Olga Peretyatko, Rolando Villazón & Thomas Hampson Highlight Pierre Boulez Saal’s 2020-21 Season

(Credit: Jiyang Chen/Rabovsky) The Pierre Boulez Saal has announced its 2020-21 Season. The German hall will present some of the greatest soloists in the world, including numerous great vocalists. For the purposes of this article, vocal performances will be highlighted. Olga Peretyatko and pianist Elena Bashkirova perform a recital of Russian music by Shostakovich, Prokofiev, and Rachmaninoff. Performance Date: Sept. {…}

Anna Netrebko, Jonas Kaufmann, Elīna Garanča & Plácido Domingo Highlight Wiener Staatsoper’s 2020-21 Season

The Wiener Staatsoper has announced its massive 2020-21 season. Here is a rundown. Premieres Philippe Jordan conducts Puccini’s “Madama Butterfly“ in Anthony Minghella’s acclaimed production. The production from 2005 arrived in Vienna with Asmik Grigorian in the title role, Virginie Verrez, Freddie De Tommaso, and Boris Pinkhasovich. In January, Grigorian is joined by Noa Beinart and Marcelo Puente. A third {…}