Göteborg Opera Announces 2021-22 Season Featuring Vassilis Kavayas, Daniel Brenna & Katarina Karnéus

The Göteborg Opera in Sweden has announced its 2021-22 season, which will include five opera productions. First up will be Rossini’s “Il Barbiere di Siviglia” starring Vassilis Kavayas, Markus Schwartz, Ann-Kristin Jones, Hannes Öberg, Mats Almgren, and Mia Karlsson, among others. Rodula Gaitanou directs while Ville Matvejeff conducts. Performance Dates: August 29 – Oct. 2, 2021 Carolina Sandgren headlines “Tosca” {…}

Daniel Brenna & Ingela Brimberg Lead Göteborg Opera’s ‘Siegfried’ Online Edition

(Credits: Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe official website / Malin Arnesson) The Göteborg Opera will premiere Wagner’s opera “Siegfried,”  the third installment of Gothenburg’s four-year Ring cycle project. Wagner’s famed masterwork will star Dan Karlström as Mime, Olafur Sigurdarson in the role of Alberich, Mats Almgren as Fafner, Hege Høisæter in the role of Erda, Sofie Asplund as the Woodbird, Ingela Brimberg {…}

Lise Davidsen, Mary Elizabeth Williams, Ana Maria Martinez, Jennifer Rowley Headline Top 10 Operas to Stream this Week

This is it. Next week will bring us into the traditional fall opera season where most opera companies would have initially started to open up their initial productions. In Europe, this trend will continue. In North America, it won’t. So the streaming will continue in unique and diverse formats. This week’s recommendations are no different. As always, don’t forget to {…}

Gerald Finley Headlines Final Opera of Glyndebourne Open House Virtual Festival

(Credit: Tristram Kenton/Glyndebourne) Glyndebourne has announced the final opera that will be featured as part of its virtual festival. Starting on August 30, and running through Sept. 6, 2020, the organization will present “Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg” in a production by Sir David McVicar. Vladimir Jurowski conducts a cast starring Marco Jentzsch, Anna Gabler, Topi Lehtipuu, Alastair Miles, Johannes Martin {…}