Charles Castronovo & Ekaterina Siurina Lead Phoenicia International Festival of the Voice’s 2022 Season

(Credits: Wiener Staatsoper / Michael Pöhn) The Phoenicia International Festival of the Voice has announced its 13th  season which will present two major NYC companies in the small, upstate town of Phoenicia N.Y., Teatro Grattacielo and the New York City Opera. The Phoenicia Festival of the Voice will present an amazing and innovative concert featuring “Opera in the Movies” with {…}

Kristine Opolais, Aleksandra Kurzak, Charles Castronovo & Rame Lahaj Lead Opera Wroclaw’s 2021-22 Season

Poland’s Opera Wroclaw has announced its 2021-22 season featuring new productions, numerous debuts, and star-studded casts. Here is a look at the new season. New Productions  The season opens in a new production of Puccini’s “Tosca” directed by Michael Gieleta. Lianna Haroutounian, Giorgi Sturua, and Ambrogio Maestri lead the first cast and Ewa Vesin, Tadeusz Szlenkier, and Mikołaj Zalasiński leading {…}

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 {…}

Sonya Yoncheva, Karita Mattila, Angel Blue, Lisette Oropesa, Charles Castronovo Headline Top 10 Operas to Stream This Week

September brings the opening of several major companies in Europe. And that means new streaming opportunities of concerts and operas. Before we kick off our list, don’t forget to check out important discussions taking place regarding issues of race and equality in opera with such programs as Karen Slack’s “KikiKonversations,” Kenneth Overton’s “Black Opera Live,” and Mark S. Doss’ “Heart and Soul” series {…}

Irina Lungu, Lawrence Brownlee, Daichi Fujiki, Stéphanie d’Oustrac Headline New National Theatre, Tokyo’s 2020-21 Season

The New National Theatre, Tokyo has announced its 2020-21 season. The season will open with Britten’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” in a production by Sir David McVicar. Per the company’s official website, the production will be modified into “A New Normal” style which will include social distancing protocols for artists. The opera will star Daichi Fujiki as Oberon, Kerstin Avemo {…}