Randall Scotting: Lovesick

Countertenor Randall Scotting’s new CD is bound to keep the listener compelled throughout all 22 songs. It is called Lovesick, and it is a collection of songs that have as a gravity pole the range of emotions that, as the title suggests, the feeling instills. The record fulfills its mission as an extensive collection of […]

Alejandro Navarrete – The 360 Artist

The 360o Artist Workbook, a new work by Alejandro Navarrete, a young opera singer, actor, and author from Chile, is quite an ambitious endeavor. Even though when you pick it up, with its whopping 417 pages, it resembles a novel, it is a workbook. The concept behind it is guiding the artist who is using […]

Teatro Carlo Felice: I due Foscari

The Carlo Felice Theatre in Genoa hosted from the 31st of March through the 8th of April a new production of I due Foscari, Giuseppe Verdi’s operatic drama that revolves around the interiorized conflict between duty and paternal feelings, and although the historical setting is quite fix, 15th century Venice, the substance of the subject […]

Teatro alla Scala: L’Elisir d’Amore

OPERA Charm Magazine finally meets Teatro alla Scala. And we couldn’t have been happier about inaugurating what we hope will be a long beautiful friendship with a glorious last performance of Donizetti’s charming Elisir d’amore, with a spectacular cast. Teatro alla Scala opened for the public at its entire capacity of 2030 seats brings chills […]

Luisa Miller at Teatro Comunale di Bologna

Bologna, on June 3rd for the penultimate title of the 2022 Opera Season, Verdi’s Luisa Miller, tragic melodrama in three acts on a libretto by Salvadore Cammarano, based on Kabale und Liebe (Intrigue and Love) by Friedrich Schiller, back on the stage of this theater after 30 years. It’s the story of three young people, […]

Lucrezia Borgia at Teatro Comunale di Bologna

The new production of the bolognese opera-symphonic foundation, in collaboration with the Auditorio de Tenerife and the Opera de Oviedo, finally arrived on the stage of Teatro Comunale di Bologna. Even though I didn’t managed to attend the premiere of the new Silvia Paoli’s Lucrezia Borgia, the rumours about the “scandalous” production & about the […]

Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny at Teatro Regio di Parma

The last title of the 2022 Opera Season of Teatro Regio di Parma was Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny by Kurt Weill on a libretto by Bertolt Brecht, which had its premiere in this theater in co-production with  Fondazione Teatri di Reggio Emilia, directed by HENNING BROCKHOUS, with the sets of MARGHERITA PALLI & […]

Mefistofele at Hungarian Opera State

Rarely performed, Boito’s Mefistofele is an audacious, spectacular opera,  filled with sumptuous choruses, fine arias and duets and yet, needing an audacious, spectacular cast  to do it justice – great choir & orchestra, a marvelous bass voice, a spinto soprano & just… the right tenor -, but also a spectacular staging. Yet, it has never […]

Carmen at Wiener Staatsoper

Once again, we want to thank Wiener Staatsoper, OPERA Charm Magazine’s newest friend, for hosting us on this special night! We felt and proud to be able to attend this performance of Tosca performance on the February 28th, staring the tenor VITTORIO GRIGÒLO, the Russian soprano  ELENA STIKHINA and the baritone ROBERTO F RONTALI – […]

Teatro Comunale di Bologna: Tosca

After the Wagnerian concert form preview, conducted by the new Musical Director of Teatro Comunale di Bologna, the Ukrainian conductor Oksana Lyvin, the 2022 opera season was officially inaugurated with Hugo de Ana’s new production of Tosca, conducted by M° Daniel Oren, accompanied by a huge social event in the foyer – photoshoots and the […]