season, featuring seven new productions and a number of stars. Here is a look at what the season will offer. New Production Patrick Lange conducts a new production of Bizet’s “Carmen” by Uwe Eric Laufenberg. Lena Belkina stars in the title role with tenors Sebastien Gueze, Aaron Cawley, and Brandon Jovanovich sharing the {…}

Q & A: Cristina Pasaroiu On Singing Her First Baroque Opera & The Four Heroines In Les Contes d’Hoffmann

Cristina Pasaroiu is one of today’s most celebrated Romanian sopranos and has performed in some of the most prestigious opera houses, concert halls, and festivals. The soprano’s repertoire has ranged from spinto to lyric roles like “Adriana Lecouvreur,” “Manon,” “La Traviata,” “La Juive,” Magda in “La Rondine,” Leila in “Les Pêcheurs de Perles,” Mimì in “La Bohème,” Fiordiligi in “Così {…}