Jonas Kaufmann, Renée Fleming, Juan Diego Flórez Headline Sarasota Opera’s 2021 Summer Movie Series

Sarasota Opera has announced the initial lineup for its 2021 summer movie series, which brings filmed performances of opera, orchestral, and musical theatre productions worldwide to the Sarasota Opera House. First among the opera selections will be Strauss’ “Der Rosenkavalier,” on June 6. This production was staged at the Festspielhaus in Baden-Baden, Germany. Director Herbert Wernicke and conductor Christian Thielemann {…}

Elīna Garanča, Cecilia Bartoli, Alice Coote & Juan Diego Flórez Lead Lucern Festival’s 2021 Season

The Lucerne Festival has announced its 2021 summer season. For this article, we will only concentrate on vocal performances at the Swiss festival. Riccardo Chailly conducts Gun-Brit Barkmin in a program that includes Mahler and Berg. Performance Date: August 13, 2021 Riccardo Chailly conducts Elīna Garanča in Mahler’s “Rückert-Lieder.” The program also includes Mahler’s Symphony No. 1 in D major. {…}

Sonya Yoncheva, Lisette Oropesa & Diana Damrau Highlight Maggio Musicale’s At Home Concert

(Credit: Jason Homa/Javier del Real/Jiyang Chen) The Maggio Musicale Fiorentino has announced an at home concert featuring some of the world’s greatest opera stars. The concert on May 1, which was organized by the company’s sovrintendente Alexander Pereira, will showcase Cecilia Bartoli, Vittorio Grigolo, Roberto Alagna, Diana Damrau, Ludovic Tézier, Francesco Meli, Lisette Oropesa, Luca Salsi, Thomas Hampson, Krassimira Stoyanova, {…}

Ildar Abdrazakov, Plácido Domingo & Maria José Siri Lead Teatro Alla Scala’s 2018-19 Season

The Teatro alla Scala has announced its 2018-19 season featuring a number of new productions and operatic classics. The season will once again include a number of Italian operas continuing the theater’s initiative to bring back Italian opera. Here is a look! Productions  The season opens with a new production of Verdi’s “Attila” starring Ildar Abdrazakov. David Livermore directs the {…}

CD/DVD Releases -Week of May 15: Redisover Old Classics By Plácido Domingo And Jennifer Larmore

Audiences expecting new CDs by some of today’s greatest stars will be disappointed to see there are no new selections. However, there will be new products to rediscover classic recordings and legendary artists. Check it out! Rosamunda d’Inghilterra Did you miss the DVD of Donizetti’s rarely performed work? Well, this week audiences will get a CD version of the same performance {…}