Angela Gheorghiu, Jonas Kaufmann & Saioa Hernandez Lead Opéra Royal de Wallonie-Liège’s 2020-21 Season

(Credit: Simon Fiowler/Julian Hargreaves/Lourdes Balduque) The Opéra Royal de Wallonie-Liège has announced its 2020-21 season. The Belgium theater announced new productions, concerts, and a number of revivals. Here is a look at the upcoming season. Productions  Angela Gheorghiu sings the title role in Puccini’s “La Bohème“ alternating with Jessica Nuccio. They are joined by Stefan Pop, Marc Laho, Ionut Pascu, {…}

Opéra Royal de Wallonie-Liège Launches Daily Streaming

The Opéra Royal de Wallonie-Liège has launched a streaming platform showcasing opera for free. The platform, entitled “Opera at Home,” will update with new broadcasts every Saturday. The company is working alongside partner Oxymore Productions for this free stream. The company began its streaming with recent productions of “Anna Bolena” starring Olga Peretyatko; “Carmen” starring Nino Surguladze’; “Don Carlos” with {…}

Ildebrando D’Arcangelo, Anna Netrebko & Nino Machaidze Highlight Opera Royal De Wallonie’s 2019-20 Season

The Opera Royal de Wallonie-Liege has announced its 2019-20 season featuring nine operas, six of which are new productions. Puccini’s “Madama Butterfly” opens the season in a new production by Stefano Mazzonis di Pralafera. Two casts will be led under the baton of Speranza Scappucci, featuring Svetlana Aksenova and Yasko Sato sharing the title role, Alexey Dolgov and Dominick Chenes {…}

Elaine Alvarez & Marcello Giordani To Star In Opéra Royal de Wallonie’s ‘Aida’

There has been a major cast upheaval for the Opéra Royal de Wallonie.  Per the original season announcement, the production was set to feature Serena Farnocchia, Nino Surguladze, Marianne Cornetti, Lionel Lhote, and Gianluca Terranova with Speranza Scappucci in the podium. Lhote, Surguladze, Cornetti, and Scappucci remain scheduled, but there has been a plethora of changes across the board.  The title role {…}

Lawrence Brownlee, Olga Peretyako & Serena Farnocchia Headline Opera Royal De Wallonie’s 2018-19 Season

The Opera Royal del Wallonie-Liege has announced its 2018-19 season featuring five new productions and nine showcases in total. The season contains a number of rarely performed works in addition to repertoire staples featuring many prominent and rising stars. Here is a look. Productions  Stefano Vizioli directs Verdi’s “Il Trovatore” with Fabio Sartori in the title role and Violetta Urmana as {…}

Watch Live Stream For ‘Jérusalem’ From Opera Royal de Wallonie

The Opera Royal de Wallonie will live stream Verdi’s “Jérusalem,” a rarely staged work, on March 23. The opera is conducted by the young and talented conductor Speranza Scappucci and stars Marc Laho, Elaine Alvarez, Roberto Scandiuzzi, Ivan Thirion, Pietro Picone, Natacha Kowalski and Patrick Delcour. This is the first time that the company is performing the Verdi opera in its history,  and since its premiere on March {…}