Teatro Grattacielo Announces New Giovanni Consiglio Competition, Updates to 2020 Season

Teatro Grattacielo and Camerata Bardi have announced the Giovanni Consiglio Competition, the company’s first solo competition. The competition is open to all singers and all submissions will be made via video. The jury for the competition includes Fabio Armiliato, Kostis Protopapas, Lewis Ehlers, Ken Benson Joseph Resigno, Israel Gursky, Jorge Parodi, Filippo Giabatti, Artur Levy, Francesco Anile, Paola Antonucci, and {…}

Fabio Armiliato, Alexandra LoBianco & Carl Tanner Lead Opera Carolina’s 2020-21 Season

Opera Carolina has announced its 2020-21 season featuring three operas, two from the standard repertoire and one new work. The season opens with Puccini’s “Tosca” starring Cellia Costea in the title role, Fabio Armiliato as Cavaradossi and Leo An as Scarpia. James Meena conducts a production by Michael Capasso. Performance Dates: Oct. 31-Nov. 5, 2020 Douglas Tappin’s “I Dream” is {…}

Ramón Vargas, Anna Caterina Antonacci & Leo Nucci Highlight Teatro Regio di Parma’s Verdi Streaming Festival

The Teatro Regio di Parma has extended its Verdi streaming Festival adding new works. It all starts with “I Vespri Siciliani“ in a production starring Leo Nucci, Fabio Armiliato, Giacomo Prestia, and Daniela Dessi. Massimo Zanetti conducts the 2010 production. Streaming Dates: April 20-21, 2020 It follows with Verdi’s “Giovanna d’Arco” starring Vittoria Yeo, Luciano Ganci, Vittorio Vitelli, and Gabreille {…}

Javier Camarena, Aida Garifullina & Tomasz Konieczny Lead Top 5 to See Internationally This Weekend (2/14-16)

This weekend is Valentine’s Day so we tried to choose works with great love stories. Here are this weekend’s top five operas to see! Don Carlos – Opera Royal de Wallonie, Belgium Gregory Kunde sings the final performance of Verdi’s epic in the title role. He is joined by Ildebrando D’Arcangelo, Kate Aldrich, Lionel Lhote, and Roberto Scandiuzzi. Paolo Arrivabeni {…}

Barbara Frittoli, Leo Nucci & Maria Josè Siri Highlight Teatro Carlo Felice’s 2019-20 Season

The Teatro Carlo Felice has announced its 2019-20 season featuring a number of great stars and new productions. Giuseppe Talamo stars in the title role of Enjott Schneider’s “Marco Polo” with a cast that includes Xiaotong Cao,  Yunpeng Wang, Ying Liu, Haojiang Tian, Kejia Xiong, Enrico Rinaldo, Davide Bartolucci, and Xu Shuai. Muhai Tang conducts Kasper Holten’s production. Performance Dates: Sept. 29-Oct. 1, 2019 Verdi’s “Il Trovatore” returns with {…}