Natalya Romaniw, Elizabeth Llewellyn, Kate Lindsey & John Relyea Lead English National Opera’s 2023-24 Season

The English National Opera has announced its 2023-24 season. Gwyn Hughes Jones, Elizabeth Llewellyn, and Simon Bailey star in Britten’s “Peter Grimes” with Martyn Brabbins conducting David Alden’s production. Performance Dates: Sept. 21–Oct. 11, 2023 Gilbert and Sullivan’s “Iolanthe” returns to the company with Chris Hopkins conducting the production by Cal McCrystal. Samantha Price, Ellie Laugharne, Catherine Wyn-Rogers, Marcus Farnsworth, John Savournin, {…}

Dame Sarah Connolly, Iestyn Davies, Roderick Williams, Dorothea Röschmann, Elizabeth Llewellyn Headline Oxford Lieder Festival 2022

The Oxford Lieder Festival has announced its 21st season. The season opens with “Culture, Counterculture, and Conviviality,” a two-part event that features a look at the salon culture, followed by a more specific look at that music world through Pauline Viardot’s own involvement. The event features speaker Natasha Loges and such artists as Charlotte Bowden, Alexandria Moon, Zahid Siddiqui, Johnathan {…}

Michael Spyres, Rihab Chaieb, Emily Pogorelc, Lawrence Brownlee, Elizabeth Llewellyn Headline Vocal Arts DC’s 2022-23 Season

Vocal Arts DC has announced its 2022-23 season. The season opens with a recital featuring tenor Michael Spyres and pianist Mathieu Pordoy. The program will include music by Beethoven, Berlioz, and Liszt. Performance Date: Oct. 10, 2022  Rihab Chaieb and Brian Zeger will present music by Schumann, Ravel, Bizet, Aubert, Golijov, Ricketts, and songs from Chaieb’s Arabic heritage. Performance Date: {…}

Freddie De Tommaso, Alice Coote, Lise Davidsen, Anthony Roth Costanzo & Angel Blue Lead BBC Prom’s 2022 Season

The BBC Proms has announced its 2022 season. Here is a look at the vocal highlights of the festival. Sakari Oramo conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus in Verdi’s Requiem on the First Night of the 2022 BBC Proms. Masabane Cecilia Rangwanasha, Jennifer Johnston, Freddie De Tommaso, and Kihwan Sim are the soloists. Performance Date: July 15, 2022 David Bates and La {…}

Marina Rebeka, Julia Bullock, J’Nai Bridges & Freddie De Tommaso Lead Dutch National Opera’s 2022-23 Season

The Dutch National Opera has announced its 2022-23 season with productions, four world premieres, two European premieres, six new productions, and four family operas. The season opens with a revival of Bizet’s “Carmen” with Jordan de Souza conducting a cast that includes J’Nai Bridges, Stanislas de Barbeyrac, Lukasz Golinski, and Adriana González. Performance Dates: Sept. 3 – 22, 2022 Engelbert {…}

Alice Coote, Elizabeth Llewellyn & Anna Denisova Lead Opera North’s 2022-23 Season

Opera North has announced its 2022-23 season with eight productions. The season opens with Verdi’s “La Traviata” with Anna Denisova, Nico Darmanin, Oliver Johnston, Stephen Gadd, and Damiano Salerno. Jonathan Webb and Manoj Kamps conduct the production by Alessandro Talevi. Performance Dates: Sept. 29-Nov. 17, 2022 “Orpheus After Monteverdi” is set to star Kezia Bienek, Jasdeep Singh Degun, Amy Freston, Ustad Shahbaz Hussain, Supriya {…}

Elizabeth Llewellyn, Marina Monzo & Alexia Voulgaridou Lead Welsh National Opera’s 2022 Spring Season

The Welsh National Opera has announced its spring 2022 season. The season opens with a revival of Mozart’s “Don Giovanni” with two casts led by Simon Bailey, Joshua Bloom, Marina Monzo, Linda Richardson, Andrei Kymach, Duncan Rock, James Platt, Trystan Llŷr Griffiths, Kenneth Tarver, Sarah Tynan, Meeta Ravel, Harriet Eyley, Isabelle Peters, James Atkinson, and Gareth Brynmor John. Tobias Ringborg and Frederick Brown share conducting duties. Performance {…}

Elizabeth Llewellyn, Kate Lidnsey, Michael Spyres, Cecilia Bartoli Among BBC Music Magazine Awards 2022 Nominees

BBC Music Magazine has announced its 2022 award nominees. For the purposes of this article, our focus will be on vocal and operatic winners. In the Choral Award 2022 category, the first nominee is Dunedin Consort’s recording of Bach’s Cantatas, BWV 23, 82 & 106. John Butt conducts the album. Also nominated is the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir and Kaspars {…}

Angel Blue, Juan Diego Flórez, Elīna Garanča & Cecilia Bartoli Lead Lucerne Festival’s 2022 Season

The Lucerne Festival in Switzerland has announced its 2022 season featuring a diverse program of works. Here is a look at the vocal performances that the Swiss festival will offer this summer. Riccardo Chailly conducts the Lucerne Festival Orchestra with Andrè Schuen. The program includes Mahler’s “Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen” and Symphony No. 1 in D major. Performance Dates: August {…}