Metropolitan Opera 2017-18 Review – Turandot: James Morris Tribute Takes Centerstage in Overall Uneven Performance of Puccini’s Final Masterpiece

Occasionally music history has strange coincidences where a famous composer is unable to finish his final work. This is particularly strange when the final work has something to do with death. Consider Mozart who died writing a requiem.  Likewise, Giacomo Puccini succumbed to lung cancer before completing “Turandot.”  The last piece he wrote was the funeral march for the slave {…}

Weekend Preview – International (7/21-23): Sonya Yoncheva, Placido Domingo & Jonas Kaufmann Headline Opera Festivals

Many of the great opera houses around the world are now closed but festival season is beginning with many of the most renowned singers headlining new productions. Argentina  Robert Carsen’s “Der Rosenkavalier” continues its run at the Teatro Colón. Austria  The Salzburg Festival kicks off with the final performance of Opera Camp, Jedermann. At the Bregenzer Festival Rossini’s “Moses in Eygpt” {…}

Everything You Need To Know About The Teatro Regio Di Torino’s 2017-18 Season

The Teatro Regio di Torino has announced 2017-018 season showcasing a star-studded lineup. It all begins on Oct. 10, 2017, with Claus Guth’s production of “Tristan Und Isolde.” Peter Seiffert and Stefan Vinke share the role of Tristan with Ricarda Merbeth and Rachel Nicholls sharing Isolde. Gianandrea Noseda conducts all performances. Daniele Abbado’s production “Falstaff” arrives at the company on Nov. 15, 2017. {…}