Leonardo Capalbo, Anush Hovhannisyan & Theo Hoffman Lead Israeli Opera’s 2021-22 Season

The Israeli Opera has announced its 2021-22 season featuring eight productions. Mozart’s “The Magic Flute” opens the season with Alla Vasilevitsky, Yael Levita, Alasdair Kent, Aaron Blake, Theo Hoffman, Oded Reich, and Beate Ritter. Nimrod David Pfeffer conducts. Performance Dates: Nov. 4-15, 2021 Ira Bertman, Alla Vasilevitsky, Andrei Bondarenko, and Kostas Smorginas lead Tchaikovsky’s “Eugene Onegin” with Dan Ettinger conducting. {…}

Annette Dasch, Patrizia Ciofi, Ève-Maud Hubeaux & Levente Molnár Lead Opéra Nice Côte d’Azur’s 2021-22 Season

(Credits: Opéra Nice Côte d’Azur official website) L’Opéra Nice Côte d’Azur has announced its 2021-22 season. Here is a look at the operatic and vocal performances. Opera “Réunion de Famille” features music and arias from “Akhnaten,” “La Dame blanche,” “Macbeth,” and “Le Voyage dans la lune,” and spotlights the Choeur de l’Opéra Nice Côte d’Azur. Daniele Callegari conducts. Performance date: {…}

Erwin Schrott, Willard White, Matthew Polenzani & Klára Kolonits Lead Hungarian State Opera’s 2021-22 Season

The Hungarian State Opera has announced its 2021-22 season featuring new productions, revivals, and concerts. Here is a look: Premiere  Andrea Szántó stars in Calixto Bieto’s new production of Bizet’s “Carmen.” The opera also features Szabolcs Brickner , Kinga Kriszta, Gábor Bretz , and Zoltá Nagy . Balázs Kocsár conducts. Performance Dates: Sept. 3-Oct. 10, 2021 Beethoven/Strauss’ “König Stephan / {…}

Sondra Radvanovsky, Joseph Calleja, Catalina Cuervo Headline Top 5 Operas To See This Weekend In North America

It’s time for another weekend of opera, with a wide range of impressive offerings coming from around the continent. This week’s selections include a number of repertory staples as well as some unique modern operas by living composers. Frida – Atlanta Opera, Georgia The Atlanta Opera closes out its production of “Frida” with two performances on Friday and Sunday. The {…}

Michael Sumuel & Jeanine De Bique Headline San Francisco Opera’s New ‘Le Nozze Di Figaro’

San Francisco Opera is set to present Mozart’s “Le Nozze di Figaro” in a new production by director Michael Cavanagh. The production marks the beginning of a multi-year project to weave together Mozart and librettist Lorenzo Da Ponte’s three operas, “Le Nozze di Figaro,” “Così fan tutte,” and “Don Giovanni” as a trilogy set within an American manor house during {…}

CD / DVD Releases – Week of March 4

This week’s CD releases feature a new album from a famed Hungarian artist alongside a number of releases from Naxos for your viewing pleasure. Giants, tragedians, comedians, heroes Levente Molnar releases his first solo album on Universal. The CD entitled “Giants, tragedians, comedians, heroes”  includes 13 arias from “Bank Ban,” “Pagliacci,” “Le Nozze di Figaro,” “Rigoletto,” “Falstaff,” “Andrea Chénier,”  and {…}