Plácido Domingo, Giuseppina Bridelli & Davinia Rodriguez Lead Fondazione Teatri Piacenza’s Fall Season

The Fondazione Teatri Piacenza has announced its 2020 fall season. For the purposes of this article, we will only focus on the vocal and operatic performances. The season opens with Handel’s “Aci, Galatea e Polifemo” with Raffaele Pe, Giuseppina Bridelli, and Andrea Mastroni. La lira di Orfeo accompanies with Gian Maria Aliverta directing the production. Performance Date: Oct. 31, 2020 {…}

Sondra Radvanovsky, Xabier Anduaga, Mariella Devia & Jessica Pratt Highlight Amigos de la Ópera de A Coruña’s 2020 Season

(Credit: Elena Cherkashyna) The Amigos de la Ópera de A Coruña, Spain has announced its 2020 season. Here is a look at what the organization has in store. The season opens with “Grandes voces para grandes óperas” starring Sondra Radvanovsky, Carlos Álvarez, Simón Orfila, and Alejandro Roy performing excerpts from Verdi’s “Aida,” “Ernani,” “Otello,” “Nabucco,” “Attila,” and “Macbeth,” Puccini’s “Tosca,” Giordano’s {…}

Anne Schwanewilms & Christian Gerhaher Highlight Musikfest Berlin’s 2020 Season

The Musikfest Berlin in Germany has announced its 2020 Festival. For this article we only focus the vocal highlights of the season. Anja Petersen joins the Bamberger Symphoniker with Jakub Hrůša conducting music by Hermann and Josef Suk. Performance Date: August 31, 2020 John Eliot Gardiner conducts the Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique and Monteverdi Choir in Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis with {…}

Nadia Boulanger & Ernest Chausson Highlight Bard Summerscape’s 2020 Season

The Bard SummerScape has announced its 2020 season celebrating the Life and Times of Pioneering Parisian Polymath Nadia Boulanger, with Seven-Week Arts Festival in New York’s Hudson Valley. For the purpose of this article we will only focus on the vocal performances. Opera This season will mark the first fully-staged American presentation of Chausson’s “King Arthur,” directed by award-winner Mary {…}

Ian Bostridge & The Orlando Consort Highlight Festival de Musica Antigua de Sevilla’s 2020 Season

The Festival de Musica Antigua de Sevilla has announced its 2020 season celebrating its 37th season. For this article we will only focus on the vocal performances. “Claroscuro – La increíble historia de Juan Latino” is set to star Julie Vachon, Francisco de Paula Sánchez, Enrique Pastor, and Sofía Alegre. Performance Dates: March 14, 2020 Ian Bostridge and pianist Juan {…}