Bayerische Staatsoper Postpones Rehearsals For ‘Lear’ Due to COVID-19 & Cancels Performances

Credit: Bayerische Staatsoper official website The Bayerische Staatsoper has announced the postponement of stage rehearsals for Aribert Reimann’s massive opera “Lear” due to one case of COVID-19 in the production team. Per an official statement on the company’s website, one positive case of COVID-19 was detected early on due to the established and frequent testing protocol at the opera house. {…}

Lisette Oropesa, Sonya Yoncheva, Teatro all Scala, Vienna’s Volksoper Set To Shine At Savonlinna Opera Festival 2019

The Savonlinna Opera Festival in Finland, one of the premier summer opera festivals in Europe, is planning an unforgettable edition for the summer of 2019, including visits from Teatro all Scala and from Volksoper Wien, in addition to regular three productions, a concert, and a voice competition. Teatro alla Scala The legendary company from Milan will travel with its orchestra {…}

Teatro dell’Opera di Roma 2017-18 Review – I Masnadieri: Roberta Mantegna, Artur Rucinski Dominate in Brilliant But Bleak Production By Massimo Popolizio

It is always interesting to come across a performance of one of Verdi’s lesser known works, although you cannot always be certain of what you will get. Normally, these works are rarely performed for a reason – namely because they are not particularly strong. “Un Giorno di Regno” immediately springs to mind. But sometimes there seems to be no apparent {…}