Hidekazu Tsumaya, Leonardo Capalbo, George Petean, Mari Moriya Headline New National Theatre Tokyo’s 2022-23 Season

The New National Theatre Tokyo has announced its 2022-23 season which will feature three new productions and seven revivals. The season kicks off with a new production of Händel’s “Giulio Cesare” starring Marianne Beate Killand, Etsuko Kanoh, Mika Kaneko, Mari Moriya, Daichi Fujiki, and Vitaly Yushmanov. Laurent Pelly directs and Rinaldo Allessandrini conducts. Performance Dates: Oct. 2-10, 2022 Evgeny Nikitin, {…}

Belgian Government Reopens Theaters Following Council of State’s Ruling

(Credit: Johan Jacobs) The government of Belgian Prime Minister Alexander De Croo has officially reopened theaters following a decision by the Council of State. Using an emergency procedure, the Council of State ruled that the government’s closure measures were not proportionate, and didn’t provide enough motives to understand why attending cultural performances was particularly dangerous for public health. Per the {…}

Roberto Alagna, Juan Diego Flórez, Ildar Abdrazakov, María José Siri & Zuzana Marková Lead Opéra Royal de Wallonie-Liège’s 2021-22 Season

Opéra Royal de Wallonie-Liège in Belgium has announced its 2021-22 season. For the purpose of this article, we will focus on the vocal works only. Here is the full slate. Opera  Verdi‘s “La Forza del Destino” will star Marcelo Álvarez as Don Alvaro, María José Siri as Donna Leonora, and Simone Piazzola as Don Carlo di Vargas. The cast also {…}

Bernard Richter, Serena Farnocchia & Anna Goryachova Lead Livestream of ‘La Clemenza di Tito’ from Grand Théâtre de Genève

(Credits:  Kiran West / sbs.com.au / Wiener Staatsoper official website) Le Grand Théâtre de Genève will live stream a new production of Mozart’s opera “La Clemenza di Tito” on GTG Digital and MEZZO TV. Due to Swiss COVID-19 regulations, the premiere on Feb. 19 will be presented without the live audience. The opera will star Serena Farnocchia in the role {…}

Francesca Dotto, Enea Scala, & Pretty Yende Lead Grand Théâtre de Genève’s 2020-21 Season

The Grand Théâtre de Genève, Switzerland has announced its 2020-21 season featuring a number of opera performances and recitals. Ingela Brimberg stars in the title role of Puccini’s “Turandot” with Aleksey Tikhomirov, Teodor Ilincai, Martin Muehle, and Elena Guseva. Antonino Fogliani conducts Daniel Kramer’s production. Performance Dates: Sept. 15-26, 2020 Marc Minkowski conducts Robert Wilson’s production of Handel’s “Messiah” with Elena {…}

Jessica Pratt & Andreas Schager Lead Teatro dell’Opera di Roma’s 3rd & 4th Week of Streaming

The Teatro dell’Opera di Roma has announced the third and fourth week of streaming after a successful first two weeks. Week three will begin with Wagner’s “Tristan und Isolde” from the 2016-17 season. The production by Pierre Audi was conducted by Daniele Gatti and starred Andreas Schager and Rachel Nicholls. Streaming Date: March 31, 2020 The ballet “Carmen” from Jiří {…}