Anna Netrebko, Jonas Kaufmann & Placido Domingo Highlight Royal Opera’s 2019-20 Season

The Royal Opera House has announced its 2019-20 Season featuring some of the greatest singers in the world in 17 new productions of both ballet and opera. For this article, we will only focus on opera performances. Mozart’s “Don Giovanni” opens the 2019-20 season with Erwin Schrott in the title role alongside Roberto Tagliavini, Malin Byström, Christine Rice. Daniel Behle, Emanuele D’Aguanno, Louise Alder, Lars Woldt, {…}

Diana Damrau, Javier Camarena & Ekaterina Semenchuk Lead Accademia di Santa Cecilia’s 2019-20 Season

The Orchestra and Chorus of the Accademia di Santa Cecilia has announced its 2019-20 season featuring some of the world’s most renowned soloists. For this article we will only focus on the concert featuring vocal performances. The season opens with Antonio Pappano conducting Javier Camarena in Berlioz’s Requiem “Grande Messe des morts.” Performance Dates: Oct. 10-12, 2019 Mikko Franck conducts Verdi’s Messa da Requiem {…}

Brian Jagde, Eva-Maria Westbroek & Ailyn Perez Headline Dutch National Opera’s 2019-20 Season

The Dutch National Opera has announced its 2019-20 season featuring a number of new productions, one world premiere, two company premieres, and a many role debuts by some of the top artists in the world. The season opens with “Cavalleria Rusticana” and “Pagliacci” in a new production by Robert Carsen. Brandon Jovanovich stars as Canio in Leoncavallo’s masterpiece alongside Ailyn Pérez {…}

Danielle De Niese, Myrtò Papatanasiu & Nino Machaidze Headline New National Theatre, Tokyo 2019-20 Opera Season

The New National Theatre, Tokyo has announced its 2019-20 opera season! Ten operas, including four new productions, are included in the lineup. The season will feature classics of the Baroque, Russian, and bel canto repertoire. Dmitry Bertman’s new production of Tchaikovsky’s “Eugene Onegin” will kick off the opera season, and will feature Vasily Ladyuk in the title role alongside Evgenia {…}

Yolanda Auyanet Replaces Eleonora Buratto At Pesaro

Eleonora Buratto has canceled her recital appearance at the Rossini Opera Festival. The festival announced that the soprano would not be singing the performance scheduled for August 19, 2018. As a result, Yolanda Auyanet will replace Buratto. Auyanet is best-known for her interpretations in operas such as “La Boheme,” “La Traviata,” “Pagliacci,” “I Capuleti e Monetecchi” and “Carmen.” The Spanish soprano {…}

Teatro Real De Madrid 2017-18 Review – Carmen: Calixto Bieito’s Vision Gains Relevancy in Spain’s Current Tumultuous Times

This marked my third time traveling to Madrid. What made this one unique was the number of Spanish flags in neighborhoods in the capital – a result of recent events in which autonomous Catalonia is seeking independence. That political backdrop brought further relevance to Calixto Bieito’s production of “Carmen,” seen at the beautiful Teatro Real on Thursday night. It’s a {…}