Teatro de la Maestranza Announces Cast Changes for ‘Roberto Devereux’

The Teatro de la Maestranza has announced a cast change for its production of “Roberto Devereux.” The company said that Yolanda Auyanet will replace Hrachuhí Bassénz in the role of Elisabetta. Auyanet is best known for her interpretations of “La Boheme,” “La Traviata,” “Pagliacci,” “I Capuleti e Monetecchi” and “Carmen.” The Spanish soprano has performed in such theaters as Rossini {…}

Arsen Soghomonyan, Hrachuhí Bassénz, Vladislav Sulimsky Headline Bucharest National Opera’s ‘Otello’

The Bucharest National Opera is set to present Verdi’s “Otello” starting on June 8, 2022. The opera will be conducted by Christian Badea and stars Arsen Soghomonyan, Hrachuhí Bassénz, and Vladislav Sulimsky. Soghomonyan will take on the title role. He has appeared at such companies as the Royal Opera House, Bayerische Staatsoper, and Berliner Philharmoniker. Bassénz will interpret Desdemona and has appeared with {…}

Adela Zaharia, Tuuli Takala, Rolando Villazón & Maria José Siri lead Semperoper Dresden’s 2022-23 Season

Semperoper Dresden has announced its 2022-23 season featuring 10 brand new and 30 returning productions in both opera & ballet and its Junge Szene program.  Here is a look at the opera productions Premieres  “chasing waterfalls Angus Lee/phase7/kling klang klong” makes its world premiere conducted by the composer Angus Lee and staged by Sven Sören Beyer. The cast includes Eir {…}

Kristine Opolais, Michael Volle, Angela Gheorghiu & Evelyn Herlitzius Lead Semperoper Dresden’s 2021-22 Season

The Semperoper Dresden has announced its 2021-22 season featuring new productions, revivals, jung oper, and Chamber works. Premieres Gaetano d’Espinosa conducts a new production of Peter Konwitschny Bellini’s “Norma” with Yolanda Auyanet in the title role. The cast will also include Dmytro Popov, Alexandros Stavrakakis, and Stepanka Pucalkova. Performance Dates: Oct. 2-31, 2021 Ivan Repušić conducts a new production of {…}

Anna Netrebko, Jonas Kaufmann, Angela Gheorghiu, Sondra Radvanovsky, Elīna Garanča, Joyce DiDonato Lead Royal Opera House’s 2021-22 Season

(Credits: Dario Acosta / © Gregor Hohenberg / Sony Classical / Angela Gheorghiu official website / Michael Cooper / Kasskara/DG / Chris Singer) The Royal Opera House Covent Garden has announced full details of its exciting 2021-22 season, which will star some of the world’s greatest performers. The Royal Opera House Live Cinema Season and digital program will be announced {…}

Joyce DiDonato, Jonathan Tetelman, Stéphanie d’Oustrac, Jakub Józef Orliński Headline Opéra National du Rhin’s 2021-22 Season

(Credits: © McQueen / Deutsche Oper am Rhein official website / © Jean-Baptiste Millot / Jiyang Chen) Opéra National du Rhin in Strasbourg, France has announced its 2021-22 season. Here is the full slate. Operas Hans Abrahamsen’s “The Snow Queen” will spotlight Lauren Snouffer, Rachael Wilson, Helena Rasker, David Leigh, Michael Smallwood, Owen Willetts, Floriane Derthe, and Moritz Kallenberg. Robert {…}

Anna Netrebko, Angela Gheorghiu, Jonas Kaufmann, Russell Thomas, Elīna Garanča, Joyce DiDonato Headline Royal Opera House’s 2021-22 Season

The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden has announced new plans for its 2021-22 season, the first full season by the company since 2019. There will five world premieres from The Royal Ballet and The Royal Opera. The opera will open with a production of “Rigoletto” directed by Oliver Mears with Antonio Pappano conducting and Carlos Álvarez in the title role. He {…}

Anja Harteros, Kristine Opolais, Jonathan Tetelman Headline Revised Semperoper Dresden 2020-21 Season

The Semperoper Dresden has announced a revised schedule for its 2020-21 season. The German company announced that all productions between August through October 2020 will be replaced by small-format events under the title of “Semper Essenz.” The series will feature musical highlights from previously-scheduled operas with a reduced orchestra and cast of singers. Among the operas featured in this series {…}

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 {…}