Barno Ismatullaeva, Jacquelyn Wagner, Pumeza Matshikiza, Mario Rojas & Daniel Luis de Vicente Lead Staatsoper Hannover’s 2024-25 Season

The Staatsoper Hannover has announced its 2024-25 season. Premieres Philip Glass’s “Satyagraha” will be conducted by Masaru Kumakura and directed by Daniel Kramer. The production will star Shanul Sharma, Meredith Wohlgemuth, Ketevan Chuntishvili, Beatriz Miranda, Lluís Calvet i Pey, Markus Suihkonen, Ruzana Grigorian, Darwin Prakash, and Markus Suihkonen. Performance Dates: Sept. 6-Oct. 31, 2024 Leoncavallo’s “Pagliacci” will receive a new {…}

Olga Peretyatko, Jennifer Rowley, Lidia Fridman & Brian Mulligan Lead Teatro Regio di Torino’s 2023-24 Season

The Teatro Regio di Torino has announced its 2023-24 season. Halévy’s “La Juive” will star Mariangela Sicilia, Gregory Kunde, Nina Minasyan, and Enkeleda Kamani. Daniel Oren conducts the production by Stefano Poda. Performance Dates: Sept. 19-Oct. 3, 2023 Offenbach’s “Un mari à la porte” will star Pawel Żak, Ksenia Chubunova, Amélie Hois, and Matteo Mollica. Riccardo Bisatti conducts Anna Maria Bruzzese’s production. Performance {…}

Dorothea Röschmann, Enkeleda Kamani & Mario Rojas Lead Opera National de Lorraine’s 2022-23 Season

The Opera National de Lorraine has announced its 2022-23 season. Here is a look at the opera productions. Opera Viktoriia Vitrenko stars in “Rendez-vous près du feu.” Performance Dates:  Sept. 27-Oct. 3, 2022 Eldar’s “Like Flesh” will star Helena Rasker, William Dazeley, and Juliette Allen with Maxime Pascal conducting and Silvia Costa directing. Performance Dates: Sept, 28-Oct. 2, 2022 “L’Amour des {…}

Simone McIntosh & Mario Rojas Announced Winners of Festival Napa Valley’s New Young Artist Initiative

Festival Napa Valley has announced the launch of the Manetti Shrem Opera Program. The new initiative will nurture the careers of young singers through fully staged opera productions and recitals, a summer vocal conservatory, and a $10,000 Manetti Shrem Prize. The winners of the 2021 Prize include Mario Rojas and Simone McIntosh. “The Manetti Shrem Opera Program enables Festival Napa {…}

Will Liverman, Ana María Martinez, René Barbera, Mario Rojas, David Portillo Headline New Productions by Lyric Opera of Chicago for 2020-21

The Lyric Opera of Chicago has announced additional productions for its 2020-21 season. In addition to its “Twilight: Gods” the company will present “Pasión Latina,” a free concert featuring such renowned artists as Ana María Martínez, René Barbera, David Portillo, Mario Rojas, Richard Ollarsaba, Denis Vélez, and Ricardo José Rivera. The performance will feature music from Puerto Rico, Mexico, Cuba, {…}

Sonya Yoncheva, Javier Camarena, Major European Opera Stars Come To Plácido Domingo’s Defense

Editor’s Note: This piece has been edited as statements have come out regarding the situation.  Following accusations of sexual harassment, numerous opera personalities have come in defense of Plácido Domingo. In the wake of accusations by nine women, opera stars have taken to Twitter, Instagram, and news outlets to defend their colleague. Among them is Bulgarian superstar soprano Sonya Yoncheva {…}