FRANCESCO MELI, MARKUS WERBA AND MICHELE GAMBAFOR A TRIBUTE TO THE YOUNG PUCCINI

On the centenary of Giacomo Puccini’s death, the Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della Rai dedicates a concert to the great Italian composer that brings together three youthful pages that are not often performed: the Capriccio sinfonico for orchestra, Preludio and Tregenda from the opera-ball Le Villi and the Messa di Gloria. The evening, not included in […]

TCBO: PREMIERE OF THE NEW DIPTYCH COMBINING PURCELL AND WEILL

The baroque opera of high dramaturgical intensity Dido and Aeneas by Henry Purcell and the twentieth-century ballet with incisive satire Die sieben Todsünden by Kurt Weill on a text by Bertolt Brecht make up the unprecedented diptych proposed in the 2024 Opera Season of the Teatro Comunale di Bologna. The performance, co-produced with Fondazione I […]

JUAN DIEGO FLÓREZ AS DON RAMIRO IN “LA CENERENTOLA”

Rossini’s La cenerentola will be back on the Vienna State Opera’s repertoire from Friday, 15 March 2024. In this series of performances, Juan Diego Flórez will replace Edgardo Rocha in the role of Don Ramiro. He will be singing this role for the first time at the Haus am Ring. State Opera Director Bogdan Roščić: […]

MÉDÉE at Opéra National de Paris

Possibly mythology’s most unfathomable character: Medea, the sorceress, betrayed by her husband Jason, takes revenge by offering the latter’s lover a poisoned dress and then killing her own children. Such a destiny, so often portrayed in the arts, could not but be embodied at the Opera. In 1693, Marc‑Antoine Charpentier premiered his only “tragédie lyrique”, […]

Teatro Regio Torino: La Fanciulla del West

While the first very short, silent films with western settings were making a splash on the silver screen, in 1910 Giacomo Puccini thought of transferring one of those stories of gunslingers and desperados to the prestigious stage of New York’s Metropolitan Opera. The result was La fanciulla del West, a completely original opera both in […]

Anna Netrebko, Jonas Kaufmann, Vittorio Grigòlo & Aigul Akhmetshina Lead Arena di Verona’s 2024 Season

The Arena di Verona has announced its 2024 season which will be dedicated to Puccini. The season will open with Puccini’s “Turandot” in Franco Zeffirelli’s production. Performance Dates: June 8-29, 2024 Verdi’s Aida will be revived in Stefano Poda’s production. Performance Dates: June 14- August 1, 2024 Rossini’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia will be revived in Hugo de Ana’s staging. […]

SELECTED THE 14 SINGERS ADMITTED TO THE 2023 ACCADEMIA VERDIANA

Last Tuesday 5 March saw the start of the 7th edition of the Advanced Course in Verdi’s repertoire of the Accademia Verdiana, co-financed by the European Social Fund Plus and the Emilia-Romagna Region (Operation Ref. PA 2023-20162/RER approved by DGR no. 2096/2023 of 04/12/2023), which this year sees the participation of 14 students selected from […]

TEATRO ALLA SCALA IN MARCH

In March, performances continue of Mozart’s Die Entführung aus dem Serail (3, 5, 8, 10 March) and Madina (1, 2, 7, 9 March), the musical creation by Fabio Vacchi with choreography by Mauro Bigonzetti, after which our Ballet Company will bring on tour Le Corsaire in Hong Kong and Giselle in Shanghai.Die Entführung aus dem Serail will be streamed live on LaScalaTv on 3 March.Meanwhile, anticipation […]