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Conversation with Giampaolo Bisanti, the new Opéra Royal de Wallonie-Liège Music Director

Italian conductor Giampaolo Bisanti rightfully defines himself as a “busy man”. His agenda will get even fuller with his new Music Director position at the Opéra Royal de Wallonie-Liège from next season, during which he will participate in two staged opera productions – Bellini’s La Sonnambula and Verdi’s Rare Alzira – and prestigious recitals with Plácido Domingo (accompanied for the occasion by Davinia Rodríguez)...


Young Armenian Tenor Liparit Avetisyan in talk after his role debut as Vaudemont in Iolanta, Berlin

Young Armenian Tenor Liparit Avetisyan in talk with Opera Online Mr. Avetisyan, youhave studied at the conservatorium in Moscow. Russian and Eastern singers regularly masterinternational careers. What is different in the education of voices and singing or/and what is special about musical education in Russia/ Moscow? I believe that the musical world is the same everywhere and the language of Music is one. I studied at the Moscow Conservatory for two and a half years. I became a...


Zurich Opera: Matthias Schulz appointed as new director

MATTHIAS SCHULZ APPOINTED AS NEW DIRECTOR SUCCESSOR TO ANDREAS HOMOKI AS OF 2025 HAS BEEN FOUND Matthias Schulz was introduced as new artistic director of the Opernhaus Zürich by the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Opernhaus Zürich AG, Markus Notter, at a press conference earlier today. The 44-year-old is to succeed Andreas Homoki, who has been heading the house since 2012 and is stepping down from the post by his choice in 2025. Matthias Schulz, current...


Armenian Baritone Gevorg Hakobyan extending his career with his debut in Wiener Staatsoper

While Armenian baritone Gevorg Hakobyan will make his Vienna State Opera debut in December in Tosca, we caught up with him for an interview. We talk about her career, her vision of Scarpia and her plans for the future, but also music and theater – and the growing role of directors. *** After your successful appearance in Termi de Caracala in Rome you are accomplishing your international career with your debut at Wiener Staatsoper in December 2021 as Scarpia in Tosca. How...


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...


Interview with Matthias Goerne: "Your mother language defines who you are"

One of the best lieder singers in the world, baritone Matthias Goerne came back to the Verbier Festival this year for a Winterreise performance with pianist Nikolai Lugansky and a concert of Schubert lieder with the Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra. He has performed Shostakovich’s symphonies, Bartók’s Bluebeard’s Castle, or Britten’s War Requiem in the last few years, and he is making his Boris Godunov debut in 2023, but German has been his...