Andrew Watts Named General & Artistic Director of International Vocal Competition ‘s-Hertogenbosch

Photo credit: Sarah Hickson British countertenor Andrew Watts has been named the General and Artistic Director of International Vocal Competition ‘s-Hertogenbosch. He succeeds Ivan van Kalmthout, who has led the competition since 2018. His position begins on Sept. 1, one month before the start of the 2023 competition. Watts, who in addition to being an international performer is also a {…}

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 {…}

Renée Fleming, Magdalena Kožená & Markus Brück Highlight Musikfest Berlin’s 2021 Edition

(Credits: www.opera-online.com / © Katrin Penschke) The Musikfest Berlin has announced its 2021 slate. For the purposes of this article, we will focus on the vocal works only. The Inaugural concert will feature the Bundesjugendchor performing choral works by Brahms, Schumann, di Lasso, Harvey, Hofmeyr, Rihm, Denner, and MacMillan. Anne Kohler conducts. Performance date: Aug. 28, 2021 Famed American soprano {…}

Christian Gerhaher, Ailyn Pérez, Matthew Polenzani, Marlis Petersen Highlight Bayerische Staatsoper 2020-21 Free Streaming Season

(Credits: Gregor Hohenberg/Sony / Chris Singer / Rebecca Fay / Artists Management Zürich official website) The Bayerische Staatsoper has announced the full slate for its 2020-21 free streaming season. Here is the look. Walter Braunfels’ “Die Vögel” will feature Wolfgang Koch, Günter Papendell, Caroline Wettergreen, Emily Pogorelc, Yajie Zhang, Eliza Boom, Bálint Szabó, Theodore Platt, George Vîrban, Charles Workman, and {…}

Elīna Garanča, Ekaterina Semenchuk & Olga Peretyatko Highlight Berlin Philharmonic’s 2020-21 Season

Credit: Alexey Kostromin/Dario Acosta/Paul Schirnhofer-DG The Berlin Philharmonic has announced its 2020-21 season featuring a number of tours, vocal performances and world famous stars. For the purposes of this article we will only concentrate on vocal performances. The season opens with Musikfest, which was announced previously. Click here for more details. Philharmonie  Daniel Harding conducts countertenor Andrew Watts in music {…}

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 {…}

Tom Randle, Hilary Summers & Andrew Watts Lead Dartington International Summer School & Festival’s 2019 Season

Dartington International Summer School & Festival has announced its 2019 concert program. The festival will take place from July 27 – August 24, 2019. In her fifth and final year as Artistic Director, Joanna MacGregor “is gifting Dartington audiences a personal and intimate series of performances” featuring composers and music that she has found “profoundly influential.” For the purposes of {…}