Renée Fleming, J’Nai Bridges, Lawrence Brownlee & Joshua Guerrero Headline Lyric Opera of Chicago’s 2022-23 Season

The Lyric Opera of Chicago has announced its 2022-23 season featuring two newly-commissioned world premieres, three premieres of works never before seen on Lyric’s stage, and a host of classic favorites. Here is a look. Russell Thomas sings the title role in Verdi’s “Ernani.” He is joined by Tamara Wilson, Quinn Kelsey, and Christian Van Horn. Enrique Mazzola conducts the production by Louisa {…}

Angel Blue, Étienne Dupuis, Nicole Car, & Soloman Howard Headline Dallas Symphony Orchestra’s Winter / Spring 2022 Slate

The Dallas Symphony Orchestra has announced a series of new performances for the winter and spring of 2022. Among those showcases is a concert performance of Tchaikovsky’s “Eugene Onegin” scheduled for April 1-5, 2022. The opera will star Étienne Dupuis and Nicole Car alongside Pavol Breslik, Brindley Sherratt, Deniz Uzun, Keith Jameson, Claudia Chapa, Alexis Galindo, Will Hughes, and Allen {…}

Teatro Real Changes Cast For Performance of ‘La Bohème’ as COVID-19 Outbreak Swelling

(Credit: Teatro Real official website) The Teatro Real has announced a completely new cast for the performance of Puccini’s “La bohème” on Jan. 3, 2022. Per the official statement, Francesco Demuro replaced Andeka Gorrotxategi as Rodolfo, Ailyn Pérez replaced Eleonora Buratto in the role of Mimì, Javier Franco replaced Andrzej Filonczyk as Marcello, and Gabriel Bermúdez replaced Manel Esteve in {…}

Ailyn Pérez, Russell Thomas, Jamie Barton & Nicole Car Lead San Francisco Opera’s 2021-22 Season

(Credit: Chris Singer/Fay Fox/Yan Bleney/Bree Anne Clowdus) The San Francisco Opera has announced its 2021-22 season featuring a variety of classic works and some of the greatest stars in the industry. The season will open with Puccini’s “Tosca“ with Eun Sun Kim conducting an all-star cast that includes soprano Ailyn Pérez as Tosca, tenor Michael Fabiano as Cavaradossi, and bass-baritone Alfred {…}

Lara Downes, Thomas Hampson, Angel Blue, Ailyn Pérez, Lawrence Brownlee Headline ‘Take Care of this House’ on National Voter Registration Day

Pianist and activist Lara Downes is making the stars align in a video of Leonard Bernstein’s song “Take Care of this House.” The video, which is being released on Sept. 22 in honor of National Voter Registration Day, features a wide range of major superstars from the opera and classical music world including Thomas Hampson, Anthony Orth Costanzo, Julia Bullock, {…}