Ainhoa Arteta, Angela Meade & José Bros Headline Teatro La Maestranza’s 2018-19 Season

The Teatro La Maestranza has announced its 2018-19 season featuring opera, zarzuela, and recitals. Here is a look at what the season will offer. Opera The season opens with Donizetti’s “Lucia di Lammermoor” Leonor Bonilla, José Bros, Vitaliy Bilyy, Mirco Palazzi, and Manuel de Diego. Filippo Sanjust directs the production with Renato Balsadonna conducting. Performance Dates: Oct. 26 – Nov. 4, {…}

Nicole Car, Enea Scala & Patrizia Ciofi To Be Featured In Opéra de Marseille’s 2018-19 Season

The Opéra de Marseille announced its 2018-19 season, featuring eight productions and a number of concert performances. The season will include a number of revivals and new productions as well as some of the biggest rising stars. Here is a look. Productions The season opens with Leo Nucci directing Verdi’s “Simon Boccanegra” starring Juan Jesús Rodriguez, Riccardo Massi, and Olesya {…}

Metropolitan Opera Review 2016-17 – Cyrano de Bergerac: Alagna & Rowley Lead Production Filled With ‘Panache’

Franco Alfano’s “Cyrano de Bergerac” has never truly managed to establish a foothold in the operatic canon. The work only premiered at the Metropolitan Opera in 2005 and Roberto Alagna, the opera’s most dedicated interpreter has stated that he struggled to find a company willing to take a chance on it. Despite its Italian composer, the music works very much {…}

Metropolitan Opera Preview 2016-17: Roberto Alagna Becomes Third ‘Cyrano de Bergerac’ In Met History

On Tuesday, May 2, 2017, the Metropolitan Opera will revive Alfano’s “Cyrano de Bergerac.” The opera doesn’t have a massive history with the company, its first ever performance with the company coming only a decade ago. On May 13, 2005, Alfano’s masterwork got its Metropolitan Opera premiere, a rather shocking surprise considering the opera’s premiere took place in 1936. The Met {…}