Erika Grimaldi, John Osborn, Sara Blanch & Gregory Kunde Lead Teatro Regio di Torino’s 2024-25 Season

The Teatro Regio di Torino has announced its 2024-25 season. “Manon” Renato Palumbo conducts Puccini’s “Manon Lescaut” with Arnaud Bernard directing. The cast will include Erika Grimaldi, Dinara Alieva, Andeka Gorrotxategui, Carlo Ventre, Carlo Lepore, and Alessandro Luongo. Performance Dates: Oct. 1-26, 2024 Massenet’s “Manon” wil star Ekaterina Bakanova, Martina Russomanno, Bjorn Burger Maxim Lisiin, Atalla Ayan, Andrei Danilov, Roberto {…}

Les Talens Lyriques’ 2023-24 Season to Feature the World Premiere of Salieri’s Opera ‘Kubla Khan’ (‘Cublai, Gran Kan De Tartari’)

©Sandrine Expilly The world premiere of Antonio Salieri’s opera “Kubla Khan” (“Cublai, Gran Kan De Tartari”)  is among the many highlights of Christophe Rousset and Les Talens Lyriques’ 2023-24 season. Here is the full rundown of what audiences can expect this year. Starting off, sopranos Marie Lys and Judith van Wanroij perform “Ave Maris Stella” with Christophe Rousset at the {…}

Saioa Hernandez, Carlos Alvarez, Sabina Puertolas & Juan Jesus Rodriguez Lead Teatro de La Zarzuela’s 2023-24 Season

The Teatro de la Zarzuela has announced its 2023-24 season featuring zarzuela productions, concerts, and recitals. Zarzuela The season opens with “El Caballero del Olmedo” starring Joel Prieto, Cesar Arrieta, Rocio Perez, Alba Chantar, German Olvera, Ramiro Maturana, Nicola Beller Carbone, Berna Perles, Gerado Bullon, and Ruben Amoretti. Guillermo Garcia Calvo conducts the production by Lluis Pasqual’s production. Performance Dates: {…}

Anthony Clark Evans, Iván Ayón-Rivas, & Serena Sáenz Lead Teatro Municipal de Santiago’s 2023 Season

The Teatro Municipal de Santiago, Chile has announced its 2023 season. Here is a look at the operatic offerings. Ramón Gutiérrez, Rony Ancavil, Francisca Muñoz, Francisca Jünemann star in “El Demonio Mudo” with Ramiro Albino conducting and Gonzalo Cuadra directing. Performance Dates: May 12-20, 2023 Roberto Rizzi Brignoli conducts Bizet’s “Carmen” with Rodrigo Navarrete directing. Natalia Kutateladze and Evelyn Ramírez star alongside Galeano {…}

Sara Blanch, Kathryn Lewek & Gregory Kunde, Lead Opéra de Nice’s 2022-23 Season

The Opéra de Nice has announced its 2022-23 season featuring seven operatic productions and concert performances. Opera The season opens with Bellini’s “La Sonnambula” starring Adrian Sâmpetrean, Sara Blanch, and Edgardo Rocha. Giuliano Carella conducts the production by Rolando Villazón, which is set for the Metropolitan Opera. Performance Date: Nov. 4-8, 2022 “Soirée comédie musicale” will feature Alexandra Cravero conducting {…}

Michael Fabiano, Adriana Gonzalez & Juan Jesus Rodriguez Lead Grand Théâtre de la Ville de Luxembourg’s 2021-22 Season

The Grand Théâtre de la Ville de Luxembourg has announced its 2021-22 seaso featuring dance, opera, musical theater and theater. Here is a look at the four operatic performances that will be presented. James Gray directs a new production of Mozart’s “Le Nozze di Figaro” starring John Chest, Adrian Gonzalez, Robert Gleadow, Florie Valiquette, and Elenore Pancrazi. Jeremie Rhorer conducts {…}

Mezzo-Soprano Carol García Joins Gran Teatre del Liceu’s ‘Les Contes d’Hoffmann’

(Credit: Gran Teatre Del Liceu official website) The Gran Teatre Del Liceu has announced that mezzo-soprano Stéphanie d’Oustrac has cancelled her participation in Offenbach’s “Les contes d’Hoffmann” on Jan. 19 & 31, 2021 in the role of La Musa/Nicklausse, due to health reasons. As a result, mezzo-soprano Carol García will perform in her stead. García will join the cast that {…}

Teatro La Fenice 2020-21 Review: ‘Prima La Musica E Poi Le Parole’ & ‘Der Schauspieldirektor’

(Photo: Michele Crosera) Contrary to popular rumor, it is very unlikely that Salieri and Mozart were on acrimonious terms, let alone enemies. As court composer to Emperor Joseph II, Salieri dominated Viennese musical society which he used to secure positions for Italian artists, which no doubt irritated the ambitious Mozart, but there is no evidence for any animosity between the {…}