Christopher Maltman, Markus Brück, Benjamin Bernheim, Saimir Pirgu, Olga Peretyatko & Rinat Shaham Lead ‘Rigoletto’ at Gran Teatre del Liceu

(Credit: Antoni Bofill) The Gran Teatre del Liceu has announced the upcoming performances of Verdi’s “Rigoletto.” The opera will star Benjamin Bernheim, Saimir Pirgu and Josep Bros in the role of Duca di Mantua; Olga Peretyatko and Aigul Khismatullina as Gilda; Grigory Shkarupa and Liang Li in the role of Sparafucile; Rinat Shaham and Nino Surguladze as Maddalena; and Christopher {…}

Elsa Dreisig, Anita Rachvelishvili & Corinne Winters Lead Grand Théâtre de Genève’s 2021-22 Season

The Grand Théâtre de Genève has announced its 2021-22 season with a variety of programs including opera, recitals and ballet as well as family events. For the purposes of this article, we will only focus on the opera and recitals. Opera Leonardo Marino and Pablo Jakob’s “Huit Minutes” will make its world premiere in François Renou’s production. The new opera will {…}

Juan Diego Flórez, Diana Damrau & Marina Rebeka Lead Top 5 Performances To See Internationally (3/6-8)

(Credit: Teatro Cervantes/Bayerische Staatsoper) This weekend, three new productions open with superb casts. Meanwhile one of the biggest stars in opera makes a major debut while a production will continue in very intriguing circumstances. Norma – Staatsoper Hamburg, Germany Marina Rebeka headlines a new production of “Norma” by Yona Kim. Rebeka takes on her signature role alongside Marcelo Puente, Liang {…}

Roberto Alagna, Venera Gimadieva & Alice Coote Headline Hamburg State Opera’s 2020-21 Season

Article in collaboration with Dejan Vukosavljevic The Hamburg State Opera has announced its 2020-21 season featuring six new productions and a number of revivals. Here is a look at the season. Oper Stabile  Penderbayne’s “Unser kleines Scheißkaff” will be performed by Larissa Wäspy, Kady Evanyshyn, Ida Aldrian, Nicholas Mogg, Hubert Kowalczyk, Peter Galliard, and Katja Pieweck. Ingmar Beck conducts the {…}

Deutsche Oper Berlin 2017-18 Review – Nabucco: Željko Lučić Stands Tall While Keith Warner’s Printing Press Production Needs Serious Editing

With over 150 opera productions to his credit, British director Keith Warner is hardly a neophyte in the lyric theatre.  The mystery is how this respected regisseur could have made such a muddle out of “Nabucco” for the Deutsche Oper Berlin.  After all, it is not so difficult to stage Verdi’s first great operatic triumph. Jean-Paul Scarpitta managed to come {…}