Teatro dell’Opera di Roma to Perform Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater

Michele Mariotti is set to conduct Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater and Stravinsky’s “Pulcinella” on Feb. 20, 2024. In a statement, Mariotti said, “Pergolesi’s ‘Stabat Mater’ and Stravinsky’s ‘Pulcinella’ are divided by almost two centuries of history, but show a very strong connection based precisely on Pergolesi’s music. The Stabat Mater is a masterpiece of classicism, an example of the crystalline purity {…}

Teatro dell’Opera di Roma to Present ‘Giulio Cesare in Egitto’

The Teatro dell’Opera di Roma is set to present Händel’s masterpiece “Giulio Cesare in Egitto.” The new production is set to be directed by Damiano Michieletto after having been performed at the  Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Opéra National de Montpellier, and the Opera di Lipsia. The production will be conducted by baroque specialist Rinaldo Alessandrini and will star Raffaele Pe in the title {…}

Jonathan Tetelman, Maria Agresta, Nina Stemme, Yusif Eyvazov Lead Teatro Massimo di Palermo’s 2023-24 Season

The Teatro Massimo di Palermo has announced its 2023-24 season. Opera The season opens with Bellini’s “I Capuleti e Montecchi.” Omer Meir Wellber conducts the production by Idan Cohen. The cast includes Maria Kataeva and Anna Pennisi as Romeo and Marina Monzó and Francesca Pia Vitale as Giulietta. Ioan Hotea, Mert Süngü, Marco Spotti, and Gabriele Sagona round out the {…}

Sondra Radvanovsky, Ketevan Kemoklidze & Raffaele Pé Lead Fundación Baluarte Fundazioa’s 2023-24 Season

Spain’s Fundación Baluarte Fundazioa in Navarra has announced its 2023-24 Season. Here is a look at the vocal performances. Perry So conducts the Orquesta Sinfónica de Navarra in Bach’s Christmas Oratorio. The soloists will be Louise Kemény, Raffaele Pé, Patrick Grahl, and André Morsch. Performance Date: Dec. 22, 2023 Sondra Radvanosky and Anthony Manoli perform lied and arias by H. {…}

Nina Minasyan, Francesca Dotto & Sara Mingardo Lead the 2023 Caracalla Festival

The Teatro dell’Opera di Roma has announced its 2023 Caracalla Festival featuring two operas and a vocal performance. Myung Whun-Chung conducts Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with soloists Olga Bezsmertna, Sara Mingardo, Giovanni Sala, and Roberto Tagliavini. Performance Dates: July 9, 2023 Verdi’s “La Traviata” will be conducted by Paolo Arrivabeni in a production by Lorenzo Mariani. Francesca Dotto takes on {…}

Jonas Kaufmann, Maria Agresta, Cecilia Bartoli & Javier Camarena Lead Opera Monte Carlo’s 2023 Season

Opera Monte Carlo has announced its 2023 season featuring many of the greatest artists of our time. Cecilia Bartoli stars in Handel’s “Alcina” with Philippe Jarroussky, Sandrine Piau, Varduhi Abrahamyan, Maxim Mironov, and Peter Kalman. Gianluca Capuano conducts the production by Christof Loy. Performance Dates: Jan. 20-26, 2023 Gianluca Capuano conducts Rossini’s “Stabat Mater” with Maria Agresta, Varduhi Abrahamyan, Celso {…}