Benjamin Bernheim, Lisette Oropesa, Ludovic Tézier & Asmik Grigorian Lead Opéra de Paris’ 2024-25 Season

The Opéra de Paris has announced its 2024-25 season. Opera Verdi’s “Falstaff” opens the season with a cast that includes Ambrogio Maestri, Olivia Boen, Marie-Andrée Bouchard-Lesieur, Andrei Kymach, Gregory Bonfatti, Marie-Nicole Lemieux, Iván Ayón-Rivas, and Federica Guida. Michael Schønwandt conducts the production by Dominique Pitoiset. Performance Dates: Sept. 10-30, 2024 Puccini’s “Madama Butterfly” will star Eleonora Buratto, Elena Stikhina, Aude {…}

Metropolitan Opera to Showcase ‘Nabucco’ in Cinemas

(Credit: Marty Sohl / Met Opera) The Metropolitan Opera’s 2023–24 Live in HD season will continue with the live transmission of Verdi’s “Nabucco.” The broadcast, which will take place on Jan. 6, features Georgian baritone George Gagnidze in the title role alongside Ukrainian soprano Liudmyla Monastyrska as Abigaille. They are joined by Russian mezzo-soprano Maria Barakova, South Korean tenor SeokJong Baek, and {…}

George Gagnidze & Liudmyla Monastyrska Lead Metropolitan Opera’s ‘Nabucco’

(Credit: Marty Sohl/Metropolitan Opera) Elijah Moshinsky’s classic staging of Verdi’s “Nabucco” is set to return for 14 performances at the Metropolitan Opera. The production, which opens on Sept. 28, will star Georgian baritone George Gagnidze in the title role. Ukrainian soprano Liudmyla Monastyrska reprises her acclaimed turn as Abigaille which she last sang with the company during the 2016-17 season. {…}