Albanian soprano Ermonela Jaho is renowned for heartfelt performances as some of opera's most tortured soprano roles, especially Violetta in La traviata, the opera in which she sprang to fame in London when she jumped in for an indisposed Anna Netrebko.
2016 in stats
Some people crack open the Champagne to launch the New Year, but here at Bachtrack Towers the corks have barely popped before we dive into the classical music statistics for the year just ended.
New opera seasons
It’s the time of year when opera houses and concert halls begin to announce their new seasons and – where possible – we try and upload listings to Bachtrack quickly. So far, opera announcements have been made at Opéra de Paris, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle and Dallas.
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Britten: Billy Budd
Ivor Bolton; Deborah Warner; Teatro Real; Michael Levine; Jacques Imbrailo; Toby Spence; Brindley Sherratt
Puccini: Madama Butterfly
Victor DeRenzi; John Basil; David P Gordon; Howard Tsvi Kaplan; Joanna Parisi; Antonio Coriano
Borodin: Prince Igor
Stanislav Kochanovsky; Dmitri Tcherniakov; Dutch National Opera; Elena Zaitseva; Ildar Abdrazakov; Oksana Dyka
Michele Mariotti; David Alden; Bavarian State Opera; Paul Steinberg; Buki Shiff; Joyce DiDonato; Alex Esposito
Offenbach: Les Contes d'Hoffmann (Tales of Hoffmann)
Stefan Soltesz; Barrie Kosky; Komische Oper Berlin; Katrin Lea Tag; Diego Leetz
Strauss R.: Elektra
Olaf Henzold; Stephen Langridge; Göteborg Opera; Conor Murphy; Katarina Karnéus; Annalena Persson
TBC; Ferenc Anger; Hungarian State Opera; Gergely Zöldy; Michele Kalmandy; Károly Szemerédy
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From the moment he stepped on stage as our ill-fated title character, Italian tenor Vittorio Grigolo seemed as if he may burst at the seams.
The Rossini masterpiece is brought to life by an inspired conductor and four first-class singers in a new, modern production by David Alden.
A welcome opportunity to hear one of Tchaikovsky's less known operas in Naples.
La Cenerentola is the final component of Opera North's fairytale season, with every voice and every character getting a chance to revel in Rossini's intricate ornamentation.
Exuberant celebration of La Cenerentola's 200th anniversary by Cecila Bartoli and her colleagues at the Concertgebouw.
Originally conceived by Robert Carsen for the Vlaamse Opera, this production of Katia Kabanova is now at Teatro Regio, second chapter of a Janáček/Carsen project.
As it turned out, the second performance of the Met’s revival of I puritani was the one to see – it offered some of this season’s greatest singing – and a surprise.
Visually inconsistant but some mesmerising perfromances in Kirsten Harms' production.
Yesterday, Benjamin Millepied stepped down as director of Paris Opéra Ballet, prompting the question: can the director of a large international company juggle a management role with the desire to create?