Kristina Mkhitaryan, Charles Castronovo, Soloman Howard, Elena Tsallagova Headline Glyndebourne’s 2021 Festival

The Glyndebourne has announced its upcoming slate for the 2021 season. The festival will open in May with Janáček’s “Kát’a Kabanová,” the first time the opera is presented at the festival in 20 years. Director Damiano Michieletto will make his company debut, leading a production that will be conducted by Robin Ticciati and will star Kateřina Knĕžíková in the title role. {…}

Renée Fleming, Ailyn Pérez, J’Nai Bridges Highlight Lyric Opera Special Season Opening Concert

(Credits: Decca-Timothy White/ Chris Singer/ © S. Richards Photography 2016) Lyric Opera of Chicago will open the company’s redesigned fall season with a virtual concert on Sunday, September 13, 2020. “Lyric’s Opening Night Opera Ball has long been a signature project of Lyric’s Women Board,” Lyric’s General Director, President and CEO Anthony Freud stated. “Even before we began to imagine {…}

Juan Diego Flórez, Leontyne Price, June Anderson, Leo Nucci, Sondra Radvanovsky Headline Top 10 Operas to Stream This Week

In keeping with last week’s themes of dialogue regarding racial equality in the opera world, we highly recommend checking out the several online shows such as Karen Slack’s “KikiKonversations,” Kenneth Overton’s “Black Opera Live,” and The Sitdown with LB,” hosted by Lawrence Brownlee. There is also a new conversation from Long Beach Opera regarding “Equity & Diversity in the Arts” that is {…}

Jonas Kaufmann, Frederick Ballentine, Sonya Yoncheva, Metropolitan Opera At-Home Gala Among Top 10 Operas To Stream This Week

(Credit: Dario Acosta / Vienna State Opera) Let’s kick this off with arguably the most essential streaming from around the opera world that you can engage with this week. Several of opera’s prominent black artists have been very outspoken in recent weeks about the issue of racial injustice that has taken hold of the international conversation, and many others have {…}

Xabier Anduaga, Nadine Sierra & Ian Bostridge Highlight Festival de Granada’s 2020 Edition

The 69th Annual Granada Festival has announced its summer season program. The Spanish festival announced that it was moving forward and for this article we will focus mainly on the vocal performances. Nadine Sierra, Carlos Mena, Xabier Anduaga, and Carlos Álvarez highlight opening night performing Mozart’s Requiem under the baton of Andrea Marcon. Performance Date: June 25, 2020 Raquel Lojendio, {…}

Ailyn Pérez, Matthew Polenzani Among 100 Singers Join Forces for Campbell & Moravec’s ‘Light Shall Lift Us’

Over 100 singers came together for a video performance of “Light Shall Lift Us,” a work by librettist Mark Campbell and composer Paul Moravec. The duo, which has worked together on “The Shining” proposed the idea to Marc Scorca of Opera America, who embraced the idea and helped put together the 107 artists who would eventually record their individual parts {…}

Elizabeth Llewellyn, Maxim Mironov & Patricia Racette Headline International Weekend (2/21-23)

(Credit: Courtesy of English National Opera ) This weekend there are a number of new productions including two comedies, three modern masterpieces, and one classic repertoire staple. Here is a look at our recommendations. Egmont – Theater an der Wien, Austria Edgaras Montvidas, Bo Skovhus, Maria Bengtsson, Angelika Kirchschlager, Theresa Kronthaler, and Károly Szemerédy star in Christian Jost and Christoph {…}

Michael Fabiano, Elza Van Den Heever & Sondra Radvanovsky Headline San Francisco Opera’s 2020-21 Season

(Credit: Courtesy of San Francisco Opera) The San Francisco Opera has announced its 2020-21 season featuring a number of new productions and stars. Here is a look. Productions  The first production of the season will be Beethoven’s “Fidelio” celebrating the composer’s 250th anniversary. The new production will be directed by Matthew Ozawa with Music Director Designate Eun Sun Kim conducting {…}