Louise Alder, Magdalena Kožená, Simon Rattle & Siobhan Stagg Lead Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra’s 2023-24 Season

The Bavarian Radio Symphony has announced its 2023-24 season. Here are the vocal performances. Sir Simon Rattle conducts Haydn’s “The Creation” with Lucy Crowe, Benjamin Bruns, and Christian Gerhaher. Performance Dates: Sept. 21-24, 2023 Sir Simon Rattle and the Bavarian Radio Chorus perform Berio and Vito Zuraj.  Performance Date: Oct. 13, 2023 Constantinos Carydis conducts Louise Alder in a program {…}

Donizetti Opera Festival, Lisette Oropesa & Andrew Staples Among Premio Abbiati Winners

The prestigious Premio Abbiati has announced its 2023 winners.  The awards, which are decided by critics, saw  “La favorite” from the Donizetti Opera Festival win Best Production. Riccardo Frizza conducted and Valentina Carrasco directed. The Special award went to “Le Sonate per pianoforte di Salvatore Sciarrino alla Fabbrica del Vapore,” while the Premio “Roberto Masotti” went to Festival Aperto di {…}

Anna Netrebko, Peter Mattei, Juan Diego Flórez, Regula Mühlemann & Rolando Villazón Lead Philharmonie de Paris’ 2023-24 Season

The Philharmonie de Paris has announced its 2023-24 season. Here is a look at the vocal highlights of the season. Klaus Mäkelä conducts Orchestre de Paris with soloists Bertrand Chamayou, Olga Peretyatko, Pavel Petrov, Alexey Markov, and Bertrand Mandico. The program includes music by Stravinsky, Prokofiev, and Rachmaninoff. Performance Dates: Sept. 6 & 7, 2023 Johann Sebastian Bach’s “Mass in {…}

Tamara Wilson, Ryan Speedo Green & Gustavo Dudamel Lead LA Philharmonic’s 2023-24 Season

LA Philharmonic has announced its 2023-24 season, which will celebrate the company’s 20th anniversary at Disney Hall. Special guest singers join Gustavo Dudamel and the LA Phil to celebrate iconic protest music by Latina artists with “Canto en resistencia.” Silvana Estrada is the soloist.  Performance Dates: Nov. 9-12, 2023 Esa-Pekka Salonen leads Los Angeles Master Chorale in Salonen’s “Karawane” and {…}

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 {…}

Lucy Crowe, Barbara Hannigan, Andrew Staples & Magdalena Kožená Lead London Symphony Orchestra’s Second Half of 2021-22 Season

(Credit: © Ranald Mackechnie) The London Symphony Orchestra has announced the second half of its 2021-22 season at the Barbican and LSO St Luke’s, taking place between January and July 2022. For the purpose of this article, we will focus on vocal works. Soprano Siobhan Stagg, the London Symphony Chorus and London Symphony Orchestra perform works by Julian Anderson, Mahler, {…}

Anna Netrebko, Renée Fleming, Sonya Yoncheva, Anita Rachvelishvili & Lise Davidsen Headline Berlin Philharmonic’s 2021-22 Season

(Credits: Dario Acosta / Andrew Eccles/Decca / Javier del Real / Dario Acosta / Ray Burmiston) The Berlin Philharmonic has announced its 2021-22 season, spotlighting some of the world’s greatest performers. For the purpose of this article, we will focus on vocal works. Here is the full slate: The Bundesjugendchor presents works by Brahms, Schumann, di Laso, Harvey, Rihm, and {…}

Anna Netrebko, Jonas Kaufmann, Diana Damrau, Ekaterina Semenchuk & Christian Gerhaher Lead Musikverein Wien’s 2021-22 Season

(Credits: Julian Hargreaves / Gregor Hohenberg / Sony Classical / Jürgen Frank / Alexey Kostromin / Sony / Gregor Hohenberg) The famed Austrian venue Musikverein Wien has announced its 2021-22 season, featuring concerts and recitals with some of the greatest performers in the world. Here is the full slate. Baritone Christian Gerhaher performs works by Schönberg and Berlioz alongside seven {…}

Diana Damrau, Marlis Petersen, Christian Gerhaher, Max Emanuel Cenčić & Michael Volle Headline Konzerthaus Dortmund’s 2021-22 Season

(Credits: Jürgen Frank / Yiorgos Mavropoulos / @ Sony / Gregor Hohenberg / Lukasz Rajchert / Carsten Sander) The Konzerthaus Dortmund has announced its 2021-22 season. For the purpose of this article, we will focus on the vocal works only. Soprano Sophie Karthäuser kicks off the season with a performance of Beethoven‘s “Pastorale.” Laurence Equilbey conducts the production by Carlus {…}