The days of Stéphane Lissner and Dominique Meyer are numbered

The Italian Council of Ministers and its far-right president Giorgia Meloni have passed a decree banning foreign superintendents of the country’s opera and symphony foundations from holding office past the age of 70, effective 10 June. In the firing line is Frenchman Stéphane Lissner, former director of La Scala in Milan and the Opéra national […]


Surprise at the Teatro di San Carlo in Naples :

While a cast of Tosca had been announced at the beginning of the season with Ildar Abdrazakov making his role début as Barone Scarpia, the Teatro di San Carlo in Naples has surreptitiously changed the names. The baritone is still on board, but the good surprise comes from his tenor colleague, a certain Jonas Kaufmann, […]