Daniel Johansson, Huw Montague Rendall, Louise Alder & Kateřina Kněžíková Lead Glyndebourne Festival’s 2025 Season

The Glyndebourne Festival has announced its 2025 season. New Productions The season will see the company’s first-ever production of Wagner’s “Parsifal” directed by Jetske Mijnssen. Robin Ticciati conducts the London Philharmonic Orchestra with a cast that includes Daniel Johansson as Parsifal and mezzo-soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek as Kundry. Performance Dates: May 17 – June 24, 2025 Mozart’s “Le Nozze di Figaro” {…}

Christopher Purves, Ruzan Mantashyan, Nicole Chevalier, John Holiday & Adela Zaharia Lead Komische Oper Berlin’s 2024-25 Season

The Komische Oper has announced its 2024-25 season. Here is a look at the operatic performances. Premieres  George Petrou conducts Händel’s “Messiah” with Damiano Michieletto directing. The soloists will include Penny Sofroniadou, Julia Grüter, Rachael Wilson, Katharina Bradić, Julien Behr, Rupert Charlesworth, Philipp Meierhöfer, and Tijl Faveyts. Performance Dates: Sept. 21-Oct. 6, 2024 Franz Wittenbrink’s kinderoper “Die kleine Hexe” will {…}

Fleur Barron, Axelle Fanyo, Nicholas Phan, Christopher Purves Headline San Francisco Symphony’s Presentation of ‘Adriana Mater’

The San Francisco Symphony has released the full casting details for its upcoming production of Kaija Saariaho’s “Adriana Mater.” Conducted by Esa-Pekka Salonen and directed by Peter Sellars, the work, which will be presented on June 8-11, 2023, will star mezzo-soprano Fleur Barron as Adriana, soprano Axelle Fanyo as Refka, tenor Nicholas Phan as Yonas, and baritone Christopher Purves as {…}

Karah Son,  Edgaras Montvidas, Simon O´Neill & Judit Kutasi Lead Royal Danish Opera’s 2023-24 Season

The Royal Danish Opera has announced its 2023-24 season featuring opera productions and concerts. Opera Bassem Samir Akiki conducts “Don Juans Inferno” with Fanny Soyer, Palle Knudsen, Damian Pass, Fredrik Bjellsäter, and Geoffroy Buffière. Performance Dates: April 20-May 9, 2024 Paolo Carignani conducts Verdi’s “Aida” with Anna Nechaeva, Miriam Clark, Nora Sourouzian, Hovhannes Ayvazyan, Samuele Simoncini, Jens Søndergaard, Musa Ngqungwana, Kyungil Ko, and Daniel Giulianini. {…}

Peter Scott Drackley & Michel de Souza Lead Nevill Holt Opera’s 2022 Season

UK’s Nevill Holt Opera has announced its 2022 season featuring two opera productions and a major concert performance. The season opens with Puccini’s “La Bohème” starring Francesca Chiejina, Peter Scott Drackley, Alexandra Oomens, Christopher Nairne, Dominic Sedgwick, and Dingle Yandell. Mathilda du Tillieul Mcnicol directs the production with Nicholas Chalmers conducting. Performance Dates: June 8-14, 2022 Katie Bray, Michel de {…}

Marina Rebeka, Ermonela Jaho, Golda Schultz, Rachel Willis-Sørensen & Ludovic Tézier Headline Radio France’s 2021-22 Season

Radio France has announced its 2021-22 season. For the purpose of this article we will focus only on the vocal works. Here is a look. Operas Ravel’s “L’Enfant et les sortilèges” spotlights  Jodie Devos, Clara Guillon, Adèle Charvet, Marie Lenormand, Élodie Méchain, Antoine Normand, Régis Mengus, and Paul Gay. Mikko Franck conducts. Performance date: Oct. 1, 2021, Philharmonie de Paris {…}