J’Nai Bridges, Susan Graham, Renée Fleming Headline Kennedy Center’s 2021-22 Fortas Chamber Music Concerts

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts has announced its 2021-22 Fortas Chamber Music Concerts. For the purposes of this article, our focus will be solely on vocal performances. Mezzo-soprano Susan Graham will join forces with Music from Copland House Ensemble for works by Jalbert, Harbison, and Danielpour. Performance Date: Nov. 4, 2021  Mezzo-soprano J’Nai Bridges will perform {…}

Briana Hunter, Jorge Parodi & Michael Kelly Lead Opera Orlando’s 2020-21 Season

Opera Orlando has announced the 2020-21 season, working closely with the Dr. Phillips Center and other venues to ensure safety protocols for the company’s live performances. “In addition to getting input from fellow opera and theater companies who have started to re-open, we are incorporating CDC recommendations, local official guidance, and input from our Company partner Orlando Health in preparing {…}

Francesco Meli, Desirèe Rancatore & Gianluca Terranova Lead Teatro Carlo Felice’s 2020-21 Season

The Teatro Carlo Felice in Genoa has announced the first part of the 2020-21 season. “Il Trespolo tutore” opens the season with Andrea De Carlo conducting a cast that includes Marco Bussi, Raffaella Milanesi, Carlo Vistoli, Juan Sancho, Silvia Frigato, and Paola Valentina Molinari. Performance Dates: Sept. 29-Oct. 2, 2020 Léhar’s “The Merry Widow” is set to star Elisa Balbo and {…}

Updates on 2020-21 Opera & Concert Seasons in North America Canceled Or Changed Due to Coronavirus

-We will update this article as more additional Information becomes available- After the coronavirus forced theaters to cancel the remainder of the 2019-20 season and all summer festivals in North America, audiences are awaiting information on how the upcoming 2020-21 seasons will be affected. Here is a breakdown of schedule changes in North America (You can find European updates here): {…}

Latvian National Opera Announces 2020-21 Season

The Latvian National Opera has announced its 2020-21 season. Premiere Liene Kinča, Rodrigo Garulo, and Samsons Izjumovs star in Puccini’s “Tosca” with Mārtiņš Ozoliņš conducting the new production by Dmitry Bertman. Performance Date: Oct. 4-15, 2020 Stephen Lawless directs a new production of Verdi’s “Simon Boccanegra” with Evija Martinsone, Tatiana Trenogina, Raimonds Bramanis, Mihails Čuļpajevs, Krišjānis Norvelis, Romāns Poļisadovs, Jānis Apeinis, and Rinalds {…}

Opéra de Rennes Announces 2020-21 Season

Opéra de Rennes has announced its 2020-21 season featuring five opera productions and a number of concerts. Here is a look at the opera productions. Diego Fasolis conducts Gluck’s “Iphigénie en Tauride” with Marie-Adeline Henry, Élodie Hache, Charles Rice, Sébastien Droy, and Jean-Luc Ballestra. Performance Dates: Nov 29-Dec. 5, 2020 François-Adrien Boieldieu’s “La Dame Blanche” stars Sahy Ratia, Fabien Hyon, Sandrine Buendia, Yannis {…}