Q & A: Niamh O’Sullivan On Her Role Debut As Charlotte In Irish National Opera’s Production Of ‘Werther’

Irish mezzo-soprano Niamh O’Sullivan is due to return to her home city of Cork in early May, where she will be performing Charlotte in Irish National Opera’s nationwide tour of Massenet’s “Werther.” Over the past few years, the young singer has witnessed her profile rise quickly on the European opera circuit, notching up regular performances in Munich and Zurich as {…}

Anita Rachvelishvili Stars in ‘Werther’ at Greek National Opera

(Photo Credit: M. Stafylidou) Mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili will star in the Greek National Opera’s (GNO) revival production of Massenet’s “Werther.”  Rachvelishvili will debut her role as Charlotte. Singing the title role of Werther is Italian tenor Francesco Demuro. The cast also includes baritone Nikos Kotenidis as Albert, bass-baritone Yanni Yannissis as the Commendatore, tenor Nicolas Maraziotis as Schmidt, baritone Marinos Tarnanas {…}

Gwyn Hughes Jones, Izabela Matula, Leonardo Capalbo, Ginger Costa-Jackson, Rachel Nicholls Headline Grange Park Opera’s 2023 Season

Grange Park Opera has announced its summer 2023 slate. The company will feature three operas between June 8 – July 12, 2023. First up is Wagner’s “Tristan und Isolde.” The opera will be directed by Charlie Edwards with Gwyn Hughes Jones and Rachel Nicholls as the star-crossed lovers. Joining them will be Christine Rice as Brangäne and David Stout as {…}

French Recordings Featured in Newest Installment of San Francisco Opera’s ‘Streaming the First Century’

On October 10, 2022, San Francisco Opera launched the latest installment of “Streaming the First Century,” the company’s free online hub for historic recordings and interviews. The new installment, titled “Parle-vouz francais?” features performances of French repertory from SFO’s first 100 seasons. Among them are operas by Massenet, Charpentier, Berlioz, Messiaen, as well as the company’s oldest recording: a piano {…}