Kristine Opolais, Aleksandra Kurzak, Charles Castronovo & Rame Lahaj Lead Opera Wroclaw’s 2021-22 Season

Poland’s Opera Wroclaw has announced its 2021-22 season featuring new productions, numerous debuts, and star-studded casts. Here is a look at the new season. New Productions  The season opens in a new production of Puccini’s “Tosca” directed by Michael Gieleta. Lianna Haroutounian, Giorgi Sturua, and Ambrogio Maestri lead the first cast and Ewa Vesin, Tadeusz Szlenkier, and Mikołaj Zalasiński leading {…}

Scott Hendricks, Martin Muehle & Kiandra Louise Howarth Lead Staatsoper Hannover’s 2021-22 Season

The Staatsoper Hannover has announced its 2021-22 season featuring a wide variety of repertoire from repertoire staples to new operas. Here is a look Premieres Verdi’s “Otello“ gets a new production starring Martin Muehle in the title role. He will be joined by Pavel Yankovsky, Daniel Miroslaw, Marco Lee, Sunnyboy Dladla, Barno Ismatullaeva, and Kiandra Louise Howarth. Stephan Zilias conducts the {…}

Rihab Chaieb, Erwin Schrott & Anna Smirnova Highlight Oper Köln’s 2019-20 Season

Oper Köln has announced its 2019-20 season. Premieres General Music Director François-Xavier Roth will lead the Gürzenich-Orchester Köln during performances of Wagner’s “Tristan und Isolde,” directed by Patrick Kinmonth. The cast will feature KS Peter Seiffert/Heiko Börner as Tristan, Karl-Heinz Lehner as König Marke, Ingela Brimberg as Isolde, Samuel Youn/Kostas Smorginas as Kurwenal, John Huezenroeder as Melot, Claudia Mahnke as {…}

Pumeza Matshikiza & Scott Hendricks lead Opera National Du Rhin’s 2019-20 Season

The Opera National du Rhin has announced its 2019-20 season featuring a number of new productions and world premieres. Giuliano Carella conducts the opening night gala with soloists Olivier Breitman, Ambroisine Bré, Pumeza Matshikiza, and Ezgi Kutlu. Performance Dates: Sept. 25-28, 2019 Philip Venable’s “4.48 Psychosis” gets its first production by Ted Huffman, who directed the work at the Royal Opera {…}

Q & A: Scott Hendricks On Frankenstein, Villains & Singing Modern Repertoire

“Powerful,” “lyrical,” “energetic,” “confident” and versatile” are some of the words that have been used to describe Scott Hendrick’s artistry throughout the years. The Texan baritone has emerged as one of the most versatile singers in the industry, balancing a career between the traditional repertoire and performing modern masterpieces and multiple world premieres. He has sung anything from John Adams {…}