Marianne Crebassa, Brian Jagde, Christian Van Horn & Franco Fagioli Lead Théâtre des Champs-Elysées’ 2023-24 Season

The Théâtre des Champs-Elysées has announced its 2023-24 season featuring opera, opera in concert, and recitals. Here is a look at the vocal performances of the season. Opera Thomas Hengelbrock conducts Rossini’s “La Cenerentola” in a production by Damiano Michieletto. Marina Viotti, Levy Sekgapane, Edward Nelson, and Peter Kálmán. Performance Dates: Oct. 9-19, 2023 Mozary’s “Die Zauberflöte” will be conducted {…}

Rolando Villazón, René Pape, Sonya Yoncheva & Michael Volle Lead Berlin State Opera’s 2022-23 Season

The Berlin State Opera has announced its 2022-23 season featuring a new Ring Cycle. The Ring Cycle  Daniel Barenboim conducts a new production of Wagner’s epic The Ring Cycle by Dmitri Tcherniakov. Wagner’s “Das Rheingold” is set to star Michael Volle, Lauri Vasar, Siyabonga Maqungo, Rolando Villazón, Claudia Mahnke, Anett Fritsch, Anna Kissjudit, Johannes Martin Kränzle, Stephan Rügamer, Mika Kares, {…}

Natalie Dessay, Jakub Józef Orliński, Joyce DiDonato & Sabine Devieilhe Lead Théâtre des Champs-Elysées’s 2022-23 Season

The Théâtre des Champs-Elysées has announced its 2022-23 season featuring productions, operas in concerts, recitals, and orchestra performances. Here is a look at the vocal performances this season. Productions  Gluck’s “Orphée et Eurydice” will star Jakub Józef Orliński and Regula Mühlemann. Thomas Hengelbrock conducts the production by Robert Carsen which also stars Elena Galitskaya. Performance Dates: Sept. 21-Oct. 1, 2022 {…}

Insula Orchestra To Stage ‘Fidelio’ in Paris, Brussels & London

(Credit: © Julien Benhamou) The Insula Orchestra has announced its upcoming tour of Beethoven’s only opera “Fidelio.” The opera will star Sinéad Campbell-Wallace as Leonore, Stanislas de Barbeyrac as Don Florestan, Christian Immler in the role of Rocco, Sebastian Holecek as Don Pizzaro, Hélène Carpentier in the role of Marzelline, and Patrick Grahl as Jacquino. Laurence Equilbey conducts a production {…}

Kyle Ketelsen, Hanna-Elisabeth Müller, Kate Lindsey & Philippe Sly Headline ‘Don Giovanni’ at Wiener Staatsoper

(Credit: © Peter Mayr) The Wiener Staatsoper has announced the upcoming premiere of Mozart’s “Don Giovanni,” which due to the nationwide lockdown in Austria, will be performed without live audiences. The cast for the opera includes Hanna-Elisabeth Müller as Donna Anna, Kate Lindsey as Donna Elvira, Philippe Sly as Leporello, Stanislas de Barbeyrac in the role of Don Ottavio, Ain {…}

Sinéad Campbell-Wallace, Stanislas de Barbeyrac, Julian Prégardien, Francesca Aspromonte Headline Insula Orchestra’s 2021-22 Season

Insula Orchestra has announced its 2021-22 season. For the purposes of this article, our focus will be on vocal and operatic performances. First up will be a performance of Bach’s “Christmas Oratorio” with Julian Prégardien, Núria Rial, Samuel Hasselhorn, and Kristina Hammarström. Performances are set to take place in Paris, Budapest, and Aix-en-Provence. Performance Dates: Dec. 9-14, 2021  The company {…}