Carmela Remigio, Stefano Secco & Rosalia Cid Lead Orchestra di Padova e del Veneto’s 2022-23 Season

The Orchestra di Padova e del Veneto has announced its 2022-23 season featuring three vocal performances. The season will showcase a Concerto di Natale featuring Haydn’s “The Creation” with Filippo Maria Bressan conducting. Federica Livi, Matteo Mezzaro, and Sergio Forresti are the soloists. Performance Date: Dec. 12, 2022 Marco Guidarini conducts Stefano Secco in a concert of music by Puccini, {…}

Tomasz Konieczny, Lise Lindstrom, Dmitri Hvorostovsky & Waltraud Meier Headline Wiener Staatsoper Streaming Slate

(Credits: Lyric Opera of Chicago official website / Rosie Hardy / © DR ) The Wiener Staatsoper has announced the next slate of operas that it will be presenting on its streaming platform over the next week. First up is Verdi’s “Don Carlo” from 2015 with Stefano Secco, Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Maria Pia Piscitelli, Béatrice Uria-Monzon, and Ferruccio Furlanetto. Marco {…}

Renée Fleming, Julia Bullock, Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Lawrence Brownlee, Nadine Sierra Headline Top 10 Operas to Stream This Week

Four operas. Three recitals. One oratorio. The first installment of a song cycle series. And a whole new operatic experience. This week’s recommendations span the range of the vocal experience, allowing listeners and viewers an opportunity to delve into some of the great classics as well as some unique new works. Modulation – Los Angeles Opera (NOW) The LA Opera {…}

Isabel Leonard, Tomasz Konieczny, Dmitri Hvorostovsky & Piotr Beczala headline Wiener Staatsoper’s Streaming Week

The Wiener Staatsoper has announced this week’s streaming series. The week begins with Rossini’s “La Cenerentola” from 2018 starring Isabel Leonard, Maxim Mironov, Alessio Arduini, and Luca Pisaroni. Streaming Date: Jan. 5, 2021 Dvořák’s “Rusalka” follows with Tomáš Hanus conducting the production from 2020. The opera stars Piotr Beczała, Olga Bezsmertna, Jongmin Park, Elena Zhidkova, and Monika Bohinec. Streaming Date: Jan. {…}

Jennifer Rowley, Patrizia Ciofi & Karine Deshayes Headline Opéra de Marseille’s 2020-21 Season

Opéra de Marseille has announced its 2020-21 season featuring seven operas and a number of concerts. Misha Didyk stars in Tchaikovsky’s “Pique Dame” with Barbara Haveman, Marie-Ange Todorovitch,  Marion Lebegue, Alexander Kasyanov, and Serban Vasile. Lawrence Foster conducts Olivier Py. Performance Dates: Oct. 2-9, 2020 Roberto Rizzi Brignoli conducts  Nicola Berloffa’s production of Rossini’s “L’Italiana in Algeri” with Silvia Tro {…}

Jessica Pratt & Andreas Schager Lead Teatro dell’Opera di Roma’s 3rd & 4th Week of Streaming

The Teatro dell’Opera di Roma has announced the third and fourth week of streaming after a successful first two weeks. Week three will begin with Wagner’s “Tristan und Isolde” from the 2016-17 season. The production by Pierre Audi was conducted by Daniele Gatti and starred Andreas Schager and Rachel Nicholls. Streaming Date: March 31, 2020 The ballet “Carmen” from Jiří {…}

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 {…}

Teatro dell’Opera di Roma 2017-18 Review – I Masnadieri: Roberta Mantegna, Artur Rucinski Dominate in Brilliant But Bleak Production By Massimo Popolizio

It is always interesting to come across a performance of one of Verdi’s lesser known works, although you cannot always be certain of what you will get. Normally, these works are rarely performed for a reason – namely because they are not particularly strong. “Un Giorno di Regno” immediately springs to mind. But sometimes there seems to be no apparent {…}

Top 5 Operas to See This Weekend – International (1/19-21): Nina Stemme, Irina Lungu & Ángeles Blancas Gulin Lead Starry Weekend

In this week’s edition of our top five operas to see, we travel all around Europe and to Oman for five operas that are worth seeing with stellar casts. Let’s take a look. “Il Prigioniero” & “Das Gehege” – La Monnaie, Belgium  Two rare masterpieces by Luigi Dallapiccola and Rihm will be showcased at the famous Belgium theater starring a Ángeles {…}