Elizabeth Llewellyn, Maxim Mironov & Patricia Racette Headline International Weekend (2/21-23)

(Credit: Courtesy of English National Opera ) This weekend there are a number of new productions including two comedies, three modern masterpieces, and one classic repertoire staple. Here is a look at our recommendations. Egmont – Theater an der Wien, Austria Edgaras Montvidas, Bo Skovhus, Maria Bengtsson, Angelika Kirchschlager, Theresa Kronthaler, and Károly Szemerédy star in Christian Jost and Christoph {…}

Anna Caterina Antonacci, Roberto Alagna & Aleksandra Kurzak Lead International Weekend – (1025-27)

(Credit: Teatro Comunale di Bologna/Vincent Pontet-Opera de Paris) This week, four rarely performed works get stagings and concert performances with formidable casts that should not be missed. There are also some classics with all-stars casts that make them unmissable. Macbeth – Wiener Staatsoper, Austria Plácido Domingo returns to the Vienna stage amidst sexual misconduct allegations to sing the title role {…}

Marina Monzó, Francesco Meli & Sabine Devieilhe Lead Top 8 Operas To See This Weekend Internationally – 10/11-13

Many companies will celebrate Verdi’s birthday this weekend. There will also be a number of baroque selections and two intriguing new productions of rarely performed works. Here are our recommendations for this weekend. Giovanna d’Arco – La Monnaie, Belgium In celebration of Verdi’s birthday, the Belgium theater presents a concert performance of Verdi’s popular early work. Salome Jicia takes on {…}

Plácido Domingo, Ailyn Pérez & Iréne Theroin Highlight Palau De les Arts’ 2019-20 Season

The Palau de les Arts has announced a varied 2019-20 season featuring operas, zarzuelas, concerts, and recitals. Here is a look. Mozart’s “Le Nozze di Figaro” is set to be conducted by Christopher Moulds in a production by Emilio Sagi. The cast will be headed by Andrzej Filończyk, María José Moreno, Sabina Puértolas, Robert Gleadow, Cecilia Molinari, Susana Cordón, and Valeriano Lanchas. Performance {…}

Ainhoa Arteta, Plácido Domingo & Yolanda Auyanet Highlight Teatro De La Zarzuela’s 2019-20 Season

The Teatro de la Zarzuela has announced its 2019-20 season featuring eight full productions, gala concerts, recitals, and many important Spanish and international stars. The season opens with Jesus Guridi’s “El Caserio” starring Raquel Lojendo, Angel Odena, Andeka Gorrotxateg, Marife Nogales, and Pablo Garcia Lopez. The second cast includes Carmen Solis, Joe Antonio Lopez, Jose Luis Sola, Ana Cristina Marco, and Jorge {…}

Anja Harteros & Pretty Yende Headline The Top 5 Operas To See This Weekend – International

This weekend has a variety of repertory staples as well as rarely performed works. There are also two highly anticipated concert performances that should not be missed. A Streetcar Named Desire – Teatro Colón, Argentina Andre Previn’s masterpiece gets its Argentina premiere in a new production by Rita Cosentino. The production stars Orla Boylan, David Adam Moore, Sarah Jane McMahon, Eric Fennell, and Victoria {…}

‘Il Viaggio a Reims’ With Juan Diego Flórez Announces Cast

The cast of “Il Viaggio a Reims” with Juan Diego Flórez and friends has been announced. The concert performance is set to star Spanish singers Ruth Iniesta as Corinna, Marina Monzó as Contessa di Folleville, Carmen Romeu as Madama Cortese, and Xabier Anduaga as Cavalier Belfiore. Juan Diego Flórez will sing the role of Conte di Libenskof while Anna Goryachova will sing the role of Marchesa Melibea. The rest of the cast will {…}