Erika Grimaldi, Michael Sumel & Joélle Harvey Lead National Symphony Orchestra’s 2023-24 Season

The National Symphony Orchestra has announced its 2023-24 season. Here is a look at the vocal performance for the season. Gianandrea Noseda conducts soloists Denis Kozhukhin, Elena Stikhina, Sergey Skorokhodov, and Alexey Markov in Rachmaninoff’s “The Rock,” Piano Concerto No. 4, and “The Bells.” Performance Dates: Sept. 28-30, 2023 Kevin John Edusei and Katerina Burton lead a program that includes {…}

Ruth Iniesta, Arsen Soghomonyan & Daniela Barcellona Lead Teatro Verdi Trieste’s 2022-23 Season

The Teatro Verdi Trieste has announced its 2022-23 season featuring six operatic productions. Daniel Oren and Ivan Ciampa conduct Verdi’s “Otello” in a production by Giulio Ciabatti. Arsen Soghomonyan stars alongside Lianna Haroutounian, Roman Burdenko, and Mario Bahg. Performance Dates: Nov. 4-15, 2022 Christopher Franklin conducts Puccini’s “La Bohème” with Carlo Antonio De Lucia directing. Lavinia Bini, Alessandro Scotto di {…}

Arsen Soghomonyan, Hrachuhí Bassénz, Vladislav Sulimsky Headline Bucharest National Opera’s ‘Otello’

The Bucharest National Opera is set to present Verdi’s “Otello” starting on June 8, 2022. The opera will be conducted by Christian Badea and stars Arsen Soghomonyan, Hrachuhí Bassénz, and Vladislav Sulimsky. Soghomonyan will take on the title role. He has appeared at such companies as the Royal Opera House, Bayerische Staatsoper, and Berliner Philharmoniker. Bassénz will interpret Desdemona and has appeared with {…}

Krassimira Stoyanova, Stephen Gaertner & Łukasz Goliński Headline Leoncavallo’s ‘Zingari’ at Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

(Credit: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra official website) The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra has announced an upcoming presentation of Leoncavallo’s rarely performed operatic jewel “Zingari” on Dec. 3, 2021. Based on Pushkin’s poem “The Gypsies,” the opera presents a tale of passion, jealousy and the tumultuous throes of unrequited love. Soprano Krassimira Stoyanova, tenor Arsen Soghomonyan, baritone Stephen Gaertner, and bass-baritone Łukasz Goliński {…}

Anna Netrebko, Renée Fleming, Sonya Yoncheva, Anita Rachvelishvili & Lise Davidsen Headline Berlin Philharmonic’s 2021-22 Season

(Credits: Dario Acosta / Andrew Eccles/Decca / Javier del Real / Dario Acosta / Ray Burmiston) The Berlin Philharmonic has announced its 2021-22 season, spotlighting some of the world’s greatest performers. For the purpose of this article, we will focus on vocal works. Here is the full slate: The Bundesjugendchor presents works by Brahms, Schumann, di Laso, Harvey, Rihm, and {…}

Anna Netrebko, Sonya Yoncheva & Asmik Grigorian Headline Osterfestspiele Baden Baden’s 2022 Festival

The Osterfestspiele Baden Baden has announced its 2022 season. For this article, we will highlight the operatic and vocal performances of the season. The festival will open with a production of Tchaikovsky’s “The Queen of Spades” directed by Moshe Leiser and Patrice Caurier. Kirill Petrenko conducts the production starring Asmik Grigorian, Arsen Soghomonyan, Doris Soffel, and Vladislav Sulimsky. Performance Dates: {…}

Saioa Hernández, Gregory Kunde & Joyce El-Khoury Headline Seattle Opera’s 2020-21 Season

The Seattle Opera has announces its  2020-21 season featuring an all-star lineup and some ambitious productions. Here is a look: The season opens with the double bill of “Cavalleria Rusticana” and “Pagliacci” with Gregory Kunde headlining both productions in a rare U.S. appearance. He will share the run with Arsen Soghomonyan. Melody Moore and Marcy Stonikas will share the role {…}

Saimir Pirgu, Anna Pirozzi & Roberta Mantegna Highlight Teatro Dell’Opera Di Roma’s 2019-20 Season

The Teatro dell’Opera di Roma has announced its 2019-20 season featuring numerous new productions and two special concerts. Daniele Gatti conducts a new production of Verdi’s “Les Vêpres Siciliennes” by Valentina Carrasco. The production stars Roberto Frontali, John Osborn, Michele Pertusi, and Roberta Mantegna. Performance Dates: Dec. 10-22, 2019 Lyudmila Monastyrska and Monica Zanettin share the title role in Puccini’s “Tosca” with Giorgio Berrugi {…}