Benjamin Bernheim Asmik Grigorian, Juan Diego Florez, Elīna Garanča & Cecilia Bartoli Lead Salzburg Festival’s 2024 Season

(Credit: © SF / Peter Rigaud) The Salzburg Festival has announced its 2024 Season. Here is a look at the vocal performances. Opera Strauss’ “Caprricio” is set to be performed in concert form with Elsa Dreisig and Bo Skovhus as Countess and Count. The cast also includes Sebastian Kohlhepp (Flamand), Konstantin Krimmel (Olivier), Mika Kares (La Roche), Ève-Maud Hubeaux (Clairon), {…}

Anna Catarina Antonacci, Roberta Mantegna, Jacquelyn Wagner & Andrè Schuen Lead Theater an der Wien’s 2023-24 Season

The Theater an der Wien has announced its 2023-24 season featuring opera productions and opera in concert. Opera Jérémie Rhorer conducts Donizetti’s “Les Martyrs” with Cezary Tomaszewski directing. Roberta Mantegna and John Osborn lead the cast, which also includes Mattia Olivieri, David Steffens, Nicolò Donini, and Patrick Kabongo. Performance Date: Sept. 18-28, 2023 Philip Venables’s “Denis & Katya” will star {…}

Amina Edris, Julia Muzychenko, Hélène Carpentier & Mélissa Petit Lead Opéra de Limoges’ 2022-23 Season

France’s Opéra de Limoges has announced its 2022-23 season featuring five productions. The season opens with Saint-Saëns’ “La Princesse jaune” under the direction of Philippe Forget. Alexandra Lacroix directs the production which stars Camille Schnoor and François Rougier. Performance Dates: Nov. 6 & 8, 2022 Julien Dran, Mélissa Petit, Jean Luc Ballestra, François Rougier, Sophie Marin-Degor, Cécile Galois, and Edouard Portal perform {…}

Joyce DiDonato, Juan Diego Flórez, Aleksandra Kurzak Headline Opernhaus Zürich Streams Throughout January & February

(Images source: MEZZO TV website) Opernhaus Zürich will broadcast three operas on MEZZO TV throughout January and February 2021. First up will be Bellini’s operatic jewel “I Capuleti e i Montecchi” featuring Joyce DiDonato in the role of Romeo, Olga Kulchynska as Giulietta, Benjamin Bernheim in the role of Tebaldo, Alexei Botnarciuc as Capellio, and Erik Anstine as Lorenzo. Opernhaus {…}

Opéra National de Paris Cancels Run of ‘Die Zauberflöte’

(Credit: Svetlana Loboff / OnP) Opéra National de Paris has officially announced the cancellation of the whole run of Mozart and Schikaneder’s singspiel “Die Zauberflöte.” The opera was scheduled for several performances between Jan. 12 and Feb. 22. 2021. The cast for the production included Cyrille Dubois, Stanislas de Barbeyrac, Alex Esposito, Florian Sempey, Mélissa Petit, Nicolas Testé, Julie Fuchs, {…}

Anna Netrebko, Charles Castronovo, Elīna Garanča & Cecilia Bartoli Lead Salzburg Festival’s 2021 Season

(Credits: © Dario Acosta / Charles Castronovo official website / Deutsche Oper am Rhein official website / Kristian Schuller/Decca) The Salzburg Festival has announced its 2021 edition, featuring 8 operas and numerous concert performances. Mozart’s “Don Giovanni” will feature Mika Kares as Il Commendatore, Nadezhda Pavlova as Donna Anna, Michael Spyres in the role of Don Ottavio, Federica Lombardi as {…}

Christian Gerhaher, Ailyn Pérez, Matthew Polenzani, Marlis Petersen Highlight Bayerische Staatsoper 2020-21 Free Streaming Season

(Credits: Gregor Hohenberg/Sony / Chris Singer / Rebecca Fay / Artists Management Zürich official website) The Bayerische Staatsoper has announced the full slate for its 2020-21 free streaming season. Here is the look. Walter Braunfels’ “Die Vögel” will feature Wolfgang Koch, Günter Papendell, Caroline Wettergreen, Emily Pogorelc, Yajie Zhang, Eliza Boom, Bálint Szabó, Theodore Platt, George Vîrban, Charles Workman, and {…}

Anna Caterina Antonacci, Roberto Alagna & Aleksandra Kurzak Lead International Weekend – (1025-27)

(Credit: Teatro Comunale di Bologna/Vincent Pontet-Opera de Paris) This week, four rarely performed works get stagings and concert performances with formidable casts that should not be missed. There are also some classics with all-stars casts that make them unmissable. Macbeth – Wiener Staatsoper, Austria Plácido Domingo returns to the Vienna stage amidst sexual misconduct allegations to sing the title role {…}