Saimir Pirgu, Marlis Petersen & Guanqun Yu Lead Bregenz Festival’s 2023 Season

The Bregenz Festival in Austria has announced its 2023 season. The season will open with Verdi’s “Ernani” with Enrique Mazzola conducting a production by Lotte de Beer. The cast includes Guanqun Yu, Saimir Pirgu, Igor Golovatenko, and Goran Jurié. Premiere Date: July 19, 2023 Enrique Mazzola conducts the revival of Puccini’s “Madama Butterfly” in a production by Andreas Homoki. Premiere Date: July {…}

Jonas Kaufmann, Anja Harteros, Brian Jagde & Charles Castronovo Lead Bayerische Staatsoper’s 2022-23 Season

The Bayerische Staatsoper has announced its 2022-23 season featuring 10 new productions. Premieres  Benedict Andrews directs Mozart’s “Così fan tutte” with Vladimir Jurowski conducting a cast that includes Louise Alder, Avery Amereau, Konstantin Krimmel, Sebastian Kohlhepp, Sandrine Piau, and Christian Gerhaher. Performance Dates: Oct. 26, 2022-July 17, 2023 Wagner’s “Lohengrin” will be conducted by François-Xavier Roth and directed by film director {…}

Anna Netrebko, Renée Fleming, Sonya Yoncheva, Anita Rachvelishvili & Lise Davidsen Headline Berlin Philharmonic’s 2021-22 Season

(Credits: Dario Acosta / Andrew Eccles/Decca / Javier del Real / Dario Acosta / Ray Burmiston) The Berlin Philharmonic has announced its 2021-22 season, spotlighting some of the world’s greatest performers. For the purpose of this article, we will focus on vocal works. Here is the full slate: The Bundesjugendchor presents works by Brahms, Schumann, di Laso, Harvey, Rihm, and {…}

Anna Netrebko, Jonas Kaufmann, Nina Stemme, Lisette Oropesa & Juan Diego Flórez Lead Wiener Staatsoper’s 2021-22 Season

The Wiener Staatsoper has announced its 2021-22 season which will spotlight some of the world’s greatest performers and five new productions. Here is the full slate. Premieres Rossini’s “Il Barbiere di Siviglia” will showcase Juan Diego Flórez as Count Almaviva, Marianne Crebassa as Rosina, Davide Luciano in the role of Figaro, Paolo Bordogna as Bartolo, and Ildar Abdrazakov as Basilio. {…}

Carlos Álvarez, Juan Diego Flórez, Roberto Alagna, Aleksandra Kurzak & Pretty Yende Headline Wiener Staatsoper Streaming Slate

(Credits: Opera Online / Kristin Hoebermann / © Gregor Hohenberg / Aleksandra Kurzak official website / Kim Fox Photography) The Wiener Staatsoper has announced the next slate of operas that will be presented on its streaming platform over the next week. The entire streaming slate will be dedicated to operas by Giuseppe Verdi. All broadcasts begin at 7 p.m. CET. {…}