Metropolitan Opera Announces Major Cast Change for ‘Lady Macbeth of Mtsenk’

The Metropolitan Opera has announced a cast change for its production of Shostakovich’s “Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk.” The company noted that Russian soprano Svetlana Sozdateleva will make her Met debut singing Katerina Ismailova in all performances replacing Eva-Maria Westbroek. Sozdateleva was set to make her Met debut during the 2020-21 season in the “The Fiery Angel” but was canceled due {…}

Bryn Terfel, Jamie Barton & Edward Gardner Lead London Philharmonic’s 2020-21 Season

The London Philharmonic has announced its 2020-21 season featuring a number of important soloists around the world. For this article we will highlight the vocal performances. The season opens with a program entitled Fantastic Symphony with Edward Gardner leading a program of works by Tchaikovsky, Lutosławski, and Berlioz. Gerald Finley will be the featured soloist. Performance Date: Sept. 23, 2020 Edward {…}

Met Opera 2020-21 Season: Here Is All The Information For This Season’s Live in HD Performances

(Photo: Paola Kudacki / Met Opera) The Metropolitan Opera revealed its 2020-21 season on Wednesday afternoon. Among the major announcements were the company’s schedule for its ever-popular Live in HD slate. Here is a look at the list of performances that will be broadcast to audiences around the world. Aida (Oct. 10, 2020): Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts Michael Mayer’s new production {…}

Anna Netrebko, Sonya Yoncheva, Joyce DiDonato & Piotr Beczala Headline Metropolitan Opera’s 2020-21 Season

The Metropolitan Opera has unveiled its 2020-21 season, which features five new productions and 17 revivals. New Productions Anna Netrebko opens the Metropolitan Opera in a new production of Verdi’s “Aida” directed by Michael Mayer. Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts the production which also stars Anita Rachvelishvili, Piotr Beczała, Dmitry Belosselskiy and Ludovic Tezier. The production will also showcase Latonia Moore and {…}