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Karen Cargill, Angela Meade, Hera Hyesang-Park, Anna Larsson Headline San Diego Symphony’s 2024-25 Season


San Diego Symphony has unveiled its 2024-25 season. Here is a rundown of the vocal performances on offer. Opening Night will feature several soloists, including soprano Hera Hyesang-Park performing “Una voce poco fa” from “Il Barbiere di Siviglia.” The program, which will be conducted by Rafael Payare, will also feature music by Paganini, Rachmaninoff, Ravel, Tchaikovsky, and a world premiere {…}


Anna Prohaska, Karen Cargill & Frédéric Antoun Lead Toronto Symphony Orchestra’s 2024-25 Season


The Toronto Symphony Orchestra has announced its 2024-25 season. Here is a look at the vocal performances which include Anna Prohaska as the 2024/25 TSO Spotlight Artist. Jukka-Pekka Saraste conducts Mozart’s Requiem with Siobhan Stagg, Karen Cargill, Frédéric Antoun, and Dashon Burton. The concert also features Brahms’ Symphony No. 3. Performance Dates: Oct. 9-12, 2024 John Adams and Anna Prohaska perform works by {…}


Francesca Pia Vitale, Sally Matthews & Karen Cargill Lead Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin’s 2023-24


The Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin has announced its 2023-24 season. Here are the vocal performances for the season. Robin Ticciati conducts Wu Wei, Karen Cargill, and Allan Clayton in Gustav Mahler’s “The Song of the Earth.” The program also includes Unsuk Chin’s ›Šu‹ for sheng and orchestra. Performance Date: August 30, 2023 Cornelius Meister conducts Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with soloists {…}


Carolyn Sampson, Karen Cargill, Jennifer France, Roderick Williams, Mary Bevan Headline Scottish Chamber Orchestra’s 2023-24 Season


The Scottish Chamber Orchestra has announced its 2023-24 season. With the announcement, the company also revealed that it had extended the contract of Maxim Emelyaychev, it’s Principal Conductor, through 2028. For the purposes of this article, our focus will be on vocal performances. First up is Bach’s “Mass in B minor.” Richard Egarr conducts such soloists as Rowan Pierce, Mary {…}


Kristine Opolais, J’Nai Bridges, Georgia Jarman, Karen Cargill, Lawrence Brownlee Headline Boston Symphony Orchestra’s 2023-24 Season


(Credit: Tatyana Vlasova) The Boston Symphony Orchestra has unveiled its 2023-24 season. For the purposes of this article, our focus will be solely on vocal performances. Kristine Opolais headlines concert performances of “Lady Macbeth of Mstensk.” Andris Nelsons conducts a cast also starring Pavel Cernoch, Sergei Skorokhodov, and Günther Groissböck. Performance Dates: Jan 25 & 27, 2024 (Jan. 23 rehearsal {…}


Angel Blue, Karen Cargill & Yannick Nézet-Séguin Highlight Orchestre Métropolitain de Montreal’s 2022-23 Season


The Orchestre Métropolitain de Montreal has announced its 2022-23 season featuring a diverse programing and international performers from around the world. Here is a look at the Vocal Highlights. Yannick Nézet-Séguin leads music by Elisapie Isaac and Rave. Performance Date: Sept. 25, 2022 Lina Gonzalez-Granados conducts Sepideh Raissadat, Naomi Sato, Zhongxi Wu, and Sharon Azrieli in a program entitled Latin Waves. Performance Dates: Nov. {…}


Karen Cargill, Simon Keenlyside, Danielle De Niese & Ludovic Tézier Lead London Philharmonic’s 2022-23 Season


The London Philharmonic has announced its 2022-23 season. Here is a look at the vocal highlights. Edward Gardner conducts Schoenberg’s Gurrelieder with Lise Lindstrom, Karen Cargill, David Butt Philip, Robert Murray, and James Creswell. Performance Date: Sept. 24, 2022 Edward Gardner and soprano Jennifer France team up for Tchaikovsky, Dutilleux, Walker, and Dvořák. Performance Date: Sept. 28, 2022 Vaughan Williams’s {…}


Magdalena Kožená, Angel Blue, Natalya Romaniw, Malin Byström, Karen Cargill Headline Edinburgh International Festival 2022


The Edinburgh International Festival has announced 2022 season. For the purposes of this article, we will focus solely on vocal and operatic performances. Opera Sir Don Runnicles will lead a performance of “Fidelio” starring Clay Hilley, Jennifer Davis, Markus Brück, Sir Willard White, Gideon Poppe, and Kim-Lillian Sterbel. Performance Dates: August 10, 2022 Natalya Romaniw will lead “Rusalka” in a {…}

DVD and CD Releases, News

Karen Cargill, Carolyn Sampson & Nicole Chevalier Lead New CD/DVD Releases


This week audiences will get two full opera recordings and two recital albums. Here is a look at this week’s new releases. Thaïs Unitel and C Major will release Massenet’s opera from January 2021. The production was directed by Peter Konwitschny and conducted by Leo Hussain. Nicole Chevalier and Josef Wagner lead the cast. L’Orfeo Leonardo García Alarcón leads the {…}