Amanda Forsythe, Masabane Cecilia Rangwanasha, Roderick Williams, Roland Wood, Jennifer France Headline Glasshouse International Centre for Music’s 2024-25 Season

By David Salazar

The Glasshouse International Centre for Music has announced its 2024-25 season.

Here is a breakdown of the vocal performances on offer.

Dinis Sousa conducts the Royal Northern Sinfonia and Massed Musical Forces of the North East in Tippett’s “A Child of Our Time.” Soloists include Masabane Cecilia Rangwanasha, Dame Sarah Connolly, Nicky Spence, and Willard White.

Performance Date: Nov. 24, 2024

Dinis Sousa leads the Royal Northern Sinfonia in Händel’s “Messiah” with Amanda Forsythe, Reginald Mobley, Guy Cutting, and John Chest as the vocal soloists.

Performance Date: Dec. 15, 2024

Jennifer France headlines a New Year’s Day Concert with Nil Venditti and the Royal Northern Sinfonia.

Performance Date: Jan. 1, 2025

Sofi Jeannin conducts the Royal Northern Sinfonia in music by Fauré with Hilary Cronin and Roderick Williams as the soloists.

Performance Date: Feb. 16, 2025

Antony Hermus conducts “Simon Boccanegra” in a performance by Opera North. The cast is headlined by Roland Wood, Sara Cortolezzis, Brindley Sherratt, Andrés Presno, and Mandla Mndebele.

Performance Date: May 2, 2025

Soprano Héloïse Werner presents her very own “The Cuckoo’s Hour’ alongside a program of works by Colin Alexander, John Hely, and Nico Muhly, among others. The soprano conducts the Royal Northern Sinfonia.

Performance Date: May 31, 2025

Véronique Gens performs “Les Nuits d’été” with Riccardo Minasi conducting the Royal Northern Sinfonia. The concert also includes music by Schubert and Mozart.

Performance Date: June 8, 2025