Anna Pirozzi, Marina Rebeka & Rosa Feola Highlight the 2022 Festival Verdi Season

The XXII Festival Verdi has announced its 2022 programing. Here is a look at what the world-famous festival will offer Verdi lovers. The season opens with a new production of Verdi’s “La Forza del Destino.” Roberto Abbado conducts the 1869 Milano Critical edition with Anna Pirozzi, Gregory Kunde, Amartuvshin Enkhbat, Marko Mimica, Roberto de Candia, Annalisa Stroppa, and Andrea Giovannini. {…}

Angela Meade, Gregory Kunde, Francesca Dotto Lead Teatro Municipale di Piacenza’s Fall 2021 Season

Italy’s Teatro Municipale di Piacenza has announced the fall 2021 season. Here is a look at the operatic and vocal concerts. Opera The season opens with Bellini’s “Norma” starring Angela Meade, Stefano La Colla, Michele Pertusi, and Paola Gardina.  Performance Dates: Oct. 20-24, 2021 Donizetti’s “Le convenienze ed inconvenienze teatrali” will star Giuliana Gianfaldoni, Nicolò Donini, Marco Filippo Romano, Paola Leoci, Silvia Beltrami, Matteo Desole, Andrea Vincenzo Bonsignore, Stefano {…}

Dashon Burton, Elena Tsallagova & Luca Dall’Amico Lead New DVD/CD Releases

This week audiences can stream and see rarely performed works and world premieres. Blueprints I Composer, vocalist, and producer Lisa Bielawa releases a new digital-only album featuring ten world premiere recordings of Bielawa’s compositions. The album was recorded entirely in the performers’ homes, with guidance from engineer Mick Rossi. The recording features Lisa Bielawa, pianist Molly Morkoski, flutist Sarah Carrier, {…}

Top 5 Operas to See This Weekend – International (2/15-17)

This weekend, celebrate Valentine’s day with a plethora of dramatic works and tragedies. This weekend will not include repertory staples but rarely performed works that are getting revivals or new productions. Check it out. Salome – Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Italy Ausrine Stundyte takes on the title role in Strauss’ early masterwork. Gabriele Lavia directs a production, which also stars Doris Soffel, Tuomas Pursio, and Ian {…}