Soraya Mafi, Daisy Brown, Robert Hayward & Roland Wood Lead Opera North’s 2024-25 Season

Opera North has announced its 2024-25 season. The season opens with Mozart’s “The Magic Flute” with Claire Lees, Soraya Mafi, Egor Zhuravskii, Trystan Llŷr Griffiths, Anna Dennis, Msimelelo Mbali, Justin Hopkins, Emyr Wyn Jones, Pasquale Orchard, Colin Judson, and Andri Björn Róbertsson. Christoph Koncz, Patrick Lange, and Emilia Hoving share the podium and James Brining directs. Performance Dates: Sept. 27, {…}

Giselle Allen, Sébastien Guèze & Robert Hayward Lead Opera Norths’ 2023-24 Season

Opera North has announced its 2023-24 season, which will be split into autumn and spring. Henry Waddington, Helen Évora, Isabelle Peters, Egor Zhuravskii, Richard Burkhard, and Tichina Vaughn lead Verdi’s “Falstaff.” Garry Walker and Martin Pickard conduct the production by Jo Davies. Performance Dates: Sept. 28-Nov. 18, 2023 Andri Björn Róbertsson, Anna Dennis, James Laing, Patrick Terry, Callum Thorpe, Xavier Hetherington, and {…}

Lise Davidsen, ENO, Anna Dennis, Lucy Schaufer Among Nominees of Royal Philharmonic Society Awards 2023

(Credit: James Hole) The Royal Philharmonic Society Awards has announced its 2023 shortlists. For the purposes of this article, our focus will only be on vocal or opera-related topics and nominations. Among those shortlisted for the Ensemble award, supported by Wise Music Group, are BBC Singers, Ensemble 360, and Manchester Collective. The English National Opera’s Martyn Brabbins was among those {…}

Peter Brathwaite, Nicky Spence, & Fleur Barron Among Stars Featured in Britten Pears Arts Fall 2022 Lineup

Britten Pears Arts has announced its Autumn 2022 season that includes “The Blue Woman,” a new opera by Laura Bowler and Laura Lomas, a new production of “The Rape of Lucretia,” and Britten song cycles performed by opera stars. Here’s the lineup. Composer Laura Bowler and librettist Laura Lomas’ new opera, “The Blue Woman,” explores the aftermath of sexual violence, {…}

Emily D’Angelo, Daniela Mack, Diana Montague, Anna Dennis Headline The English Concert’s Spring & Summer 2022 Slate

The English Concert has announced its spring and summer 2022 slate. For the purposes of this article, our focus will be solely on vocal performances. First up will Bach’s “St. John Passion” directed by Peter Whelan. The work will feature Rachel Redmond, Helen Charlston, Mauro Peter, Konstantin Wolff, and Ashley Riches. Performance Dates: April 1, 2022 (Wigmore Hall) The company {…}

VOCES8 Foundation Announces ‘LIVE From London Easter’ Concerts and World Premiere Recording

VOCES8 Foundation has announced two “LIVE From London” online concerts slated for Eastertide and the release of a world premiere album, “Requiem Novum.” First up is the Mar. 25, 2022 release of “Requiem Novum,” composed by Mårten Jansson and performed by soprano Anna Dennis, VOCES8 Foundation Choir, and the Philharmonia Orchestra under the baton of Barnaby Smith. A single, “Sanctus,” {…}