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Interview with Corinne Winters, double Iphigénie at the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence

Soprano Corinne Winters' career sounds like a series of challenges, the latest of which is a Gluck double bill at the Aix-en-Provence Festival in 2024, where she will sing the title role in both Iphigénie en Aulide and Iphigénie en Tauride on the same night with maestra Emmanuelle Haïm and director Dmitri Tcherniakov. After a glorious debut as Katja Kabanova at the Salzburg Festival in 2022, she took over the Janáček character in Geneva,...


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Turandot with Anna Netrebko to be broadcast from La Scala in Milan

From 25 June, Milan's La Scala will be staging a new production of Turandot by director Davide Livermore, starring Anna Netrebko in the role of the Ice Princess. The production, which will be broadcast live on 4 July on ScalaTV and Arte Concert, is generating a certain amount of curiosity. As part of the commemoration of the centenary of Puccini's death, La Scala has programmed two new productions of the composer's operas this season. The first was La Rondine, performed...


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Benjamin Bernheim and Julie Fuchs as Romeo and Juliet in Zurich, broadcast on Arte TV

Everything comes to those who wait. This is perhaps what Benjamin Bernheim and Julie Fuchs said before taking on the two main roles in Charles Gounod's Roméo et Juliette - to the libretto by Jules Barbier and Michel Carré, who (faithfully) adapted Shakespeare's play. The soprano Julie Fuchs was due to perform her first Juliet in 2021 at the Opéra-Comique before having to abandon it due to contamination with Covid. Benjamin Bernheim should have taken on the...


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Interview with Jeanine De Bique for her Alcina role debut at the Opéra national de Paris

Soprano Jeanine De Bique, from Trinidad and Tobago, has built her career on Mozart and Haendel, which has made her one of the reference performers of these composers today. In her recently released first album, Mirrors, she puts into perspective Haendel heroines with another version of who they can be in some other composers’ works of the same period. She was Rodelinda at the Opéra de Lille, Théâtre de Caen and Théâtre des Champs-Élysées...


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Interview with Sergey Romanovsky: “Rossini remains young forever”

Russian tenor Sergey Romanovsky is coming back to the Rossini Opera Festival for the fourth time for a new production of Elisabetta, regina d’Inghilterra – originally scheduled for last summer – and a prestigious gala celebrating 25 years of Juan Diego Flórez at the Festival. We met him in Pesaro to learn more about his debut in the role of Leicester this year and his other exciting projects. *** Opera Online : Has the additional time to prepare...


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Joyce El-Khoury: “Our voices are designed to share music with the world”

After studying at the University of Ottawa and the Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia, Joyce El-Khoury graduated from the Metropolitan Opera’s Lindemann Young Artist Development Program. She made her world debut at Lorin Maazel’s Castleton Festival in 2010, where she brilliantly replaced one of her colleagues in the title role of Puccini’s Suor Angelica, following a performance of Gianni Schicchi. We were thrilled by her portrayal of Imogene in Bellini’s Il...


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Interview with Lotte de Beer, stage director of Aida at the Opéra national de Paris

Lotte de Beer made her highly anticipated Opéra national de Paris debut two weeks ago with an innovative Aida – starring Sondra Radvanovsky, Jonas Kaufmann and Ludovic Tézier – which gathers the ghosts of colonialism. She has encompassed a certain number of opera genres (Falstaff, Puccini’s Il Trittico, Carmen, Rusalka, Mosè in Egitto, Lulu…), has been appointed Director of the Volksoper in Vienna from next September, and will stage Le Nozze di...


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"Life is beautiful": Sonya Yoncheva, a positive, committed and open-minded artist in conversation

"perpetual music", a project initiated by In recent years, the young Bulgarian soprano has achieved great success in many different roles with her extraordinary soprano voice and acting skills, and is now a celebrated star on all major stages. Born in Plovdiv, Sonya Yoncheva studied at the local conservatory and later in Geneva. In 2010 she won the famous Operalia competition, marking the start of her...


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Verona Arena 2021: Sonya Yoncheva will sing Aida for the first time

Although there are still doubts about the exact course of the 2020 edition of the Verona Arena Festival (which could be based on small-scale productions for a reduced audience), the 2021 edition of the lyrical event is already the subject of special attention. In 2021, the 150th anniversary of the creation of Aida (first performed in 1871) will be commemorated, and the work obviously occupies a very special place in the Veronese programme -- the first edition of the festival in 1913 opened...


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A Rigoletto in the open air from July onwards to relaunch the Rome Opera House

Italy was particularly hard hit by the Covid-19 pandemic, but after several weeks of lockdown, local authorities are now considering a resumption of business, including cultural activities, and the Rome Opera House could be the first opera house to raise the curtain again. While there is no question of hosting the public in the auditorium (gatherings of more than 200 people in enclosed spaces are still forbidden in Italy and could remain so until the autumn), according to Corriere della...


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Simon Stone, ruthless explorer of works

In a few days, the premiere of Erich Wolfgang Korngold’s opera, The Dead City, will play in Munich’s Bavarian State Opera. Jonas Kaufmann will be appearing alongside soprano Marlis Petersen in a production by Simon Stone, created in 2015 at the Theater Basel. Let us take a look back at the career of the thirty-year-old director who has been fought over by musical and dramatic institutions alike for some years now. *** Les Trois Soeurs à l'Odéon, par...


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The Paris Opera presents its 2018-2019 anniversary season, at the meeting point between tradition and modernity

As a national opera, the Paris Opera has historically taken on the role of preserving France's operatic heritage and bringing French opera to life. For all that, opera is obviously a distinctly living art form and since the beginning of his mandate at the head of the Parisian establishment, Stéphane Lissner has also been committed to contributing to updating the repertoire and has been working to diversify the cultural range of France's famous Opera. This is the reason for...