Hans-Christoph Rademann Conducts Year Long Concert Series ‘VISION.BACH for today’

Internationale Bachakademie Stuttgart has announced Hans-Christoph Rademann will conduct “VISION.BACH for today: Understanding life with Bach.” This major cantata project will feature the first Leipzig cycle of cantatas written by Johann Sebastian Bach, in their entirety and in original order 300 years after composition. Soloists include soprano Dorothee Mields, alto Marie Henriette Reinhold, countertenor Alex Potter, tenor Benedikt Kristjánsson, and bass {…}

Natalie Dessay, Diana Damrau & Marina Rebeka Lead Konzerthaus Dortmund’s 2020-21 Season

(Credit: Sony Classical/Baden-Baden/Tatiana Vlasova) The Konzerthaus Dortmund in Germany has unveiled its 2020-21 season. For the purposes of this article, our focus will be on vocal or operatic performances. The season opens with Haydn’s “Die Schöpfung” with soloists Robin Johannsen, David Fischer, and Florian Boesch. The Collegium Vocale Gent and Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra is led by Philippe Herreweghe. Performance Date: {…}

Q & A: Countertenor Alex Potter On Musicology, The Future Of Singing, British Traditions

(Credit: Annelies van der Vegt) British countertenor Alex Potter grew up in the British choral tradition as a boy chorister at Southwark Cathedral and later on sang at New College, Oxford. After this, he pursued further studies at the world-renowned Schola Cantorum in Basel, Switzerland with tenor Gerd Türk. Now he is a well-known countertenor, delighting audiences with world-class performances {…}