Arizona Opera to Present ‘Don Giovanni’

The Arizona Opera is set to conclude the 2023-24 Season with a production of Mozart’s “Don Giovanni.” The story of legendary libertine Don Juan is set to star Richard Ollarsaba, Joseph Lattanzi, Vanessa Vasquez, Lydia Grindatto, Toni Marie Palmertree, Mary-Hollis Hundley, Brad Bickhardt, Zachary Nelson, Vanessa Becerra, Véronique Filloux, Peter Barber, and Adam Lau. Daniela Candillari conducts the production by Tara Faircloth. {…}

Angel Blue, Renée Fleming, Eva-Maria Westbroek, Anita Rachvelishvilli, Matthew Polenzani Lead Opéra de Paris 2021-22 Season

(Photo Credits: Emma Birski / OnP) Opéra National de Paris has announced its 2021-22 season. Here is the full slate. Operas “The Seven Deaths of Maria Callas” by Marina Abramovic will open the season. The showcase stars Nadezhda Karyazina, Selene Zanetti, Leah Hawkins, Adela Zaharia, Lauren Fagan, Gabriella Reyes, and Hera Hyesang Park. Yoel Gamzou conducts. Performance dates: Sep. 1 {…}

Isabel Leonard, Pretty Yende, Michael Fabiano & J’Nai Bridges Headline Washington National Opera’s 2021-22 Season

The Washington National Opera has announced its 2021–2022 season featuring four world premiere commissions celebrating the Kennedy Center’s 50th Anniversary and several debuts from acclaimed and rising opera stars. The season opens with “Come Home: A Celebration of Return,” a concert performance of opera excerpts highlighting liberty and artistic idealism, themes embraced by John F. Kennedy and featuring a musical tribute {…}

Sondra Radvanovsky, J’Nai Bridges, Michael Fabiano Headline Canadian Opera Company’s 2020-21 Season

The Canadian Opera Company has announced its 2020-21 season, which will feature six operas and some special events. The season opens with François Girard’s famed production of Wagner’s “Parsifal.” Christopher Ventris and Vikor Antipenko will alternate the title role with Johan Reuter as Amfortas and Tanja Ariane Baumgartner will take on Kundry. Robert Pomakov will interpret Klingsor while Mika Kares {…}

Vanessa Vasquez, Ginger Costa-Jackson & Talise Trevigne Highlight Lyric Opera Of Kansas City’s 2020-21 Season

The Lyric Opera of Kansas City has announced its 2020-21 season featuring four unique productions. Vanessa Vasquez headlines opening night in a production of Verdi and Piave’s “La Traviata” by Francesca Zambello. Timothy Myers conducts the masterpiece with Matthew White as Alfredo and Weston Hurt as Germont. Performance Dates: Sept. 26-Oct. 4, 2020 Eric Greene, Talise Trevigne, Donovan Singletary, Jermaine Smith and Indra {…}