Corinne Winters, Sarah Connolly & Sean Panikkar Headline English National Opera’s 2019-20 Season

The English National Opera has announced its 2019-20 season featuring seven new productions and three revivals, the greatest number of new productions in five years. The season will also include four new productions that present the same story: the Orpheus myth will be seen in four operas spanning 230 years, interpreted by four directors from radically different theatrical disciplines, all within the {…}

Brian Jagde, Eva-Maria Westbroek & Ailyn Perez Headline Dutch National Opera’s 2019-20 Season

The Dutch National Opera has announced its 2019-20 season featuring a number of new productions, one world premiere, two company premieres, and a many role debuts by some of the top artists in the world. The season opens with “Cavalleria Rusticana” and “Pagliacci” in a new production by Robert Carsen. Brandon Jovanovich stars as Canio in Leoncavallo’s masterpiece alongside Ailyn Pérez {…}

Pittsburgh Opera 2017-18 – Moby Dick: Jake Heggie’s Masterpiece Gets Tremendous Performances From Honeywell, Panikkar, Mayes, Among Others

It’s amazing what a ripping good yarn enhanced by instantly recognizable themes can do for an audience. American composer Jake Heggie’s opera, “Moby Dick,” now being performed by the Pittsburgh Opera, is in many ways a return to that fundamental principle for operatic success: create characters audiences care about, and endow them with memorable motifs to better manipulate the viewers’ {…}