"Verdi's "La Traviata" is showing at the Metropolitan Opera in New York: under the musical direction of Yannick Nézet-Séguin and directed by Michael Mayer, Juan Diego Flórez makes his debut as the hapless Alfredo while Diana Damrau plays the tragic heroine Violetta.
"Falstaff" is a Verdi for opera buffs providing a visionary look into the next century. On the stage of the Royal Opera House in London, bass-baritone Bryn Terfel stars as the tragicomical hedonist - in a production by the Canadian Robert Carsen.
“Die Fledermaus” is the epitome of Viennese operetta. Strauss' lighthearted masterpiece is staged by none other than star tenor Rolando Villazón. At the Deutsche Oper in Berlin, his extravaganza takes us on a journey from the 19th century to the future.