Volksoper Wien Announces 2024-25 Season

The Volksoper Wien has announced its 2024-25 season. Premieres  Bizet’s “Carmen” will directed by Lotte de Beer and star Katia Ledoux, Wallis Giunta, Annelie Sophie Müller, Nikolai Schukoff, Jason Kim, Josef Wagner, Daniel Schmutzhard, Iulia Maria Dan, and Hedwig Ritter. Ben Glassberg, Alexander Joel, and Tobias Wögerer. Performance Dates: Sept. 21, 2024-May 28, 2025 Ella Milch-Sheriff’s “Alma” will star Annette Dasch, Annelie Sophie Müller, {…}

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 {…}

Cecilia Bartoli, Gábor Bretz, Sally Matthews & Ed Lyon Lead La Monnaie’s 2023-24 Season

Belgium’s La Monnaie du Mont has announced its 2023-24 season with world premieres, a new Ring Cycle, and many classic works. The season opens with the world premiere of Bernard Foccroulle and Matthew Jocelyn’s “Cassandra.” Kazushi Ono conducts the work with a cast that includes Katarina Bradic Jessica Niles Susan Bickley, Sarah Defrise, Paul Appleby, Joshua Hopkins, and Gidon Saks. {…}

Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Stéphane Degout & Ildebrando D’Arcangelo Lead CD/DVD Releases

This week a conductor releases the complete Beethoven symphonies and there is a rerelease of a Don Giovanni production. Here is a look at this week’s new releases. Beethoven: The Symphonies  Yannick Nézet-Séguin and the Chamber Orchestra of Europe present Beethoven’s nine symphonies in what is the very first recorded cycle to be based on the recently concluded New Complete Edition of the composer’s works. {…}

Wallis Giunta, Jason Kim, Annette Dasch & Anett Fristch Lead Volksoper Wien’s 2022-23 Season

The Volksoper Wien has announced its 2022-23 season featuring seven new productions. Premieres The first production of the season will be the Viennese-Berlin operetta “Die Dubarry” with Annette Dasch and Harald Schmidt. The cast also includes Lucian Krasznec, Juliette Khalil, Wolfgang Gratschmaier, and Marco di Sapia. Performance Dates: Sept. 3-Oct. 19, 2022 Tchaikovsky’s “Iolanta” and “The Nutcracker” will star Cornelia {…}

Venera Gimadieva, Lise Davidsen, Barbara Hannigan & Franco Fagioli Highlight Concertgebouw Amsterdam’s 2022-23 Season

The Concertgebouw Amsterdam has announced its 2022-23 season. Here are the operatic, vocal, and choral highlights of the season. Michele Mariotti conducts the Radio Filharmonisch Orkest in Bellini’s “Norma” with Venera Gimadieva, Salome Jicia, Piero Pretti, and Riccardo Fassi. Performance Date: Sept. 10, 2022 Le Concert de la Loge will be led by Julien Chauvin and will feature soloists Emöke {…}