Isabel Leonard, Michael Fabiano, Quinn Kelsey, Kangmin Justin Kim, Jamie Barton Headline Santa Fe Opera’s 2022 Season

Santa Fe Opera has announced its 2022 festival, which will run between July 1 through August 27, 2022. The season will include five new productions, 38 performances, one world premiere, one company premiere, and an international co-production. In sum, there will be 26 artists making their debuts and another 29 returning to the company. It all kicks off with “Carmen,” {…}

John Osborn, Tamara Wilson, Francesca Dotto, & Carmela Remigio Lead Teatro La Fenice’s 2021-22 Season

Italy’s Teatro La Fenice has announced its 2021-22 season featuring 11 operatic productions and several vocal concerts. Here is a look. Opera  Sesto Quatrini conducts Puccini’s “Madama Butterfly” which is set to star Monica Zanettin in the title role, Manuela Custer as Suzuki, Vincenzo Costanzo as Pinkerton, and Alberto Mastromarino as Sharpless. Performance Dates: Sept. 10-22, 2021 Antonio Poli sings {…}

Latonia Moore, Andrea Carroll, Tamara Wilson, Fatma Saïd Headline Cleveland Orchestra’s 2021-22 Season

The Cleveland Orchestra has announced its 2021-22 season. For the purposes of this performance, our focus will be mainly on operatic and vocal performances. It all starts with Andrea Carroll’s Severance Hall debut alongside bass-baritone Dashon Burton as the two perform a two-piano arrangement of Brahms’ “Ein Deutsches Requiem.” Lisa Wong conducts the Cleveland Orchestra Chorus. Performance Date: Oct. 28, {…}

Jamie Barton, Sabine Devieilhe & Jakub Józef Orliński Highlight Oper Frankfurt’s 2021-22 Season

Oper Frankfurt has announced its 2021-22 season featuring recitals, new productions and many revivals. Premieres  Roland Böer conducts a new production of Handel’s “Amadigi” with Andrea Bernard directing. Performance Dates: Sept. 25-Oct. 7, 2021 G Leo Hussain conducts the new production of Cimarosa’s “L’Italiana in Londra.” R.B. Schlather directs the rarely performed work. Performance Date: Sept. 26-Oct. 30, 2021 Carl {…}

Karen Slack, Christine Goerke, Adriana Gonzalez Headline Houston Grand Opera’s 2021-22 Season

The Houston Grand Opera has announced its 2021-22 season, which will feature six productions. It all starts with Bizet’s “Carmen” starring Carolyn Sproule, Richard Trey Smagur, Christian Pursell, and Heidi Stober. Lidiya Yankovskaya conducts a production directed by Rob Ashford. Performance Dates: Oct. 22 – Nov. 7, 2021 Next up is the world premiere of “The Snowy Day.” The new {…}

Juan Diego Flórez, Lawrence Brownlee, Lisette Oropesa, Martina Arroyo, J’Nai Bridges Headline Top 10 Operas to Stream This Week

With opera companies returning in full force digitally, this week’s selections will highlight a mix of repertory staples with some unique and experimental new works. Before we kick off our list, don’t forget to check out important discussions taking place regarding issues of race and equality in opera with such programs as Karen Slack’s “KikiKonversations,” Kenneth Overton’s “Black Opera Live,” and Mark {…}