Adriana Bastidas-Gamboa, Anastasia Bartoli, Xavier Sabata, Kathrin Zukowski & Seth Carico Lead Oper Köln’s 2024-25 Season

Oper Köln has announced its 2024-25 season. Premieres Marc Minkowski conducts Haydn’s “The Creation” in a production by Melly Still. The production will star Kathrin Zukowski, Sebastian Kohlhepp, Alex Rosen, Giulia Montanari, and André Morsch. Performance Dates: Oct. 5-20, 2024 Allison Oakes stars in Strauss’ “Elektra” alongside Lioba Braun, KS Dalia Schaechter, Astrid Kessler, Martin Koch, Karl-Heinz Lehner, and Insik {…}

Festival Diary 2021: Wexford Festival Opera, Day 2

Following on from last evening’s wonderful production of “Edmea” come psychological thriller, in which the heroine disappeared into the nether regions of her own subconscious, the festival continued with its second opera production –  Ambroise Thomas’ “Le Songe d’un nuit d’été,” starring Armenian mezzo Hasmik Torosyan, with a stunning coloratura, as Elizabeth I, French tenor Sébastién Guèze as Shakespeare and {…}

Fabio Sartori, Salome Jicia & Serena Gamberoni Lead Teatro Carlo Felice’s Fall 2021-22 Season

The Teatro Carlo Felice in Genova, Italy has announced its fall 2021-22 season featuring three productions and several concerts. Here is a look at the fall season. The season will open with a double bill of Francesco Filidei’s “Sull’esser angeli” and Leoncavallo’s “Pagliacci.” Claudia Catarzi will dance the opening work while Fabio Sartori and Sergio Escobar will headline Leoncavallo’s work {…}

Sir Simon Keenlyside, Eva-Maria Westbroek & Enea Scala Lead La Monnaie’s Updated 2020-21 Season

(Credits: Opéra National de Paris official website / © Fazil Berisha / Simon Pauly) La Monnaie has announced an updated 2020-21 season that is expected to begin in February. Here is the look. Opera A semi-staged version of Mozart’s Opera “Der Schauspieldirektor” will feature Mieke de Groote, Achille Ridolfi, Dietrich Henschel, Marie-Aurore D’Awans, Nadine Baboy, Hervé Loka Sombo, Lenneke Ruiten, {…}

Lisette Oropesa, Anne Sophie Duprels, Shakespeare Headline Wexford Festival Opera 2020

(Credit: Jason Homa) The Wexford Festival has unveiled its 69th Festival, which includes a program inspired by the work of William Shakespeare. It all kicks off with “Ein Wintermärchen,” a work by Karl Goldmark. The performance, which will take place that O’Reilly Theatre, stars Sergy Radchenko, Sophie Gordeladze, Deanna Breiwick, Simon Thorpe, Julian Hubbard, Rory Musgrave, Lancelot Nomura, and Zlata {…}

Rebeka Lokar, Roberta Mantegna & Mattia Olivieri Highlight Macerata Opera Festival 2020 Slate

The Macerata Opera Festival has announced its 2020 program. This season the festival will showcase three popular operas with renown casts starting on July 17 through August 9, 2020. The festival opens with Puccini’s “Tosca” conducted by Francesco Lanzillotta and directed by Valentina Carrasco. The production will star Rebeka Lokar in the title role, Piero Pretti as Cavaradossi, and Roberto {…}