Music & Opera

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Jodie Devos passed away

We were stunned to learn on Sunday 16 June 2024 of the terrible news of the death of soprano Jodie Devos. An admirable artist and warm personality, she was only 35 years old and had a great career ahead of her. In the space of a few months, breast cancer had taken the life of […]

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Elza van den Heever pure and perverse

After causing a sensation as Strauss‘s perverse Salome at the Opéra Bastille last season, Elza van den Heever returns to her sultry director Lydia Steier, this time to play the pure Julia, heroine of Spontini’s La Vestale. The superb soprano, on stage in Paris from 15 June to 11 July 2024, will be partnered by […]

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The Voix des Outre-mer competition, even more open!

As it enters its 7th year, the Voix des Outre-mer competition is breaking new ground with a new award. The Christiane Eda Pierre prize will be awarded to the candidate from a friendly French overseas country. All you have to do to enter is live in a French-speaking country or speak French. The winner will […]

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Bellini and Handel in Puglia

The famous Festival della Valle d’Itria celebrates its 50th anniversary this season with two major events. Bellini’s Norma conducted by Fabio Luisi and Handel’s Ariodante conducted by Federico Maria Sardelli are scheduled with, as always for the institution, historically informed performances. To mark the occasion, M&O in partnership with Classica magazine are taking their readers […]

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Music & Opera is on Tiktok!

Last month, Music & Opera joined the famous social network Tiktok. Looking for cultural recommendations and our rankings of the 10 most beautiful operas to see at least once in your life? Why not take a look at our short videos! We’ll be sharing fun content about opera, classical music and ballet. Discover our Tiktok […]

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Comeback of Lully after Gluck at the Opéra Comique

The terrible Armide has inspired many opera composers of genius. The Opéra Comique welcomes the heroine back from 17 to 25 June 2024, but it’s not the same music. Music lovers who heard Gluck‘s Armide last season will be able to draw comparisons with Lully‘s Armide, with the same libretto by Philippe Quinault and the […]

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A new era at the Prague Opera

With its three major halls, the Národní divadlo, the Prague National Opera ends its season in style with a sensational Festival. The Opera Nova Festival, to be held from June 14 to 22, 2024, will focus on modernity, with exceptional productions of works from the 20th and 21st centuries. György Ligeti‘s demented opera Le Grand […]

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The Arena of today and tomorrow

While Cecilia Gasdia, Sovrintendente of the Fondazione Arena di Verona, is touring the major cities to present the 2024 programme of the famous Verona Arena Festival, the 2025 season has already been announced. 2024, the great Puccini year, will of course include the masterpieces Tosca, Turandot and a new Bohème, as well as the eagerly […]

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Don Quichotte turns Bastille upside down

Don Quichotte, the last opera composed by Jules Massenet, will return to the Opéra national de Paris from 10 May to 11 June 2024, after a 20-year absence. Damiano Michieletto‘s new production of Don Quichotte at the Opéra Bastille has been through quite a few upheavals. After the defection of Ildar Abdrazakov and Ildebrando D’Arcangelo, […]

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Thomas Hampson the great cynic

Mozart‘s Così fan tutte offers six golden roles, including that of Don Alfonso the cynic. The Orchestre national de Lyon and its conductor Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider are offering two performances of the famous opera, on 24 and 26 May 2024, with the great American baritone Thomas Hampson in the role. Accompanied by young artists and the […]