Anna Netrebko, Jonas Kaufmann, Diana Damrau, Elīna Garanča & Nina Stemme Highlight Bayerische Staatsoper’s Farewell Concert for Nikolaus Bachler

(Credit: Markus Jans) The Bayerische Staatsoper has announced a farewell concert in honor of its outgoing Intendant Nikolaus Bachler. The concert will take place on July 30, 2021 at the Nationaltheater. The concert will feature some of the world’s greatest performers, including Anna Netrebko, Jonas Kaufmann, Diana Damrau, Elīna Garanča, Nina Stemme, Alex Esposito, Christian Gerhaher, Anja Harteros, Ermonela Jaho, {…}

Vladimir Jurowski, Miah Persson & Sabine Devieilhe Highlight Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin’s 2020-21

The Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin has announced its 2020-21 season featuring a number of soloists. For this article we will highlight vocal performances. Vladimir Jurowski and Anne Schwanewilms perform works by Webern, Berg, and Schnittke. Performance Date: Sept. 5, 2020 Vladimir Jurowski conducts a Christmas concert featuring soloists Sophie Klußmann, Alice Lackner, Michael Taylor, Stefan Gähler, Christian Oldenburg, and Philipp Alexander Mehr. The program {…}

Juan Diego Flórez, Olga Peretyatko, Marina Rebeka Headline Vienna State Opera’s Streaming Program for May 2020

The Vienna State Opera has unveiled the streaming options for the month of May with performances every single day of the week. Here is a breakdown of each showcase. May 1 – “La Bohème” Performance from Dec. 22, 2019, starring Stefan Pop, Irina Lungu, Mariam Battistelli, Marco Caria, Samuel Hasselhorn, Ryan Speedo Green, and Marcus Pelz. Conducted by Marco Armiliato. {…}

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 {…}

Rolando Villazón, René Pape, Anja Harteros Highlight Semperoper Dresden’s 2020-21 Season

(Credit: Jiyang Chen / Marco Borggreve) The Semperoper Dresden has announced its 2020-21 season featuring seven new operatic productions and a number of revivals. Here is a look at the operatic productions. Premieres The first new production of the season will be Rossini’s “Guillaume Tell,” written by de Jouy and Bis. The new production by Georg Schmiedleitner will star Christoph {…}

Marlis Petersen, Elina Garanca & Diana Damrau Headline Berlin Philharmonic’s 2019-20 Season

The Berlin Philharmonic has announced its 2019-2020 season featuring numerous guests including Marlis Petersen as the Artist in Residence. Here is a look at the starry Lineup. The season opens with Kirill Petrenko conducting Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with Marlis Petersen, Elisabeth Kulman, and Benjamin Bruns. The concert will also include Alban Berg’s “Lulu Suite.” Performance Dates: August 23-31, 2019 John {…}