Maggio Musicale Fiorentino Announces Two New Opera Streams

The Maggio Musicale Fiorentino has announced upcoming streams. With Italian theaters still closed for audiences, Alexander Pereira has announced that the company will move forward with productions of “Rigoletto” and “Così Fan Tutte” without an audience. Both operas will be streamed in a manner similar to what the company recently did with “Otello” and the upcoming “Linda Chamonix.” “Rigoletto” will {…}

Will Liverman, Ana María Martinez, René Barbera, Mario Rojas, David Portillo Headline New Productions by Lyric Opera of Chicago for 2020-21

The Lyric Opera of Chicago has announced additional productions for its 2020-21 season. In addition to its “Twilight: Gods” the company will present “Pasión Latina,” a free concert featuring such renowned artists as Ana María Martínez, René Barbera, David Portillo, Mario Rojas, Richard Ollarsaba, Denis Vélez, and Ricardo José Rivera. The performance will feature music from Puerto Rico, Mexico, Cuba, {…}

Sondra Radvanovsky, Isabel Leonard, Luca Pisaroni, Brian Jagde Highlight OperaVision World Opera Day Concert

(Credits: Michael Cooper / Boston Symphony Orchestra official website / Jiyang Chen / Fay Fox OperaVision has announced, in collaboration with Opera Europa, Opera America, Ópera Latinoamérica, and Opera For Peace, the final program for the big World Opera Day Celebration concert on Oct. 25, 2020. The concert is structured in four acts, in four different time zones. The first {…}

Ainhoa Arteta, Sonya Yoncheva, Joyce DiDonato & René Pape Headline Palau de les Arts’ 2020-21 Season

The Palau de les Arts in Valencia, Spain has announced its 2020-21 season featuring zarzuela, opera, and recitals. Opera The Palau de les Arts opens with Romeo Castellucci directing a new production of Mozart’s “Requiem” with Stefano Montanari conducting. Anett Fritsch, Sara Mingardo, Anicio Zorzi Giustiniani, and Nahuel Di Pierro star. Performance Dates: Sept. 27-Oct. 8, 2020 Kurtág’s “Fin de {…}

Karita Mattila, Karine Deshayes, René Barbera Headline San Francisco Opera’s Streaming Program for July

San Francisco Opera has announced its upcoming program for “Opera is ON.” The company will present Rossini’s “La Cenerentola” in a production by Jean-Pierre Ponnelle. Karine Deshayes stars as Angelina with René Barbera as Ramiro. Christian Van Horn, Zanda Svede, Maria Valdes, and Efraín Solís round out the cast, which is conducted by Jesús López-Cobos. Streaming Date: July 18, 2020  {…}

Carmen Giannattasio, Roberto Alagna & Aleksandra Kurzak Highlight Teatro Massimo’s ‘Sotto Una Nuova Luce’

The Teatro Massimo di Palermo has announced a summer season entitled “Sotto Una Nuova luce.” The concerts will take place at the Teatro di Verdura and will be streamed via the company Massimo TV.  For this article, we will only focus on vocal performances. Omer Meir Wellber opens the festival with Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with Desirée Rancatore, Chiara Amarù, {…}

Elina Garanča, Ailyn Pérez & Lawrence Brownlee Headline Teatro San Carlo di Napoli’s 2020-21 Season

(Credit: Chris Singer/ Paul Schirnhofer/DG/ Shervin Lainez) The Teatro San Carlo di Napoli has announced its 2020-21 season which will be the first under superintendent Stéphane Lissner. Opera The season opens with Puccini’s “La Bohème” in a new production by Emma Dante. Selene Zanetti stars as Mimì with Damiana Mizzi as Musetta, Stephen Costello in his house debut as Rodolfo, {…}