Jonas Kaufmann, Anna Netrebko, Diana Damrau, Ailyn Perez, & Sondra Radvanovsky Lead Teatro San Carlo’s 2022-23 Season

The Teatro San Carlo has announced its 2022-23 season. Here is a look at the performances. Opera The season opens with Verdi’s “Don Carlo” starring Matthew Polezani, Ernesto Petti, Ailyn Perez, Michele Pertusi, Elina Garanca, and Alexander Tsymbalyuk. Juraj Valcuha conducts the production by Claus Guth. Performance Dates: Nov. 26-Dec. 6, 2022 Lorezno Passarini conducts concert performances of Verdi’s “Rigoletto” {…}

Opéra de Paris Announces Cast Changes for ‘Elektra’ & ‘Il Barbiere di Siviglia’

The Opéra de Paris has announced cast changes for its productions of Strauss’ “Elektra” and Rossini’s “Il Barbiere di Siviglia.” The company noted that Vida Miknevičiūtė sing the May 13 performance of Strauss’ opera in the role of Chrysothemis replacing Elza van den Heever. Meanwhile, Emily D’Angelo will take over performances of Rossini’s work in the role of Rosina on June {…}

Rolando Villazón, René Pape, Sonya Yoncheva & Michael Volle Lead Berlin State Opera’s 2022-23 Season

The Berlin State Opera has announced its 2022-23 season featuring a new Ring Cycle. The Ring Cycle  Daniel Barenboim conducts a new production of Wagner’s epic The Ring Cycle by Dmitri Tcherniakov. Wagner’s “Das Rheingold” is set to star Michael Volle, Lauri Vasar, Siyabonga Maqungo, Rolando Villazón, Claudia Mahnke, Anett Fritsch, Anna Kissjudit, Johannes Martin Kränzle, Stephan Rügamer, Mika Kares, {…}

Adela Zaharia, Tuuli Takala, Rolando Villazón & Maria José Siri lead Semperoper Dresden’s 2022-23 Season

Semperoper Dresden has announced its 2022-23 season featuring 10 brand new and 30 returning productions in both opera & ballet and its Junge Szene program.  Here is a look at the opera productions Premieres  “chasing waterfalls Angus Lee/phase7/kling klang klong” makes its world premiere conducted by the composer Angus Lee and staged by Sven Sören Beyer. The cast includes Eir {…}

Stefan Vinke, Gaston Rivero, Olga Jelínková & Elisabet Strid Lead Oper Leipzig’s 2021-22 Season

Oper Leipzig has announced its 2021-22 season featuring four new productions. Here is a look: New Productions Viktor Ullmann’s “The Fall of the Antichrist” will be conducted by Matthias Foremny and directed by Balázs Kovalik. The production will star Thomas Mohr, Dan Karlström, Kay Stiefermann, Stephan Rügamer, Sebastian Pilgrim, and Martin Petzold. Performance Dates: Sept. 25-Oct. 17, 2021 David Pountney {…}

Anna Netrebko, Sonya Yoncheva, Roberto Alagna, Elīna Garanča, Saioa Hernández & Camilla Nylund Lead Staatsoper Berlin’s 2021-22 Season

(Credits: Dario Acosta / Sonya Yoncheva official website / © Gregor Hohenberg / Kasskara/DG / Operabase official website / Staatsoper Berlin official website) The Staatsoper unter den Linden in Berlin has announced its 2021-22 season. Here is the full slate. Operas Beethoven’s “Fidelio” will open the season. The opera stars Roman Trekel, Matthias Goerne, Pavel Černoch, Andreas Schager, Simone Schneider, {…}

Roberto Alagna, Vida Miknevičiūtė & René Pape Lead Livestream Of ‘Lohengrin’ From Staatsoper Berlin

(Credits: Gregor Hohenberg/Sony Music / Martina Pipprich / Jiyang Chen) The Staatsoper unter der Linden will live stream its big premiere of Wagner’s romantic opera “Lohengrin” on Dec. 13, 2020. Since Berlin’s opera houses are closed due to the COVID-19 shutdown, the company decided to do its utmost to save the production and instead present it virtually for audiences worldwide. {…}

Anna Netrebko, Charles Castronovo, Elīna Garanča & Cecilia Bartoli Lead Salzburg Festival’s 2021 Season

(Credits: © Dario Acosta / Charles Castronovo official website / Deutsche Oper am Rhein official website / Kristian Schuller/Decca) The Salzburg Festival has announced its 2021 edition, featuring 8 operas and numerous concert performances. Mozart’s “Don Giovanni” will feature Mika Kares as Il Commendatore, Nadezhda Pavlova as Donna Anna, Michael Spyres in the role of Don Ottavio, Federica Lombardi as {…}