Anna Netrebko, Jonas Kaufmann, Renata Scotto, Joyce DiDonato & Luciano Pavarotti Headline Metropolitan Opera Nightly Streams in April

The Metropolitan Opera has announced its next two weeks of streams, which include a plethora of famed opera stars and classic productions. The company will also showcase the premiere stream of the 1987 “Turandot.” The first week’s theme will be From Page to Screen while the second will be will Once Upon a Time. Here is a breakdown. Week 56 {…}

Klaus Florian Vogt, Julia Muzychenko & René Pape Headline Semperoper Dresden’s ‘Die Zauberflöte’

(Credit: Semperoper Dresden official website) The Semperoper Dresden has announced that it will broadcast Mozart and Schikaneder’s popular singspiel “Die Zauberflöte.” The opera will star Klaus Florian Vogt, René Pape, Julia Muzychenko, Sebastian Wartig, Evelin Novak, Alexandros Stavrakakis, Nikola Hillebrand, Menna Cazel, Michal Doron, Lawson Anderson, Gerald Hupach, Doğukan Kuran, Jürgen Müller, Anna Kudriashova-Stepanets, and Aaron Pegram. Christoph Gedschold conducts {…}

René Pape to Perform This Saturday in IDAGIO’s Global Concert Hall

Bass René Pape will perform this Saturday, March 27, in IDAGIO’s Global Concert Hall series. The event, which starts at 8 p.m. CET, will feature the Grammy Award-winning opera star performing Dvořák’s “Biblical Songs.” Pape will also recite texts in German (with English subtitles). He will be perform alongside such musicians as pianist Katharina Pfeiffer, violinists Annekathrin Rammelt and Constanze {…}

Lawrence Brownlee, Ana María Martinez, Michael Fabiano, Mariusz Kwiecień Headline San Francisco Opera’s Streams in April

San Francisco Opera has announced its streaming slate for the first half of April. It all kicks off with a production of “Don Pasquale.” Donizetti’s comic masterpiece is presented in a 2016 production starring Lawrence Brownlee, Lucas Meachem, Heidi Stober, and Maurizio Muraro in the title role. The production was directed by Laurent Pelly and was made in co-production with {…}

Olga Peretyatko, Benjamin Appl, Nina Stemme, Thomas Hampson Headline Verbier Festival 2021

The Verbier Festival has announced its 2021 edition. The company announced that it plans to move forward with performances featuring live audiences, but will limit programs to around 70 minutes without intermissions. Audiences will be required to wear masks on at all times during performances with physical distancing enforced as well. Pre-concert chats will only be available online. For the {…}

Juan Diego Flórez, Erin Morley, Piotr Beczala Headline Vienna State Opera’s Streaming Lineup This Week

The Vienna State Opera has announced its latest streaming options for this week. For the purposes of this article, our focus will be solely on operas. Things kick off with Bellini’s “La Sonnambula” in a production by Marco Arturo Marelli. Juan Diego Florez, Daniela Fally, Luca Pisaroni, and Maria Nazarova star. Streaming Date: Dec. 22, 2020  After Christmas, audiences will {…}

Staatsoper Berlin, Komische Oper Berlin Announce Major Scheduling Changes in 2021

(Credit: © dpa/visitBerlin website / Gunnar Geller) The Staatsoper unter der Linden has canceled all performances until the end of January 2021. Among the performances canceled are premieres of Mozart’s “Idomeneo” with Andrew Staples, Lea Desandre and Evelin Novak, and Beethoven’s “Fidelio,” which was supposed to star Simone Schneider, Klaus Florian Vogt, René Pape and Greer Grimsley. Meanwhile, Komische Oper {…}