Anna Netrebko, Jonas Kaufmann, Joyce DiDonato, Lisette Oropesa, Hildegard Behrens Headline Metropolitan Opera’s Nightly Streams to End January 2021

The Metropolitan Opera has announced the next two weeks of nightly streams which will include a number of operas focused on the greatest roles for sopranos as well as its greatest anti-heroes. Here’s a run-down of the two-week slate. Week 45– Leading Ladies: Opera’s Greatest Heroines Monday, January 18 – Bizet’s Carmen Starring Anita Hartig, Anita Rachvelishvili, Aleksandrs Antonenko, and Ildar {…}

Camilla Nylund, Aida Garifullina & Ildar Abdrazakov Headline Wiener Staatsoper’s Streaming Week

  The Wiener Staatsoper has announced its streaming program for the last week of the year. The week begins with Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker” from a 2018 performance starring Natascha Mair and Robert Gabdullin. Streaming Date: Dec. 29, 2020 A 2015 showcase of Humperdinck’s “Hansel and Gretel” will be presented. The production stars Daniela Sindram, Ileana Tonca, Michaela Schuster, Adrian Eröd, {…}

Anna Netrebko, Charles Castronovo, Elīna Garanča & Cecilia Bartoli Lead Salzburg Festival’s 2021 Season

(Credits: © Dario Acosta / Charles Castronovo official website / Deutsche Oper am Rhein official website / Kristian Schuller/Decca) The Salzburg Festival has announced its 2021 edition, featuring 8 operas and numerous concert performances. Mozart’s “Don Giovanni” will feature Mika Kares as Il Commendatore, Nadezhda Pavlova as Donna Anna, Michael Spyres in the role of Don Ottavio, Federica Lombardi as {…}

Teatro alla Scala Announces Complete Opening Gala Program

The Teatro alla Scala has announced the musical selections for its opening night on Dec. 7. The program will include music by Verdi, Wagner, Cilea, Puccini, Donizetti, Bizet, Massenet, Giordano, and Rossini. Among the operas that will be showcaeed on opening night include “Lucia di Lammermoor,” “Adriana Lecouvreur,” “L’Elisir d’Amore,” “Guglielmo Tell,” “Madama Butterfly,” “Don Carlo,” Rigoletto,” “Andrea Chenier,” “Die {…}

Jonas Kaufmann, Elīna Garanča & Pretty Yende Lead Teatro San Carlo’s December Streams

(Credit: Gregor Hohenberg / Sony Classical / Dario Acosta) The Teatro San Carlo di Napoli has announced a slate of December streaming concerts. The purposes of this article we will only focus on operatic and vocal performances. The Italian concerts open on with Mascagni’s “Cavalleria Rusticana” conducted by Juraj Valčuha. The opera stars Elīna Garanča as Santuzza, and Jonas Kaufmann {…}

Bolshoi Theatre to Celebrate Plácido Domingo’s Career

The Bolshoi Theatre is set to present “Plácido Domingo: Life in Opera.” The concert, which will celebrate the legendary singer, features a roster of operatic superstars including Anna Netrebko, Pretty Yende, Christina Nilsson, Emily D’Angelo, Piotr Beczala, Yusif Eyvazov, Ildar Abdrazakov, Michael Volle, and Xabier Anduaga. The Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra will accompany the soloists, led by conductor Tugan Sokhiev. Domingo {…}