Wexford Festival Opera 2023 Review: L’Italiana In Algeri

(Photo: Padraig Grant) The success of the Wexford Factory, the festival’s development program for young singers, was splendidly illustrated by its presentation of Rossini’s comic opera “L’Italiana in Algeri.” Without exception, the singers engaged enthusiastically with Conor Hanratty’s fast-moving and highly amusing staging that kept the audience entertained and laughing along. Although they possess various levels of experience, all produced {…}

Andreas Schager, Scott Hendricks, Elena Guseva, Maria Barakova & Annalisa Stroppa Lead Bregenz Festival 2022 Season

(Credit: Bregenz Festival official website) The Bregenz Festival has announced its 2022 slate, featuring four operas and international stars. Here is the full slate. Operas Rossini’s “L’Italiana in Algeri” stars Maria Barakova as Isabella, Alberto Comes as Mustafa, Sarah Yang as Elvira, and Spencer Britten as Lindoro. The cast also includes Florence Losseau, Hubert Kowalczyk, and Pierpaolo Martella. Jonathan Brandani {…}

Tiroler Landestheater Innsbruck Announces 2021-22 Season

Tiroler Landestheater in Innsbruck, Austria has announced its 2021-22 season featuring theater, opera, symphony and dance. For the purposes of this article, we will only focus on vocal and operatic performances. The season with Péter Eötvös’s “Der goldene Drache” with Hansjörg Sofka conducting a production by Björn Reinke. Performance Dates: Oct. 16-Dec. 17, 2021 Piazzolla’s “Maria de Buenos Aires” will be directed {…}

Teatro alla Scala Announces L’Italiana in Algeri’ with Maxim Mironov & Cecilia Molinari

The Teatro alla Scala is set to perform a revival of Rossini’s “L’Italiana in Algeri.” The performance will be streamed on the Teatro alla Scala’s website, YouTube page, and Facebook page on May 25. The production by Jean-Pierre Ponnelle will be staged by Grischa Asagaroff and will star Carlo Lepore, Enkeleda Kamani, Francesca Di Sauro, Alessandro Luongo, Maxim Mironov, Cecilia Molinari, {…}

Vasilisa Berzhanskaya, Giulio Pelligra & Alexandros Stavrakakis Lead Teatro Massimo di Palermo Online Concert

(Credits: Salzburger Festspiele official website / Allegorica Opera Management official website / Askonas Holt  official website) The Teatro Massimo di Palermo will livestream its concert on Jan. 31, 2021. Mezzosoprano Vasilisa Berzhanskaya, tenor Giulio Pelligra and bass Alexandros Stavrakakis will perform a program that includes Sergej Prokofiev’s Symphony No. 1 in D major op. 25, and Igor Stravinsky’s “Pulcinella.” Gabriele {…}

Mezzo-Soprano Carol García Joins Gran Teatre del Liceu’s ‘Les Contes d’Hoffmann’

(Credit: Gran Teatre Del Liceu official website) The Gran Teatre Del Liceu has announced that mezzo-soprano Stéphanie d’Oustrac has cancelled her participation in Offenbach’s “Les contes d’Hoffmann” on Jan. 19 & 31, 2021 in the role of La Musa/Nicklausse, due to health reasons. As a result, mezzo-soprano Carol García will perform in her stead. García will join the cast that {…}