Handel And Haydn Society To Present Handel’s ‘Messiah’ For 166th Consecutive Year

Boston’s Handel and Haydn Society will continue its annual holiday tradition of presenting Handel’s beloved choral work “Messiah.” H + H gave the American premiere of “Messiah” in its entirety in 1818, and has showcased the “dazzling and joyous” work every year since 1854. The sixty-member professional Baroque chorus and period instrument orchestra will be joined by soprano Elizabeth Watts, {…}

Q & A: Gil Rose On Resurrecting Saint-Saëns’ ‘Henry VIII’

(Credit: Kathy Wittman) Boston’s Odyssey Opera has revealed that it will be “crossing the pond to merry old England” for its seventh season, which will feature a plethora of rarely performed Tudor-themed operas by a variety of composers. The company’s Founder and General-Artistic Director, Gil Rose, recently shared some insight with OperaWire on the upcoming season, particularly its exciting opener: a quasi-premiere {…}

Boston Lyric Opera To Pair ‘Pagliacci’ With Immersive Roadshow Circus

Boston Lyric Opera will open its 2019-20 season this September with the company’s first production of Leoncavallo’s “Pagliacci.” David Lefkowich will direct the opera “and its pre-show experience – an immersive roadshow circus that mirrors the opera’s play-within-a-play story of a traveling troupe whose onstage drama pales in comparison to its backstage love triangle.” Guests can enjoy circus performances, live {…}

Handel And Haydn Society To Present Mozart’s ‘Requiem’

The Handel and Haydn Society will conclude its 2018-19 season with a performance of Mozart’s final masterpiece, “Requiem.” The program is also set to include Mozart’s intensely emotional “Masonic Funeral Music,” Allegri’s “Miserere mei, Deus,” which “captures the profound sadness, weight and power of the Passion story,” and Bach’s motet “Singet dem Herrn.” Featured vocalists will include soprano Joelle Harvey, {…}