OperaVision Presents Garsington Opera’s ‘Le Nozze di Figaro’

(Credit: Marc Douet) OperaVision will showcase Mozart’s and Da Ponte’s “Le Nozze di Figaro” from Garsington Opera starting on March 27, 2020. The opera stars Joshua Bloom, Jennifer France, Stephen Richardson, Janis Kelly, Marta Fontanals-Simmons, Timothy Robinson, Duncan Rock, Kirsten MacKinnon, Andrew Tipple, Alun Rhys-Jenkins, Alison Rose, Hollye-Anne Bangham, and Hazel McBain. Douglas Boyd conducts the opera in a production {…}

Rame Lahaj, Layla Claire & Daniel Okulitch Highlight Opéra de Montréal’s 2020-21 Season

The Opéra de Montréal has announced its 2020-21 season with five productions highlighting the season. The season opens with Verdi’s “La Traviata” starring Marie-Josée Lord in the title role, Rame Lahaj as Alfredo, and Jean-François Lapointe as Germont. Jordan De Souza conducts Alain Gauthier’s production. Performance Dates: Sept. 26-Oct. 1, 2020 Marianne Fiset sings the title role in Janáček’s “Jenůfa” with Samuel {…}

Gabriella Reyes Replaces Kirsten MacKinnon As Musetta In Santa Fe Opera’s ‘La Bohème’

(Photo: Suzanne Vinnik) Santa Fe Opera has announced that Nicaraguan-American soprano Gabriella Reyes will take on the role of Musetta in the company’s upcoming new production of Puccini’s “La Bohème.” She will replace Kirsten MacKinnon, who “has withdrawn from the production for personal reasons,” according to the press release. Reyes is a 2017 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions grand finalist. She made {…}

Enea Scala, Asmik Grigorian & Christopher Maltman Highlight Oper Frankfurt’s 2019-20 Season

Oper Frankfurt’s new season is massive. It is loaded up with over a dozen new productions and even more revivals. Premieres  Damiano Michieletto directs a new production of Rossini’s “Otello” starring Enea Scala in the title role, Karolina Makuła as Desdemona, Theo Lebow as Iago, and Jack Swanson as Rodrigo. Sesto Quatrini conducts. Performance Dates: Sept. 8-Oct. 20, 2019 Asmik Grigorian sings {…}

Lisette Oropesa, Patricia Racette & Poul Ruders Headline Santa Fe Opera’s 2019 Season

The Santa Fe Opera has announced its 2019 season. While the 2018 season has yet to begin, the upcoming 2019 edition will showcase five productions, including one new world premiere. Here is a look Productions  Vanessa Vasquez and Mario Chang lead Puccini’s “La Bohème” with a stellar cast that also includes Kirsten Mackinnon and Zachary Nelson. Jader Bignamini conducts the production {…}

Brenda Rae, Jakub Józef Orliński & Malin Byström To Be Featured In Oper Frankfurt’s 2018-19 Season

Oper Frankfurt has announced its 2018-19 season, featuring 14 new productions, a number of revivals and recitals. The season will feature a number of Frankfurt premieres and one world premiere. Here is a look at what to expect. New Productions Peter Eötvös ‘s “Tri sestry” gets its first Frankfurt performances in a new production by Dorothea Kirschbaum. The unique opera, {…}

Daniela Mack To Close Opera Philadelphia’s Season In ‘Carmen’

Mezzo-soprano Daniela Mack, who opened Opera Philadelphia’s 2017-2018 season in the title role of the new opera “Elizabeth Cree,” is set to close the season in the title role Bizet’s “Carmen.” The acclaimed mezzo-soprano will star in a new production by Paul Curran, who last helmed Verdi’s “La Traviata” for Philadelphia. Mack and Curran will be accompanied by a cast of rising stars including Evan {…}