Nicole Cabell, Janai Brugger & Susanna Phillips To Headline Cincinnati Opera’s 2019 Season

The Cincinnati Opera has announced its 99th season featuring five productions including a world premiere and numerous top stars for the opera world. The season will also include numerous a number of concerts and programs. Here is a look at what to expect. Productions   The season opens with Mozart’s “The Marriage of Figaro” in a production by Stephen Lawless. Soprano Susanna Phillips will {…}

Top 5 Operas To See This Weekend – USA (3/23-25): NY City Dominates With Star Cast At Carnegie Hall, New Met Production & Other Gems

This weekend’s choices are a unique mix. Yes, New York City dominates in four of our five choices, but once you take a look, you’ll see why. Rinaldo – Carnegie Hall Let’s just look at this cast under Sir Harry Bicket: Iestyn Davies, Jane Archibald, Joélle Harvey, Luca Pisaroni, Sasha Cooke, James Hall, and Jakub Joszef Orlinski. This is going {…}

Evelyn Herlitzius, Nino Machaidze & Eric Owens Headline Dutch National Opera’s 2018-19 Season

The Dutch National Opera has announced its 2018-19 season featuring many operatic classics as well as rarely performed works. The company will continue its Opera Forward series as well as its Holland Festival, which concludes the season. Classics The Dutch National Opera opens its season with Mozart’s masterpiece “Die Zauberflöte” in Simon McBurney’s new production. Kathryn Lewek brings her compelling Queen {…}

Metropolitan Opera Review 2016-17 – Carmen: Clémentine Margaine & Company Are Dramatically Fulfilling in Bizet’s Masterpiece

This review is for the performance on Friday, Feb. 3, 2017. When Sophie Koch cancelled all of her performances for Bizet’s “Carmen” at the Metropolitan Opera, attention immediately turned toward Clémentine Margaine, who was set to make her Met debut on Feb. 3. Instead the French mezzo saw her first performance at the history house pushed up two weeks. Of {…}

Metropolitan Opera 2016-17 Preview: Mozart’s ‘The Magic Flute’ Returns For Holiday Run

Mozart’s “The Magic Flute” returns to the stage of the Metropolitan Opera on Tuesday at 7:30 for a run of seven performances. The Opera Mozart’s last opera premiered on Sept. 30, 1791 at Schikaneder’s theatre, two months before the composer’s untimely death. Originally titled “Die Zauberflote” and sung in German, the work has been a popular fixture among younger audiences {…}