Olga Peretyatko, Sara Blanch & Enea Scala Lead Rossini Opera Festival’s 2023 Season

The Rossini Opera Festival has announced its 2023 season featuring three productions and concerts. The first production of the season will be “Eduardo e Cristina” in a new production by Stefano Poda. Jader Bignamini conducts Enea Scala, Anastasia Bartoli, Daniela Barcellona, Grigory Shkarupa, and Matteo Roma. Performance Dates: August 11-20, 2023 “Aureliano in Palmira” will be conducted by George Petrou {…}

Jonas Kaufmann, Anna Netrebko, Sonya Yoncheva, & Juan Diego Flórez Among Headliners at Festpielhaus Baden-Baden’s 2023 Season

The Baden-Baden Festspielhaus has announced its 2023 season which will celebrate its 25th anniversary. The season opens with Jonas Kaufmann and Ludovic Tézier singing famous duets from operas by Verdi, Puccini and Ponchielli. Performance Dates: Jan. 8, 2023 Osterfestpiele Baden-Baden Kirill Petrenko conducts the Berliner Philharmoniker in Strauss’ “De Frau ohne Schatten.” Paul Zoller directs a cast that includes Iréne {…}

Maria Josè Siri, Ivan Magrì & Sara Blanch Lead Teatro Filarmonico’s 2023 Season

The Teatro Filarmonico has announced its 2023 season. The season opens with Mozart’s “Le Nozze di Figaro” starring Giulio Mastrototaro, Sara Blanch, Alessandro Luongo, Gilda Fiume, and Annalisa Stroppa. Francesco Ommassini conducts the production by Ivan Stefanutti. Performance Dates: Jan. 22-29, 2023 Massimiliano Stefanelli conducts Verdi’s “Aida” in a production by Franco Zeffirelli. Monica Conesa sings the title role with {…}

Elizabeth Llewellyn, Marina Monzo & Alexia Voulgaridou Lead Welsh National Opera’s 2022 Spring Season

The Welsh National Opera has announced its spring 2022 season. The season opens with a revival of Mozart’s “Don Giovanni” with two casts led by Simon Bailey, Joshua Bloom, Marina Monzo, Linda Richardson, Andrei Kymach, Duncan Rock, James Platt, Trystan Llŷr Griffiths, Kenneth Tarver, Sarah Tynan, Meeta Ravel, Harriet Eyley, Isabelle Peters, James Atkinson, and Gareth Brynmor John. Tobias Ringborg and Frederick Brown share conducting duties. Performance {…}

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, {…}

Carmela Remigio, Xabier Anduaga, Ainhoa Arteta & Ramón Vargas Lead Teatro de la Maestranza’s 2020-21 Season

(Credits: Nicola Allegri/Elena Cherkashyna) The Teatro de la Maestranza in Seville, Spain has announced the casting for its 2020-21 season featuring international stars. The season opens with Mozart’s “Così fan tutte“ starring Carmela Remigio, Maite Beaumont, Simon Mechlinski, Xabier Anduaga, Natalia Labourdette, and Roberto de Candia. Iván López Reynoso conducts. Performance Dates: Nov. 3-7, 2020 Fausto Nardi conducts Monteverdi’s “Combattimento” with Rocío Martínez, Anna Alàs i Jové, David Alegret, and {…}

Javier Camarena, Brandon Jovanovich & Piotr Beczala Highlight Deutsche Oper Berlin’s 2020-21 Season

The Deutshce Oper Berlin has announced its 2020-21 season featuring six new productions and a new Ring Cycle. Premieres The season kicks off with “The 7 Deaths of Maria Callas,” which will be directed by Marina Abramovic. Marina Abramovic, Nadezhda Karyazina, Whitney Morrison, Leah Hawkins, Adela Zaharia, Selene Zanetti, Gabriella Reyes, and Mané Galoyan will lead the cast. Performance Dates: {…}