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, {…}

Jonas Kaufmann, Anja Harteros & Anna Netrebko Headline Bayerische Staatsoper’s 2020-21 Season

The Bayerische Staatsoper announced its 2020-21 season which includes eight new productions and numerous revivals. Premieres The first new production of the year will be “Die Vögel” by Walter Braunfels, who also penned the libretto. Ingo Metzmacher conducts a production by Frank Castrof that will star Wolfgang Koch, Günter Papendell, Caroline Wettergreen, Emily Pogorelc, Eliza Bloom, and Yajie Zhang, among {…}

Michael Fabiano, Elza Van Den Heever & Sondra Radvanovsky Headline San Francisco Opera’s 2020-21 Season

(Credit: Courtesy of San Francisco Opera) The San Francisco Opera has announced its 2020-21 season featuring a number of new productions and stars. Here is a look. Productions  The first production of the season will be Beethoven’s “Fidelio” celebrating the composer’s 250th anniversary. The new production will be directed by Matthew Ozawa with Music Director Designate Eun Sun Kim conducting {…}

Glyndebourne Festival 2019 Review: Cendrillon

(Credit: Richard Hubert Smith) French Composer Jules Massenet premiered his opera “Cendrillon” in 1899 at the Théâtre National de l’Opéra-Comique in Paris. Best known for its radical story-telling of the fairytale Cinderella, this opera is centered around dreams-versus-reality and highlights Massenet’s surrealistic tendencies before the surrealism movement even began. Glyndebourne is a legendary hub that produces “no ordinary opera,” therefore, {…}

Francesco Meli, Nicola Alaimo & Olivier Assayas Highlight Opéra De Lyons’ 2019-20 Season

The Opéra de Lyon has announced its 2019-20 season featuring some of the greatest stars in the world and a number of new productions of some of the great masterworks in the world. Nicola Alaimo takes on Rossini’s “Guillaume Tell” with Daniele Rustioni conducting a production by Tobia Kratzer. The cast also includes Enkeledja Shkoza, Jennifer Courcier, John Osborn, Jean Teitgen, and Jane Archibald. Performance {…}

Danielle De Niese, Louise Alder & Kristina Mkhitaryan Higlight Glyndebourne’s 2020 Festival

The Glyndebourne Festival has announced its 2020 season featuring two company premieres, three new productions, and three revivals. It will also feature international artists and some company favorites. The Glyndebourne festival will open with the first production of Poulenc’s “Dialogues des Carmélites.”  The new production will be directed by Barrie Kosky and will be conducted by Music Director Robin Ticciati. Danielle {…}