April 2019 Opera Highlights

In the run-up to the world premiere of Detlef Glanert’s “Oceane,” which arrives on April 28, in what promises to be an atmospheric production by Robert Carsen, the Deutsche Oper Berlin alternates between Wagner, Verdi and Puccini. Carmen Giannattasio tackles the titular diva in Boreslaw Barlog’s warhorse production of “Tosca” (13.04 and 20.04), opposite Jorge…

Tchernaikov’s “Tsar’s Bride” Returns!

Two and a half years after it opened the 2013-14 season with a BANG, Dmitri Tcherniakov’s magnificent production of Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Tsar’s Bride returns to the Staatsoper im Schiller Theater. The cast is somewhat less glittery than it was at the time of the premiere, but with a staging this good its hardly a reason to complain. Here’s…