Wiener Staatsoper Announces Cast Change for ‘Guillaume Tell’

The Wiener Staatsoper has announced a cast change for its production of Rossini’s “Guillaume Tell.” The company said Roberto Frontali will sing the title role of Guillaume Tell replacing Carlos Álvarez who was originally scheduled. Frontali is well-known for work in the Italian repertoire including operas by Verdi, Donizetti, Puccini, Leoncavallo, Mascagni, and Cilea. He has performed at every major opera {…}

ORF II to Broadcast ‘Turandot’ with Jonas Kaufmann & Asmik Grigorian

(Credit: Michael Pohn) ORF II is set to present Puccini’s “Turandot” in a new production by Claus Guth. The opera will be broadcast on Dec. 16, 2023 from the Wiener Staatsoper and will star Asmik Grigorian in the title role, Jonas Kaufmann, Kristina Mkhitaryan, and Dan Paul Dumitrescu. The cast will be rounded out by Jörg Schneider, Attila Mokus, Martin Häßler, Norbert Ernst, and Hiroshi Amako. {…}