Sabine Devieilhe, Stéphanie d’Oustrac, Véronique Gens, Ian Bostridge & Stéphane Degout Headline Opéra Comique’s 2022 Season

(Credit: © Julia Lamoureux) Opéra Comique in Paris has announced its 2022 season, featuring seven operas. Here is the full slate. Ambroise Thomas’ “Hamlet” opens the season with Sabine Devieilhe as Ophélie and Stéphane Degout in the title role. The cast also includes Laurent Alvaro, Sylvie Brunet-Grupposo, Pierre Derhet, Jérôme Varnier, Yu Shao, Geoffroy Buffière, and Nicolas Legoux. Louis Langrée {…}

Peter Mattei, Lise Lindström, Violeta Urmana & Julia Kleiter Lead Spain National Orchestra and Chorus’ 2021-22 Season

The Spain National Orchestra and Chorus has announced its 2021-22 season featuring world-class soloists and some of the greatest masterworks in the repertoire. For this article, we will only focus on the vocal and operatic performances. David Afkham conducts Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 with soloists Julia Kleiter and Karen Cargill. Performance Dates: Oct. 8-10, 2021 Miguel Ángel García Cañamero conducts {…}

Danielle De Niese & Marlis Petersen Lead La Monnaie’s Holiday Festival Opera Streaming

Credits: LA Opera official website / © Yiorgos Mavropoulos La Monnaie/de Munt has announced that it will stream four operas as its holiday streaming package. Among the streams on offer are Leoš Janáček’s “Jenůfa” starring Sally Matthews, Charles Workman, Nicky Spence, and Jeanne-Michèle Charbonnet. Donizetti’s “Don Pasquale” features Danielle De Niese, Michele Pertusi, Joel Prieto and Lionel Lhote, while Korngold’s {…}

Opéra de Paris Reopens With ‘Les Contes d’Hoffmann,’ Starring Michael Fabiano & Ailyn Pérez

(Credit: Dario Acosta) Opéra National de Paris has opened its doors for the first time in months and will present Offenbach and Barbier’s opera “Les Contes d’Hoffmann” today, January 25, 2020, at the Opéra Bastille, per an official statement on the company’s website. This is the first performance of “Les Contes d’Hoffmann” of the season after an earlier one was {…}

Opéra de Paris Cancels Opening Night of ‘Les Contes d’Hoffmann,’ Starring Michael Fabiano, Ailyn Pérez

(Credit: Jiyang Chen) The Opéra National de Paris has canceled the opening night performance of Offenbach’s “Les Contes d’Hoffmann” scheduled for January 21 at the Opéra Bastille, according to the official statement on the company’s website. The cancellation came as a result of the strike notice against the French government pension reform and is the latest in a series of {…}