Rihab Chaieb, Elsa Dreisig & Jakub Józef Orliński Headline Opera Orchestre National De Montpelier’s 2018-19 Season

The Opera Orchestre National de Montpelier has announced its 2018-19 season featuring a vast array of repertoire. The season will feature established artists as well as rising stars. For this season announcement, we have only focused on the vocal events. Production Hervé’s “Mam’zelle Nitouche” opens the season with Laura Neumann, Damien Birgourdain, Samy Camps, and Olivier Py in the lead {…}

Top 5 Operas to See This Weekend – International (6/1-3): Ailyn Perez, Joyce El-Khoury & Mariella Devia Headline Weekend

The weekend is here and that means we have selections that we believe you can not miss. Here is a round up of five operas that include major superstars and rarely performed works. Rigoletto – Wiener Staatsoper, Austria  Juan Diego Flórez and Aida Garifullina sing Verdi’s ever-popular opera with Paolo Rumetz singing the title role. Ryan Speedo Green and Elena {…}

Diana Damrau, Bryn Terfel, Cecilia Bartoli & Anja Harteros Lead Opernhaus Zurich’s 2018-19 Season

Opera Zürich has announced its 2018-19 season slate, which is among the largest in the world. It will feature a whopping 12 new productions, among a glut of exciting revivals. Let’s dive in. Premieres  Gisbert Näther’s “Konrad oder das Kind aus der Konservenbüchse” gets a new production by Claudia Blersch.  Ann-Katrin Stöcker conducts two cast which will include Irène Friedli, Katharina Peetz, Flurin {…}

Festival d’Aix-En-Provence 2017 Review – Carmen: Tcherniakov’s Production Will Change the Way You See Bizet’s Masterpiece

“Carmen,” Georges Bizet’s Spanish-inspired masterpiece, was performed at the Festival d’arLyriqueue d’Aix-en-Provence’s 2017 season in an unconventional production. Russian director Dmitri Tcherniakov’s has consigned the traditional Sevillan mantillas, toreros, and abrigos de luz to distant memory and, for the hugely popular opera’s return to Aix for the first time in 60 years, has fully reviewed the story to give it {…}