Jessica Nuccio, Tommi Hakala & Viktor Antipenko Lead Theater Dortmund’s 2024-25 Season

The Theater Dortmund has announced its 2024-25 season. Premieres  Verdi’s “La Traviata” will get a new production by Vincent Boussard and Will Humburg will conduct. The opera will star Anna Sohn, Sooyeon Lee, Jessica Nuccio, Andrea Caré, Sungho Kim, and Mandla Mndebele. Performance Dates: Sept. 15, 2024-Jan 3, 2025 Gil Mehmert directs a new production of “Sweeney Todd” with Ks. {…}

Adina Aaron, Ludovic Tézier, Helena Juntunen, Matthew Polenzani, Tuija Knihtilä Headline Savonlinna Opera Festival 2022

The Savonlinna Opera Festival has announced its 2022 festival, which will feature five operas and several concerts. First up will be a new production of Verdi’s “Aida” by director Phillipp Himmelmann who asserts that “’Aida’ must be retold, because the world has changed irrevocably.” The opera will star Adina Aaron and Helena Juntunen sharing the title role alongside Gaston Rivero, {…}

Sonya Yoncheva, Karita Mattila, Angel Blue, Lisette Oropesa, Charles Castronovo Headline Top 10 Operas to Stream This Week

September brings the opening of several major companies in Europe. And that means new streaming opportunities of concerts and operas. 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 S. Doss’ “Heart and Soul” series {…}

Karita Mattila, Soile Isokoski Headline Savonlinna Opera Festival’s New Summer Program

The Savonlinna Opera Festival has announced three performances for this summer. The festival, which has moved its originally planned 2020 edition to 2021, will open its three-concert series with a recital by Karita Mattila. Accompanied by Ville Matvejeffin, the soprano will perform music by Puccini, Dvořák, Brahms, Sibelius, Merikanto, Wagner, Mackeben, Romberg, and Gershwin. Performance Date: July 1, 2020 Aulis {…}