Susan Graham, Renée Fleming, Amanda Majeski, Christina Goerke & J’Nai Bridges Lead Boston Symphony Orchestra’s 2024-25 Season

The Boston Symphony Orchestra has announced its 2024-25 season. Here is a look at the vocal performance. Andris Nelsons conducts the opening night concert with Lang Lang and Gina Alice Redlinger as well as Susan Graham and Keila Wakao. The program includes music by Carlos Simon, Ravel, Canteloube, Saint-Saens, and Ravel. Performance Date: Sept. 19, 2024  Andris Nelsons conducts Mahler’s {…}

Erin Morley, David Butt Philip, Pretty Yende, Maria Agresta & Maria Bengtsson Lead Semperoper Dresden’s 2024-25 Season

The Semperoper Dresden has announced its 2024-25 season. Premieres Arrigo Boito’s “Mefistofele” is conducted by Andrea Battistoni and directed by Eva-Maria Höckmayr. The production will star Krzysztof Bączyk, Bekhzod Davronov, Marjukka Tepponen, and Martina Gedeck. Performance Dates: Sept. 28-Oct. 24, 2024 Richard Strauss’s “Intermezzo” will be conducted by Patrick Hahn and directed by Axel Ranisch. The cast will include Maria {…}

Amanda Majeski, Elizabeth Caballero & Craig Irvin Lead Madison Opera’s 2022-23 Season

The Madison Opera in Wisconsin has announced its 2022-23 season featuring three productions. The season opens with Strauss’ “Salome” starring Amanda Majeski, Craig Irvin, Dennis Petersen, Lauren Decker, and Chaz’men Williams-Ali. John DeMain conducts the production by Keturah Stickann. Performance Dates: Nov. 4 & 6, 2022 The company will present a double bill of Bernstein’s “Trouble in Tahiti” and Kurt Weill’s “The {…}

Iestyn Davies, Sophie Bevan, Allan Clayton, Amanda Majeski Headline Barbican’s 2022-23 Season

London’s Barbican Centre has announced its 2022-23 season. For the purposes of this article, our focus will be on vocal showcases. Laurence Cummings leads the Academy of Ancient Music in a performance of Haydn’s “The Seasons” with Sophie Bevan, Benjamin Hulett, and Jonathan Lemalu as the soloists. Performance Date: Oct. 4, 2022 Baritone James Newby and pianist Joseph Middleton perform {…}

Magdalena Kožená, Katarina Dalayman & Iwona Sobotka Lead London Symphony’s 2022-23 Season

The London Symphony has announced the first half of its 2022-23 Season featuring three vocal performances and world-class soloists. Here is a look at those three performances. Sir Simon Rattle, Anna Lapkovskaja, and Evgeny Kissin team up for Stravinsky’s Stravinsky and Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No 3 Performance Dates: Dec. 14 & 15, 2023 Sir Simon Rattle conducts the Brahms German {…}

Angel Blue, Sasha Cooke, Isabel Leonard & Nahuel di Pierro Highlight Houston Grand Opera’s 2022-23 Season

The Houston Grand Opera has announced its 2022–23 season featuring operatic productions. Here is a look. Verdi’s “La Traviata” opens the season with Angel Blue and Cecilia Violetta López sharing the title role. They are joined by Bryan Hymel, Ricardo Garcia, Andrei Kymach, and Anthony Clark Evans. Matthew Aucoin conducts the production by Arin Arbus. Performance Dates: Oct. 21-Nov. 8, 2022 Dame Ethel Smyth’s {…}

Stanislas de Barbeyrac, Amanda Majeski, Christian Van Horn Headline Opéra National de Paris’ ‘La Clemenza di Tito’ Production

The Opéra National de Paris has announced that it will be presenting Mozart’s “La Clemenza di Tito” at the Palais Garnier, starting on June 30, 2021. The production will star Stanislas de Barbeyrac in the title role alongside Amanda Majeski, Anna El-Khashem, Christian Van Horn, Michèle Losier, and Jeanne Ireland. Mark Wigglesworth will conduct the Orchestre de l’Opéra National de {…}