Siemens Festival>Nights 2022 Announces Free Public Screenings on Salzburg’s Kapitelplatz

Siemens Festival>Nights 2022, in close collaboration with the Salzburg Festival, Salzburg ORF, and Unitel, has announced free public screenings of operas and concerts to be presented on Salzburg’s Kapitelplatz from July 23-Aug. 28, 2022. The Festival screenings will offer three types of programs: opera, concerts, and child-friendly opera. Festival opera highlights include American director Lydia Steier’s “Die Zauberflöte,” starring Tareq Nazmi (Sarastro), {…}

La Monnaie Symphony Orchestra Returns to Springtime Performances with ‘Il Trittico’

On March 15, 2022, La Monnaie Symphony Orchestra will Puccini’s “Il Trittico” as part of their yearly tradition of springtime performances. Director Tobias Kratzer and conductor Alain Altinoglu lead the casts of their respective works. “Il Tabarro” will feature Peter Kalman as Michele, Corrine Winters/Lianna Haroutounian as Giorgetta, and Adam Smith as Luigi/Amante. The cast of “Suor Angelica” includes Winters/Haroutounian {…}

Jonas Kaufmann, Elīna Garanča, Luca Salsi, Lisette Oropesa, Elena Stikhina, Asmik Grigorian Lead Salzburg Festival’s 2022 Season

(Credit: Anne Zeuner) The Salzburg Festival has announced its 2022 season, featuring eight operas, concerts, and international opera stars. For the purpose of this article we will focus on the vocal works only. Operas  The season opens with Romeo Castellucci’s production of Béla Bartók’s “Bluebeard’s Castle.” The opera stars Mika Kares and Aušrinė Stundytė in the lead roles, alongside soprano {…}