Anna Netrebko, Elīna Garanča, Anja Harteros, Sonya Yoncheva, Piotr Beczała Highlight Opernhaus Zürich’s 2021-22 Season

The Opernhaus Zürich has announced its 2021-22 season. Here is the full slate. Operas – Premieres Richard Strauss‘ “Salome” will star Elena Stikhina, Kostas Smoriginas, Wolfgang Ablinger-Sperrhacke, Michaela Schuster, Mauro Peter, and Siena Licht Miller. Simone Young conducts the production by Andreas Homoki. Performance dates: Sep. 12 – Oct. 17, 2021 Verdi‘s “Il Trovatore” will spotlight Quinn Kelsey, Marina Rebeka, {…}

Anita Rachvelishvili, Piotr Beczała, Federica Lombardi & Chen Reiss Headline Wiener Staatsoper Streaming Slate

(Photo Credits: © Wiener Staatsoper / Michael Pöhn / Bayerische Staatsoper official website / Chen Reiss official website) The Wiener Staatsoper has announced the next slate of operas that will be presented on its streaming platform over the next week. The week opens with three operas by Leoš Janáček. First up is Leoš Janáček’s operatic masterwork “Káťa Kabanová” with Angela {…}

Teatro La Fenice Concludes November Streams with Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony

The Teatro La Fenice will continue its live stream series by celebrating Beethoven’s 250th anniversary. On Nov. 27, the company will perform Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony without an audience under the direction of Myung-Whun Chung. The symphony will star soprano Laura Aikin, mezzo-soprano Anke Vondung, tenor Michael Schade, and bass Thomas Johannes Mayer. Marino Moretti will lead la Fenice’s chorus. The {…}

Plácido Domingo, Mirella Freni, Anna Netrebko Headline La Scala’s Streaming Options This Week (April 20-26)

(Credit: Brescia e Amisano) The Teatro alla Scala has announced its upcoming opera streams via Raiplay and Rai5. On Monday, April 20, the company will present Mozart’s “Lucio Silla” on Raiplay with Kresimir Spicer, Lenneke Ruiten, Marianne Crebassa, Inga Kalna, and Giulia Semenzato. On that same day, Verdi’s “Giovanna d’Arco” will be presented on Rai5 with Anna Netrebko, Francesco Meli, {…}

Plácido Domingo, Marina Rebeka & Kate Lindsey Among Stars Featured At Wiener Staatsoper’s 2019-20 Season

The Vienna State Opera has announced its 2019-20 season, which includes six new productions and a whopping 58 operas overall. There are also a plethora of concert performances as well featuring some of the greatest opera stars on the planet. New Productions  The new season kicks off with a new production of Britten’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” Directed by Irina {…}

Top 5 Operas to See This Weekend – International (11/17-19): Vittorio Grigolo, Joyce DiDonato & Ekaterina Bakanova Lead Must-See Operas

This weekend features a plethora of major performances from opera’s greatest stars all around the world. Here are our picks for the top five must-see shows of the weekend. L’Elisir D’Amore – Wiener Staatsoper, Austria  “Adriana Lecourevur” maybe the hottest ticket in Vienna because of Anna Netrebko but it isn’t the only show that is essential viewing. Vittorio Grigolo returns {…}