Renée Fleming, Renata Scotto, Joyce DiDonato, Juan Diego Flórez, Mirella Freni Headline Weeks 32 & 33 of Metropolitan Opera Nightly Streams

The Metropolitan Opera has announced the next two weeks of its streaming slate which will focus on opera’s greatest comedies and political dramas. Renée Fleming and Joyce DiDonato lead the way, appearing in three different streams each over the course of the two weeks. Here is a full rundown. Week 32– Operatic Comedies Monday, October 19 – Rossini’s Il Barbiere di {…}

Saioa Hernández, Angel Blue & Angela Gheorghiu Lead Semperoper Fall 2020 Performances

(Credits: Lourdes Balduque / Angel Blue Facebook page/ Cosmin Gogu) The Semperoper Dresden has announced a revised program for November and December 2020. The opera house will present three new productions, Mozart’s singspiel “Die Zauberflöte,” Udo Zimmermann’s “Weiße Rose,” and Simone Fontanelli’s “Pinocchio.” Here is the look. Mozart’s singspiel “Die Zauberflöte” will star René Pape, Nikola Hillebrand, Tuuli Takala, Sebastian {…}

Julia Kleiter, Andreas Schager, René Pape & Waltraud Meier Lead Staatsoper Berlin Open-Air Concert

(Credits: Theodora Richter/Paris / Andreas Schager official website / Jiyang Chen / Nomi Baumgartl) The Staatsoper unter der Linden has announced that the start of the new season will be dedicated to the momentous 450-year anniversary of the Staatskapelle Berlin. The opera house will deploy stringent COVID-19 rules, including mandatory social distancing and mouth and nose coverings, except when seated {…}

Kiri Te Kanawa, Roberto Alagna, Joyce DiDonato, René Pape, Plácido Domingo Headline Week 21 of Metropolitan Opera’s Nightly Streams

The Metropolitan Opera has announced the 21st week of its nightly streams. This week’s slates will feature a number of notable artists as well as performances dating between 1992 through 2020. Monday, August 3 – Mozart’s The Magic Flute Starring Ying Huang, Erika Miklósa, Matthew Polenzani, Nathan Gunn, and René Pape, conducted by James Levine. From December 30, 2006. Tuesday, August {…}

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 {…}

Luciano Pavarotti, Anna Netrebko, Ben Heppner, Sonya Yoncheva Headline Week 17 of Metropolitan Opera’s Nightly Streams

The Metropolitan Opera has announced the 17th week of its nightly streams. This week’s streams include such opera stars as Anna Netrebko, Luciano Pavarotti, Ben Heppner, and Eva Marton. Monday, July 6 – Puccini’s La Bohème Starring Sonya Yoncheva, Susanna Phillips, Michael Fabiano, Lucas Meachem, Alexey Lavrov, Matthew Rose, and Paul Plishka, conducted by Marco Armiliato. From February 24, 2018. Tuesday, {…}

Kathleen Battle, Jonas Kaufmann, Luciano Pavarotti, Aida Garifullina Headline Top 10 Operas to Stream This Week

Even as we get deeper into the summer and watch theaters reopen, it is important to keep our focus on the important dialogues of racial equality taking place. We continue to recommend checking out the several online shows such as Karen Slack’s “KikiKonversations,” Kenneth Overton’s “Black Opera Live,” and “The Sitdown with LB,” hosted by Lawrence Brownlee. You can also add {…}