Anna Netrebko, Jonas Kaufmann, Sondra Radvanovsky, Michael Fabiano, Lead Teatro Real’s 2020-21 Season

The Teatro Real de Madrid has announced the 2020-21 season featuring premieres, new productions and some of the greatest stars in the world. Opera  Nicola Luisotti and Lorenzo Passerini conduct a production of Verdi’s “Un Ballo in Maschera“ directed by Gianmaria Aliverta. The production stars Michael Fabiano and Ramón Vargas as Riccardo, Anna Pirozzi and Tatiana Serjan as Amelia, Artur {…}

Anna Netrebko, Jonas Kaufmann, Anita Rachvelishvili Headline Metropolitan Opera’s 4th Week of Nightly Streams

(Credit: Marty Sohl) The Metropolitan Opera has unveiled the fourth week of its Nightly streams schedule. The week kicks is more in keeping with the first and third weeks, which featured a wide range of standard repertory; week two was dedicated to the works of Richard Wagner. Here is the full schedule. Learn more Monday, April 6 – Verdi’s “Aida” {…}

Q & A: Artistic Director Richard Mills on Putting Together Victorian Opera’s First ‘Parsifal’

On Feb. 20, 2019, the Victorian Opera company will make history staging its first performance of Wagner’s “Parsifal.” This production is set to boast an all-star cast of artists such as Burkhard Fritz, Katarina Dalayman, Peter Rose, Derek Welton, and Teddy Tahu Rhodes. OperaWire had the opportunity to speak with the Victorian Opera’s artistic director Richard Mills, and learn more {…}

Top 5 Operas to See This Weekend – International (1/12-14): Angela Gheorghiu, Malin Byström & Maria Guleghina Lead Weekend Performances

It’s a star-studded weekend with many artists performing signature roles in legendary productions. Here is a taste of what is in store for this weekend. “Tosca” – Vienna State Opera, Austria  Vienna audiences are in for a treat with Angela Gheorghiu in the title role as Tosca, her signature role and one she has dominated throughout the world. She is joined {…}

Metropolitan Opera 2016-17 Review – Rusalka: Mary Zimmerman, Kristine Opolais & Company Take Us On Dramatically Rich Journey To Find Operatic Identity

We acknowledge that OperaWire is late to the “Rusalka” party, but here is our review for the performance on Feb. 17, 2017, the fifth performance of this run. Antonín Dvorák’s “Rusalka” is the epitome of a metaphorical operatic identity crisis. The opera, which is a grim version of Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Little Mermaid,” follows the story of a water {…}

Metropolitan Opera Preview 2016-17: Kristine Opolais Set to Enrapture Audiences in ‘Rusalka’

Dvorak’s “Rusalka” makes a much-anticipated return to the Metropolitan Opera this Thursday, Feb. 2 in a brand-new production by noted director Mary Zimmerman. The Director Zimmerman made a splash at the Met with her work on three operas from the Bel Canto three – Donizetti, Rossini and Bellini. Her work in “Lucia di Lammermoor” was universally hailed for gothic style. Her {…}