Teatro San Carlo Announces Cast Changes for ‘La Damnation de Faust’ & ‘Anna Bolena’

The Teatro San Carlo has announced cast changes for its productions of “La Damnation de Faust” and “Anna Bolena.” For its production of Berlioz’s oratorio, the company said that Charles Castronovo will be replaced by John Osborn in the role of Faust while Anita Rachvelishvili will be replaced by Daniela Barcellona in the role of Marguerite. Finally, Edwin Crossley-Mercer will be {…}

Olga Peretyatko, Sara Blanch & Enea Scala Lead Rossini Opera Festival’s 2023 Season

The Rossini Opera Festival has announced its 2023 season featuring three productions and concerts. The first production of the season will be “Eduardo e Cristina” in a new production by Stefano Poda. Jader Bignamini conducts Enea Scala, Anastasia Bartoli, Daniela Barcellona, Grigory Shkarupa, and Matteo Roma. Performance Dates: August 11-20, 2023 “Aureliano in Palmira” will be conducted by George Petrou {…}

Ruth Iniesta, Arsen Soghomonyan & Daniela Barcellona Lead Teatro Verdi Trieste’s 2022-23 Season

The Teatro Verdi Trieste has announced its 2022-23 season featuring six operatic productions. Daniel Oren and Ivan Ciampa conduct Verdi’s “Otello” in a production by Giulio Ciabatti. Arsen Soghomonyan stars alongside Lianna Haroutounian, Roman Burdenko, and Mario Bahg. Performance Dates: Nov. 4-15, 2022 Christopher Franklin conducts Puccini’s “La Bohème” with Carlo Antonio De Lucia directing. Lavinia Bini, Alessandro Scotto di {…}

Freddie De Tommaso, Alice Coote, Lise Davidsen, Anthony Roth Costanzo & Angel Blue Lead BBC Prom’s 2022 Season

The BBC Proms has announced its 2022 season. Here is a look at the vocal highlights of the festival. Sakari Oramo conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus in Verdi’s Requiem on the First Night of the 2022 BBC Proms. Masabane Cecilia Rangwanasha, Jennifer Johnston, Freddie De Tommaso, and Kihwan Sim are the soloists. Performance Date: July 15, 2022 David Bates and La {…}

Daniela Barcellona, Niklay Zemlianskikh, Karen Garde Azabal, Jennifer Davis Headline Wexford Opera Festival’s 2022 Season

The Wexford Festival Opera has announced its 2022 showcase, which kicks off on Oct. 21 and runs through Nov. 6, 2022. The season opens with “La Tempesta” by Halévy. The work will star Niklay Zemlianskikh, Hila Baggio, Giiorgi Manoshvili, Andrew Morstein, Jade Phoenix, Rory Musgrave, Conor Prendiville, Richard Shaffrey, and Emma Jüngling. Roberto Catalano will direct the opera with Francesco {…}

Sir Bryn Terfel, Maria Agresta, Daniela Barcellona, Piotr Beczala Headline First Recordings of Verbier Festival Gold

The Verbier Festival and Deutsche Grammophon will join forces to produce Verbier Festival Gold, a new label that will release recordings from the major event’s archives. The very first release of the venture will be a 2013 recording of Verdi’s Requiem conducted by Gianandrea Noseda. The Requiem stars Maria Agresta, Daniela Barcellona, Piotr Beczala, and Ildar Abdrazakov, who appear alongside {…}