Swedish Radio Choir Review 2023: Rachmaninoff’s 150th Anniversary, ‘The Bells’

(Photo Credits: Arne Hyckenberg) The Swedish Radio Choir, on December 9, performed one of Rachmaninoff’s last pieces before his emigration from Russia, namely his choral symphony, “The Bells” (Op. 35), composed right before his English tour and other notable works like his “All-Night Vigil” (Op. 37) and his acclaimed “Vocalize” (Op. 34, No. 14). Accompanied by the Swedish Radio Symphonic {…}

Aigul Akhmetshina, Danielle de Niese & Aryeh Nussbaum Cohen Lead Glyndebourne Festival’s 2024 Season

The 2024 Glyndebourne Festival has been announced celebrating its 90th season. The season will open with a new production of Bizet’s “Carmen,” directed by Diane Paulus in her Glyndebourne directorial debut. Music Director Robin Ticciati and conductor Anja Bihlmaier will share conducting duties with two casts. The first cast will include mezzo-soprano Rihab Chaieb in the role of Carmen and {…}

Elina Garanca & Krassimira Stoyanova Lead Orquesta Filarmónica de Gran Canaria’s 2023-24 Season

The Orquesta Filarmónica de Gran Canaria has announced its 2023-24 season. Here are the vocal performances. Karel Mark Chichon conducts Verdi’s Requiem with soloists Krassimira Stoyanova, Dmytro Popov, Rihards Macanovskis, and Olesya Petrova. Performance Dates: Sept. 21, 2023 Elina Garanca, José Antonio López, María José Moreno, and Ismael Jordi lead “Luisa Fernanda” with Karel Mark Chichon. Performance Date: Oct. 20, 2023 Karel Mark {…}

Francesca Pia Vitale, Sally Matthews & Karen Cargill Lead Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin’s 2023-24

The Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin has announced its 2023-24 season. Here are the vocal performances for the season. Robin Ticciati conducts Wu Wei, Karen Cargill, and Allan Clayton in Gustav Mahler’s “The Song of the Earth.” The program also includes Unsuk Chin’s ›Šu‹ for sheng and orchestra. Performance Date: August 30, 2023 Cornelius Meister conducts Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with soloists {…}

Metropolitan Opera to Present ‘For Ukraine: A Concert of Remembrance and Hope’

(Credit: Richard Termine) The Metropolitan Opera is set to present “For Ukraine: A Concert of Remembrance and Hope” on Feb. 24, 2023. The event will be presented to commemorate and honor the Ukrainians fighting to defend their country from Vladimir Putin and Russia’s invasion. Audiences will hear a performance of Mozart’s Requiem and Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony under the musical direction {…}

Jonas Kaufmann, Juan Diego Flórez, Sonya Yoncheva, Nina Stemme, & Piotr Beczala Lead Wiener Staatsoper’s 2022-23 Season

The Wiener Staatsoper has announced its 2022-23 season featuring six new productions, all of which are themed around Mahler. Premieres Lorenzo Viotti conducts “Von Der Liebe Tod” which includes Mahler’s “Kindertotenlieder” and “Das klagende Lied.” Calixto Bieito directs the production  which stars Vera-Lotte Boecker, Tanja Ariane Baumgartner, Daniel Jenz, and Florian Boesch.  Performance Dates: Sept. 29, 2022-May 16, 2023 Philippe Jordan {…}

Adela Zaharia, Tuuli Takala, Rolando Villazón & Maria José Siri lead Semperoper Dresden’s 2022-23 Season

Semperoper Dresden has announced its 2022-23 season featuring 10 brand new and 30 returning productions in both opera & ballet and its Junge Szene program.  Here is a look at the opera productions Premieres  “chasing waterfalls Angus Lee/phase7/kling klang klong” makes its world premiere conducted by the composer Angus Lee and staged by Sven Sören Beyer. The cast includes Eir {…}