Irina Lungu, Nicola Alaimo, Vittorio Grigolo, Arturo Chacón-Cruz & Lianna Haroutounian Lead Opéra Royal de Wallonie-Liège’s 2024-25 Season

The Opéra Royal de Wallonie in Liège has announced its 2024-25 season. Opera The season opens with Verdi’s “La Traviata” with Giampaolo Bisanti conducting a production by Thaddeus Strassberger. Irina Lungu, Dmitry Korchak, and Simone Piazzola star. Performance Dates: Sept. 13-24, 2024 Leoš Janáček’s “Kát’a Kabanová” will star Anush Hovhannisyan, Anton Rositskiy, Nino Surguladze, Sergei Skorokhodov, Jana Kurucová, Dmitry Cheblykov, {…}

Marina Rebeka, Ermonela Jaho, Cecilia Bartoli & Jessica Pratt Lead Opéra Royal de Wallonie-Liège’s 2022-23 Season

The Opéra Royale de Wallonie-Liège has announced its 2022-23 season. To kick things off, Jodie Devos takes on the title role in Delibes’ “Lakmé” alongside Philippe Talbot, Lionel Lhote, Pierre Doyen, and Marion Lebègue. Frédéric Chaslin conducts. Performance Dates: Sept. 20-Oct. 1, 2022 Giuseppe Finzi conducts Rossini’s “Il Turco in Italia” with Bruno De Simone, Gianna Cañete Gallo, Guido Loconsolo, {…}

Marina Monzó Replaces Sabine Devieilhe in Bayerische Staatsoper’s ‘Die Zauberflöte’

(Credit: Gemma Escribano) Soprano Marina Monzó will perform the role of Die Königin der Nacht in the upcoming production of Mozart’s “Die Zauberflöte” at the Bayerische Staatsoper, replacing the originally scheduled Sabine Devieilhe. Monzó joins a cast that includes Pavol Breslik as Tamino, Olga Kulchynska as Pamina, and Günther Groissböck as Sarastro. The cast also includes Eliza Boom, Daria Proszek, {…}

Two Singers Dropped From Production of ‘Lucia di Lammermoor’ at Opéra Royal de Wallonie-Liège

The General and Artistic Director of Opéra Royal de Wallonie-Liège Stefano Pace has announced that tenors Maxime Melnik and Zeno Popescu will no longer be appearing in the Stefano Mazzonis di Pralafera and Gianni Santucci’s production of Donizetti’s “Lucia di Lammermoor.” Per the statement, two singers were dropped from the production because it was estimated that they did not satisfy {…}

Speranza Scappucci Withdraws From Opéra Royal de Wallonie-Liège’s ‘Lucia di Lammermoor’ Due to Surgery

(Credit: Speranza Scappucci official website) The Music Director of Opéra Royal de Wallonie-Liège Speranza Scappucci has canceled her upcoming performances of Donizetti’s “Lucia di Lammermoor” in November 2021 due to surgery. Scappucci took to Facebook with the following statement: “Dear Friends and Fans! After a very successful production of Eugene Onegin, I am unfortunately forced to cancel my next project {…}