Sonya Yoncheva, Juan Diego Flórez, Natalie Dessay, Patricia Racette, Renée Fleming Headline Metropolitan Opera’s Summer Encore 2022 Series

The Metropolitan Opera, together with Fathom Events, has announced that it will be presenting summer encore performances of its Live in HD series. The Encore series kicks off with a repeat screening of the 2015 production of “The Merry Widow” starring Renée Fleming, Nathan Gunn, Kelli O’Hara, Alek Shrader, and Thomas Allen. Andrew Davis conducts. Screening Date: July 13, 2022 {…}

Natalie Dessay, Patricia Petibon, Armando Noguera & Julia Muzychenko lead Opéra de Massy’s 2022-23 Season

The Opéra de Massy has unveiled its 2022-23 season. Kicking things off, Armando Noguera, Ludivine Gombert, Sarah Laulan, Mireille Delunsch, and Simona Caressa star in Tchaikovsky’s “Eugene Onegin” with Kaspar Zehnder and Alain Garichot directing. Performance Dates: Nov. 11 & 13, 2022 Offenbach’s “Le Voyage dans le Lune” will star Violette Polchi, Jeanne Croussard, Ludivine Gombert, Mattheiu Lecroart, and Erik {…}

Natalie Dessay, Jakub Józef Orliński, Joyce DiDonato & Sabine Devieilhe Lead Théâtre des Champs-Elysées’s 2022-23 Season

The Théâtre des Champs-Elysées has announced its 2022-23 season featuring productions, operas in concerts, recitals, and orchestra performances. Here is a look at the vocal performances this season. Productions  Gluck’s “Orphée et Eurydice” will star Jakub Józef Orliński and Regula Mühlemann. Thomas Hengelbrock conducts the production by Robert Carsen which also stars Elena Galitskaya. Performance Dates: Sept. 21-Oct. 1, 2022 {…}

Anna Prohaska, Magdalena Kožená, Max Emanuel Cenčić, Eva Zaïcik & Reinoud Van Mechelen Lead Staatsoper Berlin’s Barocktage 2021

(Credit: Staatsoper Unter den Linden / Marcus Ebener) The Staatsoper Unter den Linden in Berlin has announced its Barocktage. For the purposes of this article, we will focus on vocal works only. Here is a look. Baritone Adam Kutny kicks off the festival with the children opera “Theseus’ Reise in die Unterwelt.” Carolina Nees is the moderator. Performance Dates: Nov. {…}

Luciano Pavarotti, Kiri Te Kanawa, Renée Fleming, Elīna Garanča, Natalie Dessay Headline Metropolitan Opera’s 69th Week of Nightly Streams

The Metropolitan Opera has announced the 69th straight week of streams. Per a press release, this week’s streams, which will be dedicated to the operas of Richard Strauss, will include several first-time broadcasts. Here is a breakdown of the schedule. Week 69 – Strauss Week  Monday, July 5 – Strauss’s “Der Rosenkavalier” Starring Kiri Te Kanawa, Tatiana Troyanos, Judith Blegen, Luciano Pavarotti, Derek Hammond-Stroud, and Kurt {…}

Renata Scotto, Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Sonya Yoncheva, Jamie Barton Headline Weeks 66, 67, & 68 of Metropolitan Opera’s Nightly Streams

The Metropolitan Opera has announced its next three weeks of nightly streams. The first week will center on Father’s Day, and the following week will celebrate Pride Month, highlighting great performances by artists from the LGBTQ+ community. The final week will be focused on American composers. Additionally, the 1997 telecast of Britten’s “Billy Budd,” featuring Philip Langridge, Dwayne Croft, and {…}

Roberto Alagna, Catherine Hunold, Véronique Gens & Valerio Contaldo Headline Opéra de Massy’s 2021-22 Season

(Credits: Gregor Hohenberg/Sony Music / Brennecke Art official website / Franck Juery / Alpha Classics / Operabase official website) Opéra de Massy in France has announced its 2021-22 season. Here is the full slate. Operas Bizet‘s “Carmen” opens the season. Thomas Bettinger performs Don José, Christian Helmer portrays Escamillo, and Ahlima Mhamdi takes on the title role. The cast also {…}

Anna Netrebko, Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Mirella Freni, Joan Sutherland & Renée Fleming Headline Week 62 & 63 of Metropolitan Opera Nightly Streams

The Met has announced themed lineups for two weeks of its Nightly Met Opera Streams featuring such stars as Nadine Sierra, Anna Netrebko, Mirella Freni, René Pape, Renée Fleming, Joan Sutherland, Dmitri Hvorostovsky, and Diana Damrau. The first week’s theme will be “Unhinged Mad Scenes” while the second will shine a spotlight on “Rare Gems.” Week 62 – Unhinged Mad {…}