Weekend Preview (5/19-21) – North America: This Is Your Last Chance for Adrianne Pieczonka’s ‘Tosca,’ Nicole Cabell’s ‘Bohème’ & Numerous Other Productions

The Metropolitan Opera season may be over, but a lot of other opera companies remain open for business. Sadly this weekend represents a great number of goodbyes for the time being. If you want opera, here are the companies to look up during the weekend. The Canadian Opera Company is finishing up its run of Puccini’s “Tosca” on Friday and {…}

Weekend Preview – USA (4/28-30): Opera Season In Full Swing Across North America With Joyce DiDonato, Sondra Radvonovsky & Adrianne Pieczonka Headline Major Shows

Opera season is in full swing in the United States and Canada with a ton of offerings across the continent. Here is a look at the big highlights. East Coast The Metropolitan Opera will showcase “Der Rosenkavalier” on Friday before giving “Der Fliegende Holländer” Saturday afternoon and “Don Giovanni” on Saturday evening. OperaWire will attend the Friday performance with a {…}

Weekend Preview – USA (3/31-4/2): New York City Opera, Diana Damrau & Vittorio Grigolo Or Carmen Giannattasio; Take Your Pick

A number of major operas premiere new productions this weekend. Here are the major highlights of the weekend. The New York City Opera is back in action this weekend with a rare performance of Resphigi’s “La Campana Sommersa.” The rarely performed opera stars Fabio Armiliato and will be showcased on March 31 and April 1 with subsequent performances during the {…}

Weekend Preview (International) – 2/17-19: Jose Cura Stars as Wagner’s ‘Tannhauser’ and Anna Netrebko Continues In ‘Il Trovatore’

It’s the weekend and that means there is a lot  to see around the world. For opera goers the houses will offer lots of Puccini, Verdi and Mozart. There will also be Rossini, Berg and Janáček for the most adventurous opera lovers. Check it out! Austria  At the Wiener Staatsoper audiences will be able to hear two of the most popular {…}

Weekend Preview (USA) – 2/17-19: Patricia Racette’s ‘Salome’ & Stewart Copeland’s ‘Invention of Morel’ Open

Prepare yourself for two high profile premieres this weekend on opposite sides of the country. On Saturday, the Los Angeles Opera lifts the curtain on “Salome” starring Patricia Racette in the role that she dominated at the Metropolitan Opera. Regarding her performance OperaWire wrote, “she dominated the stage in one of her greatest achievements on the Met stage.” Another major {…}