Royal Opera House to Celebrate Antonio Pappano with Star-Studded Gala

On May 16, the Royal Opera House is set to celebrate Sir Antonio Pappano’s 22 years as Music Director with a gala performance. The gala will feature many leading singers including Diana Damrau, Ermonela Jaho, Lisette Oropesa, Sondra Radvanovsky, Nadine Sierra, Aigul Akhmetshina, Xabier Anduaga, Freddie De Tommaso, Jonas Kaufmann, Carlos Álvarez, Amartuvshin Enkhbat, Huw Montague Rendall, Gerald Finley, Bryn Terfel, {…}

Nadine Sierra, Masabane Cecilia Rangwanasha, Asmik Grigorian & Marina Rebeka Lead London Symphony Orchestra’s 2024-25 Season

The London Symphony Orchestra has announced its 2024-25 season. Here are the vocal performances. Michael Tilson Thomas conducts Mahler’s Symphony No. 2. Performance Dates: Oct. 20 & 23, 2024 André J Thomas conducts the Soul Sanctuary Gospel Choir and LSO Community Voices in music by Brandon Boyd, Nolan Williams, Margaret Bonds, Brandon Waddles, André J Thomas, Moses Hogan, Rosephanye Powell, Joe Pace, Carol Cymbala, Kurt Carr, Raymond Wise, and Frances Fonza Smith. Performance {…}

CD Review: Sondra Radvanovsky & Jonas Kaufmann’s ‘Turandot’

There is no shortage of good and, sometimes, exceptional recordings of Puccini’s “Turandot,” with aficionados generally swaying between Molinari-Pradelli’s studio release (with Franco Corelli and Birgit Nilsson) and Mehta’s landmark take from 1972. Add to this Franco Ghione and, in excerpts, Barbirolli’s visceral “Turandots” from the pre-war period, and nearly all aspects of Puccini’s swan song – from the ritualistic {…}