Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Mirella Freni, Angela Gheorghiu, Renée Fleming, Anna Netrebko Headline Next 2 Weeks of Met Opera Nightly Streams

The Metropolitan Opera has announced the next two weeks of its streaming slate. One week will be dedicated to iconic productions of director Franco Zeffirelli with the second week dedicated to baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky who passed away back in 2017, leaving behind a legacy of Met HD recordings. Week 49– Franco Zeffirelli Week Monday, February 15 – Puccini’s La Bohème Starring {…}

Anna Netrebko, Jonas Kaufmann, Joyce DiDonato, Lisette Oropesa, Hildegard Behrens Headline Metropolitan Opera’s Nightly Streams to End January 2021

The Metropolitan Opera has announced the next two weeks of nightly streams which will include a number of operas focused on the greatest roles for sopranos as well as its greatest anti-heroes. Here’s a run-down of the two-week slate. Week 45– Leading Ladies: Opera’s Greatest Heroines Monday, January 18 – Bizet’s Carmen Starring Anita Hartig, Anita Rachvelishvili, Aleksandrs Antonenko, and Ildar {…}

Natalie Dessay, Aleksandra Kurzak, Samuel Ramey & Ramón Vargas Headline San Francisco Opera’s Opera is On Streaming Series

(Terrence McCarthy/ San Francisco Opera) The San Francisco Opera will continue its Opera is On series starting Oct. 31 and running through Nov. 29, 2020. The month begins with San Francisco Opera’s 2008 presentation of Donizetti’s “Lucia di Lammermoor” starring Natalie Dessay, Giuseppe Filianoti, Gabriele Viviani, and Oren Gradus. The production is directed by Graham Vick and Jean-Yves Ossonce conducts.  {…}

Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Anna Netrebko, Leontyne Price, Renée Fleming & Jonas Kaufmann Headline Weeks 34, 35, 36, 37 & 38 of Metropolitan Opera Nightly Streams

The Metropolitan Opera has announced the next five weeks of its streaming slate which will focus on Baroque to the present, followed by a week of productions conducted by Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin, a Family Drama Week, and a Stars in Signature Roles week All Nightly Met Opera Streams begin at 7:30pm and remain available via metopera.org for 23 {…}

Anna Netrebko, Hildegard Behrens, Jonas Kaufmann, Elīna Garanča Headline Week 29, 30, 31 of Metropolitan Opera Nightly Streams

The Metropolitan Opera has announced week 29, 30, and 31 of its Nightly Streams.  which will center on Mozart, Wagner, and Donizetti. Here is a full rundown of the schedule which features some of opera’s greatest stars making multiple appearances throughout the week. All Nightly Met Opera Streams begin at 7:30 p.m. and remain available via metopera.org for 23 hours. The {…}

Juan Diego Flórez, Lawrence Brownlee, Lisette Oropesa, Martina Arroyo, J’Nai Bridges Headline Top 10 Operas to Stream This Week

With opera companies returning in full force digitally, this week’s selections will highlight a mix of repertory staples with some unique and experimental new works. Before we kick off our list, don’t forget to check out important discussions taking place regarding issues of race and equality in opera with such programs as Karen Slack’s “KikiKonversations,” Kenneth Overton’s “Black Opera Live,” and Mark {…}

Anna Netrebko, Juan Diego Flórez, Lawrence Brownlee, Joyce DiDonato, Elīna Garanča Headline Week 27 of Metropolitan Opera Nightly Streams

The Metropolitan Opera has announced week 27 of its Nightly Streams, which will center on Bel Canto Classics. Here is a full rundown of the schedule which features some of opera’s greatest stars making multiple appearances throughout the week. Monday, September 14 – Donizetti’s Don Pasquale Starring Anna Netrebko, Matthew Polenzani, Mariusz Kwiecień, and John Del Carlo; conducted by James Levine. {…}

Luciano Pavarotti, Natalie Dessay, Leona Mitchell, Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Plácido Domingo Headline Week 20 of Metropolitan Opera Nightly Streams

The Metropolitan Opera has announced week 20 of its nightly streams. This coming week’s slate will feature a number of renowned artists including Luciano Pavarotti, Plácido Domingo, Natalie Dessay, Ileana Cortrubas, Leona Mitchell, and Christine Goerke among others. Check out the streams on the company’s official website.  Here is the full rundown. Monday, July 27 – Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor Starring {…}

Anna Netrebko, Rachel Willis-Sørensen, Pretty Yende, & Natalie Dessay Highlight Opéra National de Bordeaux’s 2020-21 Season

The Opéra National de Bordeaux in France has announced its 2020-21 season featuring five operas and several recitals and concerts. Opera  Paul Daniel conducts a new production of Verdi’s “La Traviata” by Pierre Rambert. Rachel Willis-Sørensen and Elbenita Kajtazi alternate the role of Violetta with Benjamin Bernheim and Kevin Amiel as Alfredo and Lionel Lhote and Anthony Clark-Evans as Germont. {…}

Sunyoung Seo, Patricia Petibon, Natalie Dessay & Jakub Józef Orliński Star in Opéra de Dijon’s 2020-21 Season

The Opéra de Dijon in France has announced its 2020-21 season featuring five operas and a number of concerts. Here is a breakdown of the season. Opera Zemlinsky’s “Görge le rêveur” is set to be conducted by Marta Gardolińska in a production by Laurent Delvert. Peter Wedd, Helena Juntunen, Susanna Hurrell, Andrew Greenan, Piotr Lempa, Allen Boxer, Alexander Sprague, Wieland Satter, Piotr {…}