Chelsea Opera Group to Present ‘Oprichnik’ Starring Seljan Nasibli, Emma Stannard, & Stephen Richardson

London’s Chelsea Opera Group is set to present Tchaikovsky‘s rarely performed “Oprichnik.” The romantic tragedy follows the original setting of 16th-century Moscow during the reign of Tsar Ivan the Terrible and features his oprichniki (bodyguards). James Ham will conduct Yvonne Howard,  Stephen Richardson, Brian Smith Walters, Seljan Nasibli, Aidan Smith, Emma Stannard, and Elinor Rolfe Johnson. The performance will be sung in Russian with {…}

Corrine Winters Headlines Teatro dell’Opera di Roma’s First Ever ‘Káťa Kabanová’

(Credit: Fabrizio Sansoni-Teatro dell’Opera di Roma) On Jan. 18, the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma will make history presenting its first production of Janáček’s “Káťa Kabanová.” The work, which is considered Janáček’s masterpiece, will be conducted by David Robertson and will be directed in a new production by Richard Jones. The production will star Charles Workman as Boris Grigorijevič, Julian Hubbard as Tichon {…}

Sir John Tomlinson, Emma Bell & Louise Alder Lead Grange Festival 2021 Edition

(Credits: Opera Online website / Paul Foster-Williams / Gerard Collett) The Grange Festival has announced its 2021 edition which will feature several opera productions headline by opera’s greatest stars. Here is the breakdown of what’s in store for 2021. Britten’s operatic masterpiece “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” will open the festival. The opera will feature Alexander Chance in the role of {…}

OperaVision Presents Garsington Opera’s ‘Le Nozze di Figaro’

(Credit: Marc Douet) OperaVision will showcase Mozart’s and Da Ponte’s “Le Nozze di Figaro” from Garsington Opera starting on March 27, 2020. The opera stars Joshua Bloom, Jennifer France, Stephen Richardson, Janis Kelly, Marta Fontanals-Simmons, Timothy Robinson, Duncan Rock, Kirsten MacKinnon, Andrew Tipple, Alun Rhys-Jenkins, Alison Rose, Hollye-Anne Bangham, and Hazel McBain. Douglas Boyd conducts the opera in a production {…}