Claudia Pavone, Maria Mudryak & Chiara Amarù Lead Teatro Verdi Pisa’s 2023-24 Season

The Teatro Verdi Pisa has announced its 2023-24 season featuring five operas and four new productions. The season opens with Rossini’s “Il Barbiere di Siviglia” in a new production by Luigi De Angelis. The cast includes Chiara Amarù, Gurgen Baveyan, Dave Monaco, Arutro Espinosa and Roberto Abbondanza. Francesco Pasqualetti conducts. Performance Dates: Oct. 27 & 29, 2023 Puccini’s “La Rondine” {…}

Roberto Alagna, Juan Diego Flórez, Ildar Abdrazakov, María José Siri & Zuzana Marková Lead Opéra Royal de Wallonie-Liège’s 2021-22 Season

Opéra Royal de Wallonie-Liège in Belgium has announced its 2021-22 season. For the purpose of this article, we will focus on the vocal works only. Here is the full slate. Opera  Verdi‘s “La Forza del Destino” will star Marcelo Álvarez as Don Alvaro, María José Siri as Donna Leonora, and Simone Piazzola as Don Carlo di Vargas. The cast also {…}

Vittorio Pratto, Carlo Lepore & Maria José Siri Lead Teatro Filarmonico’s 2021 Season

(Credit: Victor Santiago) The Teatro Filarmonico in Verona has announced a 2021 season featuring streamed performances and live performances. The season opens with Rossini’s “Il Barbiere di Sivilgia.” Michele Spotti conducts Pier Francesco Maestrini’s production starring Francisco Brito, Carlo Lepore, Chiara Tirotta, Mario Cassi, and Riccardo Fassi. Streaming Date: Jan. 31, 2021 Ponchielli’s “Il Parlatore eterno” will be conducted by {…}

Sir John Tomlinson, Emma Bell & Louise Alder Lead Grange Festival 2021 Edition

(Credits: Opera Online website / Paul Foster-Williams / Gerard Collett) The Grange Festival has announced its 2021 edition which will feature several opera productions headline by opera’s greatest stars. Here is the breakdown of what’s in store for 2021. Britten’s operatic masterpiece “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” will open the festival. The opera will feature Alexander Chance in the role of {…}

Weekend Preview (12/16-18) – International: Anna Netrebko Returns to ‘Macbeth’ and Renee Fleming Opens ‘Der Rosenkavalier’

The weekend is upon us and that means many operas will be presented around the world. Many theaters will offer holiday presentations while some of the greatest singers return to the stage such as Renee Fleming, Simon Keenlyside, Rolando Villazon, Anna Netrebko, Rene Pape and Nina Stemme. Austria  Simon Keenlyside returns to the Vienna State Opera for Verdi’s “Macbeth” with the {…}