Diana Damrau, Marlis Petersen, Christian Gerhaher, Max Emanuel Cenčić & Michael Volle Headline Konzerthaus Dortmund’s 2021-22 Season

(Credits: Jürgen Frank / Yiorgos Mavropoulos / @ Sony / Gregor Hohenberg / Lukasz Rajchert / Carsten Sander) The Konzerthaus Dortmund has announced its 2021-22 season. For the purpose of this article, we will focus on the vocal works only. Soprano Sophie Karthäuser kicks off the season with a performance of Beethoven‘s “Pastorale.” Laurence Equilbey conducts the production by Carlus {…}

Jonas Kaufmann, Anna Netrebko, Maria Agresta, Lisette Oropesa, Pretty Yende & Sondra Radvanovsky Lead Teatro San Carlo’s 2021-22 Season

The Teatro San Carlo has announced its 2021-22 season featuring 14 operas, 35 concert, and 4 ballets. Here is a look at the operas and the vocal performances. The season opens with Verdi’s “Otello“ with Jonas Kaufmann singing the title role. Michele Mariotti conducts the new production by Mario Martone. Kaufmann will alternate the title role with Yusif Eyvazov and {…}

Renée Fleming, Anna Netrebko, Joyce DiDonato, Juan Diego Flórez Headline Next 2 Weeks of Metropolitan Opera Nightly Streams

The Metropolitan Opera has announced its next two weeks of weekly streams which will kick off with an entire week dedicated to opera’s greatest rivalries. Then the company will pay tribute to one of the greatest stars of the last few decades. Here is a look. Week 43– Epic Rivalries Monday, January 4 – Cilea’s Adriana Lecouvreur Starring Anna Netrebko, Anita {…}

Sir Simon Keenlyside, Eva-Maria Westbroek & Enea Scala Lead La Monnaie’s Updated 2020-21 Season

(Credits: Opéra National de Paris official website / © Fazil Berisha / Simon Pauly) La Monnaie has announced an updated 2020-21 season that is expected to begin in February. Here is the look. Opera A semi-staged version of Mozart’s Opera “Der Schauspieldirektor” will feature Mieke de Groote, Achille Ridolfi, Dietrich Henschel, Marie-Aurore D’Awans, Nadine Baboy, Hervé Loka Sombo, Lenneke Ruiten, {…}

Anna Netrebko, Juan Diego Flórez, Lawrence Brownlee, Joyce DiDonato, Elīna Garanča Headline Week 27 of Metropolitan Opera Nightly Streams

The Metropolitan Opera has announced week 27 of its Nightly Streams, which will center on Bel Canto Classics. Here is a full rundown of the schedule which features some of opera’s greatest stars making multiple appearances throughout the week. Monday, September 14 – Donizetti’s Don Pasquale Starring Anna Netrebko, Matthew Polenzani, Mariusz Kwiecień, and John Del Carlo; conducted by James Levine. {…}

Gregory Kunde, Jessica Pratt & Karah Son Lead Teatro Comunale di Bologna’s 2020 Autumn Season

The Teatro Comunale di Bologna has revealed a new autumn season at the Paladozza, the basketball stadium in Bologna, Italy. For this article, we will focus on the operatic performances. Opera The autumn season opens with a semi-staged production of Donizetti’s “L’Elisir d’Amore” with Maria Rita Combattelli, Beatriz de Sousa Chaveiro, Klodjan Kacani, César Arrieta, Alberto Bonifazio, Jacobo Ochoa Piedrahita, {…}