Royal Opera House 2021-22 Review: Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci

(Credit: Tristram Kenton/Royal Opera House) Double-crossing, licentiousness, and the sad demise of a once popular showman: that was all going on down the road in Westminster while the Royal Opera House revived Damiano Michieletto’s double bill of “Cavalleria rusticana” and “Pagliacci.” Sightings of former prime minister Theresa May and former Johnson ally Michael Gove – himself ignominiously sacked by Johson {…}

Dimitri Platanias, Francesco Demuro, Anita Rachvelishvili, Anna Pirozzi Headline Greek National Opera’s 2022-23 Season

The Greek National Opera has announced its 2022-23 season. It will feature five revivals, one newly commissioned opera, and 10 new opera and ballet productions. The season opens with a new production of Dimitra Trypani’s “Andrei: A Requiem in Eight Scenes.” The work will be conducted by Trypani and stars Iro Bezou, Irini Bilini-Moraiti, Thanasis Dovris, Valia Karagiorga, Giorgos Kasavetis, Marianna Kavallieratos, Dimitra Kokkinopoulou, Nandia Kontogeorgi, Hara Kotsali, Christina {…}

Jonas Kaufmann, Maria Agresta, Annalisa Stroppa & Ambrogio Maestri Lead Free Streams From Semperoper Dresden

(Credit: Semperoper Dresden official website) The Semperoper Dresden has announced that it will stream the 2016 double-bill production of Mascagni’s “Cavalleria Rusticana” and Leoncavallo’s “Pagliacci.” The operas star Maria Agresta, Liudmyla Monastyrska, Annalisa Stroppa, Stefania Toczyska, Tansel Akzeybek, Alessio Arduini, Jonas Kaufmann, Ambrogio Maestri and Dimitri Platanias. Christian Thielemann conducts the Staatskapelle Dresden. This Unitel recording is made available in {…}

Marcelo Álvarez, Kristīne Opolais, Eva-Maria Westbroek, Aleksandrs Antoņenko, Ramón Vargas & Cellia Costea Lead Greek National Opera’s Second Half of 2021-22 Season

(Credit: The Greek National Opera has announced the second half of its 2021-22 season, featuring a number of operas performed by international stars. Here is the full slate. Stavros Niarchos Hall The second half of the season opens with Umberto Giordano’s “Andrea Chénier” featuring Cellia Costea and Eva-Maria Westbroek as Maddalena di Coigny; Dimitri Platanias and Elchin Azizov as {…}

Anna Netrebko, Jonas Kaufmann, Angela Gheorghiu, Sondra Radvanovsky, Elīna Garanča, Joyce DiDonato Lead Royal Opera House’s 2021-22 Season

(Credits: Dario Acosta / © Gregor Hohenberg / Sony Classical / Angela Gheorghiu official website / Michael Cooper / Kasskara/DG / Chris Singer) The Royal Opera House Covent Garden has announced full details of its exciting 2021-22 season, which will star some of the world’s greatest performers. The Royal Opera House Live Cinema Season and digital program will be announced {…}

Jonas Kaufmann, Sonya Yoncheva, Kristine Opolais, Matthew Polenzani Headline Greek National Opera’s 2021 Season

The Greek National Opera has announced a program for the 2021 season. For the purposes of this article, our focus will be on opera-related performances. The company will present “The Cornelian Secret” which includes love poems by Lord Byron. The performance will star tenor Christos Kechris, baritone Vangelis Maniatis, and baritone Sotiris Triantis. Streaming Dates:  TBA – the performance was {…}

Francesco Meli, Eva-Maria Westbroek, Aleksandrs Antonenko Headline Royal Opera House’s New #OurHousetoYourHouse Series on Sky Arts

The Royal Opera House is set to launch #OurHousetoYourHouse, a virtual program that will bring Friday premieres and screenings on Sky Arts every Friday. The program will launch on Sept. 18 with Barrie Kosky’s production of “Carmen” starring Anna Goryachova, Francesco Meli, and Kostas Smoriginas. It will be followed by the Royal Ballet’s “Dances at a Gathering” on Sept. 25 {…}

Luca Salsi, Eleonora Buratto & Davinia Rodriguez Highlight Festival Verdi 2020

The Festival Verdi has announced its 2020 program featuring three new productions and one concert performance. Here is a look: Verdi and Solera’s “I Lombardi alla Prima Crociata” will feature Marco Ciaponi, Michele Pertusi, Yolanda Auyanet, and Jean-Francois Borras. Daniele Callegari will conduct the production by Hugo de Ana. Performance Dates: Sept. 24-Oct. 17, 2020 Verdi and Piave’s “Rigoletto” will be interpreted in collaboration {…}

Marina Monzó, Francesco Meli & Sabine Devieilhe Lead Top 8 Operas To See This Weekend Internationally – 10/11-13

Many companies will celebrate Verdi’s birthday this weekend. There will also be a number of baroque selections and two intriguing new productions of rarely performed works. Here are our recommendations for this weekend. Giovanna d’Arco – La Monnaie, Belgium In celebration of Verdi’s birthday, the Belgium theater presents a concert performance of Verdi’s popular early work. Salome Jicia takes on {…}