Opéra National de Paris Announces Académie de Palais Garnier Concerts

The Opéra National de Paris is set to present a series of concerts featuring artists from the Académie au Palais Garnier. First up will be an aria and ensembles concert. That showcase will feature music by Rossini, Thomas, Poulenc, Britten, Gounod, Massenet, and Donizetti from such operas as “Guillaume Tell,” “Semiramide,” “Il Barbiere di Siviglia,” “Hamlet,” “Dialogues des Carmélites,” “Gloriana,” {…}

Oper Graz 2017-18 Review: “María de Buenos Aires” makes a sensational debut in Austria

Undoubtedly the most successful musical ever written about Argentina was Andrew Lloyd Weber’s “Evita,” which stormed into the Prince Edward Theatre in London in 1978. Ten years before, Astor Piazzolla’s “María de Buenos Aires” made a much more modest debut at the Sala Planeta in the Argentinean capital. Nominally a “tango operita,” this relatively short work is a much more fascinating {…}