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Barcellona: “Semiramide”

Following the huge success of the complete CD recording of Semiramide, recently released by Opera Rara in collaboration with Warner, Daniela Barcellona returns to sing the en travesti role of Arsace in Rossini's two-acts masterpiece at the ABAO-OLBE in Bilbao. The last opera expressly composed by Rossini for an Italian operahouse is presented in Bilbao on February 16, 19, 22 and 25 in Luca Ronconi's staging. Alessandro Vitiellio will conduct. Next to Daniela Barcellona are Angela Meade in...

TCBO: “Il trovatore”

Giuseppe Verdi's Il trovatore, as seen by American director Robert Wilson, will open Teatro Comunale di Bologna's Season 2019 on January 22 (live broadcast on Radio3 Rai). Israeli conductor Pinchas Steinberg will lead TCBO Orchestra and Choir. The cast includes tenor Riccardo Massi as Manrico, Chinese soprano Guanqun Yu as Leonora, baritone Dario Solari as Count of Luna, mezzo Nino Surguladze as Azucena, Marco Spotti (Ferrando), Tonia Langella (Ines), Cristiano Olivieri (Ruiz) and Nicolò Donini (an old gypsy). Repeat...

Remigio: “Anna Bolena”

Following her debut in Turandot (Liù), in Maometto II (Anna) and in Pagliacci (Nedda), and following her success in La Bohème (Mimì), in Norma (Adalgisa) and in Maria Stuarda (Elisabetta), Carmela Remigio returns to Teatro dell’Opera di Roma to debut as Giovanna Seymour in Gaetano Donizetti’s Anna Bolena. The opera – that will be staged in a new production by Andrea De Rosa – runs under the baton of Riccardo Frizza at Teatro Costanzi on February 20, 22, 24, 26 and 28. Together with Remigio, who has already sung...

Gatti & Oropesa: “Rigoletto”

Following Tristan und Isolde and La damnation de Faust, Daniele Gatti will open for the third year in a row Teatro dell’Opera di Roma’s news season with Verdi’s Rigoletto (in a new production by Daniele Abbado). The first title of Verdi's so-called “popular trilogy” will feature: Lisette Oropesa in the part of Gilda, Ismael Jordi (Duca di Mantova), Roberto Frontali (Rigoletto), Riccardo Zanellato (Sparafucile) and Alisa Kolosova (Giovanna). Info > Teatro dell’Opera di Roma...

Salsi & Michieletto: “Macbeth”

Damiano Michieletto’s ninth production at La Fenice in Venice is Giuseppe Verdi’s Macbeth, opening the 2018/2019 season. The show comes after the successful productions of Roméo et Juliette, of the Mozart-Da Ponte trilogy, of Rake’s Progress, Magic Flute, Aquagranda, and The Merry Widow, and will be running from Friday 23 November. On stage are Myung-Whun Chung conducting the Chorus and Orchestra of the Venetian Theater, baritone Luca Salsi in the title role, soprano Tatiana Serjan in that of Lady Macbeth, bass Simon Lim as Banco, and tenor Stefano Secco as Macduff. Elisabetta Martorana (Lady-in-waiting), Marcello Nardis (Malcom),...

Remigio: “Il castello di Kenilworth”

Following Anna Bolena in 2015 – for which she won the Premio Abbiati Award as Best Singer – and after the Messa da Requiem in 2017, Carmela Remigio returns to the Donizetti Opera Festival with a new debut: on November 24 at Bergamo’s Teatro Sociale she will indeed embody for the first time Amelia in Il castello di Kenilworth, the first of the three operas that Donizetti dedicated to Elizabeth I. Riccardo Frizza, Conductor Maria Pilar Pérez Aspa, Director Info > Donizetti Opera Festival...

Mariotti & Oropesa: “Les Huguenots”

Italian conductor Michele Mariotti is returning to the Paris Opéra to conduct the first new production of the 2018-2019 season. The French capital had previously seen Mariotti, conduct I Puritani in 2013 and La Traviata in 2016. On Friday 28 September at the Opéra Bastille he will be interpreting Giacomo Meyerbeer’s grand-opéra Les Huguenots: this monumental five-acts opera by the German composer, on a libretto by Eugène Scribe and Émile Deschamps, premiered in Paris on...

Salsi: “Macbeth”

Following his success in Florence and Ravenna under the baton of Riccardo Muti, Luca Salsi will be once more Macbeth in Verdi’s namesake opera for the opening of the Festival Verdi 2018. The opera – on stage at the Teatro Regio di Parma on September 27, October 5, 11 and 18 – will be played in the 1847 version (in the critical edition by David Lawton). Filarmonica Arturo Toscanini Orchestra Giovanile della Via Emilia Coro del Teatro Regio di...

Remigio e Barcellona: “Petite messe solennelle”

The Petite messe solennelle will close the Rossini Opera Festival in the year of the 150th anniversary of Rossini's death on August 23 at the Teatro Rossini in Pesaro. The Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della Rai and Coro del Teatro della Fortuna M. Agostini will be led by Giacomo Sagripanti. Among the four soloists will be Carmela Remigio and Daniela Barcellona. > ROF...

Lisette Oropesa: “Adina”

After 15 years of absence, Adina returns to the Rossini Opera Festival on Sunday 12 August at the Teatro Rossini in Pesaro for the XXXIX edition of the Rossini Opera Festival. Lisette Oropesa - for the first time at the ROF - will make her debut as Adina. Adina's opening performance will be live broadcast on RaiRadioTre and live streamed on Rai's website on August 12 at 8 pm. Rosetta Cucchi, director Diego Matheuz, conductor > ROF...