Brandon Jovanovich, Elena Stikhina, Anna Bonitatibus & Christian Gerhaher Lead Opernhaus Zürich’s 2024-25 Season

Opernhaus Zürich has announced its 2024-25 season. Premieres  Samuel Penderbayne’s “Wir pfeifen auf den Gurkenkönig” will be conducted by Thomas Barthel and Ann-Katrin Stöcker. Claudia Blersch directs the production which will star Liliana Nikiteanu, Sylwia Salamonska, Irène Friedli, Philipp Mayer, Stanislav Vorobyov, Valeriy Murga, Gary Martin, Martin Zysset, Carl Hieger, Christian Sturm, Indyana Schneider, Céline Akçağ, Sylwia Salamonska, and Rebeca {…}

Diana Damrau, Andrè Schuen, Camilla Nylund & Philippe Jordan Lead Musikverein Wien’s 2023-24 Season

The Musikverein Wien has announced its 2023-24 season. Here is a look at the vocal performances of the season. Günther Groissböck and Malcolm Martineau perform a recital of music by Bruckner, Schumann and Wolf. Performance Date: Sept. 16, 2023 Marie Jacquot will conduct the Wiener Symphoniker in a program that includes Olivier Messiaen’s Un sourire, Lili Boulanger’s D’un soir triste, {…}

Christian Thielemann Replaces Esa-Pekka Salonen for Teatro alla Scala’s Concerts

(Credit: Matthias Creutziger) The Teatro alla Scala has announced that German conductor Christian Thielemann will replace Esa-Pekka Salonen for the inaugural concerts of the 2021-22 season. The company noted that Salonen is indisposed and was forced to cancel. Thielemann will conduct the Filarmonica della Scala in three consecutive evenings featuring soprano Camilla Nylund. The repertoire for the concerts includes Richard {…}

Piotr Beczała, Camilla Nylund, Hanna-Elisabeth Müller & Saimir Pirgu Headline Staatskapelle Dresden’s 2021-22 Season

(Credits: Johannes Ifkovits / © anna.s. / Hanna-Elisabeth Müller official website / LA Opera official website) The Staatskapelle Dresden has announced its 2021-22 season. For the purposes of this article we will focus only on vocal performances. Baritone Matthias Goerne presents works by Richard Wagner alongside conductor Manfred Honeck and the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester. Performance date: Aug. 31, 2021 Soprano {…}

Marek Janowski Leads Dresden Philharmonic In ‘Die Walküre’

(Credit: Oliver Killig) Marek Janowski is set to conduct the first act of Wagner’s “Die Walküre.” The concert will also showcase Alban Berg’s “Drei Orchesterstücken” and Anton Webern’s Idyll for orchestra “In Sommerwind.” Wagner’s work will feature an international cast that includes Camilla Nylund as Sieglinde, Christopher Ventris as Siegmund and Franz-Josef Selig as Hunding. Janowski’s decision to include Webern {…}

René Pape, Elīna Garanča & Karita Mattila Headline Staatsoper Berlin’s 2019-20 Season

The Staatsoper Berlin has announced its 2019-20 season, which will feature 10 new productions in addition to numerous revivals. Production premieres  It all starts with Otto Nicolai’s “The Merry Wives of Windsor” with Daniel Barenboim conducting and David Bösch. René Pape will interpret the role of Falstaff with the remaining cast members including Michael Full, Wilhelm Schwinghammer, Pavol Breslik, Linard {…}