Royal Concertgebouw Appoints Iván Fischer New Honorary Conductor

(Credit: Marco Borggreve) The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in Amsterdam has announced the appointment of Hungarian conductor Iván Fischer as its new Honorary Conductor. Fischer is the third Honorary Conductor of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, following Bernard Haitink and Riccardo Chailly and his tenure will begin in the 2021-22 season. The Maestro recently conducted Monteverdi’s “L’Orfeo” at Grand Théâtre de Genève, Verdi’s {…}

Karen Cargill, Anne Sofie von Otter, Florian Boesch & Soraya Mafi Lead Edinburgh International Festival Summer Digital Edition

(Credits: Nadine Boyd Photography/Cristina Haldane) The Edinburgh International Festival has announced a virtual program for its 2020 edition. In partnership with Scottish artists and national arts companies, “My Light Shines On” features original performances that have been filmed inside venues such as the Edinburgh Festival Theatre, The King’s Theatre, Leith Theatre, The Hub, Usher Hall and The Queen’s Hall. “My {…}

Q & A: Soprano Sydney Mancasola On ‘Breaking The Waves’ & Its European Premiere In Edinburgh

When “Breaking the Waves” made its world premiere in  2016 at Opera Philadelphia, it became a critical darling and won the inaugural Best New Opera Award from the Music Critics Association of North America. The work was also shortlisted for “Best World Premiere” Prize at the International Opera Awards. Since then, this opera has been performed at the Prototype Festival and will {…}

Sondra Radvanovsky, Christine Goerke, Iestyn Davies Among Stars of Edinburgh International Festival

The Edinburgh International Festival has announced its 2019 slate, which will feature a wide range of performances across opera, classical music, theatre, dance, and contemporary music. For this article, we will place focus solely on opera productions. The first of these is Barrie Kosky and the Komische Oper Berlin’s production of “Eugene Onegin,” which will feature Günther Papendell and Michael {…}