Giselle Allen, Sébastien Guèze & Robert Hayward Lead Opera Norths’ 2023-24 Season

Opera North has announced its 2023-24 season, which will be split into autumn and spring. Henry Waddington, Helen Évora, Isabelle Peters, Egor Zhuravskii, Richard Burkhard, and Tichina Vaughn lead Verdi’s “Falstaff.” Garry Walker and Martin Pickard conduct the production by Jo Davies. Performance Dates: Sept. 28-Nov. 18, 2023 Andri Björn Róbertsson, Anna Dennis, James Laing, Patrick Terry, Callum Thorpe, Xavier Hetherington, and {…}

Catherine Hunold, Alessio Arduini & Anaïk Morel Lead Opéra De Saint-Étienne’s 2022-23 Season

France’s Opéra De Saint-Étienne has announced its 2022-23 season. Here is a look at the operatic productions and the concert performances. Opera Leonard Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Requiem is set to be conducted by Giuseppe Grazioli. Clémence Barrabé, Anne-Lise Polchlopek, Sébastien Droy, and Guilhem Worms star. Performance Date: Sept. 29, 2022 Giuseppe Grazioli conducts Mozart’s “Le Nozze {…}

Festival Diary 2021: Wexford Festival Opera, Day 2

Following on from last evening’s wonderful production of “Edmea” come psychological thriller, in which the heroine disappeared into the nether regions of her own subconscious, the festival continued with its second opera production –  Ambroise Thomas’ “Le Songe d’un nuit d’été,” starring Armenian mezzo Hasmik Torosyan, with a stunning coloratura, as Elizabeth I, French tenor Sébastién Guèze as Shakespeare and {…}

Carmela Remigio, Xabier Anduaga, Ainhoa Arteta & Ramón Vargas Lead Teatro de la Maestranza’s 2020-21 Season

(Credits: Nicola Allegri/Elena Cherkashyna) The Teatro de la Maestranza in Seville, Spain has announced the casting for its 2020-21 season featuring international stars. The season opens with Mozart’s “Così fan tutte“ starring Carmela Remigio, Maite Beaumont, Simon Mechlinski, Xabier Anduaga, Natalia Labourdette, and Roberto de Candia. Iván López Reynoso conducts. Performance Dates: Nov. 3-7, 2020 Fausto Nardi conducts Monteverdi’s “Combattimento” with Rocío Martínez, Anna Alàs i Jové, David Alegret, and {…}

Erwin Schrott, Catherine Foster & Gabriela Scherer Highlight Staatstheater Wiesbaden’s 2020-21 Season

Credit: Uwe Arens/Dario Acosta/Tatyana Vlasova The Staatstheater Wiesbaden has announced its 2020-21 season featuring eight new productions, the Ring Cycle and a number of important revivals. Here is a look. Premieres  Konrad Junghänel conducts a new production of Rossini’s “Il Barbiere di Siviglia” with Tilo Nest directing. Ioan Hotea and  Antonio Garés share the role of the count while Silvia {…}

Ermonela Jaho & Jessica Pratt Lead Opéra De Marseille’s 2019-20 Season

Eight operas highlight the Opera de Marseille’s 2019-20 Season. The company announced a roster of upcoming stars with a number of stars in new and revived productions. The season opens with Mozart;’s “The Magic Flute” starring Anne-Catherine Gillet, Serenad Uyar, Cyril Dubois, Philippe Estephe, and Wenwei Zhang. Lawrence Foster conducts the production by Numa Sadoul. Performance Dates: Sept. 24-Oct. 6, 2019 Karine Deshayes stars in {…}