Tanglewood 2019 Season To Feature Renée Fleming, Joyce DiDonato, & A Wagner Opera In 2 Days

The Tanglewood Festival has announced its 2019 season. As with other programs of this sort, we will limit ourselves to the vocal and operatic selections on display. For the full program, click here. Verdi’s Requiem will get a performance with Kristine Opolais, Oksana Volkova, Jonathan Tetelman, and Ryan Speedo Green. Andris Nelsons will conduct the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Performance Date: {…}

Staatskapelle Berlin 2018 – Britten’s War Requiem: Goerne, Bostridge, Nechaeva & Pappano Join Forces For Enriching Performance

Britten’s War Requiem was written between 1961-1962, ostensibly in response to WW I, in the aftermath of WW II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, and all the many others.  On June 25, 2018, at the Philharmonie, the Staatskapelle Berlin, conducted by Sir Anthony Pappano and accompanied by stellar opera singers and choruses, sang out against all war, then and {…}

Joyce DiDonato, Nadine Sierra & Mariella Devia Lead Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia’s 2018-19 Season

The Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia has announced its 2018-19 season featuring an array of diverse repertoire. For this season announcement, we will only focus on the vocal performances. Orchestra Concerts  The season opens with Bernstein’s “West Side Story” with Nadine Sierra and Alek Shrader in the lead roles with Antonio Pappano conducting. Jessica Vosk, Mark Stone, and Aigul Akhmetshina {…}

Top 5 Operas To See This Weekend (4/20-22): Corinne Winters, Eric Cutler & Ramon Vargas Lead Weekend

This weekend will see three Verdi masterpieces performed around the world and one of Wagner’s most popular works in a new production. There will also be a performance of Shostakovich’s greatest opera. Take a look at what OperaWire thinks you should see this weekend. La Traviata – Opera Australia, Australia  In Melbourne, Corinne Winters takes on her signature role of Violetta {…}