José Carreras, Nadine Sierra, Aida Garifullina, Bryn Terfel & Plácido Domingo to Celebrate Andrea Bocelli’s 30th Anniversary

Andrea Bocelli is set to celebrate his 30th anniversary this summer in Tuscany. The superstar tenor will be joined by several personalities from the around the world including opera stars Plácido Domingo, Bryn Terfel, José Carreras, Aida Garifullina, and Nadine Sierra. The program will also include Sofia Vergara, Mateo Bocelli, Virginia Bocelli, Shania Twain, Lang Lang, Russell Crowe, Jon Baptiste, {…}

Anna Netrebko, Jonas Kaufmann, Maria José Siri, Pretty Yende, Vittorio Grigòlo & Aigul Akhmetshina Lead Arena di Verona’s 2024 Season

The Arena di Verona has announced its 2024 season which will be dedicated to Puccini. The season will open with Puccini’s “Turandot” in Franco Zeffirelli’s production. Ekaterina Semenchuk, Yeajin Jeon, Anna Pirozzi, and Olga Maslova sing the title role alongside Piero Giuliacci, Yusif Eyvazov, Angelo Villari, Gregory Kunde, Riccardo Fassi, Mariangela Sicilia, Maria Agresta, and Daria Rybak. Michele Spotti conducts. Performance Dates: June 8-29, 2024 Verdi’s “Aida“ will be {…}

Q & A: Rolando Villazón on Being Fulfilled, the Major Turning Points of His Career & Never Quitting

(Photo: Stéphane Gallois) Through his uniquely compelling performances, Rolando Villazón has firmly established himself as one of the music world’s most critically acclaimed and beloved stars and as one of the leading artistic voices of our day. It was as the winner of several prizes at the “Operalia” Competition in 1999 (including the audience award and the Zarzuela prize) that {…}

Arena di Verona Announces Placido Domingo’s Gala Program

The Arena di Verona has announced details for Placido Domingo’s gala on August 6, 2023. The concert will showcase Domingo alongside Giulia Mazzola, Jessica Pratt, Daria Rybak, Mariangela Sicilia, Yusif Eyvazov, Amartuvshin Enkhbat, and Michele Pertusi. Francesco Ivan Ciampa conducts. The program will feature works by Leoncavallo, Francesco Cilea, Umberto Giordano, Giuseppe Verdi, Vincenzo Bellini, Gaetano Donizetti, Gerónimo Giménez, Leonard Bernstein, Franz Léhar, Giacomo Puccini, and Pablo Sorozábal. The gala {…}