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LETTER TO THE READERS OF THE MUSIC & OPERA GUIDE

Dear readers, Each year, many of you look forward to the release of the new Music & Opera Guide around the World. As you know, the unprecedented crisis that we are still going through has considerably changed cultural life by imposing silence in the halls where classical music usually resonates. Even if Operas and Concert […]

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In Paris, The Opéra Comique announces its resumption

Life is back in Paris in a strange way! The Opéra Comique is the first lyric stage of the French Capital to welcome again his audience with the revival of a horribly funny show, the Horrific Cabaret by the brilliant Valérie Lesort (reviewed in french on CCC ). From June 27 to July 4, 2020, […]

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A Renaissance at the Zurich Opera House

After the announcement of an anticipated end of season due to the pandemic, the Swiss scene can welcome spectators again and take this opportunity to open again. The 2019-2020 season will finally end with a Festival starring great artists such as Diana Damrau, Thomas Hampson, Sabine Devieilhe and Benjamin Bernheim and many others, Piotr Beczala, […]

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The Metropolitan Opera’s 2021 season reworked

Domino effect at the Metropolitan Opera in New York. The cancellation of the beginning of the opera season 2020-2021 has consequence on the 2021 season. For scheduling reasons, the Met cancels the revival of Berg’s Lulu production and replaces it with additional performances of Rossini’s Barbiere di Siviglia starring Brenda Rae who is switching from […]

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New York Philharmonic : performances cancealed until 2021

New York is still in the crisis! After the cancellation of the beginning of the Metropolitan Opera’s season, it is now the New York Philharmonic who announce the cancellation of his concerts through January 5, 2021. In a country where the number of deaths remains very high, the safety of the audience, musicians, and employees […]

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Jonas Kaufmann’s Christmas tour 2020 is maintained

The rumor about Jonas Kaufmann denied! Here and there on social media, the cancelation of the famous tenor’s Christmas tour 2020 is announced, but this is fake news. Jonas Kaufmann has confirmed that the tour will be held unless of course COVID-19 prevents it. Munich, Frankfort and Paris are awaiting to welcome the event.   […]

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Opéra national de Paris : reopening postponed due to public works

Finally some (not very good) news from the Opéra national de Paris! Since the end of the lockdown, opera lovers were waiting for the announcement of the reopening of Palais Garnier and Opéra Batsille. In May, Stéphane Lissner made an announcement which is now confirmed. The Opéra national de Paris will anticipate some refurbishment of […]

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The Lille Piano(s) Festival maintained in digital version

Good news, the Lille Piano(s) Festival will take place on June 12, 13 and 14, 2020 live and in replay on the YouTube channel and the Facebook page of the Lille National Orchestra with a beautiful cast: Alexandre Kantorow, David Kadouch, Victor Julien-Laferrièrre, Jonas Vitaud, Lucienne Renaudin … but also surprises from Brussels, Amsterdam or […]

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OperaVision Summer gala : A digital music party

On June 21, 2020, music party will also take place in front of the screens. As part of the OperaVision Summer gala, eight European theaters (the Dutch National Opera in Amsterdam, the Komische Oper in Berlin, the Glyndebourne Festival, the Teatro Real in Madrid, the Opéra Comique de Paris, the Teatro dell’Opera de Rome, the Royal […]