Raquel Lojendio & Javier Franco Highlight Orquesta de Extremadura’s 2022-23 Season

Spain’s Orquesta de Extremadura has announced its 2022-23 season featuring two operatic performances and vocal highlights. Here are just the vocal performances for the season. Wagner’s “Parsifal” will star Christopher Ventris, Allison Cook, Derek Welton, and Noel Bouley. Pablo Heras-Casado conducts. Performance Date: Jan. 26, 2023 Raquel Lojendio and Javier Franco star in Menoitti’s “The Telephone” and Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari’s “Il Segreto di Susana.” Andrés {…}

Iréne Theorin & Christopher Ventris Lead ‘Die Walküre’ at Icelandic Opera

(Credits: Chris Gloag / Tanja Niemann) The Icelandic Opera has announced that it will stage Wagner’s iconic work “Die Walküre.” The opera will star Iréne Theorin as Brünnhilde, Ólafur Kjartan Sigurõarson in the role of Wotan, Christopher Ventris as Siegmund, Claire Rutter as Sieglinde, Christa Mayer as Fricka, and Kristinn Sigmundsson in the role of Hunding. Eva Ollikainen conducts the {…}

Sir Bryn Terfel, Ricarda Merbeth, Stephen Costello, Linda Watson & Tomasz Konieczny Headline Wiener Staatsoper’s Streaming Slate

(Credit: © Wiener Staatsoper / Michael Pöhn) The Wiener Staatsoper has announced the slate of operas that it will be presenting on its streaming platform over the next week. Wagner’s “Der Ring des Nibelungen” from 2016 will be streamed initially. Adam Fischer conducts a production by Sven-Eric Bechtolf. First up is “Das Rheingold” with Tomasz Konieczny, Norbert Ernst, Michaela Schuster, {…}

Marina Rebeka, Joyce DiDonato, Carlos Álvarez, Pretty Yende, Lisette Oropesa Headline the Palau de les Arts 2021-22 Season

The Palau de les Arts in Valencia, Spain, has announced its 2021-22 season. For the purposes of this article, we will highlight the vocal and operatic performances. The season opens with Verdi’s “Requiem.” James Gaffigan conducts a production by Romeo Castellucci starring Elena Tsallgova, Sara Mingardo, Sebastian Kohlhepp, Nahuel Di Piero, and the Escolania Mare de Déu dels Desemparats. Performance {…}

Jonas Kaufmann, Renée Fleming, Christine Goerke, Joyce DiDonato, Eric Owens Lead Carnegie Hall’s 2021-22 Season

(Credit: Dario Acosta/Arielle Donoson/© Gregor Hohenberg / Sony Classical) Carnegie Hall has announced its 2021-22 season featuring some of the world’s greatest artists. For the purpose of this article, we will only focus on the vocal works. Here is the full slate: Soprano Marija Jelic performs a recital alongside pianist Jasna Popovic. Performance Date: Oct. 5, 2021 Tenor Jonas Kaufmann {…}

Juan Diego Flórez, Tomasz Konieczny, Nino Machaidze & Olga Peretyatko Headline Wiener Staatsoper Streaming Slate

(Credits: Kristin Hoebermann / © Wiener Staatsoper GmbH / Michael Pöhn / Zemsky Green Artists Management / ©©alikhan photography) The Wiener Staatsoper has announced the next slate of operas that will be presented on its streaming platform over the next week. All broadcasts begin at 7 p.m. CET. First up is a production of “Don Pasquale“ with Michele Pertusi, Valentina {…}

Tomasz Konieczny, Lise Lindstrom, Dmitri Hvorostovsky & Waltraud Meier Headline Wiener Staatsoper Streaming Slate

(Credits: Lyric Opera of Chicago official website / Rosie Hardy / https://www.inquirer.com/ © DR ) The Wiener Staatsoper has announced the next slate of operas that it will be presenting on its streaming platform over the next week. First up is Verdi’s “Don Carlo” from 2015 with Stefano Secco, Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Maria Pia Piscitelli, Béatrice Uria-Monzon, and Ferruccio Furlanetto. Marco {…}

Plácido Domingo, Jonas Kaufmann, Anja Harteros, Angela Gheorghiu, Dmitri Hvorostovsky Headline Vienna State Opera’s Star-Studded Streaming Slate for June 2020

(Credit: Gregor Hohenberg / Marius Baragan / Pavel Vaan & Leonid Semenyuk) The Vienna State Opera has announced its streaming slate for the month of June. Here is a rundown of the opera performances audiences can check on the company’s official website. June 1 – Die Frau Ohne Schatten Performance of Oct. 18, 2019 starring Stephen Gould, Camilla Nylund, Mihoko {…}