Francesco Meli, Irina Lungu, Salome Jicia & Angela Meade Lead Teatro Carlo Felice’s 2023-24 Season

The Teatro Caro Felice has announced its 2023-24 season. Benjamin Britten’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” opens the season with a cast that includes Christopher Ainslie, Sydney Mancasola, Matteo Anselmi, Scott Wilde, Kamelia Kader, Peter Kirk, John Chest, Hagar Sharvit, Keri Fuge, David Shipley, David Ireland, Seumas Begg, Sion Goronwy, Robert Burt, and Benjamin Bevan. Donato Renzetti conducts the production by Laurence Dale. Performance Dates: Oct. 13-19, 2023 Dante Ferretti directs Massenet’s “Werther” with Jean-François Borras, Jérôme {…}

Eleonora Buratto, Magdalena Kožená, Ismael Jordi, Cecilia Bartoli & Juan Diego Flórez Lead Palau de Les Arts’s 2022-23 Season

The Palau de les Arts in Valencia has announced its 2022-23 season featuring opera, zarzuela concerts and inetrnational stars. Opera Jamie Man’s “Zelle” will be showcased with countertenor Steve Katona, Ryoko Aoki, Jackie Janssens, Asko|Schönberg, Wiek Hijmans, Joey Marijs, and Tatiana Rosa. Man conducts his work. Performance Date: Sept. 16, 2022 Alex Esposito, Eleonora Buratto, Silvia Tro Santafé, and Ismael {…}

Aida Garifullina, Maixm Mironov, Carlos Álvarez & Chen Reiss Lead Teatro alla Scala’s Fall Season

The Teatro alla Scala is set to open its fall season featuring three Rossini Operas, a work by Cavalli, and a Donizetti opera. Here is a look at the upcoming fall season. The season opens with Rossini’s “L’Italiana in Algeri” conducted by Ottavio Dantone. The cast includes Mirco Palazzi, Giulio Mastrototaro, Maxim Mironov, Antonino Siragusa, Roberto de Candia and Gaëlle Arquez {…}

Maggio Musicale Fiorentino to Film ‘Cosi Fan Tutte’ Starring Valentina Naforniţa & Thomas Hampson

The Maggio musicale Fiorentino is set to livestream a new production of Mozart’s “Cosi fan tutte.” The new production by Sven-Eric Bechtolf will be filmed without an audience on March 28 and will premiere online in the coming months. Zubin Mehta conducts the opera which is set to star Valentina Naforniţa as Fiordiligi, Vasilisa Berzhanskaya as Dorabella, Matthew Swensen as {…}

Maggio Musicale Fiorentino Announces Two New Opera Streams

The Maggio Musicale Fiorentino has announced upcoming streams. With Italian theaters still closed for audiences, Alexander Pereira has announced that the company will move forward with productions of “Rigoletto” and “Così Fan Tutte” without an audience. Both operas will be streamed in a manner similar to what the company recently did with “Otello” and the upcoming “Linda Chamonix.” “Rigoletto” will {…}

Kristina Mkhitaryan, Charles Castronovo, Soloman Howard, Elena Tsallagova Headline Glyndebourne’s 2021 Festival

The Glyndebourne has announced its upcoming slate for the 2021 season. The festival will open in May with Janáček’s “Kát’a Kabanová,” the first time the opera is presented at the festival in 20 years. Director Damiano Michieletto will make his company debut, leading a production that will be conducted by Robin Ticciati and will star Kateřina Knĕžíková in the title role. {…}

Irina Lungu, Lawrence Brownlee, Daichi Fujiki, Stéphanie d’Oustrac Headline New National Theatre, Tokyo’s 2020-21 Season

The New National Theatre, Tokyo has announced its 2020-21 season. The season will open with Britten’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” in a production by Sir David McVicar. Per the company’s official website, the production will be modified into “A New Normal” style which will include social distancing protocols for artists. The opera will star Daichi Fujiki as Oberon, Kerstin Avemo {…}