Today at noon from the Bayerische Staatsoper, a live telecast of the premiere of Halévy’s La Juive, with Aleksandra Kurzak in the title role and Roberto Alagna as Eléazar. The cher public are naturally invited to chat. Read more »
“15 Classical Musicians Who Are Out and Proud,” including a few you’ve never heard of. [WFMT]
Says the Glimmerglass press office: “Stephanie Blythe will perform in concert at The Glimmerglass Festival on Friday, August 5, at 4:30 p.m. The mezzo-soprano replaces Deborah Voigt, whose commitments have increased with her new position as a member of the full-time faculty at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.”
Parterre fave Stefan Herheim returns to Dutch National Opera to direct Pikovaya dama, in which the director attempts to reflect on the composer’s life, notably his hidden love for men.
“In Houston and San Francisco, David Gockley [not pictured] commissioned operas destined for stages worldwide.”
La Cieca is sure she is unanimous in stating that this afternoon’s online opera broadcasts offer something for everyone in the parterre continuum.
Deborah Voigt has canceled her role debut as Mrs. Lovett in Sweeney Todd at Florida Grand Opera.
La Cieca though you might be amused, or at least bemused, by a few published reactions to LoftOpera.
If you’ve been following the coverage of the Nézet-Séguin succession, you will note that a good deal of the coverage centers on whether the incoming maestro will “champion” this composer or that.