Nadine Sierra, Anna Netrebko, Jonas Kaufmann & Rachel Willis-Sorensen Highlight Opera De Bordeaux’s 2019-20 Season

The Opéra de Bordeaux has announced its 2019-20 season featuring numerous new productions, great stars and a number of acclaimed recitals. Eric Cutler and Adam Smith share the title role in Offenbach’s “Les Contes d’Hoffmann” with Jessica Pratt singing the four heroines, Nicolas Cavallier as the four villains, and Aude Extrémo as Nicklausse. Marc Minkowski conducts. Performance Dates: Sept. 19-Oct. 1, 2019 Marianne Crebassa {…}

Jonathan Tetelman & Jodie Devos Lead Opera Orchestre National De Montpellier’s 2019-20 Season

Opéra de Montpellier has announced its 2019-20 season featuring contemporary and numerous classic works. The season opens with Puccini’s “Madama Butterfly” starring Karah Son, Fleur Baron, Jonathan Tetelman, and Armando Noguera. Ted Huffmann directs the production with Matteo Beltrami conducting. Performance Dates: Oct. 2-6, 2019 Reinhardt Wagner’s “Poil de carotte” gets a production with Zabou Breitman directing and Victor Jacob conducting. Amélie Tatti, Sylvia Bergé, Bernard Alane, Yoann Le {…}

Ildebrando D’Arcangelo, Anna Netrebko & Nino Machaidze Highlight Opera Royal De Wallonie’s 2019-20 Season

The Opera Royal de Wallonie-Liege has announced its 2019-20 season featuring nine operas, six of which are new productions. Puccini’s “Madama Butterfly” opens the season in a new production by Stefano Mazzonis di Pralafera. Two casts will be led under the baton of Speranza Scappucci, featuring Svetlana Aksenova and Yasko Sato sharing the title role, Alexey Dolgov and Dominick Chenes {…}

Marina Rebeka, Sophie Koch & Jean-François Borras Headline Théâtre du Capitole’s 2019-20 Season

The Théâtre du Capitole has announced its 2019-20 season featuring nine operatic productions and a number of recitals. Here is a look at what to expect.  Marina Rebeka and Klára Kolonits share the title role in Bellini’s “Norma” in a new production by Anne Delbée. The cast is rounded out by Karine Deshayes and Ilseyar Khayrullova who portraya Adalgisa, Martin Mühle and Airam Hernández {…}

Marlis Petersen, Max Emanuel Cencic & Christophe Dumaux Headline Theater An Der Wien’s 2018-19 Season

The Theater an der Wien has announced its 2018-19 season, featuring numerous operas by Weber, Handel, and Tchaikovsky. The season will include a number of productions, concert performances, recitals and chamber operas. Productions Marlis Petersen, David Hansen, Mirella Hagen, Katarina Bradić, Rainer Trost, Florian Köfler, and Tölzer Sängerknabe star in a production of Handel’s “Alcina.” Stefan Gottfried conducts Tatjana Gürbaca’s production. Performance {…}

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 2017-18 Review – Roméo Et Juliette: Ailyn Pérez, Charles Castronovo, Plácido Domingo & Co. Deliver Darker, Heavier Interpretation of Gounod Opera

Gounod’s “Roméo et Juliette” is arguably the composer’s best work – an extended love duet with beautiful melodies that capture the essence of Shakespeare’s classic tale, if not its complexity. For years, the Met showcased a production that did draw closer to the greatness of Shakespeare, before replacing it with Bartlett Sher’s current interpretation. Sher’s version gets the job done {…}

Anita Hartig, Sophie Koch & Annick Massis Théâtre du Capitole de Toulouse’s 2018-19 Season

The Théâtre du Capitole de Toulouse has announced its 2018-19 Season featuring eight opera productions and a number of recitals. Here is a look at what the season will offer. Productions The season opens with Verdi’s “La Traviata” conducted by George Petrou in a production by  Pierre Rambert. Anita Hartig and Polina Pastirchak alternate the lead role with tenors Airam Hernández {…}