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Annalisa Stroppa, Lise Davidsen, Luciano Pavarotti & Yannick Nézet-Séguin Lead New CD/DVD Releases


Welcome back for this week’s look at the latest CD and DVD releases in the opera world. This week you get albums from two very famous singers, a soundtrack to one of this year’s Oscar contenders, and two complete opera recordings you cannot miss. Maestro Deutsche Grammophon releases the official soundtrack to Bradley Cooper’s new film “Maestro.” The recording features {…}

DVD and CD Releases, News

Lise Davidsen Announces ‘Christmas From Norway’


Lise Davidsen is set to release a “Christmas From Norway” via Decca Classics on Nov. 10, 2023. The new album is being described as a “delightful and personally-selected collection” of traditional Norwegian Christmas music and classic festive favorites. For this album, the soprano draws inspiration from the classic albums of iconic predecessors on Decca Classics, such as Kirsten Flagstad and {…}


Lise Davidsen to Headline Recital at Metropolitan Opera


Soprano Lise Davidsen is set to give a recital at the Metropolitan Opera on Sept. 14, 2023. The program, which will feature Davidsen alongside pianist James Baillieu, will include music by Strauss, Wagner, Verdi, Grieg, Tchaikovsky, Sibelius, and Schubert. The performance kicks off at 8 p.m. local time. Davidsen will be headlining the Met Opera’s 2023-24 season with a production {…}


Elīna Garanča, Lise Davidsen, Joseph Calleja Headline Broadstage’s 2023-24 Season


The Broadstage has announced its 2023-24 season. Here is a rundown of the classical vocal performances. Lise Davidsen makes her company debut in a recital alongside James Baillieu as part of the Celebrity Opera Recital Series. Performance Date: Sept. 17, 2023 The second of three performances in the Celebrity Opera Recital Series will feature Joseph Calleja. Performance Date: Nov. 11, {…}


Lise Davidsen, Thomas Hampson, Jeanine De Bique & Magdalena Kožená Lead BBC Proms’ 2023 Season


The BBC Proms has announced its 2023 season. Here is a look at the vocal performances. Paul Lewis, BBC Singers, BBC Symphony Chorus, BBC Symphony Orchestra, and Dalia Stasevska perform the first night of Proms. Performance Date: July 14, 2023 Early music vocal ensemble Stile Antico explores the many facets of William Byrd. Performance Date: July 15, 2023 Soprano Rainelle {…}


Lise Davidsen, Erin Morley, Samantha Hankey Headline Live in HD Transmission of ‘Der Rosenkavalier’


Fathom Events and the Metropolitan Opera will present a live broadcast of “Der Rosenkavalier” on Saturday, April 15, 2023. The opera, which will be conducted by Simone Young, stars Samatha Hankey, Erin Morley, Lise Davidsen, Günther Groissböck, Brian Mulligan, Katharine Goeldner, René Barbera, and Thomas Ebenstein. Of this year’s revival, OperaWire’s review noted that “this production of “Der Rosenkavalier” is {…}


Lise Davidsen, Benjamin Appl, Magdalena Kožená & Regula Mühlemann Lead Wigmore Hall’s 2023-24 Season


The Wigmore Hall has announced its 2023-24 season headlining some of the greatest recitalists and vocalist in the world. Opera Rara: present Donizetti and Friends with Lawrence Brownlee, Etienne Dupuis, and Carlo Rizzi. Performance Date: Sept. 9, 2023 Asmik Grigorian and Lukas Geniušas perform Rachmaninov and Tchaikovsky. Performance Date: Sept. 9, 2023 Ensemble Modern and George Benjamin perform music by {…}


Anna Netrebko, Jonas Kaufmann, Sonya Yoncheva & Lise Davidsen Lead Osterfestspiele Salzburg’s 2024 Season


The Osterfestspiele Salzburg has announced its 2024 season. The season will feature the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia under Sir. Antonio Pappano. Sir. Antonio Pappano will conduct the rarely performed Ponchielli’s “La Gioconda“ for the first time at the Easter Festival. The new production by British director Oliver Mears will star Anna Netrebko, Jonas Kaufmann, and Luca Salsi. In a {…}