Angel Blue, Sasha Cooke, Isabel Leonard & Nahuel di Pierro Highlight Houston Grand Opera’s 2022-23 Season

The Houston Grand Opera has announced its 2022–23 season featuring operatic productions. Here is a look. Verdi’s “La Traviata” opens the season with Angel Blue and Cecilia Violetta López sharing the title role. They are joined by Bryan Hymel, Ricardo Garcia, Andrei Kymach, and Anthony Clark Evans. Matthew Aucoin conducts the production by Arin Arbus. Performance Dates: Oct. 21-Nov. 8, 2022 Dame Ethel Smyth’s {…}

Luciano Pavarotti, Renata Scotto, Shirley Verrett, Angela Gheorghiu, Roberto Alagna Headline Metropolitan Opera’s 70th Week of Nightly Streams

(Credit: met Opera Archives) The Metropolitan Opera has announced its 70th straight week of nightly streams. In keeping with its theme-based programming, the company has announced that this coming week will be dominated by the operas of Giacomo Puccini, including the first-ever stream of “La Fanciulla del West” starring Barbara Daniels. Here’s a full rundown of the week ahead. Monday, {…}

Andrea Carroll, Samuel Ramey, Key’mon W. Murrah Headline L2 Artists’ New Roster Additions

L2 Artists has announced five new additions to its roster. The company revealed that soprano Andrea Carroll, countertenor Key’mon W. Murrah, Samuel Ramey, Kamala Sankaram, and The Serenad3 will be represented by the organization. Carroll has appeared with such companies as Den Norske National Opera, the Wiener Staatsoper, Houston Grand Opera, and Utah Opera, among others. Murrah was the winner {…}

Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Mirella Freni, Angela Gheorghiu, Renée Fleming, Anna Netrebko Headline Next 2 Weeks of Met Opera Nightly Streams

The Metropolitan Opera has announced the next two weeks of its streaming slate. One week will be dedicated to iconic productions of director Franco Zeffirelli with the second week dedicated to baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky who passed away back in 2017, leaving behind a legacy of Met HD recordings. Week 49– Franco Zeffirelli Week Monday, February 15 – Puccini’s La Bohème Starring {…}

New York City Opera Announces ‘Un Zoomo in Maschera’ Featuring Rolando Villazón, Patricia Racette & Martina Arroyo

The New York City Opera has announced “Un Zoomo in Maschera” The special year-end fundraiser will be released on social media and will include stars Anna Caterina Antonacci, Martina Arroyo, Jon Burton, Michael Chioldi, Lisa Chavez, Won Whi Choi, Mark Delavan, Alexander Birch Elliott, Elizabeth Futral, Latonia Moore, Meghan Picerno, Patricia Racette, Samuel Ramey, Mark Rucker, Kristin Sampson, Kevin Short, {…}

Anna Netrebko, Leontyne Price, Jonas Kaufmann & Renée Fleming Highlight Metropolitan Opera Matinee Broadcasts

The Metropolitan Opera has announced the 2020-21 season encore radio broadcast. The company will broadcast encore recordings starting Dec. 5 at 1 p.m. with Mary Jo Heath hosting and Ira Siff as a commentator for the broadcasts. The broadcasts will also include dynamic intermission features, live backstage interviews with artists, and the ever-popular Opera Quiz. The broadcasts begin with Prokofiev’s “War {…}

Natalie Dessay, Aleksandra Kurzak, Samuel Ramey & Ramón Vargas Headline San Francisco Opera’s Opera is On Streaming Series

(Terrence McCarthy/ San Francisco Opera) The San Francisco Opera will continue its Opera is On series starting Oct. 31 and running through Nov. 29, 2020. The month begins with San Francisco Opera’s 2008 presentation of Donizetti’s “Lucia di Lammermoor” starring Natalie Dessay, Giuseppe Filianoti, Gabriele Viviani, and Oren Gradus. The production is directed by Graham Vick and Jean-Yves Ossonce conducts.  {…}

Sondra Radvanovsky, Elina Garanča, Karen Slack, Mariusz Kwicien, Ferruccio Furlanetto Headline Top 10 Operas to Stream This Week

One brand new opera with three endings. A 20th-century work from a noted Czech composer. Two gala performances. A recital of new songs. A Shakespeare / Verdi / Ring Mashup. Beethoven. And three Italian operas with some of opera’s biggest stars for those looking for more standard repertory. That eclectic list comprises our top 10 operas to stream this week. {…}

Lisette Oropesa, Nadine Sierra, Samuel Ramey, Luca Pisaroni Headline San Francisco Opera’s Streaming Slate in October

San Francisco Opera has announced its streaming slate for the month of October. The company will kick things off with “Tosca” in a production from 2014 starring Lianna Harooutounian in the title role alongside Brian Jagde and Mark Delavan as Cavaradossi and Scarpia, respectively. Riccardo Frizza conducted the production by Thierry Bosquet. Streaming Dates: Oct. 10-11, 2020 Ferruccio Furlanetto, Samuel {…}