Lisette Oropesa, Gregory Kunde, Anna Pirozzi & Karita Mattila Lead Teatro dell’Opera di Roma’s 2023-24 Season

The Teatro dell’Opera di Roma has announced its 2023-24 season. The season opens with Botio’s “Mefistofele” with Simon Stone directing. Michele Mariotti conducts a cast that includes John Relyea, Maria Agresta, and Joshua Guerrero. Performance Dates: Nov. 27-Dec. 5, 2023 Michele Mariotti conducts Puccini’s “Tosca” with Anna Pirozzi, Vittorio Grigolo, and Erwin Schrott. Performance Dates: Dec.9-14, 2023 Damiano Michieletto directs Mozart’s “Die {…}

Olga Pudova, Kayleigh Decker, Jacquelina Livieri, Roderick Williams Headline Welsh National Opera 2023-24 Season

The Welsh National Opera has unveiled its 2023-24 season. First up is Golijov’s “Ainadamar.” Directed by Deborah Colker and conducted by Matthew Kofi Waldren, the opera will star Jaquelina Livieri, Julieth Lozano, and Alfredo Tejada. Performance Dates: Sept. 9 – Nov. 22, 2023  Olga Pudova will headline “La Traviata” in a production by David McVicar (Sarah Crisp will be the {…}

Joyce DiDonato, Diana Damrau, Magdalena Kožená & Anja Harteros Lead Philharmonie Essen’s 2022-23 Season

The Philharmonie Essen has announced its 2022-23 season. Here is a look at the vocal and operatic highlights. Magdalena Kožená and Yefim Bronfman perform a recital of music by Brahms, Dvořák, Martinů, Mussorgsky, and Bartók. Performance Date: Sept. 5, 2022 Regensburger Domspatzen, Knabenchor Hannover, and Essener Domsingknaben perform in concert. Performance Date: Sept. 17, 2022 Evelyn Ziegler performs alongside Udo {…}

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 {…}

Anna Netrebko, Renée Fleming, Sonya Yoncheva, Anita Rachvelishvili & Lise Davidsen Headline Berlin Philharmonic’s 2021-22 Season

(Credits: Dario Acosta / Andrew Eccles/Decca / Javier del Real / Dario Acosta / Ray Burmiston) The Berlin Philharmonic has announced its 2021-22 season, spotlighting some of the world’s greatest performers. For the purpose of this article, we will focus on vocal works. Here is the full slate: The Bundesjugendchor presents works by Brahms, Schumann, di Laso, Harvey, Rihm, and {…}

Franco Fagioli, Chiara Skerath, Lawrence Zazzo & Delphine Galou Highlight Festival de Beaune 2021

(Credits: © Julian Laidig / © Capucine de Chocqueuse / Justin Hyer / Giulia Papetti) The Festival international d’Opéra Baroque & Romantique Beaune has announced its 2021 program, consisting of seven operas and oratorios, and four recitals. The festival will take place from July 9 until July 31, 2021. Operas & Oratorios Mozart‘s rarely performed operatic masterwork “Lucio Silla” will {…}

Mezzo-Soprano Carol García Joins Gran Teatre del Liceu’s ‘Les Contes d’Hoffmann’

(Credit: Gran Teatre Del Liceu official website) The Gran Teatre Del Liceu has announced that mezzo-soprano Stéphanie d’Oustrac has cancelled her participation in Offenbach’s “Les contes d’Hoffmann” on Jan. 19 & 31, 2021 in the role of La Musa/Nicklausse, due to health reasons. As a result, mezzo-soprano Carol García will perform in her stead. García will join the cast that {…}

Rosa Feola, Saimir Pirgu Headline Grand Théâtres de la Ville de Luxeumbourg’s 2020-21 Season

(Credit: Saimir Pirgu Official Website / Todd Rosenberg) The Grand Théâtres de la Ville de Luxeumbourg has announced its 2020-21 season. The season opens with “Telegrams from The Nose” by William Kentridge, François Sarhan, and Ictus. Georges-Elie Octors leads the musical performance. Performance Date: Nov. 12, 2020 Gustavo Gimeno conducts “An Evening of Opera” with Rosa Feola, Marianne Crebassa, and Saimir Pirgu. {…}

Anna Netrebko, Javier Camarena & Juan Diego Flórez Lead Gran Teatre del Liceu’s 2020-21 Season

The Gran Teatre del Liceu has announced its 2020-21 season featuring multiple productions, concert operas, and stars. Opera The season opens with Verdi’s “Il Trovatore” starring Anna Netrebko, Yusif Eyvazov, Ludovic Tézier, Okka von der Damerau, and Dmitry Belosselskiy. Performance Dates: Oct. 1 & 4, 2020 Christof Loy directs Mozart’s “Don Giovanni” with Christopher Maltman in the title role and {…}