Marina Rebeka, Carmela Remigio, Francesco Meli & Maria Josè Siri Lead Teatro Carlo Felice’s 2022-23 Season

The Teatro Carlo Felice has announced its 2022-23 Season. Opera Berlioz’s “Béatrice et Bénedict” is set to star Julien Behr, Giorgio Misseri, Benedetta Torre, Francesca Benitez, Cecilia Molinari, and Sofia Koberidze. Donato Renzetti conducts the production by Damiano Michieletto. Performance Dates: Oct. 28-Nov. 6, 2022 Rossini’s “La Cenerentola” is set to star Filippo Maria Romano, Giovanni Romeo, Hongni Wu, Laura Verrecchia, {…}

Cecilia Bartoli, Francesco Meli &  María José Siri Lead Maggio Musicale Fiorentino’s 2022-23 Season

Tha Maggio Musicale Fiorentino has announced its 2022-23 Season. Here is a look: Daniele Gatti conducts a revival of Rossini’s “Il Barbiere di Siviglia” with Ruzil Gatin, Vasilisa Berzhanskaya, Nicola Alaimo, Fabio Capitanucci, Evgeny Stavinskiy, and Carmen Buendí. Performance Dates: Sept. 8-15, 2022 Zubin Mehta conducts Verdi’s “Il Trovatore” with Cesare Lievi directing. Amartushvin Enkhbat, María José Siri, Ekaterina Semenchuck, Fabio Sartori, and Riccardo Fassi directing. Performance Dates: Sept. 29-Oct. {…}

Thomas Hampson, Christian Gerhaher & Florian Sempey Lead CD/DVD Releases

This week audiences get to experience new albums from great baritones and some rising stars. Here is a look at the releases. Così fan tutte The Maggio Musicale releases Mozart’s masterpiece on Naxos. Conductor Zubin Mehta leads the production by Sven-Eric Bechtolf. The recording from March 2021 stars Thomas Hampson, Valentina Nafornita, Vasilisa Berzhanskaya, Matthew Swenson, Mattia Olivieri, and Benedetta Torre. L’Orfeo Opus Arte {…}

Anja Harteros, Saioa Hernández, Rolando Villazón & Nina Stemme Lead Deutsche Oper Berlin’s 2022-23 Season

The Deutsche Oper Berlin has announced its 2022-23 season featuring seven new productions. Premieres R.Strauss’ “Arabella” will be conducted by Sir Donald Runnicles in a new production by Tobias Kratzer. Albert Pesendorfer, Doris Soffel, Rachel Willis-Sørensen, Elena Tsallagova, and Russell Braun. Performance Dates: March 18-April 6, 2023 Arne Gieshoff and Franziska Angerer’s “Bear” will have its world premiere. Performance Dates: {…}

Royal Opera House Cancels Two Performances of ‘Nabucco’ Due to Omicron Variant

(Credit: Sim Canetty-Clarke) The Royal Opera House Covent Garden has been forced to cancel performances of Verdi’s “Nabucco” on Dec. 23 and 28 due to resource challenges caused by the Omicron COVID-19 variant. The two performances were set to star Liudmyla Monastyrska as Abigaille, Alexander Vinogradov as Zaccaria, Vasilisa Berzhanskaya in the role of Fenena, Najmiddin Mavlyanov as Ismaele, Blaise {…}

Michael Spyres, Golda Schultz, Sabine Devieilhe & Emily D’Angelo Lead Festival D’Aix-En-Provence’s 2022 Season

The Festival D’Aix-En-Provence has announced its 2022 slate featuring a varied repertoire and international stars. The festival will begin on July 4 and is set to run through July 23, 2022. Here is a look at the upcoming season: Mahler’s “Resurrection” will be conducted by Esa-Pekka Salonen in a production by Romeo Castellucci. Golda Schultz and Marianne Crebassa star. Performance {…}