Vittoria Yeo, George Petean, Caterina Sala & Giuliana Gianfaldoni Lead Teatro Petruzzelli’s 2024 Season

The Teatro Petruzzelli in Bari has announced its 2024 season. Opera Beethoven’s “Fidelio” will open the season with Joan Anton Rechi directing and Stefano Montanari conducting. The production is set to star Modestas Sedlevičius, Vito Priante, Jörg Schneider, Helena Juntunen, Tillman Rönnebeck, Francesca Benitez, and Pavel Kolgatin. Performance Dates: Jan. 26-Feb. 1, 2024  Vittoria Yeo, Michiko Takeda, Mario Cassi, Luca Galli, {…}

Jonathan Tetelman, Maria Agresta, Nina Stemme, Yusif Eyvazov Lead Teatro Massimo di Palermo’s 2023-24 Season

The Teatro Massimo di Palermo has announced its 2023-24 season. Opera The season opens with Bellini’s “I Capuleti e Montecchi.” Omer Meir Wellber conducts the production by Idan Cohen. The cast includes Maria Kataeva and Anna Pennisi as Romeo and Marina Monzó and Francesca Pia Vitale as Giulietta. Ioan Hotea, Mert Süngü, Marco Spotti, and Gabriele Sagona round out the {…}

Enea Scala, Mane Galoyan, Raffaele Pe & Zuzana Marková Highlight Oper Köln’s 2022-23 Season

The Oper Köln has announced its 2022-23 season featuring nine new productions and five revivals. Here is a look at the operatic productions of the season. Premieres Enea Scala headlines Berlioz’s “Les Troyens” alongside Mirko Roschkowski in a new production by Johannes Erath. The cast also includes Veronica Simeoni, Isabelle Druet, and Marco Spotti. Francois Xavier-Roth conducts. Premiere Date: Sept. {…}

Xabier Anduaga, Francesco Meli, Lawrence Brownlee & Saioa Hernández Lead Teatro dell’Opera di Roma’s 2021-22 Season

(Credit: Teatro dell’Opera di Roma) Italy’s Teatro dell’Opera di Roma has announced the 2021-22 season featuring world premieres, rarely staged works, and star singers. Here is a look at the operatic performances of the season. Pre-Opening Before opening night, the fall season will see Verdi’s “Giovanna d’Arco.” The work will be presented for the first time in Rome since 1972 {…}

Lawrence Brownlee, Michael Spyres, Ramón Vargas, Karine Deshayes, Sophie Koch Headline Théâtre Capitole de Toulouse’s 2021-22 Season

The Théâtre Capitole de Toulouse has announced its 2021-22 season. It all kicks off with a production of “La Gioconda” starring Béatrice Uria-Monzon, René Morloc, Marco Spotti, Varduhi Abrahayman, Ramón Vargas, and Pierrre-Yves Pruvot. Roberto Rizzi-Brignoli conducts a production by Olivier Py. Performance Dates: Sept. 24-Oct. 3, 2021 Michel Fau will direct “Wozzeck” which stars Stéphane Degout, Sophie Koch, Nikolai {…}

Irina Lungu, Lawrence Brownlee, Daichi Fujiki, Stéphanie d’Oustrac Headline New National Theatre, Tokyo’s 2020-21 Season

The New National Theatre, Tokyo has announced its 2020-21 season. The season will open with Britten’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” in a production by Sir David McVicar. Per the company’s official website, the production will be modified into “A New Normal” style which will include social distancing protocols for artists. The opera will star Daichi Fujiki as Oberon, Kerstin Avemo {…}

Lawrence Brownlee, Olga Peretyako & Serena Farnocchia Headline Opera Royal De Wallonie’s 2018-19 Season

The Opera Royal del Wallonie-Liege has announced its 2018-19 season featuring five new productions and nine showcases in total. The season contains a number of rarely performed works in addition to repertoire staples featuring many prominent and rising stars. Here is a look. Productions  Stefano Vizioli directs Verdi’s “Il Trovatore” with Fabio Sartori in the title role and Violetta Urmana as {…}