Cecilia Bartoli, Piotr Beczala, Ildar Abdrazakov, Maria Agresta & Rolando Villazón Headline Salzburg Whitsun Festival 2022 Season

(Credit: Luigi Caputo) The Salzburg Whitsun Festival has announced its 2022 slate, focusing on the Spanish city of Seville. “There are said to be 153 operas set in and around Seville. It is a city which unites a unique mixture of proud ancient cultures which has generated and inspired incredibly varied music and enchants visitors with its stunningly bright light, {…}

Anna Netrebko, Elīna Garanča, Anja Harteros, Sonya Yoncheva, Piotr Beczała Highlight Opernhaus Zürich’s 2021-22 Season

The Opernhaus Zürich has announced its 2021-22 season. Here is the full slate. Operas – Premieres Richard Strauss‘ “Salome” will star Elena Stikhina, Kostas Smoriginas, Wolfgang Ablinger-Sperrhacke, Michaela Schuster, Mauro Peter, and Siena Licht Miller. Simone Young conducts the production by Andreas Homoki. Performance dates: Sep. 12 – Oct. 17, 2021 Verdi‘s “Il Trovatore” will spotlight Quinn Kelsey, Marina Rebeka, {…}

Plácido Domingo, Cecilia Bartoli & Marina Rebeka Lead Opéra de Monte-Carlo’s 2020-21 Season

The Opéra de Monte-Carlo has announced its 2020-21 season featuring five opera productions, concerts, and galas. Albin Grau conducts a cine concert of “Nosferatu.” Performance Dates: Oct. 21, 2020 Cecilia Bartoli headlines an evening of Baroque music alongside Sofia Vinnik, Petr Nekoranec, and José Coca Loza. Gianluca Capuano conducts a production by Jean-Louis Grinda. Performance Date: Nov. 19, 2020 Frédéric {…}

Opernhaus Zürich Announces Streaming Slate Featuring Piotr Beczala, Juan Diego Flórez, Joyce DiDonato

(Image Source: Official Website Opernhaus Zürich) Opernhaus Zürich has announced that it will start streaming operas on its official website starting on March 27, 2020. The service will last until June 1 with the company presenting operas between Fridays at 6 p.m. through Sunday at midnight. All works will be presented with subtitles in English, French, and German. “We now {…}

Javier Camarena, Aida Garifullina & Tomasz Konieczny Lead Top 5 to See Internationally This Weekend (2/14-16)

This weekend is Valentine’s Day so we tried to choose works with great love stories. Here are this weekend’s top five operas to see! Don Carlos – Opera Royal de Wallonie, Belgium Gregory Kunde sings the final performance of Verdi’s epic in the title role. He is joined by Ildebrando D’Arcangelo, Kate Aldrich, Lionel Lhote, and Roberto Scandiuzzi. Paolo Arrivabeni {…}

Rosa Feola, Klaus Florian Vogt & Hye Jung Lee Highlight Top 5 International Weekend (1/3-5)

(Credit: © Olaf Struck) It’s the first week of the year and many festivals are underway. This week we focus on some of the standard repertoire and some rising stars. L’Elisir d’Amore – Tiroler Festspiele Erl, Austria Sesto Quatrini conducts Dorothea Kirschbaum’s production of “L’Elisir d’Amore” with a cast that includes Benedetta Torre, Sam Handley, Jonathan Abernethy, Mikołaj Trąbka, and {…}

‘Oceane’ & Michael Fabiano’s ‘Faust’ Among Top 5 Operas To See This Weekend – International Edition

This weekend sees two world premieres continue their first runs. It will also include a major role debut for a rising star tenor, one acclaimed production, and one rarely-performed work. Les Bienveillantes – Opera Vlaanderen, Belgium Peter Rundel conducts Hector Parra’s new opera in a production by Calixto Bieto. The work stars Peter Tantsits, Rachel Harnisch, Natascha Petrinsky, and Günter {…}

Piotr Beczala, Juan Diego Flórez & Thomas Headline Opernhaus Zürich’s 2019-20 Season

The Zurich Opera has announced its 2019-20 season which will feature a whopping 11 opera premieres and 17 opera revivals. Premieres  “The Makropulos Case” will be the first offering of the season with Evelyn Herlitzius starring as Emilia Marty. Other cast members will include Sam Furness, Kevin Conners, Deniz Uzun, Scott Hendricks, and Spencer Lang, among others. Dmitri Tcherniakov will direct while {…}