Karine Deshayes, Michael Spyres, Sabine Devielhe, Franco Fagioli, & Anne Sofie von Otter Headline Opéra National du Rhin’s 2023-24 Season

The Opéra National du Rhin has announced its 2023-24 season. First up is “Don Giovanni aux Enfers” by Simon Steen-Anderson. The opera is conducted by Basseem Akiki and directed by Simon Steen-Anderson. It stars Sandrine Buendia, Julia Deit-Ferrand, François Rougier, Christophe Gay, and Damien Pass, among others. Performance Dates: Sept. 16 – 21, 2023  Sabine Devielhe stars in “Lakmé,” conducted {…}

Lisette Oropesa, Saioa Hernández, Anna Netrebko, Jakub Józef Orliński & Piotr Beczala Lead Teatro Real de Madrid’s 2022-23 Season

The Teatro Real de Madrid has announced its 2022-23 season featuring nine company premieres. Opera Philip Glass’ “Orphée” opens the season with Jordi Francés conducting Rafael Villalobos’ production. The chamber work stars María Rey-Joly, Isabella Gaudí, Sylvia Schwartz, Natalia Labourdette, Mikeldi Atxalandabaso, Juan Antonio Sanabria, Edward Nelson, Karina Demurova, Pablo García-López, and Emmanuel Faraldo. Performance Dates: Sept. 21-25, 2022 Nicola Luisotti, Diego García Rodríguez, {…}

Stéphane Degout, Sally Matthews, Olga Peretyatko & Enea Scala Lead La Monnaie ‘s 2022-23 Season

La Monnaie de Munt in Brussels has announced its 2022-23 season featuring eight productions and a number of concerts. Here is a look at the operatic and vocal performances. Opera Nathalie Stutzmann conducts David Marton’s production of Tchaikovsky’s “The Queen of Spades” with Dmitry Golovnin, Laurent Naouri, Jacques Imbrailo, Anne Sofie Von Otter, Anna Nechaeva, and Charlotte Hellekant. Performance Date: {…}

Joyce DiDonato, Anne Sofie von Otter, Bryne Terfel, Gerald Finley Headline The Royal Conservatory’s 2021-22 Season

The Royal Conservatory of Music in Ontario, Canada, has announced its 2021-22 season. For the purposes of this article, our focus will be solely on vocal and operatic performances. The Glenn Gould School Chamber Opera will present Ana Sokolović’s “Svadba,” a work for six female voices a cappella and percussion accompaniment. Performance Date: Nov. 5 & 6, 2021 The ARC {…}

Diana Damrau, Andrè Schuen, Brenda Rae & Pavol Breslik Lead the 2022 Schubertiade

The 2022 Schubertiade in Austria has announced its program featuring numerous Schubert works and international soloists. For this article, we are looking at the vocal performances. Hohenems Christoph Prégardien and Julius Drake perform lieder by Schubert and Schumann. Performance Date: April 30, 2022 Tara Erraught and James Baillieu perform Schubert’s “Die junge Nonne,” “Nacht und Träume,” “Die Sterne, and “Ave {…}

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, {…}