Orchestre Philharmonique et Choeur des Mélomanes to Present Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony

(Credit : Tam Photography) The Orchestre Philharmonique et Choeur des Mélomanes is set to present Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony on Nov. 4, 2023 at the Maison symphonique in Montreal. The concert will feature soloists soprano Sydney Baedke, mezzo-soprano Simona Genga, tenor John Mac Master, and baritone Brett Polegato. They will sing alongside 100 choristers, the 60 musicians from the orchestra, and {…}

Nicholas Brownlee, Sinéad Campbell-Wallace, Amanda Woodbury Lead Irish National Opera’s 2023-24 Season

The Irish National Opera has announced its 2023-24 season. Éna Brennan’s “Breathwork” will star Andrew Gavin, Michelle O’Rourke, and Kelli-Ann Masterson. John McIlduff directs. Performance Dates: Sept. 28-30, 2023 Duke Kim sings the title role of Gounod’s “Faust” alongside Nicholas Brownlee, Jennifer Davis, Gyula Nagy, Mark Nathan, and Gemma Ní Bhriain. Elaine Kelly conducts the production by Jack Furness. Performance {…}

Wallis Giunta, John Mac Master, Brett Polegato, Adrian Kramer Headline Orchestra Philarmonique et Choeurs des Mélomanes’ 2023-24 Season

(Credit: Dario Acosta) Montreal’s Orchestra Philarmonique et Choeurs des Mélomanes has announced its ninth season. The season opens with Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with a cast starring Soprano Sydney Baedke, mezzo-soprano Simona Genga, tenor John Mac Master, and baritone Brett Polegato. The program also features music by Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and Brahms. Francis Choinière conducts. Performance Date: Nov. 4, 2023 Wallis Giunta {…}

Rihab Chaieb, Brett Polegato, Vittoria Yeo, David Pomeroy Headline Calgary Opera’s 2022-23 Season

Calgary Opera has announced its 2022-23 season. The 50th anniversary showcase will kick off with a special gala event hosted by Ben Heppner. It will feature such artists as Tracy Dahl, David Pomeroy, Lyne Fortin, Andrew Love, Krisztina Szabó, Brett Polegato, and John Tessier. Jonathan Brandani and Alice Farnham conduct. Performance Date: Sept. 22, 2022 Brenna Corner will direct “Carmen” {…}

Andreas Schager, Scott Hendricks, Elena Guseva, Maria Barakova & Annalisa Stroppa Lead Bregenz Festival 2022 Season

(Credit: Bregenz Festival official website) The Bregenz Festival has announced its 2022 slate, featuring four operas and international stars. Here is the full slate. Operas Rossini’s “L’Italiana in Algeri” stars Maria Barakova as Isabella, Alberto Comes as Mustafa, Sarah Yang as Elvira, and Spencer Britten as Lindoro. The cast also includes Florence Losseau, Hubert Kowalczyk, and Pierpaolo Martella. Jonathan Brandani {…}

Anna Netrebko, Jonas Kaufmann, Joyce DiDonato, Lisette Oropesa, Hildegard Behrens Headline Metropolitan Opera’s Nightly Streams to End January 2021

The Metropolitan Opera has announced the next two weeks of nightly streams which will include a number of operas focused on the greatest roles for sopranos as well as its greatest anti-heroes. Here’s a run-down of the two-week slate. Week 45– Leading Ladies: Opera’s Greatest Heroines Monday, January 18 – Bizet’s Carmen Starring Anita Hartig, Anita Rachvelishvili, Aleksandrs Antonenko, and Ildar {…}

Irish National Opera And RTÉ To Present Puccini’s Madama Butterfly Exclusively On RTÉ Player

Irish National Opera and RTÉ, in association with the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre and in partnership with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra, will launch a new RTÉ Player Exclusive: Irish National Opera’s production of Puccini’s tragic opera “Madama Butterfly.” Opera fans will be able to watch Ben Barnes’ thrilling production exclusively on RTÉ Player via their smartphones, tablets or TVs starting {…}