Diana Damrau, Javier Camarena & Ekaterina Semenchuk Lead Accademia di Santa Cecilia’s 2019-20 Season

The Orchestra and Chorus of the Accademia di Santa Cecilia has announced its 2019-20 season featuring some of the world’s most renowned soloists. For this article we will only focus on the concert featuring vocal performances. The season opens with Antonio Pappano conducting Javier Camarena in Berlioz’s Requiem “Grande Messe des morts.” Performance Dates: Oct. 10-12, 2019 Mikko Franck conducts Verdi’s Messa da Requiem {…}

Matthias Goerne, Olga Peretyatko & Antonio Pappano Highlight Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra’s 2019-20 Season

Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra has announced its 2019-20 season. For the purposes of this article, we will focus primarily on vocal performances. The season will open with a concert led by Frank-Steffen Elster featuring the GewandhausJugendchor. They will perform works by Clara and Robert Schumann, Fanny Hensel, Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy. Performance Date: Sept. 15, 2019 Elster will lead the GewandhausJugendchor, and {…}

Royal Opera House 2019 Live Cinema Preview: Anna Netrebko & Jonas Kaufmann Hit the Silver Screen In ‘La Forza del Destino’

On April 2, 2019, the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden will showcase its new production of “La Forza del Destino” in cinemas. The production, which is directed by Christof Loy stars Anna Netrebko and Jonas Kaufmann as the tragic lovers of Verdi’s epic opera. Alongside them will be Ludovic Tézier and Ferruccio Furlanetto. The production is conducted by Antonio Pappano. {…}

How To Watch ‘The Queen of Spades’ Live in Cinemas From Royal Opera House, Covent Garden

On Jan. 22, 2019, the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden will present Tchaikovsky’s “The Queen of Spades” in cinemas around the world. The production will be directed by directed by Stefan Herheim whose previous work with the company includes “Les Vêpres Siciliennes” and will feature Aleksandrs Antonenko as Gherman; the Latvian tenor has previously performed in such operas as “Otello,” {…}

Opera Magazine Hints At Upcoming Opera Projects For Antonio Pappano, Joseph Calleja, Michael Fabiano, Rolando Villazón & Others

Opera Magazine has revealed a number of role debuts and operas scheduled for upcoming seasons. According to the February 2019 edition, Sir Antonio Pappano will conduct a new production of “Samson et Dalila” at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden in 2022. The Magazine also revealed that Rolando Villazón will continue directing opera at the Deutsche Oper am Rhein and next season {…}