Opernhaus Zürich Announces Streaming Slate Featuring Piotr Beczala, Juan Diego Flórez, Joyce DiDonato

(Image Source: Official Website Opernhaus Zürich) Opernhaus Zürich has announced that it will start streaming operas on its official website starting on March 27, 2020. The service will last until June 1 with the company presenting operas between Fridays at 6 p.m. through Sunday at midnight. All works will be presented with subtitles in English, French, and German. “We now {…}

Five Major Stars Returning to the Metropolitan Opera in 2020-21

(Credit: Wiener Staatsoper/InArt Management/Marius Baragan/Kristen Hoebermann/Opus Artist) Every year the Metropolitan Opera includes certain elements of surprise in its season planning, whether in repertoire or in casting choices. Sometimes those casting choices are unexpected and include important returns to the stage. This season, OperaWire is spotlighting six major artists that have not performed on the Met stage in years and {…}

Renée Fleming, Nicole Car & Étienne Dupuis Highlight Opera Australia’s Sydney 2020 Season

Opera Australia has announced its its 2020 Sydney season, presenting an exciting program of rare gems and some of the greatest operas. Sydney Summer Season The season opens with Puccini’s “La Bohème” with conductor Carlo Goldstein leading Gale Edwards’ production. The opera stars soprano Karah Son in the role of Mimì and tenor Kang Wang making his Opera Australia debut in {…}

Gregory Kunde & Kristine Opolais Headline Teatro Comunale Di Bologna’s 2020 Season

The Teatro Comunale di Bologna has announced its 2020 season. Here is a look at what to expect. The season opens with Wagner’s “Tristan und Isolde” conducted by Juraj Valčuha and in a new production by Ralf Pleger. Stefan Vinke and Ann Petersen take on the title role s with Albert Dohmen, Martin Gantner, and Ekaterina Gubanova. Performance Dates: Jan. 24-31, 2020 Karah Son, Cristina {…}

Lisette Oropesa & Piotr Beczala & The Top 7 Operas To See This Weekend – International

Credit: Opera de Pairs/Teatro alla Scala/Wiener Staatsoper/Opera Royal de Wallonie It’s a weekend filled with broadcasts, premieres and new productions that are not be missed. Tosca – Wiener Staatsoper, Austria Piotr Beczala receives his Kammersänger honor after the performance of Puccini’s masterpiece. He is joined by Nina Stemme and Carlos Álvarez. The starry cast is joined by Marc Armiliato in the {…}

Saimir Pirgu, Anna Pirozzi & Roberta Mantegna Highlight Teatro Dell’Opera Di Roma’s 2019-20 Season

The Teatro dell’Opera di Roma has announced its 2019-20 season featuring numerous new productions and two special concerts. Daniele Gatti conducts a new production of Verdi’s “Les Vêpres Siciliennes” by Valentina Carrasco. The production stars Roberto Frontali, John Osborn, Michele Pertusi, and Roberta Mantegna. Performance Dates: Dec. 10-22, 2019 Lyudmila Monastyrska and Monica Zanettin share the title role in Puccini’s “Tosca” with Giorgio Berrugi {…}

Saioa Hernandez, Leo Nucci & Carmen Giannattasio Headline Teatro Regio Di Torino’s 2019-20 Season

The Teatro Regio di Torino has announced its 2019-20 season. Bizet’s “Les pêcheurs de perles” opens the season starring Hasmik Torosyan, Yaroslav Abaimov, Fabio Maria Capitanucci, and Ugo Guagliardo. The production will be directed by Julien Lubeck and Cécile Roussat and conducted by Ryan McAdams. Performance Dates: Oct. 3-20, 2019 Anna Pirozzi and Carmen Giannattasio share the title role in Puccini’s “Tosca.” The two divas are {…}