In the place of its first performance, LA BOHÈME returns to Teatro Regio Torino to open its 2016-2017 season. This 120th anniversary production is directed by Àlex Ollé, the celebrated director of La Fura dels Baus, and conducted by Gianandrea Noseda, music director of the Regio.
If you thought you knew the story of Cinderella, then you are in for a delightful surprise with this CENERENTOLA from the Opéra de Lille. Here, the evil stepmother has become a wicked stepfather, the fairy a philosopher and the slipper has been swapped for a bracelet.
A comic opera about marital infidelity, the first written by Schoenberg using the 12-note serial method.
Paul Hindemith’s one-act opera is set for three women soloists, two speaking roles and women’s chorus. Premiered in 1922 in Frankfurt, SANCTA SUSANNA has been the subject of some scandal, thanks to its provocative subject matter.
On an island of debauchery where young girls are objects for the pleasure of the Genoese nobility, Franz Schreker depicts a range of protagonists obsessed by appearance. With THE STIGMATISED, Schreker, often called the most worthy heir of Richard Wagner, writes a remarkable opera. Director...
Love, lust and lots of entanglements, combined with Mozart’s enthralling music. Director David Bösch makes his Amsterdam debut with LE NOZZE DI FIGARO. Stéphane Degout, Eleonora Buratto, Christiane Karg and Alex Esposito lead an exceptional cast.
What leads Otello to believe himself betrayed by his wife Desdemona who has never stopped loving him? In this new production by David Alden, Teatro Real offers a live stream of William Shakespeare’s masterfully portrayal of the devastating power of insecurity. Conducted by Renato Palumbo, the...
The 2016 season at Garsington Opera brings a second production of EUGENE ONEGIN to THE OPERA PLATFORM. Immortal melodies and heart-rending drama combine to open a window into the Russian soul.
PELLÉAS ET MÉLISANDE, Claude Debussy’s only complete opera, returns to Festival d’Aix-en-Provence after a 40-year absence. Inspired by Maurice Maeterlinck’s play, the mysterious story of two fallen lovers is presented in a new production filled with dream-like realism.
Thought is the most powerful weapon. Verdi’s first Shakespearean opera is a parable on political immorality – and a revolution of the then-existing opera conventions. Macbeth is a man who sees what he wants to see. His world isn’t ruled by tyrants, but by ideas.