Glyndebourne Festival Opera 2024 Review: Carmen

(Photo: © Richard Hubert Smith/Glyndebourne Festival Opera 2024) The picnic hampers are packed, dinner jackets dry-cleaned, cufflinks wrangled, and drizzle forecast: the British country house opera season is back. It opens with a new production of Georges Bizet’s box-office stalwart “Carmen” from Glyndebourne Festival Opera, directed by Diane Paulus and conducted by Glyndebourne Music Director Robin Ticciati.  This latest version, {…}

Belgian Government Reopens Theaters Following Council of State’s Ruling

(Credit: Johan Jacobs) The government of Belgian Prime Minister Alexander De Croo has officially reopened theaters following a decision by the Council of State. Using an emergency procedure, the Council of State ruled that the government’s closure measures were not proportionate, and didn’t provide enough motives to understand why attending cultural performances was particularly dangerous for public health. Per the {…}

Jonathan Tetelman to Perform Concert With Orquesta Filarmónica de Gran Canaria

(Credit: Stephen Howard Dillon) American tenor Jonathan Tetelman will give two concerts this November with the Orquesta Filarmónica de Gran Canaria. The concerts will feature music by Verdi, Cilea, Puccini, Zandonai, Bizet, Massenet, Ponchielli, and Rossini. Karel Mark Chichon conducts. Tetelman is a rising tenor who has already appeared on the world’s biggest stages, including the Royal Opera House Covent {…}

Joseph Calleja, Amanda Echalaz, Phillip Rhodes, Erika Grimaldi & Simone Piazzola Lead New Zealand Opera’s 2022 Season

(Credits: Dragana Ranković/Semperoper Dresden official website/ NZ Opera official website/ Bayerische Staatsoper official website/Bayerische Staatsoper official website) The New Zealand Opera has announced its 2022 slate, featuring numerous international artists and productions. “Summer of Opera” will take place in Wellington, Auckland, and at Hamilton Garden Arts Festival. The event will spotlight music by Bizet, Bernstein, and other famous composers. Performance {…}