OperaVision 2019-20 Preview: Watch ‘Die Entführung aus dem Serail’ from Glyndebourne

OperaVision will presenting a performance of Mozart’s “Die Entführung aus dem Serail” staring on March 20, 2020. The opera stars Sally Matthews, Edgaras Montvidas, Tobias Kehrer, Brenden Gunnell, Mari Eriksmoen, Franck Saurel, and Jonas Cradock. Robin Ticciati conducts a production directed by Sir David McVicar. The stream kicks off at 7 p.m. CET. That’s around 2:30 p.m. Eastern time and {…}

Jakub Józef Orliński Replaces Elizabeth DeShong In Glyndebourne Festival’s ‘Rinaldo’

Elizabeth DeShong has canceled her participation in Glyndebourne Festival’s in Handel’s “Rinaldo.” The company announced that due to personal reasons the mezzo would not be able to perform in the production. As a result, Polish countertenor Jakub Józef Orliński will replace DeShong in the title role. The countertenor, who was due to sing Eustazio in the production, will be replaced by {…}

Glyndebourne Festival 2019 Review: Cendrillon

(Credit: Richard Hubert Smith) French Composer Jules Massenet premiered his opera “Cendrillon” in 1899 at the Théâtre National de l’Opéra-Comique in Paris. Best known for its radical story-telling of the fairytale Cinderella, this opera is centered around dreams-versus-reality and highlights Massenet’s surrealistic tendencies before the surrealism movement even began. Glyndebourne is a legendary hub that produces “no ordinary opera,” therefore, {…}