Aigul Akhmetshina, Danielle de Niese & Aryeh Nussbaum Cohen Lead Glyndebourne Festival’s 2024 Season

The 2024 Glyndebourne Festival has been announced celebrating its 90th season. The season will open with a new production of Bizet’s “Carmen,” directed by Diane Paulus in her Glyndebourne directorial debut. Music Director Robin Ticciati and conductor Anja Bihlmaier will share conducting duties with two casts. The first cast will include mezzo-soprano Rihab Chaieb in the role of Carmen and {…}

Ekaterina Semenchuk, Danielle De Niese, Olga Peretyatko & Gregory Kunde Lead Teatro Comunale di Bologna’s 2024 Season

The Teatro Comunale di Bologna has announced its 2023-24 season. Opera Erika Grimaldi, Luciano Ganci, and Claudio Sgura star in Puccini’s “Manon Lescaut.” Oksana Lyniv conducts the new production by Leo Muscato. Performance Dates: Jan. 26-31, 2024 Davide Livermore directs a new production of Verdi’s “Il Trovatore” with Roberto Aronica, Marta Torbidoni, Lucas Meachem, and Chiara Mogini. Renato Palumbo conducts. {…}

Danielle De Niese, Carmela Remigio, Gregory Kunde & Anna Pirozzi Lead Teatri di Reggio Emilia’s 2023-24 Season

The Teatri di Reggio Emilia has announced its 2023-24 season. Michele Pertusi, Piero Pretti, Ernesto Petti, Ramaz Chikviladze, Anna Pirozzi, Teresa Romano, Andrea Pellegrini, Michela Antenucci, and Andrea Galli star in Verdi’s “Don Carlo.” Jordi Bernàcer conducts the production by Joseph Franconi-Lee. Performance Dates: Nov. 17-19, 2023 Gregory Kunde, Luca Micheletti, and Francesca Dotto star in Verdi’s “Otello“ with Leonardo Sini {…}

Danielle De Niese & Nicky Spence Headline SkyArts’ ‘The Nation’s Favourite Christmas Carols’

SkyArts in the U.K. will present a special holiday concert “The Nation’s Favourite Christmas Carols” on Dec. 22, 2022. The showcase, which takes place at The London Coliseum, will feature the English National Opera’ choir and orchestra as they present Britain’s favorite Christmas carols, as voted on by the public. The concert will be hosted by Myleene Klaas and Chris {…}

Classical Everywhere to Present Unique Rendition of ‘Messiah’

(Credit: Frances Marshall) Classical Everywhere will present a unique interpretation of Händel’s “Messiah,” on December 6, 2022 at the Theater Royal Drury Lane. The event will immerse audiences in a powerful and theatrical new stage, featuring world-class musicians and innovative and imaginative lighting design, visual effects, choreography and staging, under director Neil Connolly. Händel’s timeless oratorio will feature an internationally acclaimed {…}

Danielle de Niese, Louise Alder, Venera Gimadieva, Joélle Harvey, Liparit Avetisyan Headline Glyndebourne’s 2023 Season

The Glyndebourne Festival has announced its 2023 slate. New Productions Kicking off the proceedings will be a new production of “Don Giovanni” starring baritone Andrey Zhilikhovsky as Don Giovanni, Russian soprano Venera Gimadieva as Donna Anna, and Armenian soprano Ruzan Mantashyan as Donna Elvira. Mariame Clément directs with Evan Rogister conducting the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. Performance Dates: {…}

Adam Smith, Danielle de Niese, John Relyea &  Sean Panikkar Lead English National Opera’s 2022-23 Season

The English National Opera has announced its 2022-23 season featuring eight productions and seven operas. Leo Hussain conducts Puccini’s “Tosca” in a new production by Christof Loy. The cast will include Sinéad Campbell-Wallace, Adam Smith, and Noel Bouley. Performance Dates: Sept. 30–Nov. 4 2022 Gilbert & Sullivan’s “The Yeomen of the Guard” will include Anthony Gregory, Neal Davies, Alexandra Oomens, Heather {…}