Peter Mattei, Freddie De Tommaso, Angela Meade & Ekaterina Semenchuk Headline Verbier Festival’s 2022 Season

The Verbier Festival has announced its 2022 season, featuring operas and several concerts. For the purpose of this article, we will focus on vocal works. Operas Mozart’s opera “Don Giovanni” kicks off the festival with Olga Peretyatko as Donna Anna, Magdalena Kožená as Donna Elvira, Bogdan Volkov as Don Ottavio, Mikhail Petrenko as Leporello, Alexandros Stavrakakis as Il Commendatore, Julien {…}

Christopher Maltman, Markus Brück, Benjamin Bernheim, Saimir Pirgu, Olga Peretyatko & Rinat Shaham Lead ‘Rigoletto’ at Gran Teatre del Liceu

(Credit: Antoni Bofill) The Gran Teatre del Liceu has announced the upcoming performances of Verdi’s “Rigoletto.” The opera will star Benjamin Bernheim, Saimir Pirgu and Josep Bros in the role of Duca di Mantua; Olga Peretyatko and Aigul Khismatullina as Gilda; Grigory Shkarupa and Liang Li in the role of Sparafucile; Rinat Shaham and Nino Surguladze as Maddalena; and Christopher {…}

Gregory Kunde, Olga Peretyatko & Zuzana Marková Lead Teatro Comunale di Bologna’s 2022 Season

The Teatro Comunale di Bologna has announced its 2022 season featuring several new productions and star singers. Here is a look at this season’s lineup. Puccini’s “Tosca” inaugurates the season with Hugo De Ana directing. Daniel Oren conducts the production which is set to star María José Siri, Roberto Aronica, Mikheil Sheshaberidze, Svetlana Kasyan, Erwin Schrott, Dalibor Jenis, and Claudio {…}

Yonghoon Lee, Olga Peretyatko, Leah Crocetto, Ferruccio Furlanetto, Lise Lindstrom Headline Opera Australia’s 2022 Season

Opera Australia has announced its 2022 season. Sydney Season First up in the summer season will be “La Bohème” directed by Gale Edwards and conducted by Lorenzo Passerini and Paul Fitzsimon. The opera will star Valeria Sepe, Kang Wang, Julie Lea Goodwin, Haotian Qi, Shane Lowrencev, and Richard Anderson. Performance Dates: Dec. 31, 2021 – Feb. 4, 2022 Next up {…}

Sonya Yoncheva, Ailyn Pérez, Olga Peretyatko & Benjamin Bernheim Lead Staatsoper Hamburg’s 2021-22 Season

(Credit: Christoph Köstlin/Javier del Real/Chris Singer) (Artcle In collaboration with Dejan Vukosavljevic) The Staatsoper Hamburg has announced its 2021-22 Season featuring new productions, revivals and Opera Stabile. Here is a look at what audiences can expect. Premieres Bernhard Lang’s “Playing Trump” will star Donatienne Michel-Dansac. Performance Dates: August 20-25, 2021 Daniele Finzi Pasca directs a new production of Offenbach’s “Les {…}

Anna Netrebko, Elīna Garanča, Anja Harteros, Sonya Yoncheva, Piotr Beczała Highlight Opernhaus Zürich’s 2021-22 Season

The Opernhaus Zürich has announced its 2021-22 season. Here is the full slate. Operas – Premieres Richard Strauss‘ “Salome” will star Elena Stikhina, Kostas Smoriginas, Wolfgang Ablinger-Sperrhacke, Michaela Schuster, Mauro Peter, and Siena Licht Miller. Simone Young conducts the production by Andreas Homoki. Performance dates: Sep. 12 – Oct. 17, 2021 Verdi‘s “Il Trovatore” will spotlight Quinn Kelsey, Marina Rebeka, {…}

Jonas Kaufmann, Isabel Leonard, Lise Davidsen, Gabriella Reyes, Olga Peretyatko Headline Top 10 Operas to Stream This Week

If you’ve been reading OperaWire over the past few weeks, you’ll have noticed a clearcut uptick in the number of announced seasons as companies gear up for a return to in-person performances. But that hasn’t dampened the desire for streaming showcases, as evidenced in this week’s 10 selections, all diverse in their structures and style. Additionally, you’ll notice that many {…}

Olga Peretyatko, Juan Diego Flórez, Linda Watson & Rámon Vargas Headline Wiener Staatsoper’s Streaming Slate

The Wiener Staatsoper has announced the streaming program for the week featuring Wagner, Beethoven, Puccini, Mahler, and Verdi. The week begins with Wagner’s “Siegfried” conducted by Adam Fischer and starring Christian Franz, Linda Watson, Tomasz Konieczny, and Jochen Schmeckenbecher. The production comes from a run in 2016. Streaming Date: March 30, 2021 Wagner’s “Gotterdammerung” will be streamed from a 2016 {…}