Pretty Yende, Anna Netrebko, Philippe Jaroussky, Natalie Dessay & Benjamin Bernheim Lead Théâtre des Champs-Élysées’ 2024-25 Season

The Théâtre des Champs-Élysées has announced its 2024-25 season. Here are the vocal performances. Opera in Production  Bach’s “Passion selon Saint” will be conducted by Leonardo García Alarcón and directed by Sasha Waltz. The cast will include Sophie Junker, Georg Nigl, Christian Immler, Benno Schachtner, Valerio Contaldo, and Mark Milhofer. Performance Dates: Nov. 4 & 5, 2024 Poulenc’s “Dialogues des {…}

Diana Damrau, Jonas Kaufmann, Sarah Connolly & Juan Diego Flórez Lead Palau de la Música Catalana’s 2024-25 Season

The Palau de la Música Catalana in Barcelona, Spain has announced its 2024-25 season. Here is a look at the vocal performances. Palau 100  Sarah Connolly jons Anima Aeterna Brugge and Pablo Heras-Casado for Mahler’s “Rückert Lieder.” The program also includes music by Bruckner. Performance Date: Oct. 24, 2024 Philippe Herreweghe leads a program that includes pianist Kristian Bezuidenhout, Collegium {…}

Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz Announces 2023-24 Season

The Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz has announced its 2023-24 season. Here are the opera productions. Rubén Dubrovsky and  Michael Balke conducts Mozart’s “Die Zauberflöte” in a production by Josef E. Köpplinger. Performance Dates: Oct. 22, 2023-July 7, 2024 Rossini’s “La Cenerentola” returns in Brigitte Fassbaender’s production. Oleg Ptashnikov conducts.  Performance Dates: Nov. 3-Dec. 19, 2023 Bernd Mottl directs Puccini’s “La Bohème.” Performance Dates: {…}

Bejun Mehta, Sophie Rennert, Francesca Ascioti & Giuseppina Bridelli Headline Innsbruck Festival of Early Music’s 2022 Season

(Credit: Innsbruck Festival of Early Music official website) The Innsbruck Festival of Early Music has announced its 2022 season, featuring three operas and a number of concerts. For the purpose of this article we will focus on the vocal works. Here is a full slate. Operas  Carl Heinrich Graun’s opera “Silla” spotlights Bejun Mehta, Eleonora Bellocci, Valer Sabadus, Roberta Invernizzi, {…}

Renée Fleming, Diana Damrau, Angela Gheorghiu, Benjamin Bernheim, Erin Morley, John Osborn Lead Opéra National de Bordeaux’s 2021-22 Season

Opéra National de Bordeaux has announced its rich 2021-22 season. For the purpose of this article we will focus only on vocal performances. Here is the full slate. Opera A semi-staged version of Meyerbeer‘s “Robert Le Diable” opens the season. The opera stars Erin Morley, Nicolas Courjal, Amina Edris, Nicolas Darmanin, Joel Allison, Paco Garcia, and John Osborn in the {…}

Franco Fagioli, Chiara Skerath, Lawrence Zazzo & Delphine Galou Highlight Festival de Beaune 2021

(Credits: © Julian Laidig / © Capucine de Chocqueuse / Justin Hyer / Giulia Papetti) The Festival international d’Opéra Baroque & Romantique Beaune has announced its 2021 program, consisting of seven operas and oratorios, and four recitals. The festival will take place from July 9 until July 31, 2021. Operas & Oratorios Mozart‘s rarely performed operatic masterwork “Lucio Silla” will {…}

Katherine Jenkins & Marco Longhini Lead New CD/DVD Releases

This week three unique albums are set to hit streaming platforms including a historical compilation and a film album. Here is a look. Cinema Paradiso Katherine Jenkins releases her latest album featuring unforgettable songs from some of the world’s best-loved movie moments including “Moon River’” from “Breakfast at Tiffany’s,” “Pinocchio’s” “When You Wish Upon A Star,” and “Tonight” from “West {…}

Adriana González, Karine Deshayes & David Bizic Highlight Opéra de Toulon’s 2020-21 Season

The Opéra de Toulon in France has announced its 2020-21 season featuring seven productions. Karine Deshayes sings the title role of Rossini’s “Semiramide” alongside Teresa Iervolino, Philippe Talbot, and Mirco Palazzi. George Petrou conducts the concert performances. Performance Dates: Oct. 9 & 11, 2020 Ketevan Kemoklidze sings the title role of Bizet’s “Carmen” with Adriana González, Amadi Lagha, and Andrei {…}

Teresa Iervolino, Jakub Józef Orlinski & Delphine Galou Highlight Festival de Beaune 2020

(Image Source: Festival international d’opéra baroque & romantique Beaune Facebook page) The Festival international d’Opéra Baroque & Romantique Beaune has announced its 2020 program, consisting of seven operas and oratorios, and three vocal works. Operas and Oratorios Mozart and Schikaneder opera “Die Zauberflöte” will showcase Julian Prégardien, Mari Eriksmoen, Sarah Traubel, Andreas Wolf, Elena Galitskaya, Jan Martinik, Maxime Melnik, Norma {…}