Jessica Pratt, Francesco Demuro, Nardus Williams, Serena Saenz, Xabier Anduaga Headline International Opera Awards 2022 Program

(Credit: © Bertie Watson/Gemma Escribano) The International Opera Awards has announced the program and performers for its upcoming ceremony on Nov. 28, 2022 at the Teatro Real de Madrid. Jessica Pratt and Francesco Demuro will headline a duet from “I Puritani” with soprano Nardus Williams presenting “Dovo sono” from “Le Nozze di Figaro.” Audiences will also hear soprano Barno Ismatullaeva {…}

Giuliana Gianfaldoni, Francesca Dotto & Giorgio Berrugi Lead Teatro Massimo Bellini’s 2022-23 Season

Teatro Massimo Bellini in Catania, Italy has announced its 2022-23 Season. The season opens with Puccini’s “La bohème” starring Valeria Sepe, Jessica Nuccio, and Giorgio Berrugi. Fabrizio Maria Carminati conducts the production by Mario Pontiggia. Performance Dates: Nov. 26-Dec. 4, 2022 Mozart’s “Le nozze di Figaro” will get a new production with Desirée Rancatore, Luca Bruno, Gabriele Sagona, and Cristin {…}

Latonia Moore, Irina Lungu & J’Nai Bridges Lead Teatro Lirico di Cagliari’s 2023 Season

The Teatro Lirico di Cagliari has announced its 2023 season. Cilea’s “Gloria” will star Ramaz Chikviladze, Mattia Denti, Anastasia Bartoli, Valentina Boi, Franco Vassallo, Ivan Inverardi, Carlo Ventre, and Denis Pivnitsky. Francesco Cilluffo conducts the production by Antonio Albanese. Performance Dates: Feb. 10-19, 2023 Rossini’s “La Cenerentola” will star Dave Monaco, Chuan Wang, Christian Senn, Andrea Vincenzo Bonsignore, Giulio Mastrototaro, {…}

Dimitri Platanias, Francesco Demuro, Anita Rachvelishvili, Anna Pirozzi Headline Greek National Opera’s 2022-23 Season

The Greek National Opera has announced its 2022-23 season. It will feature five revivals, one newly commissioned opera, and 10 new opera and ballet productions. The season opens with a new production of Dimitra Trypani’s “Andrei: A Requiem in Eight Scenes.” The work will be conducted by Trypani and stars Iro Bezou, Irini Bilini-Moraiti, Thanasis Dovris, Valia Karagiorga, Giorgos Kasavetis, Marianna Kavallieratos, Dimitra Kokkinopoulou, Nandia Kontogeorgi, Hara Kotsali, Christina {…}

Lisette Oropesa, Saioa Hernández, Anna Netrebko, Jakub Józef Orliński & Piotr Beczala Lead Teatro Real de Madrid’s 2022-23 Season

The Teatro Real de Madrid has announced its 2022-23 season featuring nine company premieres. Opera Philip Glass’ “Orphée” opens the season with Jordi Francés conducting Rafael Villalobos’ production. The chamber work stars María Rey-Joly, Isabella Gaudí, Sylvia Schwartz, Natalia Labourdette, Mikeldi Atxalandabaso, Juan Antonio Sanabria, Edward Nelson, Karina Demurova, Pablo García-López, and Emmanuel Faraldo. Performance Dates: Sept. 21-25, 2022 Nicola Luisotti, Diego García Rodríguez, {…}

Jonas Kaufmann, Juan Diego Flórez, Sonya Yoncheva, Nina Stemme, & Piotr Beczala Lead Wiener Staatsoper’s 2022-23 Season

The Wiener Staatsoper has announced its 2022-23 season featuring six new productions, all of which are themed around Mahler. Premieres Lorenzo Viotti conducts “Von Der Liebe Tod” which includes Mahler’s “Kindertotenlieder” and “Das klagende Lied.” Calixto Bieito directs the production  which stars Vera-Lotte Boecker, Tanja Ariane Baumgartner, Daniel Jenz, and Florian Boesch.  Performance Dates: Sept. 29, 2022-May 16, 2023 Philippe Jordan {…}

Saioa Hernández, Renée Fleming, Lisette Oropesa & Thomas Hampson Lead Ópera de Paris’ 2022-23 Season

Ópera de París has announced its 2022-23 season featuring numerous new productions and international stars. Gustavo Dudamel and Paolo Bortolameolli lead a revival of Puccini’s “Tosca” with Saioa Hernández, Elena Stikhina, Joseph Calleja, Brian Jagde, Bryn Terfel, Gerald Finley, and Roman Burdenko. Performance Dates: Sept. 3-Nov. 26, 2022 Dmitry Korchak, Vito Priante, Carlo Lepore, Gaëlle Arquez, and Luca Pisaroni star in Rossini’s “La Cenerentola” with Diego Matheuz conducting. Performance Dates: Sept. {…}