Pretty Yende, Leah Crocetto, Patricia Racette Among Major Stars Of Dallas Opera’s 2019-20 Season

The Dallas Opera has announced its 2019-20 season and it features some of the most diverse programming of any season announcement to date. The proceedings kick off with Mozart’s “The Magic Flute.” The classic opera will feature Paolo Fanale, Andrea Carroll, Markus Werba, Olga Pudova, and Morris Robinson, among others. Emmanuel Villaume conducts the score in a production originally directed {…}

Joyce DiDonato, Juan Diego Flórez, & Jonas Kaufmann To Be Featured At Theatre Des Champs-Élysées 2018-19 Season

The Théâtre Champes-Élysées has announced its 2018-19 season. Let’s break it down Staged Productions  Jérémie Rhorer conducts a new production of Verdi’s “La Traviata” with Deborah Warner directing. Vannina Santoni stars in the title role alongside Saimir Pirgu and Laurent Naouri.  Performance Dates: Nov. 28-Dec. 9, 2018 Katie Mitchell directs Strauss’ “Ariadne Auf Naxos” with Camila Nylund and Roberto Sacca. Kate Lindsey and Olga Pudova round out {…}

Bayerische Staatsoper 2017-18 Review – Così Fan Tutte: Eye-Catching Couples, Comedy and Camaraderie Display Mozart’s Magic

“Così fan tutte” has often been a vehicle for some terrific singing as the third and final Mozart opera penned by Lorenzo Da Ponte. That was again the case Friday night at the Bayerische Staatsoper as a cast of rising stars showcased their respective talents in octogenarian Dieter Dorn’s production. When something has lasted for almost a quarter century, there {…}

Opera de Marseille 2017-18 Season To Include Roberto Alagna, Francsco Meli & Clémentine Margaine

The Opera de Marseille has announced its 2017-18 season. It all begins with David Alagna’s “Le dernier jour d’un condamné.” Conducted by Jean-Yves Ossonce in a production by  Nadine Duffaut, the opera will star Adina Aaron and Roberto Alagna. The opera will be presented three times starting on Sept. 28, 2017. Gaetano Donizetti’s “La Favorite” will be presented on Oct. 13, {…}

Weekend Preview – International (4/14-16): Edita Gruberova And Eleonora Buratto Lead Easter Weekend

Easter Weekend is upon us and the opera companies around the world are doing their utmost to bring people to the theater. Here is a look at the things going around in the international opera scene. Austria Reiman’s “Medea” opens the weekend on Saturday at the Vienna State Opera with Claudia Barainsky, Stephanie Houtzeel, Monika Bohinec, Norbert Ernst, Adrian Eröd and {…}