Anna Pirozzi, Irina Lungu & Franco Vassallo Lead Taormina Arte Festival

(Credit: Victor Santiago) The Teatro Antica di Taormina has announced its 2020 festival featuring cinema, art, music, and ballet. For this article, we will only focus on the Italian festival’s operatic offerings. In celebration of Beethoven’s 250th anniversary, Diego Matheuz conducts Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with Maria Pia Piscitelli, Laura Verrecchia, Antonio Poli, and Carlo Cigni. Performance Date: July 24, {…}

Plácido Domingo, Jonas Kaufmann, Anja Harteros, Angela Gheorghiu, Dmitri Hvorostovsky Headline Vienna State Opera’s Star-Studded Streaming Slate for June 2020

(Credit: Gregor Hohenberg / Marius Baragan / Pavel Vaan & Leonid Semenyuk) The Vienna State Opera has announced its streaming slate for the month of June. Here is a rundown of the opera performances audiences can check on the company’s official website. June 1 – Die Frau Ohne Schatten Performance of Oct. 18, 2019 starring Stephen Gould, Camilla Nylund, Mihoko {…}

Plácido Domingo, Luciano Pavarotti, Anna Netrebko, Renée Fleming, Shirley Verrett Headline Weeks 11 & 12 of Metropolitan Opera Nightly Streams

For the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic shutdown theaters around the world, the Metropolitan Opera has announced not one but two weeks of nightly streams in advance. The next few weeks feature a mix of more recent performances with some classic showcases from decades ago. Here’s the rundown. Monday, May 25 – Berlioz’s La Damnation de Faust Conducted by James {…}

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 {…}