Gerard Schneider, Brenda Rae & Nicholas Brownlee Highlight Oper Frankfurt’s 2020-21 Season

Oper Frankfurt has announced its 2020-21 season. The German house will present 11 new productions and a number of revivals and recitals. New Productions  Monika Buczkowska, Judita Nagyová, Peter Marsh, Simon Neil, and Alfred Reiter star in Ligeti’s “La Grand Macabre.” Sebastian Weigle conducts a production by Vasily Barkhatov. Performance Dates: Sept. 13-Oct. 17, 2020 Katharina Thoma will direct Offenbach’s {…}

Erwin Schrott, Catherine Foster & Gabriela Scherer Highlight Staatstheater Wiesbaden’s 2020-21 Season

Credit: Uwe Arens/Dario Acosta/Tatyana Vlasova The Staatstheater Wiesbaden has announced its 2020-21 season featuring eight new productions, the Ring Cycle and a number of important revivals. Here is a look. Premieres  Konrad Junghänel conducts a new production of Rossini’s “Il Barbiere di Siviglia” with Tilo Nest directing. Ioan Hotea and  Antonio Garés share the role of the count while Silvia {…}

Adela Zaharia & Heather Engebretson Highlight Top 5 International Weekend (12/20-22)

(Credit: Hans Jorg Michel / Luzerner Theater) This weekend, numerous opera companies around the world will feature major repertory staples in a mix of modern productions. Here are our recommendations for operas to see. Semele – Komische Oper, Germany Philipp Meierhöfer, Sydney Mancasola, Karolina Gumos, Terry Wey, Stuart Jackson, Ezgi Kutlu, and Georgina Melville star in Handel’s classic opera. Konrad Junghänel conducts {…}