Daniel Johansson, Huw Montague Rendall, Louise Alder & Kateřina Kněžíková Lead Glyndebourne Festival’s 2025 Season

The Glyndebourne Festival has announced its 2025 season. New Productions The season will see the company’s first-ever production of Wagner’s “Parsifal” directed by Jetske Mijnssen. Robin Ticciati conducts the London Philharmonic Orchestra with a cast that includes Daniel Johansson as Parsifal and mezzo-soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek as Kundry. Performance Dates: May 17 – June 24, 2025 Mozart’s “Le Nozze di Figaro” {…}

San Francisco Opera 2023-24 Season to Star Aleksandra Kurzak, Angel Blue, Jamez McCorkle, Julie Fuchs, Arturo Chacón-Cruz

San Francisco Opera has announced its 2023-24 season, the 101st in the company’s history. The season will open with an Opera Ball featuring Roberto Alagna and Aleksandra Kurzak. Eun Sun Kim conducts the San Francisco Opera Orchestra in a program of arias and duets. Performance Date: Sept. 8, 2023 Next up is “Il Trovatore” starring Arturo Chacón-Cruz, Angel Blue, Anita {…}

Aigul Akhmetshina to Perform in ‘Il Barbiere di Siviglia’ at Opéra National de Paris

(Credit: Andrey Uspensky) Opéra National de Paris has announced that mezzo-soprano Aigul Akhmetshina will perform the role of Rosina in Rossini’s “Il Barbiere di Siviglia” for the performances between May 30 – June 10, 2022. Akhmetshina joins a cast that includes René Barbera in the role of Count Almaviva, Renato Girolami as Bartolo, Alex Esposito as Don Basilio, Katherine Broderick {…}

Julia Bullock, Corinne Winters & Aušrinė Stundytė Lead Oper Köln’s 2020-21 Season

The Oper Köln has announced its 2020-21 season featuring nine new productions and several revivals.  Premieres The first new production of the season will be Mozart’s “Die Zauberflöte“ with Michael Hampe directing. Christoph Gedschold, Alfred Eschwé, and Rainer Mühlbach alternate at the pit with Julien Behr as Tamino, Antonina Vesenina, and Emily Hindrichs as the Queen of the Night, Kathrin Zukowski {…}

Anna Pirozzi, Ainhoa Arteta & Ekaterina Semenchuk Highlight Bilbao Opera’s 2020-21 Season

The Bilbao Opera has announced its 2020-21 season featuring five productions with four Italian works and one French opera. Here is a look at what the Spanish season will offer. The season opens with Rossini’s “Il Turco in Italia” with Paolo Bordogna, Sabina Puértolas, Renato Girolami, Juan José de León, Pietro Spagnoli, and Marina Viotti. Christophe Rousset conducts the production {…}