‘Florencia en el Amazonas’ to Make HD Debut at the Metropolitan Opera

The Metropolitan Opera’s 2023–24 Live in HD season will continue with Daniel Catán’s “Florencia en el Amazonas.” The opera will be performed on Dec. 9 and will be the first Spanish-language opera to be featured on the company’s HD series. Mexican-American soprano Ailyn Pérez leads the cast alongside soprano Gabriella Reyes, bass-baritone Greer Grimsley, baritone Mattia Olivieri, tenor Mario Chang, {…}

Metropolitan Opera to Present Holiday Version of ‘The Magic Flute’

(Credit: Karen Almond / Met Opera) The Metropolitan Opera is set to celebrate the holiday season with its production of Mozart’s “The Magic Flute.” The company will present the work 13 times performances between December 8–30. The English-language adaptation runs under two hours and features a production by Tony Award–winning director Julie Taymor. Patrick Furrer and Gareth Morrell share conducting duties, {…}

Jonas Kaufmann, Regula Mühlemann, Marina Rebeka, Rolando Villazón, Cecilia Bartoli Headline Opéra de Monte-Carlo’s 2023-24 Season

Opéra de Monte-Carlo has announced its 2023-24 season. Opera First up is Verdi’s “Requiem” under the baton of Daniel Barenboim. Marina Rebeka, Ekaterina Semenchuk, Michael Spyres, and Ildar Abdrazakov are the soloists. Performance Date: Nov. 2, 2023 Jonas Kaufmann headlines “Caruso a Monaco.” The tribute to the great tenor will also feature actor Alfonso Antoniozzi and conductor Antonio Pappano. Davide Livermore {…}

Lucia Lucas, Sylvia D’Eramo, Rolando Villazón, Christopher Sokolowski, Vincenzo Neri Headline Theater St. Gallen’s 2023-24 Season

The Theater St. Gallen has unveiled its 2023-24 season. Here is a look at the classical vocal and operatic performances. First up is a performance of “Carmina Burana” featuring Kali Hardwick, Jonah Hoskins, Shea Owens, and Vincenzo Neri. Modestas Pitrenas conducts. Performance Dates: Sept. 8 – Oct. 1, 2023 Rolando Villazón performs in recital alongside Carrie-Ann Matheson. They will deliver {…}

Rolando Villazón, Anna Prohaska, Rafael Fingerlos, Serena Sáenz, Edgardo Rocha Headline Mozart Week 2024

The Salzburg Mozarteum Foundation has unveiled its plans for Mozart Week 2024. Rolando Villazón will launch the festivities in a concert alongside the Mozarteumorchester Salzburg under Roberto González-Monjas. The showcase will feature arias by Mozart and Salieri as well as his famed “Jupiter” Symphony. Performance Date: Jan. 24, 2024 Next up is a concert featuring Villazón alongside Ulrich Leisinger and {…}