Yusif Eyvazov, Angel Villari, Marta Torbidoni & Ruth Iniesta Lead Macerata Opera Festival’s 2024 Season

The Macerata Opera Festival has announced its 2024 season, which will be dedicated to Giacomo Puccini and will celebrate its 60th anniversary. The season will open with Puccini’s “Turandot” starring Olga Maslova (Turandot), Angelo Villari (Calaf), Ruth Iniesta (Liù), Antonio Di Matteo (Timur), Lodovico Filippo Ravizza (Ping), Paolo Antognetti (Pang), and Francesco Pittari (Pong). The opera will be performed with {…}

Sara Blanch, Kathryn Lewek & Gregory Kunde, Lead Opéra de Nice’s 2022-23 Season

The Opéra de Nice has announced its 2022-23 season featuring seven operatic productions and concert performances. Opera The season opens with Bellini’s “La Sonnambula” starring Adrian Sâmpetrean, Sara Blanch, and Edgardo Rocha. Giuliano Carella conducts the production by Rolando Villazón, which is set for the Metropolitan Opera. Performance Date: Nov. 4-8, 2022 “Soirée comédie musicale” will feature Alexandra Cravero conducting {…}

Jonas Kaufmann, Sondra Radvanovsky, Benjamin Bernheim & Anja Harteros Lead Opernhaus Zürich’s 2022-23 Season

The Opernhaus Zürich has announced its 2022-23 season with 12 new productions and numerous revivals. Premieres Eric Cutler, Christof Fischesser, Tomasz Konieczny, Katie van Kooten, Patricia Bardon, and Camilla Nylund star in Wagner’s “Die Walküre.” The new production by Andreas Homoki will be conducted by Gianandrea Noseda. Performance Dates: Sept. 18-Oct. 29, 2022 Offenbach’s “Barkouf” will see Jérémie Rhorer conduct the {…}

Anna Netrebko, Sonya Yoncheva, Lisette Oropesa & Plácido Domingo Lead Arena di Verona’s Revised Summer 2020 Edition

The Arena di Verona has announced its alternative 2020 Summer Festival entitled “In the Heart of Music.” The season opens with a concert entitled “Il cuore italiano della Musica” featuring soloists Eleonora Buratto, Donata D’Annunzio Lombardi, Rosa Feola, Barbara Frittoli, Maria José Siri, Daniela Barcellona, Annamaria Chiuri, Veronica Simeoni, Annalisa Stroppa, Fabio Armiliato, Roberto Aronica, Francesco Meli, Saimir Pirgu, Fabio {…}

Erwin Schrott, Catherine Foster & Gabriela Scherer Highlight Staatstheater Wiesbaden’s 2020-21 Season

Credit: Uwe Arens/Dario Acosta/Tatyana Vlasova The Staatstheater Wiesbaden has announced its 2020-21 season featuring eight new productions, the Ring Cycle and a number of important revivals. Here is a look. Premieres  Konrad Junghänel conducts a new production of Rossini’s “Il Barbiere di Siviglia” with Tilo Nest directing. Ioan Hotea and  Antonio Garés share the role of the count while Silvia {…}

Lisette Oropesa & Piotr Beczala & The Top 7 Operas To See This Weekend – International

Credit: Opera de Pairs/Teatro alla Scala/Wiener Staatsoper/Opera Royal de Wallonie It’s a weekend filled with broadcasts, premieres and new productions that are not be missed. Tosca – Wiener Staatsoper, Austria Piotr Beczala receives his Kammersänger honor after the performance of Puccini’s masterpiece. He is joined by Nina Stemme and Carlos Álvarez. The starry cast is joined by Marc Armiliato in the {…}

Ildebrando D’Arcangelo, Anna Netrebko & Nino Machaidze Highlight Opera Royal De Wallonie’s 2019-20 Season

The Opera Royal de Wallonie-Liege has announced its 2019-20 season featuring nine operas, six of which are new productions. Puccini’s “Madama Butterfly” opens the season in a new production by Stefano Mazzonis di Pralafera. Two casts will be led under the baton of Speranza Scappucci, featuring Svetlana Aksenova and Yasko Sato sharing the title role, Alexey Dolgov and Dominick Chenes {…}

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 {…}