Russell Thomas, Roberto Alagna, Christine Goerke, John Holiday, Ghena Dimitrova, Ildebrando d’Arcangelo Headline Top 10 Operas to Stream This Week

Are you looking for classic operas with star-studded casts? Or major concerts with diverse repertory? Or some new works that explore that the possibilities of the artform? We have all of that covered in this week’s top 10 operas to stream. So without further ado, let’s kick things off… Vanished – The Dallas Opera (NOW) Ryan McKinney has taken the {…}

Sofia Opera to Stream Archived Production of ‘La Gioconda’ Starring Ghena Dimitrova

On May 6, 2021, the Sofia Opera will celebrate the 80th birthday of soprano Ghena Dimitrova and 70th birthday of tenor Rumen Doykov with a filmed version of their 1999 production of Ponchielli’s “La Gioconda.” Directed by Plamen Kartaloff and conducted by Georgi Notev, the cast featured Dimitrova, Doykov, Nicola Ghiuselev, Stefka Mineva, Zhivko Pranchev, and Elena Chavdarova. Dimitrova first {…}

Met Opera 2018-19 Preview: Enrico Caruso, Leontyne Price, Renata Tebaldi, Plácido Domingo & The Historical Interpreters Of ‘La Fanciulla del West’

This Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018, the Metropolitan Opera will bring back Puccini’s “La Fanciulla del West,” which incidentally had its world premiere with the company back in 1910. In the context of other Puccini works, this one is seldom performed. For context, “La Bohème,” is the company’s most performed work, with 1300-plus performances in the company’s history. “Tosca,” meanwhile has {…}