Anna Netrebko, Rachel Willis-Sørensen, Pretty Yende, & Natalie Dessay Highlight Opéra National de Bordeaux’s 2020-21 Season

The Opéra National de Bordeaux in France has announced its 2020-21 season featuring five operas and several recitals and concerts. Opera  Paul Daniel conducts a new production of Verdi’s “La Traviata” by Pierre Rambert. Rachel Willis-Sørensen and Elbenita Kajtazi alternate the role of Violetta with Benjamin Bernheim and Kevin Amiel as Alfredo and Lionel Lhote and Anthony Clark-Evans as Germont. {…}

Anna Netrebko, Javier Camarena & Juan Diego Flórez Lead Gran Teatre del Liceu’s 2020-21 Season

The Gran Teatre del Liceu has announced its 2020-21 season featuring multiple productions, concert operas, and stars. Opera The season opens with Verdi’s “Il Trovatore” starring Anna Netrebko, Yusif Eyvazov, Ludovic Tézier, Okka von der Damerau, and Dmitry Belosselskiy. Performance Dates: Oct. 1 & 4, 2020 Christof Loy directs Mozart’s “Don Giovanni” with Christopher Maltman in the title role and {…}

Sunyoung Seo, Patricia Petibon, Natalie Dessay & Jakub Józef Orliński Star in Opéra de Dijon’s 2020-21 Season

The Opéra de Dijon in France has announced its 2020-21 season featuring five operas and a number of concerts. Here is a breakdown of the season. Opera Zemlinsky’s “Görge le rêveur” is set to be conducted by Marta Gardolińska in a production by Laurent Delvert. Peter Wedd, Helena Juntunen, Susanna Hurrell, Andrew Greenan, Piotr Lempa, Allen Boxer, Alexander Sprague, Wieland Satter, Piotr {…}

Marina Rebeka, Ricarda Merbeth & Stéphane Degout Lead Théâtre du Capitole de Toulouse’s 2020-21 Season

The Théâtre du Capitole de Toulouse has announced its 2020-21 season. Here is a look at the opera and vocal performances. Productions  Bizet’s “Les Pêcheurs de Perles” opens the season in a new production by Thomas Lebrun. Emmanuel Plasson conducts the production with Anne-Catherine Gillet, Mathias Vidal, Alexandre Duhamel, and Jean-Fernand Setti. Performance Dates: Sept. 26-Oct. 9, 2020 Catherine Hunold {…}

Jonas Kaufmann, Patricia Petibon & Sonya Yoncheva Lead Théâtre des Champs-Elysées’ 2020-21 Season

(Credit:Javier del Real/© Gregor Hohenberg / Sony Classical/ Bernard Martinez) The Théâtre des Champs-Elysées has announced its 2020-21 season featuring a vast array of programs and stars. Here are opera and vocal performance highlights of the season: Operas Handel’s Messiah is set to be directed by Robert Wilson with Marc Minkowski conducting. The cast includes Elena Tsallagova, Helena Rasker, Richard {…}

Francesco Meli, Michael Fabiano & Camilla Nylund Lead Top 5 to See Internationally (2/7-9)

(Credit: Ruth Walz) This weekend is all about new productions, a rarely performed work and an acclaimed run of performances in Paris. Here is what we recommend. Viva La Diva – Salzburg Landsteater, Austria Adrian Kelly conducts Stephen Medcalf’s production of the rarely performed work by Donizetti and librettist Gilardoni. The opera stars Anne-Fleur Werner, Raimundas Juzuitis,Hazel McBain, George Humphreys, {…}

Opéra de Paris Reopens With ‘Les Contes d’Hoffmann,’ Starring Michael Fabiano & Ailyn Pérez

(Credit: Dario Acosta) Opéra National de Paris has opened its doors for the first time in months and will present Offenbach and Barbier’s opera “Les Contes d’Hoffmann” today, January 25, 2020, at the Opéra Bastille, per an official statement on the company’s website. This is the first performance of “Les Contes d’Hoffmann” of the season after an earlier one was {…}

Opéra de Paris Cancels Opening Night of ‘Les Contes d’Hoffmann,’ Starring Michael Fabiano, Ailyn Pérez

(Credit: Jiyang Chen) The Opéra National de Paris has canceled the opening night performance of Offenbach’s “Les Contes d’Hoffmann” scheduled for January 21 at the Opéra Bastille, according to the official statement on the company’s website. The cancellation came as a result of the strike notice against the French government pension reform and is the latest in a series of {…}

Christian Gerhaher, Anja Kampe, Magdalena Kožená Headline 2020 Aix-en-Provence Festival

(Credit: Sasha Vasiljev / Mathias Bothor, Deutsche Grammophon) The Festival Aix-en-Provence has just announced the program for 2020 season, which will include  a total of six works. The season will open with Berg’s opera “Wozzeck,” starring Christian Gerhaher, Anja Kampe, Daniel Brenna, Peter Hoare, Brindley Sherratt, Evan LeRoy Johnson, J’Nai Bridges, Alexander Kiechle, Tomasz Kumięga, and Graham Clark. Sir Simon {…}

Jonas Kaufmann, Elīna Garanča & Philippe Jaroussky Headline Théâtre Champs-Élysée’s 2019-20 Season

The Théâtre Champs-Élysée has announced its 2019-20 season featuring five opera productions, numerous concert performances, operas in concerts, a Beethoven celebration and a number of recitals. For this season announcement we have narrowed it down to only vocal or operatic performances. Here is a look at the massive season. Deborah Cohen directs a new production of Mozart’s “Don Giovanni” with {…}