Arianna Vendittelli, Jakub Józef Orliński, Luigi De Donato, & Benedetta Mazzucato Star in the 2024 Innsbruck Festival of Early Music

Programming for the 2024 Innsbruck Festival of Early Music has been announced. This article only features vocal performances. First up is a workshop for the upcoming performances of Giacomelli’s “Cesare in Egitto.” Soloists include Arianna Vendittelli, Emőke Barath, Filippo Mineccia, Margherita Maria Sala, Valerio Contaldo, and Federico Fiorio. Ottavio Dantone conducts the Accademia Bizantina. Performance Date: July 27, 2024 (Tyrolean {…}

Julia Blasco, Carolyn Sampson, Alexander Vinogradov, Anna Lena Elbert, Chen Reiss Headline Quincena Musical de San Sebastián’s 2024 Season

The Quincena Musical de San Sebastián has announced its 2024 slate. Here is a rundown of the classical vocal performances on offer. Sopranos Julia Blasco and Suzana Nadejde take on works by Mozart, Puccini, Schubert, Offenbach, Rossini, and Brahms alongside pianist Jorge Robaina and clarinettist Javier Povedano. Performance Date: August 1, 2024 Countertenor Nacho Castellanos and pianist Mario Marzo take on {…}

Lise Davidsen, Andrè Schuen, Fleur Barron & Michael Volle Lead Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra’s 2024-25 Season

The Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra has announced its 2024-25 season. Here is a look at the vocal performances. Johann Sebastian Bach’s “St. Matthew Passion” will be conducted by Sir Simon Rattle and star Mark Padmore, Camilla Tilling, Magdalena Kožená, Andrew Staples, Roderick Williams, and Georg Nigl. Performance Dates: Sept. 26 & 27, 2024 Sir Simon Rattle conducts music by De {…}

Aida Garifullina, Sondra Radvanovsky & Jonathan Tetelman lead Festival Internacional Santander’s 2024 Season

Spain’s Festival Internacional Santander has announced its 2024 season. Here is a look at the vocal performances. Aida Garifullina opens the season with James Gaffigan conducting a program of Rimsky-Korsakov, Rachmaninoff, and Tchaikovsky. Performance Date: August 3, 2024 Lucia Caihuela and Il Fervore perform baroque works. Performance Dates: August 4 & 5, 2024 Sondra Radvanovsy and Jonathan Tetelman perform a {…}

Jamie Barton, Mary Bevan, & Dame Sarah Connolly Star in the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra’s 2024-25 Season

(Photo credit: Thalhammer & Pledger) The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra has announced its lineup for the 2024-25 season. This article only features vocal works. Soprano Mary Bevan opens the season with a program of works by Schubert. Edward Gardner conducts. Performance Date: July 17, 2024 Soprano Lucy Crowe, mezzo-soprano Jennifer Johnston, tenor Nicky Spence, and baritone Jonathan Lemalu serves {…}

Marina Rebeka, Serena Sáenz & Carolyn Sampson Lead BCN Classics’ 2024-25 Season

Barcelona’s BCN Classics announces its 2024-25 season. Here is a look at the vocal performances. Josep Vicent conducts Orff’s Carmina Burana with the Orfeón Donostiarra, Sabrina Gárdez, Rafael Quirant, and Milan Perišić. Performance Date: Dec. 4, 2024 Masaaki Suzuki conducts the Mozart Requiem with the Bach Collegium Japan and soloists Carolyn Sampson, Marianne Beate Kielland, Shimon Yoshida, and Dominik Wörner. {…}

Carolyn Sampson, Karen Cargill, Jennifer France, Roderick Williams, Mary Bevan Headline Scottish Chamber Orchestra’s 2023-24 Season

The Scottish Chamber Orchestra has announced its 2023-24 season. With the announcement, the company also revealed that it had extended the contract of Maxim Emelyaychev, it’s Principal Conductor, through 2028. For the purposes of this article, our focus will be on vocal performances. First up is Bach’s “Mass in B minor.” Richard Egarr conducts such soloists as Rowan Pierce, Mary {…}