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Joyce DiDonato & Barbara Hannigan Headline La Jolla Music Society’s 2024-25 Season


La Jolla Music Society has announced its 2024-25 season. Here is a rundown of the vocal performances on offer. Barbara Hannigan and Bertrand Chamayou perform works by Messaien, Sciarbin, and Zorn. Performance Date: Dec. 5, 2024 Joyce DiDonato and the Kings present “Kings ReJoyce!” for the holidays. Performance Date: Dec. 7, 2024 Terence Blanchard and the E-Collective and Turtle Island {…}


Anna Netrebko, Lisette Oropesa, Asmik Grigorian, Nicholas Brownlee, Juan Diego Flórez & Joyce DiDonato Lead Palau de Les Arts’ 2024-25 Season


Palau de les Arts in Valencia has announced its 2024-25 season. Opera Gorges Ocloo’s “The Golden Stool” will star Nobulumko Mngxekeza-Nziramasanga and Nonkululeko Nkwinti. Performance Dates: Sept. 19, 2024 Lisette Oropesa sings the title role of Massenet’s “Manon” with Carles Pachon and Charles Castronovo. James Gaffigan conducts the production by Vincent Huguet. Performance Dates: Oct. 3-15, 2024 Elena Stikhina, Piero {…}


Angel Blue, Sonya Yoncheva, Michael Fabiano, Joyce DiDonato, Juan Diego Flórez Headline Metropolitan Opera’s 2024 ‘Live in HD’ Summer Encores


(Credit: Ken Howard / Metropolitan Opera) The Metropolitan Opera has announced its 2024 Live in HD Summer Encores. First up is “La Bohème” starring Sonya Yoncheva, Michael Fabiano, Susanna Phillips, Lucas Meachem, Matthew Rose, and Alexey Lavrov. Marco Armiliato conducted the 2018 transmission. Screening Date: July 24, 2024 Then comes the 2014 production of “La Cenerentola” starring Joyce DiDonato and {…}

DVD and CD Releases, News

Renée Fleming, Erin Morley, Jakub Józef Orliński, Joyce DiDonato, & Julie Roset 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 audiences will experience numerous debut albums, a few complete operas, and some special choral works. Here is a look at the new releases. Orfeo ed Euridice Erato releases Jakub Józef Orliński’s interpretation of Gluck’s masterpiece. Recorded in Orliński’s native city, Warsaw, {…}


Metropolitan Opera to Revive ‘The Hours’ with Kelli O’Hara, Renée Fleming & Joyce DiDonato


The Metropolitan Opera is set to revive Kevin Puts’ “The Hours” for eight performances. The opera, which opens on May 5, will star Kelli O’Hara, Renée Fleming, and Joyce DiDonato, all reprising their roles. Kensho Watanabe returns to the podium and the cast will be rounded out by tenor William Burden, tenor Sean Panikkar, bass-baritone Kyle Ketelsen, and bass-baritone Brandon {…}


Joyce DiDonato Headlines Carnegie Hall’s Gala Dinner


Carnegie Hall is set to present “The Stage of Legends: A Gala Evening at Carnegie Hall.” The evening will see all proceeds benefit Carnegie Hall’s artistic and education programs and will feature dinner on the legendary Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage and a private musical interlude by mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato and pianist Craig Terry. The event’s Gala Chair is Sana {…}


Anna Netrebko, Joyce DiDonato, Sondra Radvanovsky, Julia Bullock, Juan Diego Flórez, & Ermonela Jaho Lead Teatro Real’s 2024-25 Season


The Teatro Real de Madrid has announced its 2024-25 season. Opera Nicola Luisotti and Andrés Salado conduct Cilea’s “Adriana Lecouvreur” in David McVicar’s production. The production will star Ermonela Jaho, Maria Agresta, Brian Jagde, Matthew Polenzani, Elīna Garanča, Ekaterina Semenchuk, Nicola Alaimo, and Manel Esteve. Performance Dates: Sept. 23-Oct. 11, 2024 Charpentier’s “David et Jonathas” will be performed in concert with Petr Nekoranec, Gwendoline Blondeel, Jean-Christophe {…}


Joyce DiDonato Awarded Concertgebouw Prize


Joyce DiDonato has received the Concertgebouw Prize 2024. The mezzo joins a group including mezzo-soprano Cecilia Bartoli, baritone Thomas Hampson, cellist Yo-Yo Ma, violinist Janine Jansen, and trumpeter Wynton Marsalis. The American mezzo-soprano will receive this honor in September 2024 for her exceptional contribution to the artistic profile of the Concertgebouw. Before receiving the Concertgebouw Prize in the fall, DiDonato {…}


Lisette Oropesa, Joyce DiDonato, Piotr Beczala, Gabriella Reyes, Angel Blue Headline Carnegie Hall’s 2024-25 Season


Carnegie Hall has unveiled its 2024-25 season. Here is a breakdown of the vocal events on offer. Opening Night will feature Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic as they present works by Rachmaninoff and Ginastera. Baritone Gustavo Castillo and pianist Lang Lang will be the soloists. Performance Date: Oct. 8, 2024 Joyce DiDonato will give several masterclasses. Performance Dates: Oct. {…}