Top 5 Operas to See This Weekend – International (8/10-12)

Anna Netrebko, Sonya Yoncheva & Juan Diego Florez Lead Weekend

By Francisco Salazar

It’s a Rossini-filled week with the Rossini Opera Festival opening and Australia also opening a Rossini production. The weekend also sees two of today’s biggest divas performing. Find out what’s in store.

Anna Netrebko and Yusif Eyvazov – Teatro Colón, Argentina

Anna Netrebko makes her debut at the Teatro Colón in Argentina alongside her husband Yusif Eyvazov. The concert will be the first of two at the theater and the conclusion of her Latin American tour. The program is set to include arias and duets from “Madama Butterfly,” “La Forza del Destino,” “Tosca,” and “Pagliacci.”

Il Turco in Italia – Opera Australia

Opera Austrailia opens its production of Rossini’s opera with Stacey Alleaume, Virgilio Marino, Warwick Fyfe, and bass-baritone Paolo Bordogna. Andrea Molino conducts the production by Simon Phillips.

L’Incoronazione di Poppea – Salzburg Festival, Austria

Sonya Yoncheva and Kate Lindsey star in a new production of Monteverdi’s masterpiece. Stéphanie d’Oustrac, Carlo Vistol, and Renato Dolcini also star with William Christie conducting Les Arts Florissants.

Ricciardo e Zoraide – Rossini Opera Festival, Italy 

The Rossini Opera Festival opens with Juan Diego Flórez returning to the festival alongside Pretty Yende. Sergey Romanovsky also stars alongside Nicola Ulivieri and Victoria Yarovaya. Giacomo Sagripanti conducts the premiere in Marshall Pynkoski’s new production.

Adina – Rossini Opera Festival, Italy

Lisette Oropesa and Levy Sekgapane make their Rossini Opera Festival debuts in Rossini’s rarely performed comedy. Diego Matheuz conducts the new production by Rosetta Cucchi. Those would cannot make it to the theater for either Rossini work can catch the live streams on RAI.