Véronique Gens, Helen Charlston, Cyrille Dubois Among Major Gramophone Classical Music Award 2023 Winners

Photo credit: Colin Miller Winners of the Gramophone Classical Music Awards 2023 have been announced. This article only features winners of vocal-related works. Soprano Dame Felicity Lott took home the Lifetime Achievement Award, honoring her performance career and discography of more than 100 recordings. French soprano Véronique Gens was awarded Artist of the Year and the won the Voice and Ensemble {…}

Andrea Bocelli, Piotr Beczala, Adriana González & Riccardo Fassi Lead New CD/DVD Releases

This week audiences will get a chance to hear a new album by a great tenor and complete operas by Mozart, Donizetti, Moniuszko, and Gluck. Romances Star tenor Piotr Beczala presents a selection of romances by Rachmaninoff and Tchaikovsky, together with the acclaimed accompanist Helmut Deutsch. In a statement, Beczala noted, “When I first began to study singing at the Katowice Academy of {…}

Emily D’Angelo, Barbara Hannigan & Cyrille Dubois Lead Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal’s 2023-24 Season

The Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal has announced its 2023-24 season. The season opens with Camilla Tilling, Rose Naggar-Tremblay, Ladislav Elgr, Matthew Rose, and Jean-Willy Kunz. Rafael Payare conducts a program that includes Janáček’s Glagolitic Mass and Stravinsky’s “The Rite of Spring.” Performance Dates: Sept. 12-14, 2023 Gemma New conducts Colin Currie and OSM Chorus in Nicole Lizée’s “Blurr is the {…}

Patrizia Ciofi, Olga Peretyatko & Sandrine Piau Lead Opera Grand Avignon’s 2022-23 Season

The Opera Grand Avignon has announced its 2022-23 season. Here is a look at the vocal performances for season. Concert  Bertrand Cuiller conducts Handel’s “Rinaldo” in a production by Claire Dancoisne. Paul Figuier, Blandine de Sansal, Maïlys de Villoutreys, Aurore Bucher, Timothée Varon, Rita Tchenko and Marion Zaboitzeff. Performance Dates: Nov. 20 & 22, 2022 “La Sérénade” will be conductedcby Débora {…}