Angela Brower, Gun-Brit Barkmin, David Kim & Michele Angelini Lead Den Norske Opera’s 2022-23 Season

Oslo’s Den Norske Opera has announced its 2022-23 season. Beate Mordal, Astrid Nordstad, Sakarias Fredriksen Tranvåg, Aleksander Nohr, Bernt Ola Volungholen, Petteri Lehikoinen, and Simen Bredesen star in “Wonderful Bernstein!” Karen Kamensek conducts. Performance Dates: August 20-26, 2022 Wagner’s “Parsifal third act” will be conducted by Asher Fisch and will feature Yngve Søberg, Franz-Josef Selig, and Daniel Brenna. Performance Dates: {…}

Rolando Villazón, René Pape, Sonya Yoncheva & Michael Volle Lead Berlin State Opera’s 2022-23 Season

The Berlin State Opera has announced its 2022-23 season featuring a new Ring Cycle. The Ring Cycle  Daniel Barenboim conducts a new production of Wagner’s epic The Ring Cycle by Dmitri Tcherniakov. Wagner’s “Das Rheingold” is set to star Michael Volle, Lauri Vasar, Siyabonga Maqungo, Rolando Villazón, Claudia Mahnke, Anett Fritsch, Anna Kissjudit, Johannes Martin Kränzle, Stephan Rügamer, Mika Kares, {…}

Marina Rebeka, Julia Bullock, J’Nai Bridges & Freddie De Tommaso Lead Dutch National Opera’s 2022-23 Season

The Dutch National Opera has announced its 2022-23 season with productions, four world premieres, two European premieres, six new productions, and four family operas. The season opens with a revival of Bizet’s “Carmen” with Jordan de Souza conducting a cast that includes J’Nai Bridges, Stanislas de Barbeyrac, Lukasz Golinski, and Adriana González. Performance Dates: Sept. 3 – 22, 2022 Engelbert {…}

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 {…}

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 {…}

Renée Fleming, Diana Damrau, Joyce DiDonato, Lise Davidsen & Ian Bostridge Lead Elbphilharmonie Hamburg’s 2021-22 Season

(Credits: Operabase official website / Jiyang Chen / Simon Pauly / Ray Burmiston / Opus 3 Artists official website) The Elbphilharmonie Hamburg has announced its 2021-22 season. For the purposes of this article, we will focus on the vocal works only. Baritone Matthias Goerne presents works by Richard Wagner alongside conductor Manfred Honeck. Performance date: Aug. 29, 2021 Soprano Diana {…}

Jonas Kaufmann, Anna Netrebko, Diana Damrau, Anja Harteros & Christian Gerhaher Lead Bayerische Staatsoper’s 2021-22 Season

(In collaboration with Dejan Vukosavljevic) The Bayerische Staatsoper has announced its 2021-22 season featuring new productions and revivals as well as concerts. Here is a look at the new season. Premieres Shostakovich’s “The Nose” will get a new production by Kirill Serebrennikow. Vladimir Jurowski conducts the cast that includes Boris Pinkhasovich, Sergei Leiferkus, Gennady Bezzubenkov, Andrey Popov, Sergey Skorokhodov, Anton Rositskiy, {…}

Marina Rebeka, Ermonela Jaho, Golda Schultz, Rachel Willis-Sørensen & Ludovic Tézier Headline Radio France’s 2021-22 Season

Radio France has announced its 2021-22 season. For the purpose of this article we will focus only on the vocal works. Here is a look. Operas Ravel’s “L’Enfant et les sortilèges” spotlights  Jodie Devos, Clara Guillon, Adèle Charvet, Marie Lenormand, Élodie Méchain, Antoine Normand, Régis Mengus, and Paul Gay. Mikko Franck conducts. Performance date: Oct. 1, 2021, Philharmonie de Paris {…}

Sonya Yoncheva, Ailyn Pérez, Olga Peretyatko & Benjamin Bernheim Lead Staatsoper Hamburg’s 2021-22 Season

(Credit: Christoph Köstlin/Javier del Real/Chris Singer) (Artcle In collaboration with Dejan Vukosavljevic) The Staatsoper Hamburg has announced its 2021-22 Season featuring new productions, revivals and Opera Stabile. Here is a look at what audiences can expect. Premieres Bernhard Lang’s “Playing Trump” will star Donatienne Michel-Dansac. Performance Dates: August 20-25, 2021 Daniele Finzi Pasca directs a new production of Offenbach’s “Les {…}