Isabel Leonard, Tomasz Konieczny, Dmitri Hvorostovsky & Piotr Beczala headline Wiener Staatsoper’s Streaming Week

The Wiener Staatsoper has announced this week’s streaming series. The week begins with Rossini’s “La Cenerentola” from 2018 starring Isabel Leonard, Maxim Mironov, Alessio Arduini, and Luca Pisaroni. Streaming Date: Jan. 5, 2021 Dvořák’s “Rusalka” follows with Tomáš Hanus conducting the production from 2020. The opera stars Piotr Beczała, Olga Bezsmertna, Jongmin Park, Elena Zhidkova, and Monika Bohinec. Streaming Date: Jan. {…}

Plácido Domingo, Cecilia Bartoli & Marina Rebeka Lead Opéra de Monte-Carlo’s 2020-21 Season

The Opéra de Monte-Carlo has announced its 2020-21 season featuring five opera productions, concerts, and galas. Albin Grau conducts a cine concert of “Nosferatu.” Performance Dates: Oct. 21, 2020 Cecilia Bartoli headlines an evening of Baroque music alongside Sofia Vinnik, Petr Nekoranec, and José Coca Loza. Gianluca Capuano conducts a production by Jean-Louis Grinda. Performance Date: Nov. 19, 2020 Frédéric {…}

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 {…}

Roberto Alagna, Venera Gimadieva & Alice Coote Headline Hamburg State Opera’s 2020-21 Season

Article in collaboration with Dejan Vukosavljevic The Hamburg State Opera has announced its 2020-21 season featuring six new productions and a number of revivals. Here is a look at the season. Oper Stabile  Penderbayne’s “Unser kleines Scheißkaff” will be performed by Larissa Wäspy, Kady Evanyshyn, Ida Aldrian, Nicholas Mogg, Hubert Kowalczyk, Peter Galliard, and Katja Pieweck. Ingmar Beck conducts the {…}

Olga Peretyatko, Karin Deshayes, & Erwin Schrott Lead 2020 Rossini Opera Festival

The 41st Rossini Opera Festival has announced the full casting for its 2020 Festival. As previously announced there will be three operas presented this year. The 2020 season will showcase three productions, including “Moïse et Pharaon” directed by Pier Luigi Pizzi and conducted by Giacomo Sagripanti. The cast will include Roberto Tagliavini, Erwin Schrott, Olga Peretyatko, Vasilisa Berzhanskaya, Monica Bacelli, {…}

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 {…}