Sondra Radvanovsky, Diana Damrau & Jonas Kaufmann Headline Baden-Baden Festival’s 2019-20 Season

The Baden-Baden Festival has announced its 2019-20 season with a number of great performers and concerts. For this article, we have only concentrated on vocal and opera events. here is a look. Fall Festival  John Neumeier directs Gluck’s “Orfeo et Eurydice” with Alessandro de Marchi conducting. Performance Dates: Sept. 27-19, 2019 Dorothee Mields sings a program centered on Der Orpheus-Mythos {…}

Anna Netrebko, Cecilia Bartoli & Placido Domingo Headline 2019 Salzburg Festival

The Salzburg Festival has announced it 2019 season with five new productions, two revivals, and two concert operas. Here is a look at what audiences can expect this season. Productions  The 2019 Salzburg Festival opens with Mozart’s “Idomeneo.” Teodor Currentzis and Peter Sellars team up again after “La Clemenza di Tito” with a cast that includes Russell Thomas (Idomeneo), Paula Murrihy {…}

Ainhoa Arteta, Rihab Chaieb & Sergey Romanovsky Headline Teatro Municipal’s 2019 Season

The Teatro Municipal de Santiago, Chile has announced its 2019 season, bringing together a variety of classics and some of today’s rising stars. Here is a look! 2019 Season  The season opens with “ÓPERA MÍA,” a gala celebrating the art form featuring soloists Patricia Cifuentes, Paulina González, Evelyn Ramírez, Francisco Huerta, and Patricio Sabaté. Pedro-Pablo Prudencio conducts. Performance Dates: Jan. 15-17, 2019 The first production of the {…}

Maria Agresta, René Barbera & Lisette Oropesa Lead Teatro Dell’Opera Di Roma

The Teatro dell’Opera di Roma has announced its 2018-19 season featuring numerous new productions and a number of up and coming singers. New Productions The season opens with a new production of Verdi’s beloved “Rigoletto.” Daniele Gatti conducts the new production by Daniele Abbado. Ismael Jordi, Roberto Frontali, Lisette Oropesa, Riccardo Zanellato and Alisa Kolosova lead the illustrious cast of performers. Performance Dates:  Dec. 2-18, 2018 Maria Agresta {…}

Danielle De Niese, Sabine Devieilhe & Anna Caterina Antonacci To Be Featured At La Monnaie’s 2018-19 Season

La Monnaie has announced its 2018-19 season, featuring nine operatic productions and concert performances, as well as numerous recitals. As always the season will feature some of today’s greatest stars and rising stars. Here is a look at what the season will offer in vocal events. Operas  “Die Zauberflöte” opens the season in a new production by director Romeo Castellucci {…}

Top Five Opera to See This Weekend – International (2/16-18): Yusif Eyvazov, Aida Garifullina & Paolo Szot Headline New Productions

It’s a weekend of heavy repertoire from Wagnerian works to Tchaikovsky’s rarely performed operas. And there is a special Kurt Weill piece that is receiving a rare run. Find out what we think you should see this weekend. Lohengrin – Prague National Theatre, Czech Republic Wagner’s Bel canto masterpiece returns to the stage in Wolfgang Wagner’s production directed by Katharina Wagner. The {…}

Childhood Dream Come True – The Role Models That Paved the Way For Joel Prieto’s Operatic Journey [Exclusive]

What do Giuseppe Di Stefano, Mirella Freni and Fritz Wunderlich have in common? While the three opera stars never collaborated, they had a massive impact of Joel Prieto’s formative years. The tenor recently told OperaWire, in an exclusive interview, about how these three icons of opera transformed his life completely and still do in many ways. Early Turning Points It {…}