Houston Grand Opera 2017-18 Review – Elektra: The Great Goerke Is the Finest Elektra Of Our Time

The aftermath of Hurricane Harvey forced the Houston Grand Opera out of its regular space in the Wortham Theater Center and into a temporary one, dubbed HGO Resilience Theater inside the cavernous George Brown Convention Center in downtown. Experiencing a performance in such an unusual setting wasn’t a unique experience for me after seeing a production of “Tannhauser” inside a {…}

Social Media Beat (Week 721/-27): Find Out Who Was Rehearsing & Who Celebrated Award Wins

The world’s greatest opera singers are immersed in a wide range of activities as the summer season hits its apex. Some are on vacation, while others are rigorously rehearsing for upcoming performances. Anna Netrebko previewed a section from “Aida” on her Instagram. The clip showed Netrebko in the rehearsal room alongside her colleagues and Riccardo Muti conducting. “Aida” opens on {…}

The Théâtre du Capitôle Announces 2017-18 Season

The Théâtre du Capitôle has announced its 2017-18 season. The season kicks off with D’Abert’s rarely performed work “Tiefland” on Sept. 29, 2017. The opera stars Nicola Schukoff and Megan Miller. The production will be followed Puccini’s “La Rondine” starring Keri Alkema as Magda and Dmitry Popov as Ruggero. The production opens Nov. 17, 2017, with Paolo Arrivabeni conducting. Wagner’s “Die Walküre” {…}

Weekend Preview – International (3/17-19): Maria Guleghina Returns To The Mariinsky Theater and Jonas Kaufmann Sings ‘Andrea Chénier’

Verdi and Wagner fans are in for a treat this weekend as many of the leading companies will present some of the composers’ greatest works. Additionally audiences are in for an amazing journey with Jonas Kaufmann and Anja Harteros. Argentina  At the Teatro Colon the production of Cilea’s “Adriana Lecouvreur” continues with Sabrina Cirera in the title role and Guadalupe Barrientos {…}

Weekend Preview – International (1/20-1/22): Juan Diego Florez and Aida Garifullina Team Up while Jonas Kaufmann Perform’s ‘Lohengrin’

Do you have any plans this weekend? If not the world’s greatest singers are currently on stage all over Europe and you may have a chance to catch them singing a great opera. Austria  The weekend kicks off at the Vienna state Opera  with Korngold’s “Die Tote Stadt” with Klaus Florian Vogt, Camilla Nylund and Adrian Erod. Mikko Franck conducts the {…}