Tomasz Konieczny Replaces Sir Bryn Terfel in ‘Der Fliegende Holländer’ at Bayerische Staatsoper

(Credit: Johannes Ifkovits) Polish bass-baritone Tomasz Konieczny will replace Sir Bryn Terfel in the title role of Wagner‘s “Der Fliegende Holländer” at the Bayerische Staatsoper’s Opera Festival on July 7, 2021. No immediate reason was given for the cancellation. However, current arrivals from United Kingdom to Germany have been banned except for the German nationals and residents due to the {…}

Bayerische Staatsoper Announces Changes for Münchner Opernfestspiele

(Credit: Bayerische Staatsoper official website) The Bayerische Staatsoper has announced the cancellation of the performances of Puccini‘s “Turandot” and Wagner‘s “Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg” that were scheduled for July 12, 15, and July 29, 2021, respectively. The two operas were slated to be performed as part of the Münchner Opernfestspiele. The opera house also announced that the production of Verdi’s {…}

Tuuli Takala, Evelin Novak & Tomislav Mužek Headline Semperoper Dresden’s Summer Performances

(Credits: Semperoper Dresden official website) The Semperoper Dresden has announced that it will reopen its doors for live audiences in June 2021. The opera house will present the Josef E. Köpplinger’s production of Mozart‘s singspiel “Die Zauberflöte.” The opera will star Evelin Novak and Tuuli Takala in the role of Pamina, Tomislav Mužek, Joseph Dennis and Sebastian Kohlhepp as Tamino, {…}

Eri Nakamura, Anita Hartig, René Barbera, Annette Dasch, Jun Suzuki Headline New National Theatre, Tokyo’s 2021-22 Season

The New National Theatre, Tokyo has announced its 2021-22 season The new season will include 45 performances of 10 operas, including three new productions. The season is the fourth under Artistic Director Kazushi Ono. New Productions Rossini’s “La Cenerentola” will be directed by Jun Aguni and conducted by Maurizio Benini. René Barbera headlines the cast, which will include Aya Wakizono, {…}

Zachary James, Maria Maksakova, & Bryan Murray Headline Talents of the World’s Online International Music Festival

Talents of the World has announced the lineup for its 3rd International Music Festival. Normally held at Carnegie Hall, this year’s festival will instead be presented virtually, and will feature a number of renowned and emerging artists. The festival will open on December 12 with “Classical Christmas with the Stars,” a program of arias, duets, and ensemble numbers that celebrate {…}

Saioa Hernández, Angel Blue & Angela Gheorghiu Lead Semperoper Fall 2020 Performances

(Credits: Lourdes Balduque / Angel Blue Facebook page/ Cosmin Gogu) The Semperoper Dresden has announced a revised program for November and December 2020. The opera house will present three new productions, Mozart’s singspiel “Die Zauberflöte,” Udo Zimmermann’s “Weiße Rose,” and Simone Fontanelli’s “Pinocchio.” Here is the look. Mozart’s singspiel “Die Zauberflöte” will star René Pape, Nikola Hillebrand, Tuuli Takala, Sebastian {…}

Robert Dean Smith Replaces Tomislav Mužek At Semperoper Dresden

Tomislav Mužek has canceled his upcoming performance of Beethoven’s “Fidelio.” As a result, the Semperoper Dresden announced that Robert Dean Smith will step in for the tenor for the Sept. 23, 2018 performance. Smith is an established tenor, who has performed at all the major opera companies around the world, including the Metropolitan Opera, Teatro alla Scala, Bayerische Staatsoper, Bayreuth Festival, and {…}