Joyce DiDonato Cancels Her Planned Concerts and Recording of ‘Carmen’ Due to Conductor’s Health

Superstar mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato has announced that she is canceling her concerts and recording of Bizet’s “Carmen” due to Grammy Award-winning conductor John Nelson‘s health. In a post on Instagram DiDonato wrote, “I am heartbroken to hear the news of John Nelson’s health which has made necessary his withdrawal from our planned concerts and recording of “Carmen.” She stated that Nelson {…}

Elina Garanča, Renée Fleming, Elizabeth Llewellyn, Marina Rebeka, Angela Gheorghiu Headline Top 10 Operas to Stream This Week

An operetta, a VR opera, a couple of star-studded galas, recitals led by some of opera’s greatest and rising stars, and some classic productions from opera’s greatest theaters. Our digital recommendations this week span a wide range of operatic experiences that we think will reach a similarly diverse audience. La Rondine – Metropolitan Opera (Sept. 21) The Met will dedicated {…}

The Masterpiece of French Opera – Conductor John Nelsons On His Lifelong Relationship & Warner Classics Recording of Berlioz’s ‘Les Troyens’

Back in 1973, 32-year-old conductor John Nelson took the stage at Carnegie Hall. He was leading his first-ever performance of Berlioz’s monumental opera “Les Troyens.” Little did he know at that moment that the piece could come to become one of the most important of his entire career. “I was a kid back then,” the conductor told OperaWire in a {…}