National Theater in Prague’s Opera Chorus in Quarantine Due to COVID-19

(Credit: Národní divadlo official website) The entire 62-member chorus of the Opera of the National Theater in Prague has been sent into a two-week quarantine after it was revealed that several members of the ensemble had contracted COVID-19. As a result, the performance of the Bedřich Smetana’s opera “Libuše” has been canceled. Janáček’s opera “Jenůfa” and Dvořák’s opera “Rusalka” will {…}

Q & A: Tanja Ariane Baumgartner on Klytämnestra at Salzburg, the ‘New Normal’ After COVID-19

(Credit: Dario Acosta NY) German mezzo-soprano Tanja Ariane Baumgartner is one of the most sought-after opera singers of our time. Baumgartner has been a member of the ensemble at Oper Frankfurt since the 2009-10 season. During her time in Frankfurt, Tanja Baumgartner made appearances in numerous operas including “Carmen,” “Giulio Cesare in Egitto,” “Don Carlo,” “Medea,” “Die Frau ohne Schatten,” {…}

Watch Garsington Opera’s ‘The Bartered Bride’ Live Via OperaVision

(Credit: Clive Barda) OperaVision will showcase the Garsington Opera production of Smetana’s “The Bartered Bride” on Nov. 29, 2019. The famed opera will star Natalya Romaniw, Brenden Gunnell, Joshua Bloom, Stuart Jackson, Peter Savidge, Heather Shipp, Paul Whelan, Anne-Marie Owens, Jeffrey Lloyd-Roberts, and Lara Marie Müller. Jac van Steen conducts a production directed by Paul Curran. The stream kicks off {…}

How to Watch ‘Libuse’ From National Theatre Prague Via OperaVision

Smetana’s “Libuse” will be showcased on OperaVision live from the National Theatre Prague. The work will star Iveta Jiříková, Svatopluk Sem, František Zahradníček, Jaroslav Březina, Jiří Sulženko, Jiří Brückler, Petra Alvarez Šimková, and Stanislava Jirků, among others. Jan Burian will direct the production. Not only is he the General Director of the National Theatre Prague, but he also directs the {…}