Anna Pirozzi, Ainhoa Arteta & Ekaterina Semenchuk Highlight Bilbao Opera’s 2020-21 Season

The Bilbao Opera has announced its 2020-21 season featuring five productions with four Italian works and one French opera. Here is a look at what the Spanish season will offer. The season opens with Rossini’s “Il Turco in Italia” with Paolo Bordogna, Sabina Puértolas, Renato Girolami, Juan José de León, Pietro Spagnoli, and Marina Viotti. Christophe Rousset conducts the production {…}

David Bizic, Ginger Costa-Jackson & Marco Ciaponi Headline Opera De Toulon’s 2018-19 Season

The Opera de Toulon has announced its 2018-19 season, featuring rarely performed works, modern operas and a number of classics. Here is a look at what the company will showcase next season. Productions  Francesco Landolfi stars in the title role of Verdi’s “Rigoletto” with Marco Ciaponi and Mihaela Marcu. Daniel Montané conducts Elena Barbalich’s production. Performance Dates: Oct. 5-9, 2018 Anna Maria Sarra,  Yael Raanan-Vandor, Marco {…}

Deutsche Oper Am Rhein 2017-18 Review – La Cenerentola: Winning Ensemble Cast in Classic Ponnelle Production Remains Pleasing to Audiences

The story of “Cinderella” is one told in many iterations and for good reasons. It’s a feel-good story that is certainly uplifting during trying times. The well-traveled Jean-Pierre Ponnelle version of Rossini’s “La Cenerentola” made a stop this past Sunday at Deutsche Oper Am Rhein in Dusseldorf and it’s not often you witness as many ovations in the opera house {…}