Joyce El-Khoury, Vladimir Stoyanov, Daniel Brenna, Johanna Rusanen, Hye-Youn Lee Headline Finnish National Opera & Ballet’s 2023-24 Season

The Finnish National Opera and Ballet has announced its 2023-24 season. First up is “Das Lied von der Erde” with mezzo-soprano Tuija Knihtilä and tenor Tuomas Katajala as the soloists. Ville Matvejeff conducts. Performance Date: August 3, 2023 Hannu Lintu conducts Verdi’s “Requiem” with soprano Silja Aalto, tenor Mika Pohjonen, mezzo Maiju Vaahtoluoto, and bass Matti Turunen as the soloists. {…}

Sonya Yoncheva, Karita Mattila, Angel Blue, Lisette Oropesa, Charles Castronovo Headline Top 10 Operas to Stream This Week

September brings the opening of several major companies in Europe. And that means new streaming opportunities of concerts and operas. Before we kick off our list, don’t forget to check out important discussions taking place regarding issues of race and equality in opera with such programs as Karen Slack’s “KikiKonversations,” Kenneth Overton’s “Black Opera Live,” and Mark S. Doss’ “Heart and Soul” series {…}

Ángel Ódena, Tommi Hakala & Daniel Brenna Highlight Finnish National Opera’s 2020-21 Season

Credit: Emelie-Kroon/Timo-Mokkila The Finnish National Opera has announced its 2020-21 season featuring the continuation of the New Ring Cycle. Operas (in Alphabetical Order) The Finnish Opera will showcase a production of “Cavalleria Rusticana” and “Pagliacci“ directed by Damiano Michieletto. “Cavalleria” is heading by  Niina Keitel, Eduardo Aladren, Ángel Ódena, and Merle Silmato while “Pagliacci” stars Marjukka Tepponen, Mika Pohjonen, and {…}