Marina Monzó, Francesco Meli & Sabine Devieilhe Lead Top 8 Operas To See This Weekend Internationally – 10/11-13

Many companies will celebrate Verdi’s birthday this weekend. There will also be a number of baroque selections and two intriguing new productions of rarely performed works. Here are our recommendations for this weekend. Giovanna d’Arco – La Monnaie, Belgium In celebration of Verdi’s birthday, the Belgium theater presents a concert performance of Verdi’s popular early work. Salome Jicia takes on {…}

Tara Erraught & Paula Murrihy Headline Irish National Opera’s 2019-20 Season

The Irish National Opera has announced its 2019-20 season, featuring six productions. Evangelia Rigaki and Melatu Uche Okorie’s installation opera “This Hostel Life” stars Amy Ní Fhearraigh, Rachel Croash, Andrew Gavin, and Robert McAllister. The work is directed by Caitriona McLaughlin. Performance Dates: Sept. 26-28, 2019 Katie Bray, Jorge Navarro Colorado, Emma Morwood, Sinéad O’Kelly, Russell Harcourt, and Raphaela Mangan star in Vivaldi’s “Giselda” with Peter Whelan conducting and Tom Creed {…}

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 {…}