Sunyoung Seo, Patricia Petibon, Natalie Dessay & Jakub Józef Orliński Star in Opéra de Dijon’s 2020-21 Season

The Opéra de Dijon in France has announced its 2020-21 season featuring five operas and a number of concerts. Here is a breakdown of the season. Opera Zemlinsky’s “Görge le rêveur” is set to be conducted by Marta Gardolińska in a production by Laurent Delvert. Peter Wedd, Helena Juntunen, Susanna Hurrell, Andrew Greenan, Piotr Lempa, Allen Boxer, Alexander Sprague, Wieland Satter, Piotr {…}

Croatian National Theatre Rijeka 2018-19 Review: Elektra

(Photo: Dražen Sokčević) For many opera houses, the idea of staging Richard Strauss’ “Elektra” sends bean-counters in the Finance Department into spasms of Klytämnestra-like apoplexy. Their concern is not the need for five expensive A-list “Don Carlos” soloists or the cost of a colossal “Boris Godunov” chorus, but the logistics of enlisting 111 musicians to play 120 instruments. The financially astute composer {…}

Lianna Haroutounian, Jonathan Tetelman & Christopher Ainslie Highlight Malmö Opera’s 2019-20 Season

The Malmö Opera in Southern Sweden has announced its plans for the 2019-20 season. Sebastian Fagerlund’s “Höstsonaten (Autumn Sonata)” gets to open the new season. The conductor will be Patrick Rinborg and the promising cast will include Charlotte Hellekant, Erika Sunnegårdh, Fredrik Zetterström, Helena Juntunen and Nicholas Söderlund. “Höstsonaten” was originally created in 2017 at the National Finnish Opera and is {…}