Tamara Wilson, Anna Pirozzi, Eri Nakamura & Long Long Lead Canadian Opera Company’s 2024-25 Seson

The Canadian Opera Company has announced its 2024-25 season. The season opens with Verdi’s “Nabucco” starring Roland Wood, Tamara Wilson, Rihab Chaieb, Matthew Cairns, and Simon Lim. Paolo Carignani conducts the new production by Katherine M. Carter. Performance Dates: Oct. 4-25, 2024 Long Long sings the title role in Gounod’s “Faust” with Kyle Ketelsen, Kseniia Proshina, Simon Melchlinski, and Megan Latham. {…}

The Haydn Foundation Trento 2023 Review: Hanjo

(Photo Credit: Francesco Bondi) The Haydn Foundation, centered in Bolzano, produces classical music concerts and opera for towns and cities across Italy’s Trentino-Alto Adige region. The current season included two performances of Toshio Hosokawa’s 2004 chamber opera “Hanjo” at Trento’s Teatro Sociale. Hosokawa is a German-trained composer who seeks inspiration for his music in Japan’s cultural heritage, and “Hanjo” is {…}

Matthew Polenzani, Amina Edris & Eri Nakamura Lead Canadian Opera’s 2021-22 Season

The Canadian Opera Company has announced casting for its upcoming mainstage productions at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts for the 2021-22 season. The company will open with Puccini’s “Madama Butterfly,” with Eri Nakamura in the leading role making her COC debut alongside Stephen Costello as Pinkerton. Keri-Lynn Wilson conducts. Performance Dates: Feb. 4–25, 2022 The production of Verdi’s {…}

Eri Nakamura, Anita Hartig, René Barbera, Annette Dasch, Jun Suzuki Headline New National Theatre, Tokyo’s 2021-22 Season

The New National Theatre, Tokyo has announced its 2021-22 season The new season will include 45 performances of 10 operas, including three new productions. The season is the fourth under Artistic Director Kazushi Ono. New Productions Rossini’s “La Cenerentola” will be directed by Jun Aguni and conducted by Maurizio Benini. René Barbera headlines the cast, which will include Aya Wakizono, {…}

Daniela Mack, Alek Shrader & Leah Crocetto Headline Opera Philadelphia’s 2019-20 Season

Opera Philadelphia has announced its 2019-20 season which will feature its annual festival, two world premieres, two company premieres and a number of concert performances. Here is a look. O19 Festival O19 launches its third annual festival with the world premiere production of “Denis & Katya,” a new chamber opera commissioned and produced by Opera Philadelphia in collaboration with Music {…}