Angel Blue, Sasha Cooke, Isabel Leonard & Nahuel di Pierro Highlight Houston Grand Opera’s 2022-23 Season

The Houston Grand Opera has announced its 2022–23 season featuring operatic productions. Here is a look. Verdi’s “La Traviata” opens the season with Angel Blue and Cecilia Violetta López sharing the title role. They are joined by Bryan Hymel, Ricardo Garcia, Andrei Kymach, and Anthony Clark Evans. Matthew Aucoin conducts the production by Arin Arbus. Performance Dates: Oct. 21-Nov. 8, 2022 Dame Ethel Smyth’s {…}

Juan Diego Flórez, Ailyn Pérez & Juan Francisco Gatell Headline LXXXIV Festival del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino

The Maggio Musicale Fiorentino has announced the LXXXIV Festival del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino which will run from April 12 to July 14, 2022. Here is a look at all the operatic and vocal performances. Gluck’s “Orphée et Euridice” is set to star Juan Francisco Gatell, Sara Blanch, and Anna Prohaska. Daniele Gatti conducts Pierre Audi’s production which will present the French version. {…}

Michael Fabiano, Julia Bullock, Karah Son, Pretty Yende, Nina Stemme Headline San Francisco Opera’s Centennial 2022-23 Season

San Francisco Opera has announced its 2022-23 season, which represents the 100th anniversary of the organization. To that effect, the company will aim to honor its history as just the third American opera company to ever reach the centennial milestone. The season will kick off with an “Opera Ball – The Centennial Celebration” which will feature such performers as Nadine {…}

Andreas Schager, Scott Hendricks, Elena Guseva, Maria Barakova & Annalisa Stroppa Lead Bregenz Festival 2022 Season

(Credit: Bregenz Festival official website) The Bregenz Festival has announced its 2022 slate, featuring four operas and international stars. Here is the full slate. Operas Rossini’s “L’Italiana in Algeri” stars Maria Barakova as Isabella, Alberto Comes as Mustafa, Sarah Yang as Elvira, and Spencer Britten as Lindoro. The cast also includes Florence Losseau, Hubert Kowalczyk, and Pierpaolo Martella. Jonathan Brandani {…}

Jonathan Tetelman to Perform Concert With Orquesta Filarmónica de Gran Canaria

(Credit: Stephen Howard Dillon) American tenor Jonathan Tetelman will give two concerts this November with the Orquesta Filarmónica de Gran Canaria. The concerts will feature music by Verdi, Cilea, Puccini, Zandonai, Bizet, Massenet, Ponchielli, and Rossini. Karel Mark Chichon conducts. Tetelman is a rising tenor who has already appeared on the world’s biggest stages, including the Royal Opera House Covent {…}

Jonathan Tetelman, Davinia Rodríguez & Jack Swanson Lead Regio Opera Festival’s 2021 Season

The Regio Opera Festival has been announced its 2021 season in Torino, Italy. For the purposes of this article, we will only focus on operatic works. Mariangela Sicilia, Bogdan Volkov, Marco Filippo Romano, and Giorgio Caoduro star in Donizetti’s “L’Elisir d’Amore“ with Matteo Beltrami conducting and Fabio Sparvoli directing.  Performance Date: June 15-20, 2021 Claudio Fenoglio leads the young chorus on {…}