Elaine Alvarez, Samina Aslam, Wendy Bryn Harmer, Chauncy Packer Headline Chautauqua Opera’s 2022 Season

Chautauqua Opera is set to kick off its 2022 festival this July. This season’s repertory was originally announced back in 2020 but was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This article represents an updated version of that announcement with a full rundown of the casts. The season opens with Kamala Sankaram and Susan Yankowitz’s “Thumbprint.” The opera will star Samina {…}

Arturo Chacón-Cruz, Elaine Alvarez & Morris Robinson Headlines Maryland Lyric Opera’s 2022 Season

The Maryland Lyric Opera has announced its return to live performance following the pandemic, with two full-scale productions of classic Italian operas. Both operas will be presented at the North Bethesda’s The Music Center at Strathmore. The company has also announced a free digital streaming series featuring intimate recitals starring MDLO favorites, recorded live at the company’s new state-of-the-art headquarters. The {…}

Russell Thomas, Vanessa Becerra, Karen Slack, Elaine Alvarez, César Delgado Headline Fort Worth Opera’s 2021-22 Season

Fort Worth Opera (FWO) has announced its 2021-22 season which marks the 75th anniversary of the company. The upcoming season shifts away from FWO’s festival model to year-round programming. Here’s what the company has in store for its audiences. The season kicks off with a special one-evening only performance of “Entre Amigos: A Concert in Celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month.” {…}

Anna Netrebko, Jennifer Davis & Adriana Gonzalez Lead Top 7 Operas to See This Weekend – International

(Credit: Bayerische Staatsoper) This weekend is all about new productions, role debuts and rarely performed works. Here are seven productions we recommend this weekend. Leonore – Wiener Staatsoper, Austria Tomáš Netopil conducts a new production by Amélie Niermeyer of Beethoven’s only opera. The cast includes Jennifer Davis in her Vienna debut, Katrin Röver, Benjamin Bruns, Falk Struckmann, Thomas Johannes Mayer, {…}

Ainhoa Arteta, Plácido Domingo & Yolanda Auyanet Highlight Teatro De La Zarzuela’s 2019-20 Season

The Teatro de la Zarzuela has announced its 2019-20 season featuring eight full productions, gala concerts, recitals, and many important Spanish and international stars. The season opens with Jesus Guridi’s “El Caserio” starring Raquel Lojendo, Angel Odena, Andeka Gorrotxateg, Marife Nogales, and Pablo Garcia Lopez. The second cast includes Carmen Solis, Joe Antonio Lopez, Jose Luis Sola, Ana Cristina Marco, and Jorge {…}

Elaine Alvarez & Marcello Giordani To Star In Opéra Royal de Wallonie’s ‘Aida’

There has been a major cast upheaval for the Opéra Royal de Wallonie.  Per the original season announcement, the production was set to feature Serena Farnocchia, Nino Surguladze, Marianne Cornetti, Lionel Lhote, and Gianluca Terranova with Speranza Scappucci in the podium. Lhote, Surguladze, Cornetti, and Scappucci remain scheduled, but there has been a plethora of changes across the board.  The title role {…}