Angel Blue, Renée Fleming, Eva-Maria Westbroek, Anita Rachvelishvilli, Matthew Polenzani Lead Opéra de Paris 2021-22 Season

(Photo Credits: Emma Birski / OnP) Opéra National de Paris has announced its 2021-22 season. Here is the full slate. Operas “The Seven Deaths of Maria Callas” by Marina Abramovic will open the season. The showcase stars Nadezhda Karyazina, Selene Zanetti, Leah Hawkins, Adela Zaharia, Lauren Fagan, Gabriella Reyes, and Hera Hyesang Park. Yoel Gamzou conducts. Performance dates: Sep. 1 {…}

Russell Thomas, Roberto Alagna, Christine Goerke, John Holiday, Ghena Dimitrova, Ildebrando d’Arcangelo Headline Top 10 Operas to Stream This Week

Are you looking for classic operas with star-studded casts? Or major concerts with diverse repertory? Or some new works that explore that the possibilities of the artform? We have all of that covered in this week’s top 10 operas to stream. So without further ado, let’s kick things off… Vanished – The Dallas Opera (NOW) Ryan McKinney has taken the {…}

John Osborn, Olga Peretyatko, Anna Goryachova & Alex Esposito Headline Rai5 Broadcasts for Next Week

(Credits: Matilde Fasso / © DR / Deutsche Oper am Rhein official website / Opus 3 Artists official website) Italian television channel Rai5 has announced broadcasts for the week of Jan. 11 – Jan. 15, 2021. First up will be a production of Donizetti’s “L’elisir d’amore” with Mariangela Sicilia, John Osborn, Iurii Samoilov, Alex Esposito and Francesca Benitez.  Francesco Lanzillotta {…}

Renée Fleming, Anna Netrebko, Joyce DiDonato, Juan Diego Flórez Headline Next 2 Weeks of Metropolitan Opera Nightly Streams

The Metropolitan Opera has announced its next two weeks of weekly streams which will kick off with an entire week dedicated to opera’s greatest rivalries. Then the company will pay tribute to one of the greatest stars of the last few decades. Here is a look. Week 43– Epic Rivalries Monday, January 4 – Cilea’s Adriana Lecouvreur Starring Anna Netrebko, Anita {…}

Nina Stemme, Carmen Giannattasio & Magdalena Kožená Lead Festival Aix-en-Provence’s 2021 Season

The Festival Aix-En-Provence has announced its 2021 season. The French festival will showcase Wagner’s “Tristan und Isolde” conducted by Sir Simon Rattle and directed by Simon Stone. The production will star Stuart Skelton, Nina Stemme, Jamie Barton, Franz-Josef Selig, and Josef Wagner. Premiere Date: July 2, 2021 Mozart’s “Le Nozze di Figaro” will be conducted by Thomas Hengelbrock and directed by {…}

Wexford Festival Opera Teams Up With RTÉ & ARTE to Stream Festival

The Wexford Festival Opera has announced that it will team up with RTÉ and ARTE to bring opera to audiences in Ireland and worldwide. The festival will run between Oct. 11-18 and features performances by Lisette Oropesa, Antonio Pappano, Angela Meade, Celine Byrne, Ermonela Jaho,  Aigul Akhmetshina, Simone Alberghini, Nicola Alaimo, Daniela Barcellona, Joseph Calleja, Roberto de Candia, Paolo Bordogna, Helena {…}

Q & A: Mezzo-Soprano Daniela Barcellona on the Differences Between Verdi & Rossini

(Credit: Studio Amati_Bacciardi) Few singers have dominated the Rossini repertory in recent years the way Daniella Barcellona has. She debuted at the Rossini Festival in 1999 in the title role of “Tancredi,” and has since appeared in recordings of such works as “Sigismondo,” “La Donna del Lago,” “Il Viaggio a Reims,” “Adelaide of Borgogna,” and “Bianca de Falliero;” she has {…}