Kristine Opolais, Christian Gerhaher & Rachel Willis-Sørensen Highlight Staatskapelle Dresden’s 2019-20 Season

(© Semperoper Dresden/Matthias Creutziger) Staatskapelle Dresden has announced its 2019-20 season. For the purposes of this article, we will focus primarily on the vocal performances. The season will open with Symphonic Diversity, split into two programs over three days. On the first two days, Myung When-Chung will conduct Rachmaninov’s Third Piano Concerto, featuring Chinese pianist Yuja Wang, as well as {…}

Christian Gerhaher, Christine Goerke & Susan Graham Highlight Lincoln Center Great Performers 2019-20 Season

Lincoln Center Great Performers Has Announced its 2019-20 Season, which will include several vocal performances. Kicking off the Art of the Song series, baritone Christian Gerhaher, the “foremost lieder singer of our time,” is set to perform with pianist Gerold Huber at Alice Tully Hall. The program of this all-Mahler recital includes “Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen,” songs from “Des Knaben {…}

Anna Caterina Antonacci, Marina Rebeka & Ramon Vargas Headline Grand Théâtre de Genève’s 2018-19 Season

The Grand Théâtre de Genève has announced its 2018-19 season featuring a number of rarely performed works as well as the Ring Cycle. Here is a look at what this season will offer. Productions The season opens with Bizet’s “Carmen” starring Ekaterina Sergeeva and Héloïse Mas alternating the title role.  Sébastien Guèze and Sergej Khomov share the role of Don José {…}

Berlin Philharmonic’s 2018-19 Season To Feature Sonya Yoncheva, Marianne Crebassa & Magdalena Kožená

The Berlin Philharmonic has announced its 2018-19 season, which is set to feature a number of musical events with some of the greatest performers in the world. For this season announcement, we will only focus on the vocal performances scheduled. Here is a look: Tamara Mumford and Gustavo Dudamel join forces for an evening of Bernstein and Shostakovich. Performance Dates: Oct. {…}

Sonya Yoncheva, Valery Gergiev & Gerald Finley To Be Featured At The Philharmonie De Paris’s 2018-19 Season

The Philharmonie de Paris has announced its 2018-19 season filled with numerous concerts and operatic selections. The season will see a number of international stars and orchestras as guest artists to this important Parisian hall. Here is a look at the vocal highlights. Valery Gergiev and the Mariinsky Orchestra continue their exploration of the Ring Cycle with “Siegfried.” The opera {…}

Renée Fleming, Matthias Goerne & Barbara Hannigan Headline L’Orchestre de Paris’ 2018-19 Season

L’Orchestre de Paris has announced its 2018-19 season filled with a wide range of concerts showcasing modern masterpieces and favorites from the standard repertoire. This season will include a number of vocal events featuring some of today’s greatest stars. Here is a look at what the season will offer opera lovers. Jakub Hrůša conducts a concert that includes Renaud Capuçon and {…}

CD / DVD Releases (Week of Oct. 2): Juan Diego Flórez, Marina Rebeka, Diana Damrau Among Slew of Major Releases

A week after superstar tenor Jonas Kaufmann released his latest album, the other major stars of the opera world will unveil their latest recordings. It’s a big week with too many incredible choices. Here we go. Mozart  Juan Diego Flórez’s first album fully dedicated to Mozart is conducted by Riccardo Minasi and features music from “Idomeneo,” “Die Zauberflöte,” “Don Giovanni,” {…}