Elina Garanča, Brian Jagde, Lisette Oropesa, Luca Salsi & J’Nai Bridges Lead Arena di Verona’s 2022 Season

The Arena di Verona has announced the casting for its 2022 season. The season will open with Bizet’s “Carmen” starring Elina Garanča, Clémentine Margaine, J’Nai Bridges, and Yulia Matochkina in the title role. The cast will also include Karen Gardeazabal, Gilda Fiume, Maria Teresa Leva, Lavinia Bini, Brian Jagde, Vittorio Grigòlo, Roberto Alagna, Luca Micheletti, Gëzim Myshketa, and Claudio Sgura. Performance Dates: June 17-August 27, 2022 Liudmyla Monastyrska, {…}

Joseph Calleja, Amanda Echalaz, Phillip Rhodes, Erika Grimaldi & Simone Piazzola Lead New Zealand Opera’s 2022 Season

(Credits: Dragana Ranković/Semperoper Dresden official website/ NZ Opera official website/ Bayerische Staatsoper official website/Bayerische Staatsoper official website) The New Zealand Opera has announced its 2022 slate, featuring numerous international artists and productions. “Summer of Opera” will take place in Wellington, Auckland, and at Hamilton Garden Arts Festival. The event will spotlight music by Bizet, Bernstein, and other famous composers. Performance {…}

Carmela Remigio, Xabier Anduaga, Ainhoa Arteta & Ramón Vargas Lead Teatro de la Maestranza’s 2020-21 Season

(Credits: Nicola Allegri/Elena Cherkashyna) The Teatro de la Maestranza in Seville, Spain has announced the casting for its 2020-21 season featuring international stars. The season opens with Mozart’s “Così fan tutte“ starring Carmela Remigio, Maite Beaumont, Simon Mechlinski, Xabier Anduaga, Natalia Labourdette, and Roberto de Candia. Iván López Reynoso conducts. Performance Dates: Nov. 3-7, 2020 Fausto Nardi conducts Monteverdi’s “Combattimento” with Rocío Martínez, Anna Alàs i Jové, David Alegret, and {…}

Anna Netrebko, Jonas Kaufmann, Sonya Yoncheva & Plácido Domingo Highlight Arena di Verona’s 2020 Festival

(Credit: Benno Kraehahn) The Arena di Verona has announced the 2020 casting featuring an all-star lineup. The opening of the season will showcase a new production by Gabriele Muccino of “Cavalleria Rusticana” and “Pagliacci.” Mascagni’s work will showcase Ekaterina Semenchuk, Alexia Voulgaridou, Maria José Siri, and Sonia Ganassi alternating as Santuzza and Murat Karahan, Carlo Ventre, Yusif Eyvazov, and Marcelo {…}

Sonya Yoncheva, Cecilia Bartoli & Philippe Jaroussky Highlight Palau De La Musica’s 2019-20 Season

The Palau de La Musica has announced its 2019-20 season featuring guest performers, a number of choral pieces and all stars. Here is a break down of the operatic and vocal performances the season will offer. The season opens with the Choir of Clare College, Cambridge with the Jove de l’Orfeó Català in music by Wylkynson, Byrd, Britten, Lobo, Casals, Harvey, Weir, Villiers Stanford, {…}

 Ailyn Pérez, Michelle Bradley & David Pershall Highlight San Diego Opera’s 2019-20 Season

The San Diego Opera has announced its 2019-20 season featuring five productions and one star-studded recital. The season opens with Verdi’s “Aida” in a theatrical Concert Opera Experience with Michelle Bradley in the title role, Olesya Petrova as Amneris, and Carl Tanner as Radamès. Joseph Colaneri conducts the production by Alan Hicks, which also stars Simon Lim and Nelson Martinez. Performance Dates: Oct. {…}