Plácido Domingo returns to Piacenza for a special performance dedicated to victims of COVID-19

On May 16 Plácido Domingo conducts Verdi’s Messa da Requiem at the re-opening of Teatro Municipale di Piacenza, in an evening dedicated to the victims of COVID-19. On his long awaited return to Piacenza after 48 years, Domingo leads the Filarmonica Arturo Toscanini, Coro del Teatro Municipale di Piacenza and soloists María José Siri, Annalisa Stroppa, Michele Pertusi and Operalia Winner Antonio Poli. Audiences from around the world will have access to the performance via Opera Streaming.

Plácido Domingo returns to Piacenza for a special performance dedicated to victims of COVID-19

Nina Stemme – Orfeo releases new recording of Richard Strauss’ Die Frau Ohne Schatten with the Vienna Philharmonic

Nina Stemme’s role debut as Die Färberin in Richard Strauss opera Die Frau ohne Schatten is released on CD by Orfeo. The recording was made at the 150th anniversary of the Vienna State Opera, 25th May 2019, where Christian Thielemann conducted a stellar cast also including Camilla Nylund, Evelyn Herlitzius, Stephen Gould, and Wolfgang Koch.

Nina Stemme – Orfeo releases new recording of Richard Strauss’ Die Frau Ohne Schatten with the Vienna Philharmonic

Ravenna Festival and Riccardo Muti bring live music back to Italy

With its launch on 21 June, the Ravenna Festival will bring live concerts back to Italy for the first time since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic.­ It will take place in compliance with governmental regulations on social distancing. Masks will be mandatory for all 250 members of the audience, and there will be a staggered access system.

Ravenna Festival and Riccardo Muti bring live music back to Italy

Riccardo Muti to conduct the 2021 Vienna Philharmonic New Year’s Concert

The 2021 New Year’s Concert will be performed by the Vienna Philharmonic under the baton of Riccardo Muti. It is an artistic collaboration that began in 1971. Daniel Froschauer, Chairman of the Vienna Philharmonic, emphasizes the special importance that Maestro Muti has for the orchestra: “Riccardo Muti holds an exceptional position in the history of the Vienna Philharmonic and has been an Honorary Member of the orchestra since 2011. As an expression of this close artistic relationship, we have asked…

Riccardo Muti to conduct the 2021 Vienna Philharmonic New Year’s Concert

Plácido Domingo celebrates 50 Years at Teatro alla Scala

The 2019/2020 season marks the 50th anniversary of Plácido Domingo’s debut at Teatro alla Scala. The prolific performer made his La Scala debut at the age of twenty-eight, in Verdi’s Ernani, on December 7, 1969 – opening night of the ensemble’s 1969-1970 season. He recalled, in My First Forty Years: “I had already sung at the Met, the Vienna State Opera, and other great theaters. But when you stand on the stage of La Scala and look into that beautiful auditorium, you cannot help…

Plácido Domingo celebrates 50 Years at Teatro alla Scala